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Archive for August, 2012

Professor’s art project will grace 12-story building during the DNC

BOONE—An Appalachian State University professor’s computer-generated art project that randomly selects words from online news articles about the presidential campaign and combines them into new statements will be projected onto the blank 12-story wall at UNC Charlotte Center City during the Democratic National Convention.

Department of Theatre and Dance announces 2012-13 season

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance announces its 2012-13 season, featuring comedy, drama and dance.

Joseph Bathanti named N.C. Poet Laureate

BOONE—Award-winning poet, professor and advocate for literacy Joseph Bathanti of Vilas has been named North Carolina’s Poet Laureate by Gov. Bev Perdue.

Bathanti is a professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University where he is also director of the Writing in the Field program and writer-in-residence in the university’s Watauga Global Community.

Craft enrichment opportunities at Appalachian

The craft enrichment program at Appalachian State University is offering a variety of classes to members of the local community. Whether you are a hobbyist, an advanced student or someone ready to get started on a hobby, take advantage of these lively, creative and energizing classes.

Horn recital rescheduled for Sept. 16

BOONE—Karen Robertson’s faculty recital originally scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9, has been postponed until Sunday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Appalachian’s first nursing class receives 100 percent pass rate on national exam

BOONE—One hundred percent of the first graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Appalachian State University passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Applications being accepted for Alpha Gamma Scholarship

BOONE—The Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will award two scholarships to students majoring in teacher education. One scholarship will be awarded to a student at Appalachian State University and one will be awarded to a student at Lees-McRae College.

Conference-goers talk about ancient times

More than 40 students, paleontologists and educators attended the fifth Annual Meeting of the Southeast Association of Vertebrate Paleontology (SEAVP) hosted earlier this month by Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology.

Late playwright Romulus Linney to be honored Sept. 20-21 at Appalachian

Playwright’s papers now housed at the university

BOONE—The life and accomplishments of playwright Romulus Linney will be celebrated during the event “Romulus Linney: Back Home in the Mountains” Sept. 20-21 at Appalachian State University.