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Archive for September, 2012

Appalachian sponsors “Celebrate You!” throughout October

BOONE—October is a month to “Celebrate You!” at Appalachian State University with a series of events focused on self-esteem, self-acceptance and empowerment.

This is the fourth year the university has sponsored “Celebrate you!,” an Appalachian-originated campaign developed in collaboration with filmmaker Diane Israel. The program and its curriculum are now offered to colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada.

Recital honors the late H. Max Smith

BOONE—A faculty recital honoring the late H. Max Smith will be held Oct. 16 at Appalachian State University. Smith was an organist and retired faculty member from the Hayes School of Music.

NIH-funded project to study effects of Tai Chi on anxiety and sleep in young adults

BOONE—Stress, anxiety and sleep difficulties are pressing problems facing today’s college students.

Dr. Karen Caldwell, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education, thinks practicing the art of Tai Chi can help students improve their quality of sleep and reduce stress.

Slapstick farce “Noises Off” presented Oct. 3-7

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance in partnership with the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs presents Tony Award-winning playwright Michael Frayn’s hit masterpiece “Noises Off” Oct. 3-7.

Fiction writer, editor and cultural advocate talks Oct. 4 at Appalachian

BOONE—Writer Gurney Norman will read from his work Oct. 4 at Appalachian State University.

Norman is the Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing for 2012 in Appalachian’s Department of English. He will speak as part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

Campus emergency siren test conducted Oct. 3

Appalachian will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month. The tone used for the monthly tests is not the same tone used for an actual emergency.

Artwork by Justin Leitner on display at Looking Glass Gallery

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian State University presents “Pareidolia,” a painting and drawing exhibit by artist Justin Leitner. The exhibition will be on view through Oct. 10 in the gallery in Plemmons Student Union. The exhibit was curated by Dianna Loughlin, curator of the LGG.

Steinback, Hall and Adcock to lead Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—Michael A. Steinback of Asheville, Avery Hall Sr. of Kernersville and Bradley T. Adcock of Cary have been elected officers on Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees.

The High Country Triple Crown announces registration for The Knob and $1,000 Cash Prize Awards Ceremony

BOONE—The BlueCross and BlueShield Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS),within the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University,announces the opening of registration for “The Knob.” All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, a self-esteembuilding program for girls in the 3rd-8th grade.