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Campus emergency siren test to be conducted Aug. 2

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.— Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Summer Symposium Aug. 5-10 will focus on global history and complex connections in remembering the Holocaust and crises today

By Ellen Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The 16th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on “Remembering the Holocaust” will be held Aug. 5-10 at the Marriott Hotel in Boone, near the Appalachian State University campus. This year’s symposium puts a particular emphasis on the Holocaust as an event in global history and explores the complex connections between the Jewish refugee crisis of the 1930s and early 1940s with the present refugee crises around the world.

Robert Netherland to present on his book ‘Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking’ July 26

Submitted by Lynn Patterson

BOONE, N.C.—Robert Netherland will share his interpretation of southern cooking in the Appalachian Mountains on Wednesday, July 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Broyhill Family Room (421) in Belk Library and Information Commons, during a library-sponsored author talk.

Appalachian’s Rosen Sculpture Walk highlights contemporary sculpture at An Appalachian Summer Festival

By Lynn Rees-Jones

BOONE, N.C.—Award-winning sculptor Gregory Elliot, who selected the sculptures for the 31st Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, will announce winners and offer insights into his choices when he leads the Rosen Sculpture Walk with the juror.

Urban revitalizationist Majora Carter champions ‘people energy’ at Appalachian Energy Summit

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—In her address at the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit, Majora Carter suggested her work in urban revitalization befitted a summit on energy. She spoke about the energy of people – which she called “an incredibly powerful, renewable resource.”

Gina McCarthy, former head of EPA, delivers a rousing, humorous and inspiring keynote during Appalachian Energy Summit

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—In her keynote address at the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit, former head of the EPA Gina McCarthy cautioned against complacency and despair, calling on grass roots activists to address environmental issues with renewed vigor, especially around clean energy and climate change.

Appalachian student receives scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation, engages community in biking

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—An Appalachian State University student who helped organize the first women’s cycling event in the Boone area in the summer of 2016 has been awarded the women’s Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation.

Appalachian State solar vehicle places second in international track race

By Megan Hayes

AUSTIN, TX.—Solar-powered Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy took second place at the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix after hundreds of hours of preparation and three days of intense strategy and track racing. The annual race, which took place this year on the Circuit of The Americas track in Austin, is an international collegiate endurance competition that sets the standards for and tests the limits of solar vehicle technology.

Appalachian will partner with Middle Fork Elementary in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools on Laboratory School

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE) will partner with Middle Fork Elementary School in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School (WS/FCS) district on a new laboratory school that will open during the 2018-19 school year. Middle Fork has named Tasha Hall Powell the school’s new principal.