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Dance Marathon at Appalachian raises over $39,000 for children’s charities

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Dancing the night away certainly paid off for children’s charities as the annual Dance Marathon at Appalachian State University raised $39,088.90 for two local nonprofits: Parent to Parent Family Support Network and Western Youth Network. Close to 200 students participated in the annual 15-hour event that took place Feb. 25 at Legends.

Middle and high school students compete in regional math competition hosted by Appalachian

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Awards for individuals and top schools were earned during regional qualifying for the NCCTM State Mathematics Contest held at Appalachian State University March 8. A total of 306 area students took part in the competitions, which included Level 1, equivalent to Algebra 1 course study, and Comprehensive, equivalent to the top high school math level. Winners qualified to compete at the state level competition.

Turchin Center Hosts Spring Exhibition Celebration

By Lynn Rees-Jones

BOONE, N.C.—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University invites the community to explore its current exhibitions on Friday, April 7, from 6-10 p.m. As part of the First Friday Downtown Boone Art Crawl, this free event is an opportunity for art lovers to spend time with fellow arts patrons, while viewing exhibitions in seven galleries of the Turchin Center. The opening will also feature refreshments and live music.

Dr. Curt Fields, living historian and re-enactor, brings Ulysses S. Grant to campus and area schools April 24-28

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—As part of a continued exploration of Civil War themes this semester, the Department of History at Appalachian State University will host Dr. Curt Fields for “An Evening with General Ulysses S. Grant: The Man Behind the Uniform,” Monday, April 24. Fields is the National Park Service representative for Grant. He has portrayed the commanding general of the Union Army in films, posters and re-enactments.

Appalachian State University and Watauga County reach agreement on property sales: Watauga High School property, State Farm Road property

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University and Watauga County reached an agreement on April 4 for the university to purchase the old Watauga High School property located at 400 High School Drive in Boone. In exchange for the property, the university will pay $15.5 million over 20 years, and turn over ownership of its Business Affairs Annex building, located at 1039 State Farm Road in Boone.

Over 600 students from 30 area schools compete in technology association competition at Appalachian

By Heather Y. Brandon

BOONE, N.C.—The North Carolina Technology Student Association (NCTSA), which is the state chapter of the national Technology Student Association (TSA), held its Western Region Conference at Appalachian State University on Friday, Feb. 17.

Appalachian Veterans Arts and Humanities Collective to present reading of writing by Vietnam veterans on April 19

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Veterans Arts and Humanities Collective will present “Brothers Like These,” a staged reading of writing by veterans of the Vietnam War, on April 19 at Appalachian State University.

Two April lectures to complement ‘Studio Practices: Penland 9’ exhibition at Appalachian’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University will present two lectures in April that complement “Studio Practices: Penland 9,” which will be on view at the center through June 3.

Two April lectures to complement ‘Collective Vigilance’ exhibition at Appalachian’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University will present two lectures in April that complement “Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River,” an exhibit on view at the center through July 29.