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Archive for November, 2011

Appalachian opens new compost facility

compost_t.jpgBOONE –A new compost facility at Appalachian State University is enhancing the university’s capacity to divert food-prep waste from the area’s landfill and to create rich mulch for campus landscaping.

Treble Choir performance presented Nov. 30

BOONE— The 29-member Appalachian Treble Choir performs in concert Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Glee Club performance set for Dec. 1

BOONE—The Appalachian Glee Club performs a variety of works for the male chorus Thursday, Dec. 1, at Appalachian State University. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on campus. Admission is free.

Be Active-Appalachian Partnership now offers physical activity equipment for loan

Be_Active_Pedometers_t.jpgBOONE—In an effort to increase the physical activity of people in western North Carolina, the Be Active-Appalachian Partnership at Appalachian State University offers a Lending Library that provides equipment to get more people, especially children, physically active.

“Messiah” sing-along held Dec. 11 at Appalachian

BOONE—The seventh annual “Messiah” sing-along will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University.

Entrepreneur John H. Sykes talks business with students at Appalachian

sykes_t.jpgJohn H. Sykes, founder and chairman emeritus of Sykes Enterprises, spoke about leadership and entrepreneurship to Master of Business Administration students from Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business in early November. Sykes also was the guest speaker at the Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series, sponsored by the Walker College of Business.  The audience at the lecture included more than 800 students, university faculty and staff, and business leaders from the region. (Photo by Marie Freeman)

Tillis talks; Appalachian’s Board of Visitors listens

tillis_t.jpgBOONE—The state has survived the economic equivalent of plagues of locust, floods and earthquakes, according to N.C. Rep. and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, but the legislature must continue to take measures to reduce government waste. “That’s a way to free up resources without raising taxes,” he said.

“Agora” shown Nov. 17 for World Philosophy Day celebration

angora_t.jpgBOONE—The film “Agora” will be shown Nov. 17 at Appalachian State University as part of World Philosophy Day. The film begins at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Greenbriar Theatre. The public is invited.

Appalachian resumes its study abroad programs to Cuba

Cuba_group_t.jpgBOONE—It’s been an on and off again experience, depending on the political winds blowing from the nation’s capital, but Cuba provides a rich educational experience for Appalachian State University students interested in topics ranging from U.S-Cuban relations and cultural history to photography and printmaking.