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Watauga County mumps diagnosis remains isolated, health officials continue to urge public vigilance

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian District Health Department (AppHealthCare) and Appalachian State University are continuing to monitor one case of mumps in an Appalachian State University student, which was confirmed on April 7.

Middle and high school students compete in regional math competition hosted by Appalachian

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Awards for individuals and top schools were earned during regional qualifying for the NCCTM State Mathematics Contest held at Appalachian State University March 8. A total of 306 area students took part in the competitions, which included Level 1, equivalent to Algebra 1 course study, and Comprehensive, equivalent to the top high school math level. Winners qualified to compete at the state level competition.

Appalachian Young People’s Theatre celebrates 45 years of smiles throughout the High Country, presents ‘The Mischief Makers’ April 21-23 on campus

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT), a touring student ensemble at Appalachian State University, will present Lowell Swortzell’s “The Mischief Makers” beginning April 21 on the university’s campus. Shows will be at 7 p.m. April 21 and at 2 p.m. April 22 and 23 in the I.G. Greer Studio Theater.

Work of Appalachian professor and student staged for first time during gala concert of the American College Dance Association’s regional conference

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—This past March, dancers from Appalachian State University performed a work by one of their professors and another by a fellow student during the gala concert of the most recent American College Dance Association’s regional conference. The presentations marked the first time that Appalachian has had work staged at the gala concert since its students and faculty began attending the association’s regional conference in 2009.

Appalachian will host Spring Open House April 22

By Elena Tribby Taylor and Sarah Garrow

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s annual Spring Open House activities for prospective students and their families will be held on Saturday, April 22. The event will be conducted in the George M. Holmes Convocation Center and will begin with a Family Assembly at 9 a.m., followed by an Information Fair from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The day will conclude around 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Office of Admissions.

One case of mumps confirmed, county and university officials urge vigilance

On April 7, 2017 Appalachian District Health Department (AppHealthCare) and Appalachian State University confirmed one case of mumps in an Appalachian State University student.

Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present four concerts beginning April 10

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present four concerts April 10- 12. The performances will take place on the university campus. Admission is free, and, unless otherwise noted, a live stream of the performances will be available at

Novelist Robert Gipe to appear April 20 in Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—When Robert Gipe appears April 20 in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University, the occasion will spotlight a current attraction and a coming one.

Turchin Center Hosts Spring Exhibition Celebration

By Lynn Rees-Jones

BOONE, N.C.—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University invites the community to explore its current exhibitions on Friday, April 7, from 6-10 p.m. As part of the First Friday Downtown Boone Art Crawl, this free event is an opportunity for art lovers to spend time with fellow arts patrons, while viewing exhibitions in seven galleries of the Turchin Center. The opening will also feature refreshments and live music.