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Archive for February, 2008

Submissions accepted for Capote Creative Writing Scholarship in Poetry

BOONE—Submissions are being accepted for the 2008-09 Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in Poetry at Appalachian State University.

Peace Corps Information Session

Learn how you can use your degree and experience to make a difference in other people’s lives, and in your own, by attending an information session on the Peace Corps Thursday, March 6.

The session will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 421 Belk Library and Information Commons. With international work assignments in more than 70 countries, the Peace Corps may be the job opportunity for you.

For more information, contact Kyle Laird in the Peace Corps Campus Recruitment Office at (828) 262-2180 or


Collaborative project seeks to improve recruitment and retention of nurses in rural North Carolina

BOONE—Professors in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business have embarked on a yearlong study to identify factors that impact the hiring and retention of nurses in

rural North Carolina.

Juggling Snow

080228Snowball_fun2_m.jpgAppalachian State University student David Barry juggles a few snowballs as he walks to class on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Marie Freeman, university photographer)

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Appalachian students participate in UNC TV telethon March 1 and 2

BOONE—Nine students from Appalachian State University will work as volunteers during UNC TV’s fundraising telethon Festival 2008. The students will take financial pledges from viewers on March 1 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. and March 2 from 7-11:30 a.m.

Seminars on technology commercialization, capital formation and intellectual property offered in March and April

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with the BioNetwork BioBusiness Center at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (ABTCC) will offer programs related to technology commercialization, capital formation and intellectual property in March and April.

Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian showcases student’s work

BOONE—Looking Glass Gallery in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union presents “Contemporary American Lifestyles: Consumption and Waste, an installation by Jennifer Livingston.

Livingston is an art management and studio art major at Appalachian.

Award-winning scholar and writer Nell Irvin Painter lectures March 3 at Appalachian

painter_t.jpgBOONE—Nell Irvin Painter, one of the pre-eminent historians in America today, will visit Appalachian State University Monday, March 3, as part of the university’s Forum Lecture Series. Painter’s visit will include interactions with students and faculty members, and will culminate with a public lecture at 8 p.m. titled “Creating Black Americans.” The lecture is in Farthing Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Contemporary percussion music performed March 2

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s New Paradigm Percussion Quartet will perform March 2 at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.