1) Opening Reception for Student Art Exhibit to be Held Nov. 21 in King-Shivell Gallery
Lees-McRae’s King-Shivell Gallery is proud to host a selection of student artwork titled “Peer to Peer.” The exhibit will be on display through December 11. The opening reception is scheduled for this Friday, November 21, from 6 – 7 p.m. in King-Shivell Gallery. This exhibit is free and open to the public. “Peer to Peer” is focused on allowing students to represent their respective disciplines and expertise in art. Featuring work from students in various academic programs, the exhibit will include a variety of mediums including painting, mixed media, collage, photography, drawing and digital. “This show is important to not only me but this school and community because art is a creative outlet and a form of higher thinking,” said Vincent Preteroti, a Lees-McRae student whose art is showcased in the exhibit. “Without the exercise of both sides of the brain brought through art, critical thinking and emotional control would be nearly impossible. Art is a process that has survived history because of its impact and ability to transcend multiple levels of thinking and understanding.” The Communication Arts and Design program at Lees-McRae offers three concentrations, one of which is Art and Design. This concentration is designed for students interested in fine art techniques and 2-D design. Coursework within this concentration explores studio art and art history, which makes viewing peer work a perfect addition to the work explored in the classroom. For more information about King-Shivell Gallery, please contact Jason Sabbides at [email protected]. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. With 950 students hailing from 31 states and more than 8 countries, Lees-McRae’s broad core curriculum is enhanced by field-specific career preparation and experiential learning. For more information, please visit www.lmc.edu or call 828.898.5241.
2) Lees-McRae to Kick Off Canned Food Drive at Tonight’s Basketball Games
From Monday, November 17 through Friday, December 5, Lees-McRae will host a canned food drive to benefit Feeding Avery Families. As a kick off to the drive, on Wednesday, November 19, community members can bring two canned goods as the entry fee to the men’s and women’s basketball games against Southern Wesleyan University. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. The games will be played in the Williams Physical Education Center on Hickory Nut Gap Road. If you can’t make it to the games, please bring donations to the Student Development Office located in the Cannon Student Center. Preferred non-perishable items for donation include: Canned meats (beef, chicken, tuna), Peanut butter (plastic jars only, please), Dried/Canned Beans (pork & beans, pinto, kidney, black), Hearty Soup (pop-top cans preferred), Meals in a Box or Can (beef stew, chili, mac & cheese), Canned Fruits (fruit cocktail, raisins, apple sauce), Canned Vegetables (green beans, carrots, corn), Cereals and Grains (rice, pasta, cereal in a box or bag), Fruit and Vegetable Juice (100% juice preferred) and Dry Milk (instant non-fat). 100% of all contributions on behalf of Feeding Avery Families go directly to Avery County families in need. Feeding Avery Families provided 60% of the food assistance in Avery County in 2012 and distributes approximately 500 boxes of food reaching more than 1000 individuals each month. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. With 950 students hailing from 31 states and more than 8 countries, Lees-McRae’s broad core curriculum is enhanced by field-specific career preparation and experiential learning. For more information, please visit www.lmc.edu or call 828-898-5241.
3) Spirit Night for Mighty Mountaineer Basketball at Mellow Mushroom Held Nov. 21
Come out and support the Mighty Mountaineers basketball program this Thursday, Nov. 20, at Mellow Mushroom on King Street. Twenty percent of all dine-in sales will be donated to the Mighty Mountaineer basketball program. The two girl’s teams with the most participation will get to participate in halftime scrimmage at ASU women’s game on Saturday, Nov. 22. For more information, contact Nate Harrington at Watauga County Parks & Recreation at 828-264-9511.
4) AMB and Appalachian Roller Girls Host Second Annual Beard and Mustache Competition Nov. 22
Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Appalachian Roller Girls are teaming up to bring you the 2nd annual Beard and Mustache Competition at AMB. November 22nd starting at 5 p.m. There will be beard and mustache events plus, Arm wrestling and Leg wrestling with the roller derby girls. Farm to Flame food truck will also be there, featuring their fall pizzas. There will be prizes, 50/50 raffles and merchandise for sale. Come support your local derby girls and brewery! We are recruiting new skaters and preparing for our upcoming season!