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Archive for January, 2016

Matthew T. Dockham joins Appalachian State University as Director of External Affairs and Community Relations

BOONE— Matthew T. Dockham will join Appalachian State University February 3 as the Director of External Affairs and Community Relations.  He replaces Susan McCracken who left the role to become Director of the Career Development Center at Appalachian.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performs Feb. 14

BOONE—Songs of love provide the foundation for the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra’s Feb. 14 concert. With the theme “L’amour toujours” or love always, the performance includes works by Edward Elgar, Astor Piazolla, Jules Massenet and solos performed by winners of the Hayes School of Music’s 2015-16 Orchestra Concerto/Aria competition.

Key Appalachian studies publications to be made available online through NEH and Mellon grant

BOONE—Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Appalachian State University.

Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with Todd Wright and friends

BOONE—It’s a Valentine tradition at Appalachian State University – the annual Evening of Valentine Jazz with Todd Wright and friends. This year’s concert will be a pre-Valentine event held at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Award-winning pianist Eleonora Karpukhova performs Feb. 17 at Appalachian

BOONE—Award-winning Russian pianist Eleonora Karpukhova will present a guest recital Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Appalachian State University. The 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall is free and open to the public. Hayes School of Music faculty member Bair Shagdaron will join Karpukhova in the performance.

Campus emergency siren test conducted Feb. 3

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 11:55 a.m.

Examples of the tones that are used in an emergency or during tests can be heard online at Appalachian uses the “hi/low” tone for emergencies; “discontinuous air horn” for tests of the system; the “alert” tone for all-clear signal; and the “wail” tone for tornado warnings.

Minerals from around the world donated to Appalachian’s geology department

BOONE—A collection representing one man’s lifetime fascination with minerals has been donated to the Department of Geology at Appalachian State University. It will be featured in a series of exhibits in the department’s McKinney Geology Teaching Museum located in Rankin Science Building.

Appalachian students to travel to Iowa to witness political history

BOONE—The venue and subject couldn’t be more exciting for 10 political science majors at Appalachian State University who will travel with their professors to observe the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, which are the first of 16 to be held in the nation.

Faculty, staff and students share how technology enhances learning

BOONE—The website Tech4Teach, which identifies technologies pertinent to teaching in higher education, has spawned a fair in which faculty and staff share how they use technology to better engage and teach students.