BOONE—Spend a dollar on education at Appalachian State University and that dollar will yield another $6.40 in benefits to taxpayers, or a 15.9 percent return on investment, according to an economic impact value of higher education conducted by the Idaho-based company Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) for the University of North Carolina system.
BOONE—Rabbi Andrew Baker will speak on “Combating Anti-Semitism in a Changing Europe: Confronting Old Demons and New Threats” March 25 at 7 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114 at Appalachian State University. His talk is sponsored by the university’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies as part of its Spring Semester Forum Speaker series. The public is invited to attend.
BOONE—The 9th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament will be held Sunday, April 12, at the Watauga High School turf fields. The event is a collaboration between Appalachian State University and Watauga High School to celebrate the community’s cultural diversity. The tournament also is part of the annual Diversity Celebration held at Appalachian. Admission is free.