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Appalachian State University leadership passes resolutions in support of underrepresented students, revises chalking policy

By: Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees adopted a resolution in support of underrepresented students on Friday, Sept. 23. Appalachian’s Faculty Senate adopted a similar resolution on Monday, Sept. 19. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts announced a change in the facilities use policy related to chalking messages on university sidewalks.

The Smith Gallery hosts visiting artist Sheryl Oring Sept. 29

By University Communications

BOONE—Sheryl Oring brings her “I Wish to Say Project” to Appalachian State University on Sept. 29 as part of the Smith Gallery’s visiting artist series.

Registration is open for the Annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk

By: University Communications

BOONE—Registration is open for the annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 1. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Management Scholarship Endowment of the recreation management program in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian State University assistant communication professor directs another season of “A Craftsman’s Legacy”

By: Meghan McCandless

BOONE—Kelly Davis, an assistant professor of electronic media and broadcasting in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University, has directed the third season of “A Craftsman’s Legacy,” which begins airing at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 on UNC-TV.

Registration is open for the annual running of The Knob; proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country

By: University Communications

BOONE—Registration is open for The Knob, the third and final race of the 2016 High Country Triple Crown series, which will take place Oct. 8. Participants can walk or run, and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country. Girls on the Run promotes the health and confidence of girls in grades 3 to 8, using a curriculum that emphasizes running. In 2015, the race series donated $10,000 to the program’s scholarship fund.

Presidential debate viewing and discussion to take place Sept. 26 on Appalachian’s campus

By: University Communications

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a public viewing and discussion of the U.S. Presidential debate in Room 420 (Parkway Ballroom) of the Plemmons Student Union on Sept. 26.

Renowned poet and veteran to host Sept. 28 writing workshop for veterans and families

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—Dr. Bruce Weigl, renowned poet and Vietnam veteran, Bronze Star winner and finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, will lead a workshop titled “Writing Trauma: A Workshop for Veterans and Their Families” Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Room 420 (Parkway Ballroom) of Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union (PSU) from 4 – 7 p.m.

Physical Education classes available for home school students at Varsity Gymnasium

By Eveline Watts

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Health and Physical Education (HPE) Program announces the start of its Home School Physical Education Program for the 2016-17 academic year. Classes for home-schooled pupils will meet from 1- 1:50 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in the university’s Varsity Gymnasium. Students ages 5 to 12 can participate at an annual cost of $30 per child. Registration is underway and students can be enrolled as long as slots are available.

Health, Wellness and Safety Week held Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 at Appalachian

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Health, Wellness and Safety Week is underway at Appalachian State University, and continues through Sept 1. The primary purpose is to highlight campus resources available to the university’s students.