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Archive for February, 2014

Marshburn named director of environmental health and safety and emergency management at Appalachian

BOONE—Jason Marshburn of Greensboro has been named director of environmental health and safety and emergency management at Appalachian State University. He will begin his duties March 17. He replaces Kevin Madsen who left the university in January to pursue other opportunities.

Global Film Series opens March 17 with “Wadjda”

BOONE—A series of films from around the world will be shown beginning March 17 at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Big splashes raise cold cash

BOONE—Appalachian State University students and corporate sponsors raised just over $8,000 in less than an hour to benefit Watauga County Special Olympics Feb. 20. The annual Polar Plunge held at the campus duck pond, drew 120 jumpers.

Works by women composers performed March 3

The Faculty Performance Series at Appalachian State University highlights music of women composers March 3 in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Pecha Kucha style art presentation held Feb. 26 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Smith Gallery and Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University present the Department of Art Faculty Biennial 2014 Pecha Kucha to be held on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Visiting Writers Series opens spring semester series March 20

BOONE—Poet Gina Meyers opens the spring semester lineup for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

Westerman to serve as sustainability fellow beginning in fall 2014

BOONE—Management professor Jim Westerman has been appointed as a sustainability fellow at Appalachian State University for the 2014-16 academic years.

Program on building sustainable communities presented Feb. 25

BOONE—A program on building sustainable communities in Western North Carolina will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Appalachian State University by Dewayne Barton, environmental justice artist and co-founder of Green Opportunities in Asheville. Sponsored by the Department of Sustainable Development in Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts, the presentation runs from 6:30-8 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. The public is invited to attend.

March lectures and recital focus on Jewish organ music

BOONE—Organist Ann Frohbieter will present lectures and a recital focusing on Jewish organ music March 17-19 at Appalachian State University.