The rankings keep rolling in for Appalachian State University and other N.C. schools. Recently The Business Journals, a division of American City Business Journals, published their top ranking of the nation’s 484 public colleges and universities.
Cellist Gee and pianist Mackey began performing as a duo in 2004. They have performed in venues in Florida, New York, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Europe and Africa.
Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents the costume drama “The Countess.” Dr. Paulette Marty, a theatre faculty professor who specializes in theatre history, dramatic literature, dramaturgy, and cross-disciplinary topics, directs the production.
US Conec, a Hickory-based fiber optic cables and connection hardware manufacturer, has contributed $5,000 to support the 2015 Future Engineers’ Camp operated by the N.C. Center for Engineering Technologies. The center, also located in Hickory, operates week-long day camps each summer for area school students from 3rd to 10th grade.
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has awarded $7,000 to the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University to develop lesson plans about North Carolina’s music traditions.
The fair will allow faculty to share teaching and course design strategies used to enhance student learning using technology; connect teaching faculty and staff with similar pedagogical and content roles and interests; initiate communities of learners; promote the Technology for Teaching website and other campus resources for teaching/course design; and inform staff and faculty on support services offered on campus to effectively integrate technology into teaching and course design.
Mitchell Townley, a junior music education major at Appalachian State University, recently was accepted as a semi-finalist for the National Trumpet Competition’s undergraduate solo division. He will perform “Legend” by George Enesco.