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Archive for September, 2013

Trustees take oath of office

Newly appointed or reappointed members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees were sworn in to oath Sept. 27 by Judge F. Warren Hughes, left, from the 24th Judicial District. Appointed to four-year terms are, from left, Charles V. Murray of Winston-Salem, Donald C. Beaver of Conover and M. Lee Barnes Jr. of Durham. Bradley T. Adcock of Durham was reappointed to a four-year term on the board.

Tim Wise to lecture on “Race in America” Oct. 14

BOONE—Anti-racism writer and educator Tim Wise will address “Race in America” on Monday, Oct. 14, as part of the 2013-14 Diversity Lecture Series at Appalachian State University.

Original work “Promises” presented Oct. 2-6

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Promises,” an original work by theatre faculty member Joel Williams and directed by Derek Davidson. The play will be presented in the state-of-the-art Valborg Theatre on Oct. 2 – 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.

Enrollment at Appalachian highest in university’s history

BOONE—Student enrollment at Appalachian State University totals 17,842 for fall semester, the highest in the university’s history. The numbers won’t become official until accepted by UNC General Administration, but university officials expect little change in the figures.

Homecoming 2013 to be held Oct. 11-12

BOONE—Appalachian State University alumni are invited to celebrate “Yosef Loves the ’90s” at Homecoming Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12. Events include Friday night’s popular traditions plus Saturday tailgating and football at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Film Oct. 1 highlights life of writer Elizabeth Spencer

BOONE—Writer Elizabeth Spencer and film producer Sharon Swanson will be at Appalachian State University Oct. 1 for three screenings of the film “Landscapes of the Heart: The Elizabeth Spencer Story” and to talk about her work. The programs are presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English and the Black Banjo Project.

Recital celebrates the life and contributions of the late H. Max Smith

BOONE—A recital celebrating the late H. Max Smith will be held Sept. 29 at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 3 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Poet Toi Derricotte presents a talk and reading Oct. 3

BOONE—Toi Derricotte is the guest of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series Oct. 3 at Appalachian State University. The poet will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room. A pre-reading reception will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Price Lake Room in the student union.

Children’s Literature Symposium registration ends Nov. 1

BOONE—Nov. 1 is the deadline for registering for the Children’s Literature Symposium to be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at Appalachian State University. The symposium is designed to provide current teachers, librarians and education majors ways to use reading, creative writing and storytelling to excite their students about social studies, history and other areas.