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Archive for March, 2013

Jigs, reels and more fill the recital hall April 7 at Appalachian

BOONE—The sound of Ireland comes to Boone April 7. The Appalachian State University Irish Ensemble will perform jigs, reels and waltzes from the Emerald Isle during the 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall. The public is invited.

Walker College of Business receives accreditation renewal from AACSB

low_res_blue_t.jpgBOONE—AACSB International has extended accreditation to the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University for an additional five years. The accreditation renewal is based on a peer review team recommendation following a site visit in January. The Walker College of Business has been accredited since 1976.

Bathanti to receive Chowan University’s Hobson Prize in April

Bathanti_t.jpgMURFREESBORO – Installed as North Carolina’s Poet Laureate last September, Joseph Bathanti will be awarded Chowan University‘s 19th annual Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters on Monday, April 15. Known as Hobson Day, the presentation will also feature a dinner, a lecture and a book signing.

Appalachian Journal publishes 40th volume with a double issue

Appalachian_Journal_masthead_Winter_13_t.jpgBOONE – Appalachian Journal, in its 40th year of publication, will soon release a double issue (Vol. 40 No. 1-2).  The double issue plants the journal squarely in its classic role on the forefront of interdisciplinary Appalachian scholarship, bringing the new and the old to bear on regional issues through astute and nuanced scholarship.

Brazilian culture is focus of programs April 10-12 at Appalachian

BOONE—Learn about Brazilian culture, including music and dance April 10-12 at Appalachian State University. A series of international events focusing on Brazil will be held in Plemmons Student Union. All activities are free and open to the public.

Compositions by William Harbinson featured April 9

Harbinson_t.jpgBOONE—Compositions by William Harbinson will be performed April 9 at Appalachian State University. “Six for Two to Five: Chamber Music of William Harbinson” begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Hill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The public is invited.

12th annual Diversity Celebration held April 9

BOONE – Appalachian SDC_10th_Logo_Horizontal_high_resolution_NO_TEXT.jpgtate University’s 12th annual Diversity Celebration, featuring music, food and more, will be held April 9 in Plemmons Student Union from 3-9 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

NEW LOCATION: Global Opportunities Conference held April 12 at Appalachian

BOONE—William Kamkwamba, co-author of the New York Times bestseller “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope,” will be the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Global Opportunities Conference to be held Friday, April 12.

Appalachian joins UNC schools supporting students with learning differences

BOONE—Appalachian State University has become the third campus in the University of North Carolina system to offer student support and faculty development programs for students who learn differently. College STAR (Supporting Transition, Access and Retention) provides support for students who, in the past, have slipped through the cracks of the education system even though they are capable of college success.