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Appalachian enrolls 17,931 students for fall semester

BOONE—Enrollment continues to be strong in Appalachian State University’s main campus programs, and the number of underrepresented students for fall 2015 as well as graduation rates have increased.

Plemmons Medallion presented to Marquie, Deloglos, Boya and Cole

BOONE—Four individuals known for their service to others have received the W.H. Plemmons Medallion from Appalachian State University. The 2015 honorees are May graduates Merrick Marquie and Zoe Deloglos, faculty member Unal Boya and chief legal officer Dayton Cole.

Education can be life changing, speaker says

BOONE—Never take your college education for granted, students at Appalachian State University were told during fall convocation Sept. 3. That caveat was delivered by Ishmael Beah, author of the memoir “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier,” which was selected for the university’s Common Reading Program this year.

Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor speaks Sept. 17 at Appalachian

BOONE—Holocaust survivor Susan Cernyak-Spatz will give a talk titled “Perpetrators Through the Eyes of the Victims,” Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Appalachian State University. Her presentation in Belk Library and Information Commons room 114 is free and open to the public.

University of Zululand Choir members to perform at Appalachian

BOONE—Fourteen singers and the director from the award-winning University of Zululand Choir will be in residency Sept. 4-17 at Appalachian State University with performances on campus Sept. 9 and 16. The choir also will perform Sept. 11 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Boone.

Award-winning science journalist Carl Zimmer to speak Sept. 16 at Appalachian

BOONE—The New York Times science journalist Carl Zimmer will speak Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.

Coffee with a Cop will be held Sept. 1

BOONE—University Police at Appalachian State University invite students, faculty and staff to meet officers and discuss community issues, build relationships and drink a free cup of coffee during Coffee with a Cop Tuesday, Sept. 1. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union.

Business for Good event focuses on sustainable business practices

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business held its first Business for Good event at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Aug. 21.

Noted law professor and anti-poverty advocate Gene Nichol to speak Sept. 10 at Appalachian

BOONE—Gene Nichol, the noted law professor and anti-poverty advocate, will speak at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University Thursday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. His talk is titled “Poverty, Politics and Academic Freedom in North Carolina.” His campus visit has been organized by the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). This event is free and open to the public.