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Interior design student wins lighting design competition

BOONE—Hazel Chang hasn’t visited Kenya, but her interior design skills and creative imagination have resulted in an award-winning lighting design concept for a Nairobi restaurant that captures a sense of Kenyan culture.

Appalachian earns Tree Campus USA certification

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received Tree Campus USA certification from the Arbor Day Foundation. The certification process was a collaborative effort between the Department of Biology, Department of Geography and Planning, Physical Plant and New River Light and Power.

Karl Mamola to receive 2015 Oersted Medal

College Park, Md.—Retired Appalachian State University professor Karl C. Mamola has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Oersted Medal, presented by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The medal will be awarded at a ceremonial session of the 2015 AAPT Winter Meeting in January in San Diego in recognition of his significant contributions to physics education through his roles as editor of The Physics Teacher and as mentor for students, prospective authors, column editors, reviewers and others.

Campus emergency siren test conducted Oct. 1

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 11:55 a.m.

Congress to Campus program brings former Congressional members Beverly Byron and Dan Miller to Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University will participate in Congress to Campus Oct. 6-7. The program brings together former members of Congress and today’s young voters to increase civic literacy and participation.

Music Moves my Sole 5K held Sept. 27

Inaugural race to supports local music

BOONE—Split Rail Records, Appalachian State University’s student-run record label, will host its first ever “Music Moves My Sole” 5K race on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m. The race will begin and end at Duck Pond on the campus and will feature various local artists performing along the route to encourage the runners on their way.

Bassoonist Jon Beebe performs Sept. 28

BOONE—Works for bassoon will be performed Sept. 28 at Appalachian State University. The faculty recital presented by Hayes School of Music faculty member Jon Beebe will begin at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Latin American Film festival features “Elsa y Fred” Sept. 18

BOONE—The Latin American Film Festival continues Thursday, Sept 18, at Appalachian State University with the screening of the comedy “Elsa y Fred” at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Rough Ridge Room (Room 415). Dr. Victoria Cox will lead a discussion following the film. Admission is free.

Solar energy products and developments discussed Sept. 17

BOONE—New solar energy products and developments will be discussed Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The free presentation in Room 17 in Harper Hall is the first in a biweekly series on renewable energy organized and hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society and appropriate technology program at Appalachian.