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Appalachian State University announces Wilson Scholars for 2016

BOONE—Six students have been selected to receive Appalachian State University’s Wilson Scholarship, the university’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship, which provides a full-ride education at Appalachian.

Summer Dance Series offered May 31 through June 30

BOONE—The Summer Dance Series sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance begins May 31 at Appalachian State University.

Memorial Day ceremony held at Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial on the west side of the Dougherty Administration Building. The public is invited to attend.

Fundraising class raises over $12,000 for local nonprofits

BOONE—Appalachian State University students enrolled in Principles of Fund Raising, an upper-level class within the school’s nonprofit management minor, raised over $12,000 for High Country nonprofits during the spring semester.

Theatre and Dance partners with Cre8tive Drama to offer summer day camps for children

BOONE—Cre8tive Drama and the Department of Theatre and Dance at the Appalachian State University are partnering to offer a week-long summer Cre8tive Drama Day Camp. Designed to transform young people through drama and theatre arts, the camp will be offered daily starting Monday, June 28, in the Valborg Theatre on campus. The cost of this year’s camp is $125 per student for the week.

Documentary ‘After Coal’ premieres in U.S. and United Kingdom film festivals

BOONE—“After Coal,” a feature-length film created through Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies, premieres on two continents this spring.

The hour-long film was shown at New Jersey’s Princeton Environmental Film Festival and Ohio’s Athens International Film Festival in April. On May 27, it will premiere at Wales’ Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye in the United Kingdom, featuring the music of two Appalachian alumni who assisted with the film’s production and soundtrack.

More than 200 Appalachian and community volunteers help Children’s Playhouse’s BuildFest

By Colette Winkler ’16 and Jenna Massengale ’16

BOONE—More than 200 people from Appalachian State University and the Boone community volunteered at Playhouse Buildfest, a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival.

Appalachian to affiliate with Workers Rights Consortium on licensed apparel

BOONE—Appalachian State University has decided to affiliate with the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC), a group that collaborates with workers, non-governmental organizations and other colleges and universities to improve the conditions of workers producing licensed collegiate apparel.

Student Joshua Whitehead wins Appalachian’s Truman Capote Literary Trust Award

BOONE—Student Joshua Whitehead has been selected as the 2016-17 winner of Appalachian State University’s Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing.