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Archive for September, 2011

Renowned military historian Jeremy Black visits Appalachian Nov. 2

black_t.jpgBOONE— Professor Jeremy Black of the University of Exeter will speak on “War, Technology, and the Rise of the West 1450-2050 Reconsidered” Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.

Wind Ensemble performance includes N.C. premieres of three contemporary compositions

BOONE—The Appalachian Wind Ensemble will perform Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

5th Annual 1,000 Pint Homecoming Blood Drive sets new record

blood2011_t.jpgBOONE – Thanks to students and alumni blood donors, Appalachian State University set a new state record Sept. 28 for the most blood collected in a single day: 1,255 pints at Holmes Convocation Center.

Appalachian and Google co-sponsor first Gravity Games Soapbox Race Nov. 19

BOONE –Appalachian State University and Google are co-sponsoring the first-ever Western North Carolina Gravity Games Soapbox Race in downtown Lenoir on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Class on succulent plants from South Africa and Madagascar presented Oct. 15

flower_t.jpgBOONE—The High Country Gardening Series at Appalachian State University presents “Enchanting Succulent Plants From South Africa and the Island of Madagascar” on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Siren warning system test Oct. 5

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month.

Appalachian part of project to improve natural resources educational outreach

geography_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning is partnering with the University of Georgia and Virginia Tech to help improve educational outreach related to natural resources.

Moving family drama “Mother Hicks” presented Oct. 5-9

MotherHicks_t.jpgBOONE — Mysterious events are happening in the town of Ware, Ill. – is the whole town hexed? “Mother Hicks,” produced by the Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance, is a powerful tale brought to life at the state-of-the-art Valborg Theatre. Performances are Oct. 5-8 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 9. Ticket prices begin at $6 for students. For more information, click on, or call the box office at 828-262-3063.

Students and alumni encouraged to donate blood Sept. 28

BOONE – Students and local alumni of Appalachian State University are encouraged to donate blood to the American Red Cross Sept. 28 at the 5th Annual ASU 1,000 Pint Homecoming Blood Drive from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Holmes Convocation Center. To register, visit