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Poet Bianca Spriggs to appear March 30 in Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—When Bianca Spriggs appears March 30 in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University, the occasion will draw attention to her significant, growing body of poetry.

Appalachian hosts Food for Thought: A Sustainable, Community Series on Food beginning March 7

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—This spring, Appalachian State University is hosting a four-part community series on sustainable food. Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability and Health (AppalFRESH) and Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE) will sponsor “Food for Thought,” a series of talks about sustainable food in the High Country. Each of the sessions will take place in the Jimmy Smith Room of the Roess Central Dining Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Astronomer Michael Brown to discuss ‘Planet Nine from Outer Space’ March 23

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The Morgan Lecture Series of Science will host Dr. Michael Brown, a solar-system astronomer and professor of planetary astronomy from California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He will give a free, public lecture titled “Planet Nine from Outer Space” on Thursday, March 23, at 6:45 p.m., in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union.

Luck o’ the Lassie fundraiser will be held March 19 to benefit Girls on the Run

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC) will host the seventh annual Luck o’ the Lassie celebration on March 19 at The Best Cellar in Blowing Rock, located at 203 Sunset Dr., from 6:30-9 p.m.

Turchin Center hosts Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition and Pieces of the Puzzle: Community Outreach

By Lynn Rees-Jones

BOONE, N.C.—Two exhibitions that occur annually at Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, “Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition” (AMPC) and “Pieces of the Puzzle: Community Outreach,” will open on March 3, which coincides with the First Friday Downtown Boone Art Crawl. The exhibits at the Turchin Center change multiple times a year so visitors can explore new art every several months.

Appalachian alumnus and professor gives back through student scholarships, presents ‘Roxanne’s Rivalry’ fundraiser March 4

By Meghan McCandless

Theatre Professor Gordon Hensley ’98 has always been drawn to Appalachian State University. First as a theatre education student and now as a faculty member, his passion for the Department of Theatre and Dance runs deep. Five years ago, Hensley, who also directs the department’s theatre education program, saw a need in his area and jumped on the chance to make a difference by creating the Theatre Education Alumni Scholarship.

Visiting scholar to lecture March 1 on ‘Failures of Ethics: Comprehending Genocide and Atrocity’ at Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies will host an evening lecture titled “Failures of Ethics: Comprehending Genocide and Atrocity” by John K. Roth, Edward Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts located at 423 W. King St. on the Appalachian campus.

Flutist Göran Marcusson to present a guest recital March 2 at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Göran Marcusson, a renowned flutist from Sweden, will present a guest recital at 6 p.m. March 2 in the Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. His pianist will be Dr. Rodney Reynerson, a professor of piano and the keyboard coordinator at Appalachian.

Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present concerts March 5 and 6

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present concerts March 5 and 6.