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Appalachian alumnus David Furr nominated for Tony Award

BOONE—David Furr, a 1994 graduate of Appalachian State University who is originally from Greensboro, is a 2016 Tony Award nominee for his performance in “Noises Off,” a Broadway comedy by English playwright Michael Frayn. The most recent revival of Frayn’s play concluded a 13-week limited run on March 13 as part of the subscription series at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. Furr starred as Garry Lejeune, a volatile actor with a stutter.

Register for craft enrichment opportunities at Appalachian


BOONE—The Craft Enrichment Program at Appalachian State University is offering 22 summer classes to local community members. Registration is now open.

Devin K. Hoffman of Franklinton awarded $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

BOONE—The Excellence in Education Foundation has awarded Appalachian State University junior geology major Devin K. Hoffman of Franklinton a $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. He is one of 252 undergraduate sophomores and juniors across the nation and three in North Carolina to receive the award this year.

Students share the stage with dozens of statewide theatres in collaborative “Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days”

RALEIGH—Twenty current students and recent graduates of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University participated in two different productions performed as part of the “Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days” at the North Carolina Museum of History. Over a 118-hour period of non-stop, round-the-clock theatre, every one of Shakespeare’s plays was performed live in the sequential order of their writing.

Campus emergency siren test conducted May 4

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system Wednesday, May 4, at 11:55 a.m.

Commencement ceremonies to be held May 13 and 14

BOONE—Commencement ceremonies will be held at Appalachian State University Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, in six separate events. A total of 3,088 undergraduate students will receive their degrees, plus 329 graduate students.

Yom HaShoah at Appalachian begins April 30 with play by second-generation Holocaust survivor

BOONE—For this year’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies has worked with partners throughout North Carolina to organize two events. The public is invited.

Appalachian Common Reading Program announces 2016-17 book

BOONE—Appalachian State University has chosen the common reading selection for the 2016-17 academic year. It will be “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” by Jon Ronson, published in 2015.

Appalachian Chorale to perform May 3

BOONE—The Hayes School of Music’s Appalachian Chorale will perform Tuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free.