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Veteran Eric Gormly delivers moving address at Appalachian’s Memorial Day ceremony

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—“For those who fight for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know.”

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted June 7

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7.

James Douthit named dean of Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. James Douthit, pianist, teacher and an administrator at Nazareth College in suburban Rochester, New York, will be the next dean of the Hayes School of Music (HSOM) at Appalachian State University.

$100K grant from National Endowment for the Humanities provides funds to explore war and its effects through art

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Three Appalachian State University professors have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to bring together veterans and their families to discuss how the humanities affect the understanding of armed conflict.

Appointments to Appalachian’s Board of Trustees announced

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The UNC Board of Governors has made one new appointment and reappointed three members to Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees. Returning are M. Lee Barnes, Jr. of Durham, Charles Murray of Winston Salem and Carole Wilson of Raleigh. E. Bonnie Schaefer, owner of Westglow Resort and Spa in Blowing Rock and former co-CEO of Claire’s Stores Inc., is the new member. Each will serve four-year terms beginning July 1.

Ribbon-cutting May 25 to mark reopening of New River banks near Appalachian’s State Farm Fields

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—On May 25, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the reopening of banks along the New River located at Appalachian State University’s State Farm Fields.

Cre8tive Drama Day Camp provides summer fun for High Country students, June 15 registration deadline

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University and Cre8tive Drama once again will present Cre8tive Drama Day Camp, a weeklong summer day camp filled with theatre activities for students 6-16 years of age. The camp costs $150 per student and runs Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30, in the Valborg Theatre on the university campus.

Coordinator of Veteran Services Eric Gormly to speak at Appalachian’s Memorial Day ceremony May 29

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will mark Memorial Day with a ceremony featuring remarks by Eric Gormly, the coordinator of student veteran services at Appalachian.

Stephenson named director of public safety and chief of police at Appalachian

BOONE, N.C.—Andy Stephenson has accepted the position of director of public safety and chief of police in the Office of Business Affairs at Appalachian State University, effective June 19. Stephenson joins Appalachian from Indiana University (IU), where he served as captain with oversight of all divisions within the police department.