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Professor emerita Patricia D. Beaver receives WNCHA award for outstanding achievement

BOONE—Appalachian State University professor emerita Patricia D. Beaver has received the 2016 Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) award for outstanding achievement.

Since 1954, WNCHA has presented this annual award to recognize the significant contributions of both individuals and organizations in preserving and promoting the history of the Appalachian mountain region.

Dr. Timothy J. Smith elected to the UNC Press Board of Governors

BOONE—Dr. Timothy J. Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, has been elected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to serve on the 19-member UNC Press Board of Governors. The UNC Press is the publishing arm of the UNC system and the Press Board of Governors is charged with the responsibility of directing the affairs of the Press.

College of Arts and Sciences’ SAFE Fund grantees awarded for 2016

BOONE—The College of Arts and Sciences has selected nine students and seven faculty to receive funds from the newly created Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund for the 2016 year.

Registration is now open for Girls on the Run 5k event on May 15

BOONE—The public is invited to register for the 2016 ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run of the High Country 5K on May 15 where everyone is a finisher. More than 150 participants are expected to lace up for this untimed run to celebrate the end of the Spring 2016 season. Kicking off at 2 p.m. from the Clawson-Burnley Shelter on the Greenway Trail, the 5K signifies the conclusion of a 12-week program that teaches life skills through energizing interactive lessons and running games.

UNC President Margaret Spellings visits Appalachian

BOONE—President of the University of North Carolina Margaret Spellings came to the High Country Monday, April 11, as part of her 100-day tour of the state and 17 institutions in the system. Spellings and Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts spent a significant portion of the visit talking to key constituencies of faculty, staff and students and listening to their ideas and concerns.

Officials celebrate Connect NC bond success with site dedication

BOONE—Chancellor Sheri N. Everts and more than 150 invited guests welcomed University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings at a Connect NC bond celebration and site dedication for the Appalachian State University Beaver College of Health Sciences building, Monday, April 11.

Annual lecture in British history focuses on Richard the Lionhart

BOONE—The Fourth Annual Appalachian Lecture in British History will be held April 28 at 7 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. Dr. Richard R. Heiser from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., will lecture on “The Court of a Crusader King.” The public is invited.

Lecture on slave impressment during the Civil War in North Carolina presented April 14

BOONE—Civil war historian Jaime Amanda Martinez will speak April 14 at Appalachian State University on “Slave Impressment and Political Dissent in Governor Zeb Vance’s North Carolina.” Her lecture begins at 6 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons. The public is invited to attend.

Michael Eric Dyson to speak April 12 at Appalachian

BOONE—Michael Eric Dyson, an American academic, author and radio host, will speak Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. His talk, originally scheduled for Jan. 21 as part of the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, is sponsored by Appalachian’s Office of Multicultural Student Development. A book signing will follow the talk. Admission is free.