After an extensive national search, Dr. Randy Edwards has been named Appalachian’s vice chancellor for university advancement. Edwards will oversee development operations, the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc. and Alumni Affairs.
Furniture designer Alyssa Coletti is determined to expand student exposure to and experience with sustainable design. An adjunct instructor in Appalachian’s Department of Applied Design, she teaches just one or two courses per semester with the goal of providing a unique, hands-on experience for her students.
Each of the scholarship proposals awarded reflect one or more of the university’s strategic initiatives: sustainability in the areas of economics, equity and the environment; diversity; student research; global learning; wellness and safety; and community and civic engagement.
Under the direction of Mélisse Brunet, the orchestra will perform Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird Suite,” John Williams’ “Harry Potter Symphonic Suite” and Dr. Nancy Bargerstock will solo in Antonín Dvořák’s “Romance in F Minor, Op. 11.”
This group of Hayes School of Music students, directed by Adam Campbell, performs music found in video games. The group will perform Kenji Ito’s “Cid’s Test Course” and “Dash de Chocobo”; Shogo Sakai and Junichi Nakatsuru’s “Super Smash Bros.”; and Jeremy Soule’s “Skyrim.”
Under the direction of Dr. Linda Larson, the chorale will perform three masterworks: Johannes Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103,” Wolfgang Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus” and Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48.”
Inspired by the New River and the Turchin Center exhibition Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River, friends of the river and the arts are invited outdoors to the New River State Park to celebrate the river, relax with friends and view a site-specific installation by Charlotte sculptor Keith Bryant.
High Country Spring Procession, a lively community art parade celebrating springtime and life, will take place along Howard Street in downtown Boone. A free hat-making workshop will be held prior to the parade and the evening will conclude with a community potluck.