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Carbohydrate found in pistachio nuts and other foods impairs athletic performance

NCRC KANNAPOLIS—A recent study by David Nieman, DrPH, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, found that a special type of carbohydrate, raffinose, found in pistachio nuts and other foods reduced athletic performance when consumed prior to intense exercise.

Jazz dinner at the Meadowview Inn to benefit Appalachian’s jazz program

BOONE—Jazz Ensemble I from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will present An Evening of Big Band Christmas Jazz and Buffet Dinner Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock.

Appalachian Gospel Choir performs Nov. 23

BOONE—Traditional and contemporary gospel songs will be performed Nov. 23 at Appalachian State University. The Appalachian Gospel Choir will take the stage at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Appalachian 4th among the top 40 master’s degree granting institutions for study abroad

BOONE—The growing interest of students participating in study abroad at Appalachian State University has once again resulted in recognition by the International Institute of Education (IIE). In its 2014 Open Doors report, Appalachian is ranked 4th among the top 40 master’s degree granting institutions for the total number of students studying abroad in 2012-13, the year the rankings are based.

Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin performed Nov. 23

BOONE—Works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin fill the program for the Appalachian Repertory Orchestra performance Nov. 23. The program begins at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. William Selle is the conductor. Admission is free.

Alexander, Cook and Cummings join Appalachian State University Foundation Board

BOONE—J. Cantey Alexander III of Winston-Salem, Fairley Bell Cook of Raleigh and Edna W. Cummings of Rockville, Maryland, have been named members of the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors. Each was appointed to a four-year term.

Appropriate technology presentations held Nov. 19 and 21

BOONE—Representatives from companies involved with solar energy technologies will speak Nov. 19 and 21 at Appalachian State University. Their presentations are sponsored by The Sustainable Energy Society and the appropriate technology program in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design.

High school and university student musicians perform Nov. 24

BOONE—The Leesville Road High School Symphonic Band from Raleigh will join the Appalachian Wind Ensemble for a Nov. 24 performance at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Appalachian Guitar Symphony performs Nov. 20

BOONE—Classical works written or transcribed for guitar will be performed by the Appalachian Guitar Symphony Thursday, Nov. 20. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.