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Archive for 2000

“The Nature of Things” Host David Suzuki Speaks at Appalachian Jan. 18

122200suzukihi_dl.jpgBOONE — Dr. David Suzuki, chair of the David Suzuki Foundation and award-winning geneticist and broadcaster, will speak Jan. 18, 2001, at 8 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Farthing Auditorium.

Spring Film Series Features Hollywood Classics

BOONE — Fans of the big screen can enjoy 11 nights of movie classics during the Private Screenings Film Series at Appalachian State University.

Partial Solar Eclipse Will Occur on Christmas Day

by Thomas L. Rokoske

(NOTE: Dr. Rokoske is a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy)

BOONE — The last solar eclipse of this millennium will occur on Christmas Day.

Educational Leader Dies

BOONE — Dr. Jimmy Smith, 58, of 224 Morningside Drive in Boone died Saturday, Dec. 16, after a lengthy illness.

Appalachian Graduates Urged to Embrace Life’s

grad.jpgBOONE — Graduates of Appalachian State University were urged to embrace life’s opportunities and challenges by commencement speakers Dr. Katie G. Dorsett and Robert Morgan during ceremonies Dec. 16.

Personal Touch Drives Growth in Community Banks

By Jane Nicholson

BOONE — Community banks are thriving across North Carolina because they offer something few mega banks can match — personal service.

Theatre Professor Honored

honor.jpgby Jane Nicholson

BOONE — A 1970 postal strike caused Ed Pilkington to miss a New York teaching post, but it worked to Appalachian State University’s advantage.

Best-selling Novelist Says Americans Hungry

081400morgan_dl.jpgBOONE — Americans’ hunger to connect with a calmer past is spurring the popularity of Appalachian fiction, best-selling novelist Robert Morgan says on “Appalachian Perspective” cable television show.

Lovins Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration at Appalachian

BOONE — Gregory M. Lovins of Boone has been named associate vice chancellor for administration at Appalachian State University.