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‘Toxic Debt’ documentaries to be shown March 26

BOONE—“Toxic Debt: documentaries on the past and future of waste” will be presented by filmmaker Phoebe Brush at 7 p.m. March 26 at Appalachian State University in Room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons.

Social Justice Week observed March 19-28 with public events

BOONE—Social Justice Week will be observed at Appalachian State University March 19-28, featuring a Concert for Justice, documentaries on hunger and nuclear weapons, a Rwandan genocide survivor’s story, a night of TED-inspired talks, and more. The public is invited.

Westerman to serve as sustainability fellow beginning in fall 2014

BOONE—Management professor Jim Westerman has been appointed as a sustainability fellow at Appalachian State University for the 2014-16 academic years.

Program on building sustainable communities presented Feb. 25

BOONE—A program on building sustainable communities in Western North Carolina will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Appalachian State University by Dewayne Barton, environmental justice artist and co-founder of Green Opportunities in Asheville. Sponsored by the Department of Sustainable Development in Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts, the presentation runs from 6:30-8 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. The public is invited to attend.

Chestnut trees planted on campus as part of restoration efforts

BOONE—Eight chestnut seedlings have been planted in Appalachian State University’s Durham Park in a demonstration planting that is part of a new partnership between Appalachian and The American Chestnut Foundation. For the past 30 years, TACF has been breeding potentially blight-resistant American chestnut seedlings as part of its efforts to restore the American chestnut to the eastern forests.

Chestnut trees planted on campus as part of TACF’s restoration work

BOONE—Appalachian State University and The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) will host a demonstration tree planting Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. near the gazebo in Durham Park on campus. The public is invited to attend.

Santa Paws comes to town Nov. 22 to benefit the Watauga Humane Society

BOONE—Students at Appalachian State University will host Santa Paws, a family/pet portrait session, with Santa on Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Watauga Humane Society.

AMPC submission deadline is Nov. 22

BOONE—The deadline for submissions for the 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is Nov. 22. Photographers interested in entering the competition must register at to gain access to the online submission page.

Oil legacies and sustainable futures on Mexico’s Gulf Coast discussed Oct. 23

BOONE—The Department of Anthropology presents “Oil Legacies and Sustainable Futures on Mexico’s Gulf Coast” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Appalachian State University.