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Archive for July, 2011

Noted political columnist Jack Betts to speak at Appalachian

BOONE—Jack Betts, recently retired columnist from the Charlotte Observer, will speak at Appalachian State University Tuesday, Aug. 2. His presentation, sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons, is at 3 p.m. in Room 421 in the library.  An informal reception will follow his talk.

High school students hone skills at Russian language institute at Appalachian

ASU_0923_t.jpgBOONE—Russian folktales, folksongs and crafts provided a fun foundation for students attending a two-week Russian language and culture institute at Appalachian State University.

Stone Soup: Sustaining Nonprofits in the New Economy workshop to be held Aug. 4

stonesoup_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s volunteer clearinghouse, Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT) is hosting a workshop for nonprofit agencies on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom.

Waste Reduction and Recycling Office pilot program to remove trash cans from classrooms

In an effort to increase recycling rates and improve collection efficiency across campus, the Waste Reduction and Recycling Office, in collaboration with Building Services, has developed a pilot program to remove trash cans from the classrooms. Adequate recycling and trash collection containers will be placed throughout the hallways in each building for convenience. It will be the responsibility of the classroom occupant to take their recycling and trash and place it in the proper container in the hallway when they leave.

Mountaineer Hall to host open house Aug. 2

mountaineer_hall_t.jpgArea residents are invited to tour Mountaineer Hall, Appalachian State University’s new residence Hall, Aug. 2 from 1-4 p.m. The open house is hosted by University Housing.

Local author’s debut book to be published by Penguin Press

BOONEhenion_biophoto_t.jpg—Appalachian State University Department of English lecturer Leigh Ann Henion’s narrative nonfiction book – which focuses on 10 wonder-evoking natural phenomena and the science and mythology that attempt to explain them – has been acquired on proposal by The Penguin Press. The book explores Venezuela’s Catatumbo lightning, the North American monarch butterfly migration to Mexico, Puerto Rico’s brightest bioluminescent bay, and a variety of other phenomena that span the globe.

Campus siren warning system to be tested Aug. 3

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are typically conducted on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information about the warning system, visit

Area’s popular outdoor sports create diverse cases for Appalachian’s injury clinic

Kimmel_t.jpgBOONE—When students at Appalachian State University are injured playing intramural sports, or participating in recreational activities such as skiing and snowboarding, they often turn to Chuck Kimmel for help.

Front of the Curtain Festival to be presented Aug. 9-13

BOONE – The Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Second Annual Front of The Curtain Festival Aug. 9-13 at 7:30 p.m. in Valborg Theatre on the Appalachian State University campus. The festival provides an opportunity for artists who are faculty members, students, members of the community and alumni to work and perform together for the High Country.