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Archive for August, 2008

Competition challenges college students to turn trash into cash

ASHEVILLE—Regional college students can turn a piece of trash into cash in a new competition designed to tap their imagination, innovation and collaboration.

Vocalist Priscilla Porterfield performs Sept. 10

Priscilla Porterfield.jpgBOONE—Mezzo-soprano Priscilla Porterfield will present a recital Wednesday, Sept.10, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Bassoonist John Heard performs Sept. 11

heard_t.jpgBOONE—Bassoonist John Heard presents a guest recital Sept. 11 at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music. Susan Slingland will provide piano accompaniment.

Annual Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day held Sept. 13

BOONE—The Annual Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day will be held Sept. 13 beginning at 11:45 a.m. at Elk Knob State Park.

Freshman Move In Day

FreshmanMoveIn.jpgFreshman Move in Day was Aug. 22 at Appalachian State University. With an expected freshman enrollment of 2,775 students, the university enlisted the help of students, alumni, parents and community members to help students move their belongings to their assigned residence hall room. Volunteers Bill Agle, left, and Thad McKinnon secured a load headed to Newland Residence Hall. (Appalachian photo by university photographer Marie Freeman)

Women’s Studies lecture series begins Aug. 28 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Women’s Studies Program at Appalachian State University will present a series of lectures fall semester focusing on women’s and gender studies.

Appalachian’s Walk for Awareness held Sept. 2

BOONE-Campus safety is the focus of activities Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Appalachian State University.

In conjunction with the 19th annual Walk for Awareness, a safety fair will be held on Sanford Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will provide information about university programs and activities designed to enhance personal safety, such as the AppState Alert cell phone alert system, the university’s Blue Light emergency assistance request system and Safe Ride Program.

Appalachian is one of region’s best universities according to U.S. News & World Report

USNewsBest.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University rose to the No. 9 spot in the “Best Universities-Master’s in the South” category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 America’s Best Colleges Guide. Appalachian tied with the College of Charleston for the ninth-place ranking.

Author Jeannette Walls delivers Appalachian’s convocation address Sept. 4

BOONE—Best-selling author Jeannette Walls is the guest speaker for convocation Sept. 4 at Appalachian State University. Activities begin at 10 a.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center on campus. The public is invited.