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Girls on the Run-High Country kicks off fall programs

BOONE, N.C.—Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC) announces the start of the fall 2017 season. Approximately 200 girls in third through eighth grade will participate this fall in GOTR-HC programs, which inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, according to Council Director Mary Sheryl Horine.

Author of ‘One Amazing Thing’ headlines convocation Aug. 21

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Author Dr. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the keynote speaker at Appalachian State University’s Black and Gold Convocation on Aug. 21 at the Holmes Convocation Center. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

Visual history archive with 55,000 testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses will be accessible this fall through Appalachian’s Belk Library and Information Commons

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—This fall semester, Appalachian State University will become one of 79 sites to provide full access to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.

High Country Half Marathon Announces New Route for 2017 Race

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announced a new route for the High Country Half Marathon scheduled for Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. Race director Mary Sheryl Horine stated, “Our race has a fantastic following of runners but not everyone is thrilled with the uphill finish. This year we’ve changed the route slightly in order to offer a long downhill finish for the last couple of miles!”

Summer Symposium Aug. 5-10 will focus on global history and complex connections in remembering the Holocaust and crises today

By Ellen Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The 16th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on “Remembering the Holocaust” will be held Aug. 5-10 at the Marriott Hotel in Boone, near the Appalachian State University campus. This year’s symposium puts a particular emphasis on the Holocaust as an event in global history and explores the complex connections between the Jewish refugee crisis of the 1930s and early 1940s with the present refugee crises around the world.

Robert Netherland to present on his book ‘Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking’ July 26

Submitted by Lynn Patterson

BOONE, N.C.—Robert Netherland will share his interpretation of southern cooking in the Appalachian Mountains on Wednesday, July 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Broyhill Family Room (421) in Belk Library and Information Commons, during a library-sponsored author talk.

Appalachian student receives scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation, engages community in biking

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—An Appalachian State University student who helped organize the first women’s cycling event in the Boone area in the summer of 2016 has been awarded the women’s Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation.

Appalachian awards four Fleming Scholarships for 2017-18

By Tanner McGuire

BOONE, N.C.—Four first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Fleming Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

Shadows of Diverse Disciplines: Reflections on Solar Eclipses with Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—As anticipation builds with the solar eclipse approaching this August, the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University will hold a panel discussion to examine the many interpretations of these events in history, from scientific to religious, and discuss the significance of an eclipse through the variety of disciplines that comprise the college.