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Artist Janet Echelman presents ‘Reshaping Public Space’ Oct. 29

BOONE—Artist Janet Echelman will present the lecture “Reshaping Public Space” Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom at Appalachian State University. Echelman will discuss her work that intersects fine art, ancient craft, technology, architecture and public art.

The queen and king of Appalachian

BOONE—Jayna Duckenfield, left, was crowned homecoming queen and Michael Grimes was crowned homecoming king during halftime of the Mountaineer football game Oct. 11 at Appalachian State University’s Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Walker College of Business featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools”

BOONE—The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is featured in the Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools.” This honors the college as one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to the review.

Class gifts acknowledged at Appalachian’s homecoming

Chancellor Sheri N. Everts, center, and Susan Pettyjohn, vice chancellor for university advancement, hold a check symbolic of gifts made by members of the classes of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974 and 1969, who celebrated their reunion year during Homecoming at Appalachian State University. The nearly $5 million given by these alumni have helped the university raise more than $197 million toward the $200 million Campaign for Appalachian, which ends in December. Looking on is Patrick Setzer, executive director of alumni affairs and annual giving. (Photo by Troy Tuttle)

North Carolina Dance Festival to be presented Oct. 23-25

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 24th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF), a touring celebration that showcases the work of renowned and aspiring dance artists from across the state. NCDF will be presented on campus in the Valborg Theatre on Oct. 23 – 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Banking industry remains plagued by 2008 practices that toppled the nation’s financial sector

BOONE—The problems and practices that toppled the financial sector in 2008 remain in effect today, according to Jim Blaine, president and CEO of the State Employees Credit Union. But those problems have not affected credit unions, which remain locally owned and managed.

Weather forces changes to Friday’s homecoming schedule

BOONE—The schedule of homecoming events for Friday, Oct. 10, has been changed due to the weather forecast.

Sustainability research forum held Oct. 22

BOONE—The first Sustainability Research Forum will be held Oct. 22 at Appalachian State University to highlight the sustainability-focused scholarly activities and creative endeavors of Appalachian’s distinguished faculty.

Climate activist Timothy DeChristopher speaks Oct. 20 at Appalachian

BOONE—Well-known climate activist Timothy DeChristopher will speak Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.