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Appalachian’s Smith Gallery presents ‘Art and Design Expo 2017’ through March 30

By Jennie Carlisle

BOONE, N.C.—The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University is presenting “Art and Design Expo 2017,” an annual juried student exhibition and arts competition for Appalachian students. The exhibition, which the Smith Gallery organized, will run through March 30. The gallery is located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Appalachian’s Steely Pan Steel Band to perform March 26 in the Schaefer Center

By University Communications

BOONE—Under Byron Hedgepeth’s direction, the Steely Pan Steel Band of Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will perform at 3 p.m. March 26 in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Admission is free.

Nicholson presented with H. Lewis Gaston Award by College News Association of the Carolinas

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Jane Nicholson of Boone was presented with the College News Association of the Carolinas’ (CNAC) H. Lewis Gaston Award for outstanding service March 6.

Appalachian hosts Food for Thought: A Sustainable, Community Series on Food beginning March 7

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—This spring, Appalachian State University is hosting a four-part community series on sustainable food. Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability and Health (AppalFRESH) and Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE) will sponsor “Food for Thought,” a series of talks about sustainable food in the High Country. Each of the sessions will take place in the Jimmy Smith Room of the Roess Central Dining Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Turchin Center hosts Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition and Pieces of the Puzzle: Community Outreach

By Lynn Rees-Jones

BOONE, N.C.—Two exhibitions that occur annually at Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, “Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition” (AMPC) and “Pieces of the Puzzle: Community Outreach,” will open on March 3, which coincides with the First Friday Downtown Boone Art Crawl. The exhibits at the Turchin Center change multiple times a year so visitors can explore new art every several months.

Free tax help available for students, faculty and staff

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—The Department of Accounting in the Walker College of Business is operating a free tax help lab for Appalachian State University students, staff and faculty, with services available now through April 12.

Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance announces spring season

By Nancye Edwards and Keith Martin

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present four shows between Feb. 22 and April 30, in either the Valborg Theatre or the I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on the university campus. Productions include “Silence,” “The Mischief Makers,” “Flight from the Mahabarath,” and a performance by the Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble.

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted March 1

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1.

Miguel Zenón Quartet to perform at Appalachian March 7

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The quartet of acclaimed jazz saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón will perform at 8 p.m. March 7 in support of “Típico,” their new album, in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.