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Amory Lovins to deliver keynote lecture at Appalachian Energy Summit

BOONE—The public is invited to attend the opening session of the third Annual Appalachian Energy Summit July 28 at Appalachian State University.

Campus emergency siren test conducted Aug. 6

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 11:55 a.m. The system is part of the university’s AppState Alert 24/7 emergency messaging system.

Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust held July 12-18 at Appalachian

BOONE—The 13th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust will be held July 12-18 at Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The event is named for symposium benefactors, Doris Rosen and the late Martin Rosen.

New York Times bestselling author Frances Mayes visits Appalachian July 24

Mayes is the 2014 Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer

BOONE—Although many know Frances Mayes from the international bestselling memoir and subsequent film “Under the Tuscan Sun” set in Italy, Mayes is first a Southerner. Currently splitting her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina, Mayes will visit the High Country as the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer July 24 at Appalachian State University. The lecture is sponsored by University Libraries and also is part of An Appalachian Summer Festival.

Event honoring Chancellor and Mrs. Peacock held June 27

BOONE—Community members are invited to attend a celebration honoring Chancellor and Mrs. Kenneth E. Peacock Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus.

Appalachian faculty to be featured on BBC Radio Wales

BOONE—Faculty from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University were interviewed on BBC Radio Wales about their participation in an international exchange between coal mining regions of South Wales and Central Appalachia.

STOP! DROP! & ROLL! 5K held July 5

BOONE—The Watauga County Firefighters Association is hosting the 2nd Annual Stop! Drop! And Roll! 5K run/walk Saturday, July 5. The fundraising event, open for all ages and fitness levels, will start at 8 a.m. at Boone Fire Department Station 2 located on State Farm Road.

Bob Inman, journalist turned playwright, poet and novelist, to speak at Appalachian

BOONE—Robert “Bob” Inman, a favorite Southern author, will read from his fifth and latest novel, “The Governor’s Lady,” Thursday, June 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The event will be held in Belk Library and information Commons Room 421 as part of the Summer Author Series sponsored by Appalachian State University Libraries and the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library Board.

Winkler Hall to be imploded June 1

Webcast will provide best view of implosion

BOONE—Residents of downtown Boone in areas near Stadium Drive will hear a loud noise Sunday morning, June 1, as Contract Drilling and Blasting LLC implodes Winkler Hall at Appalachian State University. The implosion will take place at approximately 8 a.m., weather permitting.