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Archive for September, 2009

Appalachian will test its siren warning system Oct. 7

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month.

Appalachian Wind Ensemble performs “Masterworks for Winds” Oct. 11

BOONE—John Stanley Ross conducts the Appalachian Wind Ensemble in a program titled “Masterworks for Winds” Sunday, Oct. 11, at Appalachian State University. The wind ensemble is based in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music.

Ceramic artist Bill P. Daley lectures Oct. 6 at Appalachian

daley_t.jpgBOONE—Ceramic artist Bill P. Daley will give an artist lecture in the lecture hall of Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Appalachian researcher studies relationship between carbon dioxide and western coniferous tree growth; Research is funded by a $182,000 NSF grant

treecore_t.jpgBOONE—The ponderosa pine and Douglas fir are iconic images of the Northern Rockies. Towering more than 130 feet and with circumferences that can exceed 200 inches, the trees provide researchers with a wealth of information related to fire history, climate changes and tree growth trends.

Musicians present concert Oct. 11 to benefit Appalachian’s annual guitar festival

lui09_t.jpgBOONE—Musicians from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music and others will present a concert Sunday, Oct. 11, to benefit the annual Appalachian GuitarFest.

The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Officers begin duties on Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

OfficersBOT_t.jpgBOONE—Jeannine Underdown Collins of Boone and G.A. Sywassink of Hilton Head Island, S.C., began terms as officers on Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees Sept. 25.

Mess on the Mall Oct. 8 promotes awareness of trash consumption and recycling initiative

plasticbottles_t.jpgBOONE—Beginning Oct. 1, it will be illegal to dispose of plastic bottles in a landfill. They must be recycled instead.

North Carolina is one of the first states to ban plastic bottle waste. Landfills that fail to recycle the bottles are subject to a $15,000 fine.

Appalachian to spend $5.34 million on energy-saving measures

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees today approved a plan to borrow $5.34 million to implement a variety of energy-saving measures across campus. The measures are expected to save at least $600,000 a year in energy costs. Those savings will be used to repay the loan within 12 years or less.

Appalachian’s Howard Neufeld is’s fall leaf expert

neufeld_t.jpgBOONE—The answer to whether there will be good fall color is a “definite maybe” in the first report of biology professor Howard S. Neufeld as an official leaf expert of the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.