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Archive for March, 2011

Pennell receives UNC Board of Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Pennell_t.jpgBOONE—Myra L. Pennell, a professor of history at Appalachian State University, has received a UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Barringer receives 2011 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Barringer_t.jpgBOONE— Ryan Barringer of Huntersville, a senior theatre arts major at Appalachian State University, is the 2011 Student Entrepreneur of the Year.

Martin named Blackburn Distinguished Professor in Theatre at Appalachian

Endowed position named for N.C. civic leader

KeithMartin_t.jpgBOONE –Appalachian State University announced today that, after a national search, it has selected Keith T. Martin of Richmond, Va., to join its faculty in a newly created position as the John M. Blackburn Distinguished Professor of Theatre.

Campus siren warning system tested April 6

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, April 6, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information about the warning system, visit

Poetry reading by Peter Blair held April 7

blair_t.jpgBOONE—Poet Peter Blair will present the Juanita Tobin Memorial Reading April 7 as part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University. He will present the craft talk “From the ‘Steel Mill’ to the Poem: Processing Experience Through Revision” at 2 p.m. in Room 224 I.G. Greer. His reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

Pianist Reynerson performs April 6

BOONE—Pianist Rodney Reynerson performs April 6 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Children’s author Susan Roth speaks April 5 at Appalachian

BOONE—Susan Roth, the noted children’s author whose project “Let’s Hold Hands” has reached across the world, will return to Appalachian State University Tuesday, April 5, to present an update on the project and open an exhibit of her collages. Her visit is sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons.

Saxophone Choir performs April 4

BOONE—Scott Kallestad conducts the Saxophone Choir in a chamber music performance April 4 at Appalachian State University.

Ecuadorian poet and scholar Mario Campaña talks April 5 at Appalachian

MarioCampana_t.jpgBOONE—Ecuadorian poet and scholar Mario Campaña will present the talk “Modernidad y discurso crítico de las poetas hispanoamericana” (Modernity and Critical Discourse in Latin American Women Poetry) April 5 on beginning at 2 p.m. in Room 509 Sanford Hall at Appalachian State University.