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Appalachian State University assistant communication professor directs another season of “A Craftsman’s Legacy”

By: Meghan McCandless

BOONE—Kelly Davis, an assistant professor of electronic media and broadcasting in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University, has directed the third season of “A Craftsman’s Legacy,” which begins airing at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 on UNC-TV.

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.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra to perform at Schaefer Center Sept. 25

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.

Dr. Rodney Reynerson to perform piano recital Oct. 6 at Rosen Concert Hall

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Dr. Rodney Reynerson, professor in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music (HSOM), will perform a piano recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the university’s campus.

Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents ‘Selkie’ Sept. 28–Oct. 2

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.

Appalachian State University to host inaugural conference of Women in Educational Leadership Symposium; Appalachian’s Chancellor Everts to be among the keynote speakers

By: Ken Keuffel

BOONE—Dr. Sheri N. Everts, the chancellor of Appalachian State University, will be among the keynote speakers at the inaugural conference of the Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS), which Appalachian will host Sept. 30 through Oct. 2.

Duke Faculty Union representative to speak at Appalachian Sept. 29

By Michael Behrent

BOONE—A member of a labor union representing Duke University’s contingent or non-tenure-track faculty will speak on how and why the group started at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in Room 114 of Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons.