Environmentalist and clean-energy advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be presenting the keynote address for the 4th annual Appalachian Energy Summit at the Schaefer Center of Performing Arts, Monday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. By Josiah Clark
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
Fifteen hours of dancing on the part of many Appalachian State University students have really paid off for two local nonprofit organizations. This year, the annual event raised $33,246.49, a huge jump from last year and a leaps and bounds over the event’s fundraising goal of $25,000.
BY MADISON V. FISLER
The annual Valentine’s Day Dinner Theater hosted by The Department of Student Programs and Appalachian Food Services has sold out for this Friday. The dinner and a show event will feature the Appalachian Musical Theater Ensemble in an entertaining “miscast” production of unlikely love song choices.
BY RACHEL EMILY AUTON
Throw on your boots and head to campus! Country music star Corey Smith will be making his way back to Appalachian State University for yet another spectacular show at Legends. Corey Smith will rock the stage once again at Legends on Feb. 5, hosted by the Concerts Council of the Appalachian Popular Programming Society.
BY MADISON V. FISLER
In celebration of Black History Month, student organizations at Appalachian State University will host programs that challenge thoughts on racism as well as uplift the black community. The public is invited to all events, which run from Feb. 3-26.
May 8, 2013. Spring commencement will be held May 10-12 at Appalachian State University with the university’s colleges and schools holding individual ceremonies over the three days.
May 1, 2013. John Darnielle will bring his solo performance to Legends music hall May 1at Appalachian State University. Doors open for the performance at 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for Appalachian students and $12 for guests and at the door.
April 26, 2013. Appalachian State University is one of 322 colleges and universities across the nation included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges” for 2013. The guide was created in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.
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.
April 19, 2013. Split Rail Records and Appalachian State University’s Music Industry Club (MIC) to present the area’s first Music Street event to be hosted on Saturday.
April 15, 2013. The Concerts Council of the Appalachian Popular Programming Society brings critically-acclaimed Pretty Lights recording artist Gramatik on April 23, 2013 to Legends. The performance will feature an eclectic bill of electronic and dance-inducing blend of beats with support from Cherub and heRobust for the last rave of the semester.
March 29, 2013. Writer and art curator Tom Patterson will discuss the Black Mountain College Festival and the influence it had on his career Thursday, April 11, at Appalachian State University. It begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall in the Living Learning Center off Bodenheimer Drive on campus. The public is invited to attend. A Southern-based writer, independent curator and former small-press publisher, Patterson has always pursued an autonomous path…
Jan. 21, 2013. Offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore will become only the second former Appalachian State University student-athlete to play in a Super Bowl when his San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.
Nov. 5, 2012. Brian DeRouen, a social justice advocate, will conduct a non-violence training session at Appalachian State University on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in room 11 of Anne Belk Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
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. 24, 2012 Blowing Rock crime writer and Appalachian State faculty member Glenn A. Bruce has released his fourth book, and this one is his darkest one yet. “Rubric” is the story of the events that “send fictional Homicide Detective Mark Young into a spiraling free fall of change and self-examination” after a series of killings in his community.
BY MADISON FISLER
Oct. 23, 2012. Toubab Krewe will be hitting up the high country this Halloween. On Oct. 31, 2012, the Asheville-based band will be appearing at Legends in Boone hosted by the Stage Shows Council of the Appalachian State Popular Programming Society.
BY MADISON FISLER
Oct. 31, 2012. Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management Association is holding the fourth Annual Black Saturday 5K on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 8 a.m. The 5K will begin on campus, starting and finishing at the Holmes Convocation Center.
Oct. 18, 2012. The week begins with the Appalachian Studies Benefit Dance at Legends on Oct. 19. The dance will run from 7-11 p.m. and feature the Half-Runners with caller Jesse “Hot-Pants” Edgerton. Tickets are $2 for students and $3 for guests. There will also be cake walks and a tag sale.
By Jesse Wood Oct. 15, 2012. As part of the ASU Department of Communication’s Fall Debate Series, candidates for the N.C. House and Senate, U.S. House and Watauga County Board of Commissioners will pitch their candidacy on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Broyhill Events Center inside the Helen Powers Grand Hall. Participants include candidates for the 93rd District of the N.C. House – Jonathan Jordan and Cullie Tarleton; 45th District of the N.C. Senate – Dan Soucek and Roy Carter; the Watauga County Board of Commissioners – Tommy Adams, Vince Gable, Billy Kennedy, Virginia Roseman, John Welch and Perry Yates; and N.C. 5th District of U.S. House – Elisabeth Motsinger. Virginia Foxx, who resides in the High Country, declined her invitation participate, according to a release from ASU. A representative from Foxx’s campaign hasn’t returned a phone call as of Monday morning. The event, which is presented by AppSpeaks, College Democrats, College REpublicans and the SGA, is open to the public and is free to attend. A reception will follow the forum. For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Motter at 828-262-7527 or email him at [email protected]
Oct. 11, 2012. The Watauga Community Band presents its Fall Concert on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Rosen Concert Hall in the Hayes School of Music on ASU. The concert is free and open to the public, however donations are welcome and appreciated.
BY JESSE WOOD
Sept. 29, 2012. Update. A man found dead in Kraut Creek on the campus of ASU has been identified as 19-year-old Tyler Blalock, a sophomore from Charlotte studying sustainable development. The body was discovered near where numerous tailgating sites are set up for today’s football game, which is dubbed “Family Weekend.”
BY JESSE WOOD & PAUL T. CHOATE
Sept. 26, 2012. Bethanie Campbell, author of the children’s book Freddy Sinclair’s Double Dare, will appear at the Watauga County Public Library for a book signing and reading during story time on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m.
Sept. 26,2012. Entrepreneurship and emerging technologies, as well as the science and ethics of accelerating inequality and climate change are the focus of the “Business Ethics in the 21st Century” conference Friday, Oct. 19, at Appalachian State University.