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Appalachian remains 4th among master’s degree granting institutions for study abroad participation

BOONE—The strength of Appalachian State University’s study abroad programs and student interest in living and learning in a different culture has placed the university near the top of rankings released Nov. 16 by the Institute of International Education.

Campus community invited to test educational computer game

Faculty and students in the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University have developed an educational, Kinect-based computer game and are seeking campus volunteers to try it out.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performance set for Nov. 20

BOONE—A performance of celebration and remembrance will be presented by the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra Nov. 20. Cornelia Laemmili Orth conducts the symphony in the 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

A veteran’s commitment continues long after military service ends

BOONE—A veteran’s commitment to serve doesn’t stop when he or she leaves the military. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Vickie Hughes, now associate professor in the Department of Nursing faculty at Appalachian State University, illustrated that point with a story she told during a Veterans Day ceremony on campus.

IIANC makes $250,000 investment in Appalachian’s Brantley Risk and Insurance Center

BOONE—The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) has made a $250,000 gift to the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center at Appalachian State University. The gift will be used to help modernize the center located in the Walker College of Business. Aubie Knight, CEO of IIANC, presented the check to Walker College of Business Interim Dean Heather Norris Nov. 5.

Appalachian State University student media receives awards at national convention

BOONE—Members of the student media outlets The Appalachian and The Peel Literature & Arts Review at Appalachian State University received nine awards at the fall 2015 National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas, held Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.

Joseph Bathanti collaborates on veteran-focused literary project

RALEIGH—Words from veterans across North Carolina were transformed into the acclaimed theatrical production “Deployed” and now are the focus of a new video released by the North Carolina Arts Council. This video celebrates the service of veterans of all ages as Veterans Day is observed on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Quintessential graduate vocal ensemble performs Nov. 17

BOONE—Vocal performances at their best will be presented by Quintessential Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Quintessential is a five-member graduate vocal ensemble from the Hayes School of Music.

FADE, a dance showcase for all ages, to be presented Nov. 18-21

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents FADE, the 2015 Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble, in Valborg Theatre Nov.18-21 at 7:30 p.m. This is the final dance production of the semester.