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‘Softly Pointed’ exhibit on view at Appalachian’s Looking Glass Gallery through Oct. 14

By University Communications

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union is presenting “Softly Pointed,” an exhibition of eight artists working in fibers, through Oct. 14. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Appalachian State University hosts “Power of Design 16”

By University Communications

BOONE—Students, faculty and the general public are invited to kick off “Power of Design 16” by attending a reception and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Valborg Theatre at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian State University Board of Trustees elects new officers, passes resolution supporting underrepresented students

By: Megan Hayes

BOONE—Three members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees were elected into new executive positions on Sept. 23. Vice Chair Alice G. Roess is the new chair of the board, replacing Bradley T. Adcock, who has served as chair since 2014. James M. Barnes is now vice chair, and John M. Blackburn replaced Barnes as the board’s secretary. The trustees were approved to fill their new roles by a unanimous vote of the full board.

Documentary ‘Come Hell or High Water’ explores Western North Carolina flood of 1916, its impact and implications

By University Communications

BOONE—“Come Hell or High Water, Remembering the Flood of 1916,” directed by documentary filmmaker David Weintraub, will have its Boone premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7pm in the I.G. Greer Auditorium on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

“The Schaefer Center Presents” at Appalachian features screening of “Remember,” a Holocaust film, followed by a panel discussion

By University Communications

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s performance series, “The Schaefer Center Presents,” will screen the film “Remember” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Appalachian’s Humanities Council to present Oct. 7 symposium titled “Intersectionality, Pedagogy, and the Humanities: Rethinking Knowledge”

By University Communications

BOONE—The Humanities Council at Appalachian State University will present a symposium called “Intersectionality, Pedagogy, and the Humanities: Rethinking Knowledge” from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Appalachian’s Plemmons Student Union (PSU). Admission is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP at the Humanities Council’s website at

Gormly: Appalachian is the right place for veterans and active duty personnel

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Appalachian State University is ranked seventh among regional universities in the South as a “Best College for Veterans” by U.S. News and World Report. That ranking could be one more reason veterans and active-duty military members select Appalachian.

Mikayla Sage and Cameron Small are winners of Appalachian’s 2016 ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarships

By University Communications

BOONE—Mikayla Sage of Maiden and Cameron Small of Apex have been awarded the 2016 ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarships by the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University.

Faculty and alumna of Appalachian’s Department of Communication benefit from being named Kopenhaver Fellows

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE—Three faculty members in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University and one of the department’s alumna are now enjoying the benefits of two organizations advocating for them and other early- and mid-career women working in communication fields.