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Archive for March, 2007




Appalachian Young People’s Theatre presents “Rapunzel” April 13-15

BOONE – The Appalachian Young People’s Theatre, part of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University, will present a whimsical version of the well-known Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Rapunzel” April 13-15 in the I.G. Greer Studio Theatre.

Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and 2 p.m. on April 14 and 15. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door, or by calling the Valborg Theatre Box Office at 262-3063.

Student research activities highlighted April 19 at Appalachian

DO6_04research_t.jpgBOONE—Research and creative work of graduate and undergraduate students at Appalachian State University will be showcased April 19 during the “Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors.”

The annual event, sponsored by Appalachian’s Office of Student Research, will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union.

Student jazz musicians perform April 5 at Appalachian

BOONE—Todd Wright and Rod Berry direct the Appalachian Jazz Ensemble I and II in an April 5 concert at Appalachian State University.

The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

English scholars honored

07_03writers22_t.jpgThe Department of English at Appalachian State University honored faculty members whose scholarly and creative work has been published recently. They include, from left, Elizabeth “Betsy” Beaulieu, Rosemary Horowitz, Cece Conway and Sandra Ballard. Beaulieu is the editor of Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature By and About Women of Color. Horowitz wrote the book “Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling.” Conway is the producer and director of the video “Banjo Maker and Player Clifford Glenn and Maybell Glenn.” Ballard is co-editor of “The Collected Short Stories of Harriette Simpson Arnow.” Other faculty members whose works have been published are Joseph Bathanti, author of the novel “Coventry,” and William Brewer, editor of “St. Leon: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century” by William Godwin. (Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)


Poet Diane Gilliam Fisher is April 19 guest of Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series

Diane_G_Fisher_t.jpgBOONE—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University hosts poet Diane Gilliam Fisher April 19.

Fisher will give the craft talk “What History Means to Me: Writing Poems from History” from 2-3:15 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room.

Carolinas Medical Center president says passion, integrity and commitment are characteristics of successful leaders

07_03CEO10_1.jpgBOONE—Suzanne H. Freeman says her experiences growing up in a spiritual family environment, and being a wife, mother and busy professional helped prepare her for her role as president of Carolinas Medical Center (CMC).

Freeman spoke to students and faculty Tuesday during the Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series at Appalachian State University about elements that set the stage for successful leadership. The lecture series is sponsored by the Walker College of Business at Appalachian.

Carolinas Medical Center president shares concerns facing health care administrators

BOONE—What is it like to be the chief administrator at one of the nation’s largest health care agencies?

Suzanne H. Freeman, president of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte provided some insights during a recent presentation to business students and others from Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business.

Lecture on Chagall’s Biblical windows presented April 12

BOONE—A lecture on the Chagall Biblical windows in St. Stephens Church in Mainz, Germany will be presented April 12 at Appalachian State University.

Vivian Jacobson’s presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Room 114 Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons.

The lecture is sponsored by The North Carolina Humanities Council, Appalachian’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, and The Leon Levine Foundation. Call (828)-262-2311 or visit for more information.