By Madison Fisler Lewis Update: The schedule of homecoming events for Friday, Oct. 10, has been changed due to the weather forecast. The Lip Sync finals and pep rally will be moved to their rain location inside the Holmes Convocation Center. The times will remain the same, with Lip Sync starting at 6 p.m. and the Pep Rally following at 8 p.m. The bonfire and fireworks originally planned to follow the Pep Rally on Duck Pond Field have been cancelled. The High Country Tuple Crown running of The Knob and The Bonk remain on schedule as of now. Appalachian’s women’s soccer homecoming game against Troy University also remains on schedule as of now. Sept. 26, 2014. Homecoming weekend for Appalachian State University is almost upon us. With the kickoff event, the 1,200 Pint Homecoming Blood Drive held earlier this week, the events lineup looks to be shaping up to be one of the best years yet as alumni, students, and other members of the Appalachian family prepare for the weekend themed “Home Sweet Home.” For most, the homecoming football game is the highlight of the weekend. This year’s contest pitting the Mountaineers against Liberty will take place on Oct. 11 with …
The annual Spring Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series will kick off on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. with Gina Myers: poet, editor and publisher. Gina Myers will present at 7:30 p.m. at the Table Rock Room located in the Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University.
BY MADISON V. FISLER
Get ready to dance your fund-raising APPS off! On Saturday, Feb. 22, Appalachian State University’s Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT) will host Dance Marathon 2014! Dance Marathon is an annual event that raises funds for worthy organizations.
BY MADISON V. FISLER
Appalachian State Univesrity men’s soccer, which was originally slated to remain in the Southern Conference as an associate member, will instead participate with 17 other Appalachian State sports in the Sun Belt Conference beginning in 2014. The Sun Belt announced on Tuesday that it is reintroducing men’s soccer as a league-sponsored sport after a 19-year hiatus.
Cybercrime, criminal activity conducted over a computer network or the Internet, has grown in frequency and sophistication since the 1950s when a group of college students began breaching computers to steal information. While their original intent seemingly was benign, a range of theft using computer technology soon followed.
For many High Country residents, the Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program offered each year at Appalachian State University is a welcome outlet for creativity and a great way to learn a new craft or hobby. This year, classes will be offered in glass fusing and slumping, digital photography, weaving, welding and metalworking, stained glass, lampwork and beadmaking, jewelry, wood bowl-turning, fiber spinning, sewing, painting, basket making and pottery.
BY MADISON V. FISLER
April 24, 2013. Have you ever been to a roller derby game? Actually, the games are called bouts and if you haven’t you are missing out on a very entertaining and intense sport! The atmosphere is fun and family friendly and kids 12 and under receive free addmission. You can always find a facepainter, poster station and activities during the half time show for the kids.
April 19, 2013. Students are encouraged to take the Appalachian State University Graduation Pledge to commit to social and environmental responsibility in any future job or career. Since 2010, approximately 363 Appalachian students have taken the pledge which asks students to make certain promises.
March 20, 2013. The Appalachian Rollergirls, the local women’s roller derby team, is hosting a “Be Your Own Superhero” dance party fundraiser on March 23. The event will be raising money for the Appalachian Rollergirls to rent a van to transport the team to compete against the Vette City Vixens in Kentucky at the Vette City Rollerderby being held on April 6 in Bowling Green, Ky.
BY MADISON V. FISLER
March 20, 2013. The LGBT Center at Appalachian State University will present a reading of Dustin Lance Black’s new play “8” on Tuesday, March 26. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. Admission is free.
Oct. 29, 2012. The Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management program is hosting its fourth annual Black Saturday 5k on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 from 8 a.m. to raise money for its academic scholarship fund. The race starts and ends at the Holmes Convocation Center, leading participants through the heart of Appalachian State’s beautiful campus.
Oct. 25, 2012. With its color splashed walls, peaceful, meditative atmosphere, and eclectic decor, Yosefa AntiquiTEA tea shop on Howard Street adds a little bit of culture to this college town.
BY MADISON FISLER
Sept. 28, 2012. A faculty recital honoring the late H. Max Smith will be held Oct. 16 at Appalachian State University. Smith was an organist and retired faculty member from the Hayes School of Music.
