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Archive for April, 2017

Two additional cases of mumps confirmed in Watauga County, health officials emphasize importance of vaccinations

BOONE, N.C.—Two cases of mumps were confirmed in Watauga County on April 27 and 28, making a total of three confirmed cases in the county for the year. The two additional cases are in an Appalachian State University student and a Watauga Campus Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) student. All confirmed cases are residents of Watauga County.

Edwards named vice chancellor for university advancement at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—After an extensive national search, Dr. Randy Edwards has been named Appalachian State University’s vice chancellor for university advancement. Edwards has served as interim vice chancellor for university advancement over the past nine months.

Wind Ensemble Concerto competition winner Brittney Self will perform on trumpet April 30

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Brittney Self, who is pursuing a master’s degree in trumpet performance at Appalachian State University, is about to end her studies in memorable fashion.

Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present concerts April 30 – May 3

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present six concerts between April 30 and May 3.

World-renowned anthropologist to speak April 27 at Appalachian

By Savannah Clemmons

BOONE, N.C.—On Thursday, April 27, the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University will host Columbia University professor and anthropologist Dr. Michael T. Taussig for a public lecture titled “Corpse Magic for Vengeance and its Curious Demise.” The event will take place at 5 p.m. in Room 124-B of the Reich College of Education’s Bryce and Izoria Gordon Gathering Hall, and is free of charge and open to the public.

Registration open for the High Country Triple Crown running series

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—Registration is open for the 13th High Country Triple Crown, a challenging and fun trio of races covering beautiful mountain terrain in Watauga County. The series is presented by Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS). All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Appalachian Gospel Choir to perform April 26

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Under Dr. DaVaughn Miller’s direction, the Appalachian Gospel Choir will present “Nothing to Fear” at 8 p.m. April 26 in Rosen Concert Hall of the Broyhill Music Center on the university’s campus.

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted May 3

By Kesha Williams

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

Appalachian Safety Summit to be held May 30-31

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—The third annual Appalachian Safety Summit will take place in the Plemmons Student Union on the campus of Appalachian State University May 30 – 31.