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Archive for September, 2006

Toiling Down the River

river2.jpgriver1.jpgFourteen freshmen and a professor from Appalachian State University hauled in 68 tires Sept. 23 during the annual New River Big Sweep River Cleanup sponsored by the National Committee for the New River and New River State Park. The students are part of an outdoor living group learning community and enrolled together in a freshman seminar and an introduction to recreation and leisure course. Canoes and shuttle were provided by Riverside Canoe and Tube Rentals. (Photos courtesy of Appalachian professor Wayne Williams)

Contemporary works for cello performed Oct. 5 at Appalachian

BOONE—Cellist Jack W. Turner will present a recital Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free and the public is invited.

New homeowner moves into North Carolina’s first Zero Energy Home; celebration to be held Oct. 6

HICKORY – The public is invited to celebrate with homeowner Frances Thompson Oct. 6 as she prepares to move into North Carolina’s first Zero Energy Home (ZEH), constructed by Catawba Valley Habitat for Humanity with the help of the Appalachian State University Energy Center and N.C. State Energy Office.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart, Ravel and Brahms

symphony.jpgBOONE—Three compositions are the focus of the Oct. 8 performance of the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra at Appalachian State University.

How to succeed in business

entrep.jpgMore than 150 Appalachian State University students learned about starting their own business during the Extreme Entrepreneur Tour that visited campus. Adam Witty, pictured, started a business out of his dorm room at age 19.

N.C. Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer reads from her work Oct. 5 at Appalachian

Byer_Cropped.jpgBOONE—North Carolina Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer will read from her work Thursday, Oct. 5, at Appalachian State University. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room and is part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

Faculty Recital Series features harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett

Bartlett.jpgBOONE—Harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett is the featured performer during the Faculty Recital Series’ “Harp Dedication Concert” Oct. 3 at Appalachian State University.

Fire sculpture revealed

firesculpture2.jpgfiresculpture1.jpgBOONE—Under the supervision of Danish artist Nina Hole, students from Appalachian State University, UNC Asheville, Western Carolina University, Blue Ridge Community College, Haywood Community College and Penland School of Crafts constructed a 20-foot tower of firing clay, and maintained a 2,000-degree fire for 24 hours as the sculpture was fired in place.

Solar thermal technology workshop offered Oct. 4

BOONE – Explore practical ways to harness the sun’s energy, including applications for water and space heating, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Appalachian State University.