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A book of historical Appalachian photos released this week

BOONE—A new book documents a visual history of Appalachian State University with 200 historical images covering 115 years of the school’s evolution.

Four staff members receive award for commitment to excellence

BOONE—The 2014 recipients of the Appalachian State University Staff Award have all shown they will go above and beyond to fulfill their commitment to Appalachian, their colleagues and their community.

George Ella Lyon is hosted by Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Oct. 2

BOONE—George Ella Lyon, the Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Appalachian State University, will read from her work Oct. 2. The presentation is part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series. A reception in Lyon’s honor will be held in Plemmons Student Union’s Price Lake Room from 6-7:15 p.m., followed by a reading in the Table Rock Room at 7:30. The public is invited.

Feminist Pride Day observed Oct. 1 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Women’s Center at Appalachian State University will host Feminist Pride Day on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sanford Mall.

Police Appreciation Day at Cove Creek School

BOONE—Appalachian State University police officer William Watson visited Cove Creek School Friday, Sept. 19, for the school’s Police Appreciation Day and read to kindergarten students from the book “Chester the Brave,” a book about overcoming your fears. Watson’s mother, Alisa Watson, pictured with him, is a teacher assistant at the school. A member of University Police since April 2013, Watson is a criminal justice graduate from Appalachian. His grandfather, Hobart Watson, is a former police chief for the Town of Beach Mountain. (Photo submitted)

New play “Holmes: The Art of Deduction” to be presented Oct. 1-5

BOONE—Check your magnifying glasses at the door! Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Holmes: The Art of Deduction,” an original work by Dr. Derek Davidson and directed by Teresa Lee, both theatre faculty members. This family-friendly play – recommended for ages 8 and above – will be presented on campus in the state-of-the-art Valborg Theatre Oct. 1 – 4 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.

Latin American film series continues with “Kamchatka” on Oct. 2

BOONE—The 2002 film “Kamchatka” will be shown Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Rough Ridge Room at Appalachian State University as part of the Latin American Film Festival. Admission is free.

Dr. Catherine Fountain from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will lead a discussion following the film.

Avon Foundation for Women awards $5,000 grant to Appalachian

Grant will fund preventive education on dating abuse and violence

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. This is the first year Appalachian has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

Interior design student wins lighting design competition

BOONE—Hazel Chang hasn’t visited Kenya, but her interior design skills and creative imagination have resulted in an award-winning lighting design concept for a Nairobi restaurant that captures a sense of Kenyan culture.