The Rain Drops North American Tour featuring Paper Diamond Comes to Legends at ASU Wednesday, Jan. 28

Published Friday, January 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm
Electronic music fans in Boone have something to get excited about. The Rain Drops Tour, headlined by Colorado artist Paper Diamond, will come to Legends at Appalachian State University on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Doors will open at 9 p.m. Tickets are currently available to purchase online at the Legends website or at the ticket desk in Plemmons Student Union, which is open Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Read more...
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UPDATE: Weather Forces Changes to Appalachian State University’s Friday Homecoming Schedule

Published Friday, October 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm


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… Continue reading

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...
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The Sun Belt Conference Adds Appalachian State University Men’s Soccer for 2014 Athletic Season

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:36 am
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.Read more...
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AppalCART Public Transportation Authority Reports Six Percent Ridership Increase Over Last January

Published Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:49 am
AppalCART, the public transportation authority serving all of Watauga County announced a 6 percent ridership increase on its routes over January a year ago. The authority recorded 148,129 passenger trips last month versus 139,154 for the month of January 2013. Read more...
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Craig Robinson of ‘The Office’ Brings Stand-Up Comedy and Musical Routine to Appalachian State University

Published Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:10 am
Craig Robinson, star of "This is the End" and "The Office" will bring his stand-up comedy and musical routine to the campus of Appalachian State University March 2. The event will be held in the Holmes Convocation Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Read more...
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Appalachian State University Professor’s Book Details History of Cybercrime and Provides Case Studies

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:25 am
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. Read more...
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Joel Williams’ ‘Promises’ Chosen to be Performed at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Published Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:28 am
"Promises" a new play by Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance faculty member Joel Williams has been chosen to be performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (HCACTF). This is the third time that Appalachian has been selected for this honor, following acclaimed festival appearances in 2001 and 2010. Read more...
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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...
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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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Smith Gallery and the Turchin Center Presents 2014 Department of Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Published Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:01 am
Appalachian State University presents the 2014 Department of Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition at the Smith Gallery and Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) in Boone. This show represents a wide variety of recent works created by artists currently teaching in the Department of Art. The exhibition will be on view from Jan. 24-Feb. 27 at the Smith Gallery located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts and Feb. 7- March 22 at TCVA on King Street. Read more...
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ASU’s Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program Offers Affordable Craft Instruction This Spring

Published Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm
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. Read more...
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Appalachian State University Sweeps the 2012-2013 Southern Conference Commissioner’s and Germann Cups

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:54 am
May 30, 2013. For the ninth time in its illustrious history, Appalachian State University has swept the 2012-13 Southern Conference Commissioner’s and Germann Cups, the SoCon office announced on Tuesday. The Commissioner’s and Germann Cups are awarded annually to the institutions fielding the SoCon’s best all-around men’s and women’s sports programs, respectively. 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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Appalachian Holds Annual All-Sports Banquet

Published Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm
May 3, 2013. Appalachian State University athletics handed out 36 awards and recognized dozens more at its annual All-Sports Banquet, appropriately titled The APPspy Awards, on Thursday evening at Holmes Convocation Center. The end-of-year awards ceremony is organized by Appalachian State’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s board members. Read more...
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Appalachian State University’s 2014 Football Schedule is Taking Shape After Recent Move to the FBS Ranks

Published Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:15 pm

May 3, 2013. Appalachian State University’s 2014 football schedule is taking shape with the addition of a home game versus Campbell and the cancellation of a previously scheduled trip to McNeese State.

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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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Interview: Chancellor Ken Peacock of ASU Speaks on His Career and About His Decision to Step Down

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:32 am
April 23, 2013. Dr. Ken Peacock has spent the better part of a decade known as the high-energy, caring and inspiring chancellor of Appalachian State, and since 2004 he has been beloved as the figurehead of the University. That is why it came as a shock to most of the university body when Peacock announced on Thursday of last week that he would be stepping down as Chancellor. Read more...
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High Country Residents and Visitors Get into the Green Spirit as They Welcome Earth Week This Week

Published Monday, April 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm
April 22, 2013. It's Earth Day! Here in the High Country, like many other places around the country, residents, students and visitors alike are all getting into the green spirit. The High Country boasts many activities to help everyone in the area celebrate Read more...
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Photos: ASU Football’s First Spring Scrimmage

Published Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:43 am
April 23, 2013. A terrific defensive effort and stellar punting and place-kicking by Zach Matics (Jacksonville, N.C./Southwest-Onslow) lifted the Black squad to a 12-3 win over the Gold in Appalachian State University football’s Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Black defense surrendered just 180 yards (2.9 yards per play), including a paltry 26 yards on 35 Gold rushes (0.7 yards per carry). The Gold defense was nearly as staunch, allowing Read more...
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Walker College of Business Receives Accreditation Renewal from AACSB for Five More Years

Published Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm
March 29, 2013. AACSB International (AACSB) has extended accreditation to the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University for an additional five years. Read more...
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Appalachian State University Holds 12th Annual Diversity Celebration on April 9 in Plemmons Student Union

Published Friday, March 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm
March 29, 2013. Appalachian State University’s 12th annual Diversity Celebration, featuring music, food and more, will be held April 9 in the Plemmons Student Union from 3-9 p.m. Read more...
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The Second Annual Hunger Games Will Be Held on Appalachian State University Campus This Saturday

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm
March 20, 2013. Are you hungry for The Hunger Games and can’t wait till November? Then come on out to Duck Pond Field on the Appalachian State University campus this Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m. for the Second Annual Appalachian Hunger Games. Read more...
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LGBT Center at Appalachian State Presents a Reading of ‘8’ on March 26 in the Parkway Ballroom

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm
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. Read more...
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Appalachian State On Spring Break Vacation Through This Coming Weekend; AppalCART Reducing Routes

Published Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:20 am
March 11, 2013. Beginning this past Friday, Appalachian State University students were "free at last" when their final class of the day let out -- for a week or so anyway. From March 11 to 15 the university is on Spring Break and most of the roughly more than 16,000 ASU students will file out of Boone. Read more...
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Award-winning musical ‘Rent’ to be presented Dec. 9 by Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Dec. 4, 2012. The highly acclaimed musical “Rent” will make its regional premiere at Appalachian State University Dec. 9 with two performances, at 2 and 8 p.m., in Rosen Concert Hall by the newly formed Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble. This is the first time “Rent” has been produced in the High Country. Appalachian’s production involves more than four dozen students in the cast, crew and live orchestra, representing 18 different academic majors from across the university. Read more…
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Tunnel of Oppression Event Hosted by ASU Student Government Association on Dec. 6

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Dec. 4, 2012. Appalachian State University’s Student Government Association will host a Tunnel of Oppression event on Dec. 6 from 5:30 - 10 p.m. to raise campus familiarity with issues related to cruelty and brutality. The public is invited. The SGA annually sponsors the event by gathering club volunteers to demonstrate negative acts of coercion through dramatizations. Read more…
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Hunger, Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 10–17

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:39 am
Nov. 7, 2012. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will be held at Appalachian State University Nov. 10 – 17 featuring events intended bring attention to issues of poverty, hunger and homelessness. The public is invited to participate, unless otherwise noted. Read more...
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AppalCART Sets Record for System-Wide Ridership

Published Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm
Nov. 5, 2012. The AppalCART, Boone's free public transportation system, reported a system wide record setting ridership of 212,874 passengers for October, representing a 9.8 percent increase over October last year. The increase in ridership comes as a result of AppalCART adding two additional routes, an extra Purple route and the new Silver route. 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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Take a Musical Journey Through Watauga County with Composer, Violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain and Laurelyn Dossett Nov. 1

Published Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm
Oct. 29, 2012. Appalachian State University's Performing Arts Series is participating in a statewide collaboration with arts presenters all over North Carolina to bring Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina to the High Country. Read more...
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Weekend Roundup: 19 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Oct. 26-28

Published Friday, October 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm
Oct. 26, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country. Read more...
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New Shop on Howard Street Yosefa AntiquiTEA May Be Just Your Cup of Tea; Opened for Business Oct. 5

Published Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm
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. 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…
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