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Archive for October, 2011

Candlelight vigil to remember gay teen suicides

BOONE—The recent suicides of Jamey Rodemeyer of Williamsville, N.Y., and Jamie Hubley of Ottawa, Canada, will be remembered during a community candlelight vigil Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. on Sanford Mall at Appalachian State University.

Gov. Bev Perdue honors Appalachian’s Solar Homestead team

BOONE—Onegovernor signing_t.jpg of the strongest advocates of Appalachian State University’s Solar Homestead project, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue, made a stop in Boone Friday afternoon (Oct. 28) to recognize students and faculty for their participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011 international competition.

Getz named Greer Distinguished Professor in History

Lynn_Getz_t.jpgBOONE—History professor Dr. Lynne Getz calls herself a memory keeper when she describes her work documenting the history of women pioneers who lived in the Four Corners area of Colorado and New Mexico during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The ocean’s ugliest fish provides challenging research opportunities

group_t.jpgBOONE—Hagfish. That’s probably not the first marine species that comes to mind when thinking about deep-sea creatures, but Dr. Susan L. Edwards finds the bottom-dwelling fish fascinating, and uses their mysteries to excite students about science.

McKinneys receive Neil Miner Award

McKinneys_t.jpgBOONE – The National Association of Geoscience Teachers recently presented its highest geoscience teaching award, the Neil Miner Award, to Appalachian State University’s Marjorie J. McKinney and her late husband, Dr. F. Kenneth “Ken” McKinney, for exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the earth sciences.

Lecture and recital Nov. 6 highlights works for solo violin

BOONE—Violinist Richard Luby will present a recital and lecture Nov. 6 at Appalachian State University on Bach’s works for solo violin. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

New issue of Appalachian Journal published

AppalachianJournal_t.jpgBOONE—The latest issue of the Appalachian Journal features articles ranging from sustainable sheep farming to fiction by Lee Smith. The journal is available from the University Bookstore at Appalachian State University, the journal’s office in Belk Library and Information Commons on campus, or online at

Novelist Robert Goolrick presents a reading Nov. 3 at Appalachian

goolrich_t.jpgBOONE—Novelist and memoirist Robert Goolrick will speak Thursday, Nov. 3, at Appalachian State University. His visit is part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

Faculty recital series at Appalachian features Rodney Reynerson

Reynerson_t.jpgBOONE—Pianist Rodney Reynerson will be featured during the Hayes School of Music’s Faculty Recital Series on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Reynerson is a professor of music at Appalachian State University. His recital begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on campus. Admission is free.