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North Carolina Dance Festival to be presented Oct. 23-25

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 24th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF), a touring celebration that showcases the work of renowned and aspiring dance artists from across the state. NCDF will be presented on campus in the Valborg Theatre on Oct. 23 – 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Banking industry remains plagued by 2008 practices that toppled the nation’s financial sector

BOONE—The problems and practices that toppled the financial sector in 2008 remain in effect today, according to Jim Blaine, president and CEO of the State Employees Credit Union. But those problems have not affected credit unions, which remain locally owned and managed.

Sustainability research forum held Oct. 22

BOONE—The first Sustainability Research Forum will be held Oct. 22 at Appalachian State University to highlight the sustainability-focused scholarly activities and creative endeavors of Appalachian’s distinguished faculty.

Climate activist Timothy DeChristopher speaks Oct. 20 at Appalachian

BOONE—Well-known climate activist Timothy DeChristopher will speak Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian retains its military friendly school status

BOONE—Appalachian State University continues to be recognized as a military friendly school by Victory Media, which compiles the annual Military Friendly Schools list.

Adcock to lead Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—Bradley T. Adcock of Cary has been elected to lead Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees as chairman. Alice Roess of Blowing Rock has been elected vice chair and M. Lee Barnes Jr. of Durham has been elected secretary.

Appalachian receives two GEAR UP grants totaling nearly $30 million

Grants will serve students in an 11-county area in Western North Carolina

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received two GEAR UP grants totaling nearly $30 million from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Academic building at Appalachian named for the late John A. Garwood

BOONE—The four-story academic building at Appalachian State University formerly known as the CAP building on Rivers Street has been named for the late John A. Garwood of Wilkes County. The building houses the departments of chemistry, computer science and physics and astronomy.

Launch party for Sharyn McCrumb’s Christmas novella held Oct. 6 at Appalachian

BOONE—Area residents and fans of Sharyn McCrumb are invited to a book launch for her Christmas novella “Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past” Monday, Oct. 6, at Appalachian State University.