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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.

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.

Appalachian’s Sarah Carmichael joins John Glenn, Sally Ride, Jane Goodall and other well-known explorers in prestigious society

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Carmichael, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology, was received as a Fellow in The Explorers Club, headquartered in New York City, on March 24. Fellows in the society include distinguished persons who have contributed to scientific knowledge through exploration or outstanding field work, such as astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride, polar explorers and mountaineers Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, ocean explorers Don Walsh, Thor Heyerdahl, Sylvia Earle and Bob Ballard, and anthropologists Jane Goodall, Lewis and Richard Leaky, Donald Johanson and Dian Fossey, among others.

Appalachian’s annual Guitarfest will be presented April 21-23

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Classical guitarists and other musicians from across the U.S. and Europe will perform during the 22nd annual Appalachian Guitarfest April 21-23 at Appalachian State University.

Keith Knight, renowned cartoonist, to appear at Appalachian April 24

By Craig Fischer

BOONE, N.C.—On April 24, nationally renowned cartoonist Keith Knight will visit Appalachian State University. While on campus, he will be the focus of two events that are free and open to the public.

‘One Amazing Thing’ selected for Appalachian’s 2017-18 Common Reading Program; author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni to speak on campus Aug. 21

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—All incoming first-year students at Appalachian State University will receive a copy of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel “One Amazing Thing” during summer orientation as part of the university’s Common Reading Program for the 2017-18 academic year.

LUNAFEST short films festival to be presented at Appalachian April 6 and in Boone on April 7

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—LUNAFEST – an annual fundraising festival of short films dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities – will be presented in two local screenings in April.