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Archive for May, 2006

Dubino to Chair Department of English at Appalachian

BOONE—Jeanne Dubino has been named chair of Appalachian State University’s Department of English. She replaces David P. Haney who will become associate vice chancellor for academic affairs July 1.

Department of geology students uncover fossils in New Mexico

Prep.jpgBOONE—Five undergraduates in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology recently returned from a trip to the American Southwest where they collected fossils, attended a research conference and presented results of research conducted at the university.

Media literacy skills are crucial for today’s youth

BOONE—School students today belong to the most technology-savvy generation in ages.

Appalachian State University Foundation awards grants to enhance faculty teaching and research

BOONE—A total of $50,000 from the Appalachian State University Foundation has been awarded to 16 professors and instructors at Appalachian State University through a newly created program designed to support professional development in teaching, scholarship or creative activity.

Furr receives Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Madagascar

D06_05Furr04.JPGBOONE—Anne Furr, a December graduate from Appalachian State University, has parlayed her interest in travel, sustainable development and marine biology into a 10-month trip to Madagascar.

Wine entrepreneurs featured on TV program

BOONE — Ed and Charlie Shelton, who turned a Surry County farm into Shelton Vineyards after retiring from a successful real estate business, are featured on the latest “Appalachian Perspective” cable television program.

Peacock featured on “North Carolina People” this friday

BOONE – Appalachian State University Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock will be the guest on UNC TV’s “North Carolina People” Friday, May 26, at 9 p.m. The program is hosted by William Friday.

Appalachian State University cadets commissioned as second lieutenants

06_05ROTC18.jpgBOONE—Nine Appalachian State University cadets and graduating seniors were commissioned as second lieutenants May 5 by Lt. Col. Douglas G. Jett during a commissioning ceremony held on campus.

University Holds Memorial Day Ceremony May 29

BOONE—Appalachian State University will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 29, at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial on the west side of the Dougherty Administration Building. Blowing Rock resident Lt. Col. William A. Parker (retired) will be the guest speaker.