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Visiting Writers Series features Allen St. John, George Ella Lyon and Shira Dentz

BOONE—An award-winning journalist, a poet and a writer of multiple genres will read from and talk about their work as part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

University benefactor and library namesake passes at age 86

BOONE—Carol Grotnes Belk, for whom Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons is named, died Aug. 25.

She, along with her husband Ike, supported numerous higher education and collegiate athletics projects across the state and the southeast. She and her husband are known for the gift of artwork and sculptures located across Appalachian’s campus.

2014-15 Forum Series focuses on “Justice for All”

BOONE—Leaders of the social justice, civil disobedience and civil rights movements will speak during the 2014-15 Forum Series at Appalachian State University.

Smith Gallery presents “Suggestive Structures” exhibit

BOONE—The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents “Suggestive Structures,” a new exhibition of works by Angela Piehl and Mark Cowardin.

Appalachian awarded more than $2.5 million from NSF for 12-state biodiversity database project

BOONE—Professor Zack E. Murrell is leading a multi-state, $2.545 million project to create a digitized database of more than 3 million plant specimens from across the Southeast.

Schneeloch-Bingham performs Sept. 7 at Appalachian

BOONE—Flutist Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham will present a faculty recital Sunday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

GremlinsDuo perform Sept. 12 at Appalachian

BOONE—The GremlinsDuo, which specializes in performing new music, will be featured Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

On- and off-campus safety is focus of activities Sept. 2-6 at Appalachian

BOONE—Taking personal responsibility for safety on and off campus is the focus of Safety Week activities Sept. 2-6 at Appalachian State University. The public is invited to attend.

Appalachian provides a “Best Bang for the Buck” according to Washington Monthly

BOONE—Washington Monthly magazine has listed Appalachian State University seventh among the nation’s master’s-degree granting institutions for “Best Bang for the Buck.”