Mayes is the 2014 Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer
BOONE—Although many know Frances Mayes from the international bestselling memoir and subsequent film “Under the Tuscan Sun” set in Italy, Mayes is first a Southerner. Currently splitting her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina, Mayes will visit the High Country as the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer July 24 at Appalachian State University. The lecture is sponsored by University Libraries and also is part of An Appalachian Summer Festival.
BOONE—Carson D. Rich of Weddington was sworn in Friday as the newest member of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees. Rich is president of Appalachian’s Student Government Association and a junior communication/advertising major. Diane C. Deal, Watauga County Clerk of Superior Court and pictured left, administered the oath.
BOONE—Assistant Professor Michael Madritch from Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Dimensions of Biodiversity” program. The goal of the decade-long NSF program is to transform how Earth’s biological diversity is described and understood by the year 2020.
BOONE—A display honoring Appalachian State University’s former leaders was unveiled Thursday in the lobby of B.B. Dougherty Administration Building on campus. The display, “A Legacy of Leadership,” depicts the six individuals who led the university from its founding as Watauga Academy in 1899 to its evolution as a state university and nationally recognized institution.