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.
Winners of the Hayes School of Music’s concerto-aria competition will perform with the Appalachian State University Symphony Orchestra. The performance will feature trumpet player David Marvel, clarinetist Steven Lease and violinist Victor Li.
To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at two locations in Watauga County beginning in March.