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Appalachian Journal fall/winter issue released

BOONE—Appalachian Journal has released its fall/winter 2015 issue, which features the winning essay of the Appalachian Studies Association’s 2014 Carl Ross Award.

Poetry, mystery and short story writers featured during spring Visiting Writers Series

BOONE—A variety of writing genres will be featured during the spring Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

17th Annual Polar Plunge rescheduled for Feb. 26

BOONE—The 17th annual Polar Plunge at Appalachian State University’s duck pond that was originally scheduled for Feb. 19 has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26.

Noted scholar to discuss ‘Billy Graham: America’s Pastor’ March 31

BOONE—Dr. Grant Wacker, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke Divinity School, will present the talk “Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation,” March 31 at Appalachian State University.

Townley to compete in the National Trumpet Competition

BOONE—When Mitchell Townley was in fourth grade in Woodbine, Maryland, he decided to play trumpet in the elementary school’s band after his best friend also selected trumpet. While his classmate moved on to other pursuits, Townley stuck with his choice of instrument and continued to play throughout middle school after his family moved to Raleigh and at Wakefield High School, where he play in the marching band.

Community Care of North Carolina CEO to speak April 24 at Appalachian

BOONE—L. Allen Dobson Jr., M.D., president and chief executive officer of Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), will be the speaker for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Distinguished Lecture Series at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s student publications receive awards at national convention

BOONE—Members of the student publications The Peel Literature & Arts Review and The Appalachian at Appalachian State University received 12 awards at the fall 2014 National College Media Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fossils from a new aetosaur species discovered in North Carolina

BOONE—Some 230 million years ago, a distant relative of the crocodile called an aetosaur roamed prehistoric Earth. Aetosaurs were about three to 15 feet long and covered head to toe with bony plates that served as a type of body armor. A series of recently discovered armor plates from North Carolina are distinct from any others previously discovered.

Clements named Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Fellow

BOONE—Dr. J. Sid Clements of Boone has been named a Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Clements is a professor of physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University.