Theatre and Dance presents the 2016 ‘First Year Showcase’

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:15am

Theatre and Dance presents the 2016 ‘First Year Showcase’

Posted September 16, 2016 at 4:07 pm · By ASU News
Filed under Events, General, Theatre and Dance, Today

By Keith Martin

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the 2016 “First Year Showcase” at 7 p.m. Sept. 22–24 with a 2 p.m. matinee Sept. 25. The production takes place in the university’s I.G. Greer Studio Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Each performance season opens with the showcase, a fast-paced, high-energy performance by new students. The theme for the 2016 showcase is “Transformation,” and members of the largest incoming class in department history—65 freshmen and transfer students—will make their Appalachian debut.

Under the direction of Theatre Arts Professor Joel Williams, students will devise and present four original short scenes. The four scenes are directed by junior and senior theatre education majors Jordan Correll, Brea Glosson, Tia’rah Kindle and Lauren Thefaine. Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Dance Studies Cara Hagan, students will also perform original works choreographed by Dance Studies Professor Marianne Adams, Dance Studies Adjunct Chris Yon and Hagan, along with a piece created by senior dance studies minor Sarah Patrick.

Pieces featured in the showcase are personal to the performers, highlighting their past and current experiences. Participants also establish long-lasting friendships and professional relationships that leave a positive impression for students who are just beginning their college career at Appalachian, whether as freshmen or transfer students.

“It’s really a great opportunity for students to meet other people, to get to know the department and learn what possibilities are available to them,” said Hagan.

I.G. Greer Studio Theatre is located on the lower level of the I.G. Greer building below the main auditorium, with a separate entrance down the stairway on the side of the building. Parking is available in faculty lots after 5 p.m., and in the College Street parking deck near Belk Library and Information Commons after 5:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts box office weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Valborg Theatre box office weekdays 1-5 p.m. or online at

Fall 2016 Faculty and Staff Meeting

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:00pm

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Reception immediately following. Please hold this date and time on your calendars.

Beaver College of Health Sciences groundbreaking Thursday, June 23

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Beaver College of Health Sciences site - 1179 State Farm Road, Boone NC 28607

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, from 10 – 11 a.m. at Appalachian State University's Beaver College of Health Sciences site, 1179 State Farm Road. The campus community and public are invited.

It has been less than three months since the Connect N.C. bond passed, allocating $70 million in funds for construction of the 203,000 square foot facility. At a site dedication ceremony in April, attended by UNC President Margaret Spellings, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts said, "Our project is shovel ready and work will begin in July."

Everts added, "Indeed, we are on schedule to begin work. This world-class facility will expand our capacity to provide healthcare professionals for North Carolina," she continued. "With qualified healthcare professionals and healthcare educators, Appalachian can help meet the demand created by a critical shortage of health care access, particularly for residents in the rural areas of our state."The new college facility will also provide inter-professional collaboration across the disciplines, which will in turn help attract talented students, faculty and staff to the northwestern region of our state."Nearly 20 percent of Appalachian's students are taught by Beaver College of Health Sciences faculty. Including nursing, there are six departments and 16 undergraduate and graduate degrees offered in the college, from disciplines including communication sciences and disorders, and nutrition and health care management.The new building will be constructed on a 9.2-acre parcel of land adjacent to Watauga Medical Center and donated by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System.For questions or additional information, contact the Office of the Chancellor at 828-262-7642.

Faculty and Staff Open Forum Master Plan Listening Session

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 2:30pm

114 Belk Library and Information Commons

 Please come to discuss the next Master Plan for Appalachian State University

Campus Budget Presentations

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

201 Blue Ridge Ballroom - PSU

 As a reminder, you are cordially invited to attend all or part of the budget presentations on Friday, April 22 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in 201 Blue Ridge Ballroom inside the Plemmons Student Union.

Please refer to the presentation schedule below. Although most of the day will consist of presentations, I draw your attention to the Question and Answer Session from 10:00-10:30 a.m. The campus community will also have an opportunity following the budget presentations to provide additional input via a dedicated webpage devoted to the 2016 Budget Presentations, housed on the Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning (IRAP) website at

For those not able to attend in person, the presentations will be live video streamed at

Thank you for your engagement with this important initiative. In future years we intend to refine this process with input from the campus community.

Budget Presentation Outline
Date: April 22, 2016
Location: 201 Blue Ridge Ballroom – PSU

  • 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
  • 8:00 – 8:05 a.m. Introductory Remarks (Provost Darrell Kruger)
  • 8:10 – 8:25 a.m. University Budget Overview (Tim Burwell)
  • 8:25 – 8:40 a.m. Business Affairs Overview (Tim Burwell)
  • 8:40 – 8:55 a.m. University Advancement Overview (Susan Pettyjohn)
  • 8:55 – 9:10 a.m. Student Development Overview (Cindy Wallace)
  • 9:10 – 9:25 a.m. Auxiliary Services Overview (Randy Edwards)
  • 9:25 – 9:40 a.m. Athletics Overview (Doug Gillin)
  • 9:40 – 9:55 a.m. Academic Affairs Overview (Darrell Kruger)
  • 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Q&A Session and Break
  • 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. CAS Presentation (Tony Calamai)
  • 11:05 – 11:20 a.m. HSOM Presentation (Bill Pelto)
  • 11:25 – 11:40 a.m. Library Presentation (Leslie Farison)
  • 11:45 – 12:00 p.m. FAA Presentation (Glenda Treadaway)
  • 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 12:45 – 1:00 p.m. COB Presentation (Heather Norris)
  • 1:05 – 1:20 p.m. CHS (Fred Whitt)
  • 1:25 – 1:40 p.m. RCOE Presentation (Monica Lambert)
  • 1:40 – 2:00 p.m. Next Steps and Q&A (Provost Kruger)