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.
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)
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.
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.
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.