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Archive for November, 2010

Professor’s novel nominated for International Prize for Arabic Fiction

miralwindow_t.jpgBOONE—A repair man gave Miral al-Tahawy some advice when she lived in New York: You can achieve your dreams in America – if you work hard. Like the characters in her latest book, al-Tahawy has worked hard and her dream of being a scholar and writer in America has become a reality.

Appalachian Treble Choir performs Dec. 1

BOONE—The Appalachian Treble Choir from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music performs sacred and secular compositions Dec. 1 beginning at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Green roof installed on technology building

GreenRoof_t.jpgBOONE- A green roof is now part of the viewscape at Appalachian State University.

The Xero Flor product was installed on a 1,000-square-foot section of roof on W. Kerr Scott Hall, home to Appalachian’s Department of Technology.  It’s part of $5.34 million in energy-saving projects that have been implemented across campus.

Appalachian Chorale welcomes the holiday season during Nov. 30 performance

chorale_t.jpgBOONE—The Appalachian Chorale performs works for the holiday season Nov. 30 beginning at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Looking Glass Gallery presents So Pretty It Hurts

BOONE—Looking Glass Gallery presents the exhibit So Pretty It Hurts, a BFA Senior Studio exhibition by Erin Dobbins and Kurt Eltz. The exhibition will be on view Nov 30 – Dec. 12 in Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the BFA Senior Studio Exhibition: Fall 2010 in Farthing Auditorium’s Catherine Smith Gallery on campus.

Concerto-aria competition finalists perform Nov. 21

BOONE— Finalists in the concerto-aria competition at Appalachian State University will perform Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Appalachian faculty recognized for their scholarly and creative work

photo by Nobu Tanaka_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University faculty who published books or created other scholarly work during the 2009-10 academic year were recognized during a reception on campus hosted by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library.

Bathanti honored by N.C. Literary and Historical Association

bathanti_t.jpgBOONE—Joseph Bathanti has received the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. Bathanti is a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of English and co-director of the creative writing program.

Distinguished professorship at Appalachian honors former political science professor

germandan_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Dan German, who taught at Appalachian State University from 1972 until 2008, has been honored with a distinguished professorship in his name – the Dr. Daniel B. German Professorship in Political Science. The professorship will enhance teaching in the Department of Government and Justice Studies in Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences.