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Archive for March, 2015

Everts will be installed as Appalachian’s seventh chancellor on April 17

BOONE—Dr. Sheri N. Everts will be installed as Appalachian State University’s seventh chancellor on Friday, April 17, in the Holmes Convocation Center on campus. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. The public is invited.

Third annual Festa do Brasil held April 15-17 at Appalachian

BOONE—Festa do Brasil, a three-day celebration of Brazilian culture, will be held April 15-17 at Appalachian State University. Now in its third year, the festival includes a Brazilian film night, dance workshop, capoeira performance and free Brazilian food. All events take place in the Plemmons Student Union and are free and open to the public.

Appalachian Young People’s Theatre presents “Aesop’s Fables: On Stage” April 10-12

BOONE—Children and family audiences will be magically transported back to ancient Greece in the Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT) production of “Aesop’s Fables: On Stage” by Vivian and Larry Snipes. The fables are appropriate for all ages and will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, and at 2 p.m. both Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, in the I.G. Greer Studio Theatre at Appalachian State University.

Social entrepreneurs Doc Hendley and Hannah Davis to speak at Global Opportunities Conference

BOONE—Wine to Water founder Doc Hendley will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Global Opportunities Conference: Business for a Better World to be held Friday, April 10 at 9 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Grandfather Ballroom at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s College of Health Sciences named for Hickory-area businessman

BOONE—The College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has been named for an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the health care industry – Donald C. Beaver of Conover.

While he may be best known as owner of several minor league baseball teams in the South, Beaver first made his mark as the developer and CEO of a group of skilled nursing facilities in the state.

Burris honored by UNC Board of Governors for teaching excellence

BOONE—Teaching is one of Jennifer Burris’ passions, and that passion has been recognized by the UNC Board of Governors.

Burris, an associate professor of physics at Appalachian State University and director of the engineering physics graduate program, is one of 17 professors from across the UNC system who will receive a UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award for Teaching Excellence.

Comedian Ron White to perform April 16

BOONE—Comedian Ron White will perform at Appalachian State University Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Holmes Convocation Center.

Students and geology professor research ancient marine animal

BOONE—Lyndsie White is a senior industrial design major at Appalachian State University. Bonnie Nguyen is a recent graduate of the university’s exercise science program.

Program on the Negro Leagues baseball era part of diversity celebration at Appalachian

By Susan King, Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance

BOONE—Derrick C. Jones, a 1979 graduate of Appalachian State University, will return April 12-18 for a residency featuring lectures and presentations on the Negro Leagues baseball era for audiences on campus, at public schools and in the community.