Appalachian Scene Archive
Appalachian State University geologist’s research on ancient footprints garners worldwide attention, will shed light on the roots of our origin
By Elisabeth Wall
BOONE—The spotlight is on Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce. Big time.
Her recently published research around the age and formation of the largest assemblage of Homo sapiens footprints discovered to date, in the shadow of the Ol Doinyo L’engai volcano in Tanzania, led to an Oct.10 article in National Geographic
By: Morgan White and Matt Denney
BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) in the Valborg Theatre on the university campus Oct. 27–29 at 7 p.m. The festival is a celebration of the state’s legacy of accomplished and admired dancers, and prices are $10 for students and $17 for adults.
Joins growing list of institutions and organizations working to improve the health of campus communities
By: Dr. Alex Howard
BOONE—Appalachian State University took the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus Pledge and is now considered a Healthy Campus 2020 Partner. This pledge demonstrates a campus’ commitment toward achieving the Healthy Campus 2020 goals and objectives. Appalachian has joined a growing group of diverse, motivated institutions and organizations working every day to move campuses across our nation toward better health. This list includes neighboring institutions N.C. State University and Wake Forest University, as well as many more around the country.
Appalachian State University Board of Trustees elects new officers, passes resolution supporting underrepresented students
By: Megan Hayes
BOONE—Three members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees were elected into new executive positions on Sept. 23. Vice Chair Alice G. Roess is the new chair of the board, replacing Bradley T. Adcock, who has served as chair since 2014. James M. Barnes is now vice chair, and John M. Blackburn replaced Barnes as the board’s secretary. The trustees were approved to fill their new roles by a unanimous vote of the full board.
Documentary ‘Come Hell or High Water’ explores Western North Carolina flood of 1916, its impact and implications
By University Communications
BOONE—“Come Hell or High Water, Remembering the Flood of 1916,” directed by documentary filmmaker David Weintraub, will have its Boone premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7pm in the I.G. Greer Auditorium on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.