Howard Street Hall renovation and restoration to begin, will provide offices and classrooms for academics
By Elisabeth Wall
BOONE—During his “listening” phase over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, Appalachian State University Provost Darrell Kruger hosted a number of open forums. A constant refrain from faculty and staff attending the forums was the need for expanded and improved academic space.
Registration is open for the annual running of The Knob; proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country
By: University Communications
BOONE—Registration is open for The Knob, the third and final race of the 2016 High Country Triple Crown series, which will take place Oct. 8. Participants can walk or run, and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country. Girls on the Run promotes the health and confidence of girls in grades 3 to 8, using a curriculum that emphasizes running. In 2015, the race series donated $10,000 to the program’s scholarship fund.
By Kesha Williams
BOONE—The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Dr. Mélisse Brunet, will perform Gustav Mahler’s “Totenfeier,” Jennifer Higdon’s “blue cathedral” and Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46” on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Appalachian State University’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.
By: Keith Martin
BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Selkie: Between Land and Sea,” Laurie Brooks’ award-winning drama, Sept. 28–Oct. 2 at Valborg Theatre on the Appalachian campus. The show, which continues the department’s tradition of staging plays for young adults on alternating years, was produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Illinois.
Appalachian State University ranks third among U.S. News and World Report’s Top Public Regional Universities in the South
By Kesha Williams
BOONE—Appalachian State University continues to excel in U.S. News and World Report rankings. Among the 2017 Best Colleges rankings, the university climbed in rank from 10th to ninth in the magazine’s category of Best Regional Universities in the South and ranked third in the category of Top Public Regional Universities in the South.