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Appalachian’s College of Health Sciences named for Hickory-area businessman

BOONE—The College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has been named for an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the health care industry – Donald C. Beaver of Conover.

While he may be best known as owner of several minor league baseball teams in the South, Beaver first made his mark as the developer and CEO of a group of skilled nursing facilities in the state.

Burris honored by UNC Board of Governors for teaching excellence

BOONE—Teaching is one of Jennifer Burris’ passions, and that passion has been recognized by the UNC Board of Governors.

Burris, an associate professor of physics at Appalachian State University and director of the engineering physics graduate program, is one of 17 professors from across the UNC system who will receive a UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award for Teaching Excellence.

Comedian Ron White to perform April 16

BOONE—Comedian Ron White will perform at Appalachian State University Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Holmes Convocation Center.

Students and geology professor research ancient marine animal

BOONE—Lyndsie White is a senior industrial design major at Appalachian State University. Bonnie Nguyen is a recent graduate of the university’s exercise science program.

Program on the Negro Leagues baseball era part of diversity celebration at Appalachian

By Susan King, Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance

BOONE—Derrick C. Jones, a 1979 graduate of Appalachian State University, will return April 12-18 for a residency featuring lectures and presentations on the Negro Leagues baseball era for audiences on campus, at public schools and in the community.

Brass ensembles perform March 31 in Broyhill Music Center

BOONE—Brass ensembles from Appalachian State University will perform classical and contemporary works during a March 31 performance beginning at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Musical fun presented March 30

BOONE—Faculty from the Hayes School of Music will present “An Evening of Musical Merriment and Foolishness!” March 30 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Women’s choral ensembles perform March 28

BOONE—A women’s choral symposium will be held Saturday, March 28, at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Boone First Baptist Church. The symposium will feature the Appalachian Treble Choir from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music and N.C. State University’s women’s choir Vox Accalia.

“The Marriage of Figaro” performed March 26-29 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Appalachian Opera Theatre will present Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” March 26-28 at 8 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and available at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.