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Students create history exhibit on Blowing Rock Horse Show at BRAHM

BOONE—The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) features an exhibit on the Blowing Rock Horse Show this summer thanks to the work of Appalachian State University students.

University Day in Raleigh well represented by Appalachian leadership

BOONE—Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts and other university representatives spent June 14 in Raleigh participating in University Day, an opportunity to share University of North Carolina system budget priorities with legislators and celebrate Appalachian’s accomplishments.

Library’s Summer Author Series begins June 30

BOONE—High Country Sustainability is the theme of the 2016 University Libraries Summer Author Series to be held at Appalachian State University. The series is sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library.

Rheingans named chair of Sustainable Development at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Richard D. Rheingans will chair the Appalachian State University Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development beginning in July. Rheingans will replace Dr. Sandra Lubarsky, who is retiring after six years with the department.

Writer Matt Gallagher to present writing workshop for veterans and a public reading

BOONE—Matt Gallagher, an Iraq War combat veteran and writer, will be in residence at Appalachian State University June 13 and 14. Gallagher is the author of two highly acclaimed books: the memoir, “Kaboom,” and the recently published Iraq War novel, “Youngblood,” cited by the New York Times as “an urgent and deeply moving novel.”

Memorial Day is ‘day to give thanks’

BOONE—At Appalachian State University’s Memorial Day ceremony May 30, retired Spc. Anthony Corso told the story of 31-year-old Army Capt. Clayton Carpenter who died when the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting suffered a hard landing during a routine training mission, just days before he planned to propose to his girlfriend.

Appalachian State University announces Wilson Scholars for 2016

BOONE—Six students have been selected to receive Appalachian State University’s Wilson Scholarship, the university’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship, which provides a full-ride education at Appalachian.

Theatre and Dance partners with Cre8tive Drama to offer summer day camps for children

BOONE—Cre8tive Drama and the Department of Theatre and Dance at the Appalachian State University are partnering to offer a week-long summer Cre8tive Drama Day Camp. Designed to transform young people through drama and theatre arts, the camp will be offered daily starting Monday, June 27, in the Valborg Theatre on campus. The cost of this year’s camp is $125 per student for the week.

Documentary ‘After Coal’ premieres in U.S. and United Kingdom film festivals

BOONE—“After Coal,” a feature-length film created through Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies, premieres on two continents this spring.

The hour-long film was shown at New Jersey’s Princeton Environmental Film Festival and Ohio’s Athens International Film Festival in April. On May 27, it will premiere at Wales’ Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye in the United Kingdom, featuring the music of two Appalachian alumni who assisted with the film’s production and soundtrack.