News from Appalachian State University

BOONE, NC (September 28, 2016)…News from Appalachian State University.

Appalachian State University professor Joseph Bathanti receives the North Carolina Award for Literature
By: Megan Hayes
BOONE—Appalachian State University professor of creative writing and poet, novelist and essayist Joseph Bathanti was awarded the North Carolina Award for Literature on Sept. 22. The North Carolina Award is the state’s highest civilian honor. Gov. Pat McCrory presented the award to Bathanti and six other recipients at a ceremony at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Learn more

Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents ‘Selkie’ Sept. 28–Oct. 2
By: Keith Martin
BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Selkie: Between Land and Sea,” Laurie Brooks’ award-winning drama, Sept. 28–Oct. 2 at Valborg Theatre on the Appalachian campus. The show, which continues the department’s tradition of staging plays for young adults on alternating years, was produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Illinois. Learn more

Dr. Rodney Reynerson to perform piano recital Oct. 6 at Rosen Concert Hall
By: Kesha Williams
BOONE—Dr. Rodney Reynerson, professor in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music (HSOM), will perform a piano recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the university’s campus. Learn more

Registration is open for the annual running of The Knob; proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country
BOONE—Registration is open for The Knob, the third and final race of the 2016 High Country Triple Crown series, which will take place Oct. 8. Participants can walk or run, and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country. Girls on the Run promotes the health and confidence of girls in grades 3 to 8, using a curriculum that emphasizes running. In 2015, the race series donated $10,000 to the program’s scholarship fund. Learn more

Howard Street Hall renovation and restoration to begin, will provide offices and classrooms for academics
By: Elisabeth Wall
BOONE—During his “listening” phase over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, Appalachian State University Provost Darrell Kruger hosted a number of open forums. A constant refrain from faculty and staff attending the forums was the need for expanded and improved academic space. Learn more

Appalachian State University assistant communication professor directs another season of “A Craftsman’s Legacy”
By: Meghan McCandless
BOONE—Kelly Davis, an assistant professor of electronic media and broadcasting in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University, has directed the third season of “A Craftsman’s Legacy,” which begins airing at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 on UNC-TV. Learn more

Evan Lohmann joins Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development as assistant director of education abroad
By: Mallory Sadler
BOONE—Evan Lohmann joined Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development (OIED) as the new assistant director of education abroad in June. Learn more

Registration is open for the Annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk
By: University Communications
BOONE—Registration is open for the annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 1. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Management Scholarship Endowment of the recreation management program in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. Learn more

The Smith Gallery hosts visiting artist Sheryl Oring Sept. 29
By: University Communications
BOONE—Sheryl Oring brings her “I Wish to Say Project” to Appalachian State University on Sept. 29 as part of the Smith Gallery’s visiting artist series. Learn more

About Appalachian
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.