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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Deliver Keynote Address for 4th Annual Appalachian Energy Summit

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 3:39 pm
July 7, 2015. 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 / Read more…
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The 2014 Spring Visiting Writers Series at ASU Kicks Off with Poet, Editor and Publisher Gina Myers on March 20

Published Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm
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. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Appalachian State University’s ACT Dance Marathon Raises $33,246.49 for Local Nonprofit Organizations

Published Monday, February 24, 2014 at 3:24 pm
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. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Valentine’s Day Dinner Theater Featuring The Appalachian Musical Theater Society Sold Out

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:59 pm
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. Read more...
BY RACHEL EMILY AUTON
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Country Music Star Corey Smith Rocks Legends at Appalachian State University on Feb. 5

Published Monday, February 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm
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. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Student Organizations at Appalachian State University Celebrate Black History Month in February

Published Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:26 pm
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. Read more...
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Appalachian State University Announces Spring Commencement Held May 10-12 for All Spring Graduates

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm
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. Read more...
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John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats to Bring Solo Performance to Legends at ASU on Wednesday, May 1

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm
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. Read more...
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Appalachian State University Named One of The Princeton Review’s Top 322 Green Colleges

Published Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm
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. Read more...
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News From Appalachian: Take the Graduation Pledge for Social and Environmental Responsibility

Published Friday, April 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm
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. Read more...
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Music Street Celebration Recognizes Local Music and Record Stores for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 20

Published Friday, April 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm
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. Read more...
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Gramatik Brings His Electro-Frenzy ‘Age of Reason Tour’ to Legends at Appalachian State University on April 23

Published Monday, April 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm
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. Read more...
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Internationally Known Writer and Art Curator Tom Patterson Lectures on April 11 at Appalachian State

Published Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm
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... Read more...
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Daniel Kilgore To Become Only Second Former ASU Football Player to Play in Super Bowl

Published Monday, January 21, 2013 at 9:27 am
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. Read more...
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Brian DeRouen, Featured in ‘On the Line’ Documentary, to Teach Non-Violence Training Session Nov. 7

Published Monday, November 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm
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. Read more...
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Fourth Annual Black Saturday 5k Race is Back at ASU

Published Monday, October 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm
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. Read more…
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Local Author Releases Newest Crime Story

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm
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. Read more…
BY MADISON FISLER
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Toubab Krewe Hits the High Country on Halloween

Published Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm
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. Read more…
BY MADISON FISLER
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Black Saturday 5K Held Nov. 10 at ASU; Mountaineers Square off Against Furman in Final Home Game

Published Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm
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. Read more...
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Appalachian Heritage Week Celebrated Oct. 19-Nov. 2

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm
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. Read more...
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Another Candidate Debate/Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at ASU’s Broyhill Events Center, Foxx Declines Invite

Published Monday, October 15, 2012 at 9:46 am

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,… Continue reading

Watauga Community Band Holds Fall Concert on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Rosen Concert Hall at ASU

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm
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. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Student Found Dead in Kraut Creek at ASU; Blalock’s Death Due to Accidental Drowning, No Foul Play

Published Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm
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." Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD & PAUL T. CHOATE
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Local Author Turns Kid’s Attention To Generosity for Those in Need, To Appear at Library Thursday at 11 a.m.

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm
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. Read more...
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Conference Oct. 19 Focuses on Business Ethics in the 21st Century, Includes ASU Faculty Panelists

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm
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. Read more...
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New ASU Sexual Misconduct Policy Addendum Presented Last Friday at Board of Trustees Meeting

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Sept. 25, 2012. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees met for their quarterly meeting and an addendum to the Code of Student Conduct related to sexual misconduct was discussed. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Billed as ‘Most Important Political Rally in County History,’ ASU Hosts Democratic Fall Rally on Saturday

Published Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Sept. 20, 2012. A slue of state-wide candidates are scheduled to attend: Current Lt. Governor Walter Dalton who is running for governor; N.C. Treasurer Janet Cowell; Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, N.C. Auditor Beth Wood; and N.C. Supt. of Public Instruction June Atkinson. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Denied! Sort of… ASU Gets One of Four Parcels on University Hall Drive Rezoned at Council Meeting

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm
Sept. 18, 2012. The Boone Town Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to decide, among other things, the fate of a rezoning request by Appalachian State University for four land parcels along University Hall Drive. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Women Between 50 and 70 Sought for Research Study at Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State

Published Monday, September 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Sept. 17, 2012. Volunteers are being sought for a research study of the effect of the supplement Wellmune WGP on immune function and anti-viral activity. The research study will measure the effect of ingesting Wellmune WGP, which contains a special molecule from baker’s yeast that may enhance the body’s immune system. Read more...
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ASU Board of Trustees to Meet Sept. 20-21

Published Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:48 am
Sept. 14, 2012. The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees will gather on campus Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20-21. A detailed schedule, agenda with accompanying materials, and reply form may be accessed at: http://chancellor.appstate.edu/board-trustees. Read more...
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Gospel Summit Held Oct. 20-21 in Boone

Published Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Sept. 13, 2012. Area singers are invited to join the Appalachian State University Gospel Choir for a rehearsal Oct. 20 at Boone United Methodist Church. The rehearsal begins at 9 a.m. and will end at noon. The Summit Choir will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Boone United Methodist Church. Read more...
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Rezoning for University Hall Drive Moves to Town Council with Planning Commission Recommendation

Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:16 am
Sept. 11, 2012. The Boone Planning Commission met on Monday, Sept. 10, and voted unanimously to recommend the Town Council approve a rezoning request sought by ASU for four land parcels along University Hall Drive. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Student Health Service Receives AAAHC Reaccreditation

Published Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm
Sept. 6, 2012. M.S. Shook Student Health Service at Appalachian State University has achieved reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes the campus health clinic from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Read more...
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Region’s Economy Improves During Past Three Months

Published Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm
Sept. 6, 2012. Western North Carolina’s economic health improved in July, posting a 0.4 point gain, marking the third monthly increase in a row and halting a two-month slide. The index, compiled by the Center for Economic Research & Policy Analysis at Appalachian State University, tracks the level of economic activity in 25 western North Carolina counties. Read more...
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Appalachian State’s Department of Theatre and Dance Announces 2012-13 Season of Comedy, Drama and Dance

Published Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm
Aug. 30, 2012. Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance announces its 2012-13 season, featuring comedy, drama and dance. The fall semester will feature seven productions: First Year Student Showcase, “Noises Off,” North Carolina Dance Festival, “Middletown,” Butoh Dance Theatre, Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble and Playcrafters’ New Play Festival. Read more...
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