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Yom HaShoah at Appalachian begins April 30 with play by second-generation Holocaust survivor

BOONE—For this year’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies has worked with partners throughout North Carolina to organize two events. The public is invited.

Appalachian Common Reading Program announces 2016-17 book

BOONE—Appalachian State University has chosen the common reading selection for the 2016-17 academic year. It will be “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” by Jon Ronson, published in 2015.

Appalachian Chorale to perform May 3

BOONE—The Hayes School of Music’s Appalachian Chorale will perform Tuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free.

Community Music School to present recital April 30

BOONE—Students in the Community Music School in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will present a recital Saturday, April 30, in Broyhill Music Center on campus. Admission is free.

Hayes School of Music to present “Cornocopia” May 4

BOONE—The Hayes School of Music will present a recital titled “Cornocopia: An Evening of Music for the Horn” Wednesday, May 4, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free.

Cuban professors visit Appalachian State University for sustainability tour

BOONE—Professors from Universidad de la Habana visited Appalachian State University recently to learn about Appalachian’s sustainable technology programs. Appalachian was one of only a few campuses the professors toured.

Appalachian student Kasia Sweeny to receive Celia Moh Scholarship

BOONE—Appalachian State University student Kasia Sweeny of Hamilton, New Jersey, has been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.

Sweeny is a senior majoring in industrial design with a concentration in furniture. The scholarship will pay for Sweeny’s tuition, room and board, books and fees for the 2016-17 school year.

Tau Sigma National Transfer Student Honor Society inducts record 128 students

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s chapter of Tau Sigma National Transfer Student Honor Society recently inducted the largest group of students since its formation in 2010. In March, 380 students were invited to join Tau Sigma, just slightly below 25 percent of all students transferring to Appalachian in 2015, and 128 students accepted membership – more than twice as many as in 2015.

Professor emerita Patricia D. Beaver receives WNCHA award for outstanding achievement

BOONE—Appalachian State University professor emerita Patricia D. Beaver has received the 2016 Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) award for outstanding achievement.

Since 1954, WNCHA has presented this annual award to recognize the significant contributions of both individuals and organizations in preserving and promoting the history of the Appalachian mountain region.