Sept. 27, 2012. Update: The sixth annual Appalachian State University Homecoming Blood Drive happened yesterday. The American Red Cross and ASU set new records at the blood drive, collecting 1,315 pints of blood.
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
Sept. 14, 2012. The Physical Education Program at Appalachian State University is offering its Home School Physical Education Program for the 2012-13 academic year. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 1:50 p.m. at Varsity Gym on campus.
Sept. 5, 2012. Five-time Grammy-winning musician Victor Wooten will bring his captivating band to Legends at Appalachian State University on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. The show is 18 and up. Wooten comments, “There’s something for everyone – music and messages for every age.”
Sept. 5, 2012. Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University will present a series of events with Joy Glidden, CEO of Art Index Inc., on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Glidden’s visit to campus will include a film screening of the PBS series “Art Index TV,” followed by a question and answer session and public lecture with the arts entrepreneur.
Aug. 30, 2012. The Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will award two scholarships to students majoring in teacher education. One scholarship will be awarded to a student at Appalachian State University and one will be awarded to a student at Lees-McRae College.
Aug. 21, 2012. The 12th annual BIG Sale at Appalachian State University diverted 72 tons of material from the landfill and raised $21,690.62 for local organizations through the sale of used goods Saturday, Aug. 18. The proceeds of Saturday’s sale will benefit two local organizations: The Children’s Playhouse and a partnership between Hospitality House and NC AIRE that provides energy efficiency mini-grants.
Aug. 21, 2012. A look at urban farming opens the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University for fall 2012. Novella Carpenter, author of “Farm City,” will speak on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom. Carpenter’s book chronicles her efforts to live off the land on the fringes of an urban ghetto in Oakland, Calif.
By Greg Hince Aug. 17, 2012. Appalachian State will hold its annual football Fan Fest tomorrow, Saturday Aug. 18 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The event, sponsored by Carolina West Wireless, will feature southern rock band NeedToBreathe and will be the last chance for fans to watch the Mountaineers scrimmage before they begin real action, Sept. 1 at noon against East Carolina. Mountaineer players and coaches will sign autographs and take pictures with fan during the Fan Fest. Players will also lead on-field football drills, and Appalachian cheerleaders will paint game faces. Inflatable rides will be available for young fans to enjoy. “This is the real kickoff to our football season,” Samantha Stevens, Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing and Licensing at Appalachian State said. “This is when we see all the faithful come out.” The event is an annual highlight for the Appalachian State athletics program. With the influx of students arriving and returning to Appalachian, Fan Fest is a great way to acquaint students with the football program that has brought the school so much notoriety in the past few years. “This really is the last chance to see the team before they begin the new season,” Stevens said. Fan …
July 18, 2012. Appalachian State University athletics announced on Tuesday that Southern rock band NeedToBreathe will headline Appalachian football’s annual Fan Fest, presented by Carolina West Wireless on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 4 p.m. — Gates open and traditional family-friendly Fan Fest activities begin. Activities include: Mountaineer student-athletes and coaches signing autographs and taking pictures with fans, face-paining by Appalachian cheerleaders, inflatable rides for kids and access to the Kidd Brewer Stadium playing field,. 6 p.m. — Appalachian State football holds its final intrasquad scrimmage of the preseason. 8:30 p.m. — NeedToBreathe performs. A nationally acclaimed Southern rock band from Possum Kingdom, S.C., NeedToBreathe is touring nationwide on the heels of their latest album, The Reckoning, debuting at No. 6 on Billboard’s top-200 chart. NeedToBreathe has sold out venues such as Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and Chicago’s House of Blues and scored an impressive number of placements in blockbuster films and numerous primetime television shows, including P.S. I Love You, Desperate Housewives and The Biggest Loser. TICKETS • Admission to the entire Fan Fest event, including the scrimmage, on-field activities and NeedToBreathe concert is FREE for Appalachian State football season-ticket holders and Appalachian students. • …
May 30, 2012. Monica Pombo, faculty member in the Communication Department at Appalachian State University, passed away Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.
BY GREG HINCE