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Appalachian receives $35,000 from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation for teacher development project

BOONE—The Western North Carolina Network for Access and Success housed at Appalachian State University has received $35,000 from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to implement the “High School to College” faculty/teacher development project.

Student lands internship with Smithsonian’s Folkways Recordings label

peach_t.jpgBOONE—Doug Peach loves to travel and learn about music from other cultures. The Appalachian State University senior has used those interests to secure a 15-week internship with the Smithsonian Institute’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Folkways Recordings label.

Researchers explore link between weather changes and occurrence of wildfires

soule_t.jpgBOONE—Geographers from Appalachian State University and UNC Greensboro have found a piece of the global warming/climate change puzzle related to the occurrence of wildfires in the northern Rocky Mountains.

Having their say; Appalachian graduates speak during commencement

BOONE—Seven Appalachian State University graduates spoke during commencement ceremonies on Dec. 16. Some spoke of the support they had received from faculty and fellow students, and the exciting opportunities facing them.

Still time to make year-end gift to Appalachian

Although academic activities on campus have ceased for the holidays, University Advancement staff members are available to facilitate year-end gift giving to Appalachian State University in any way convenient for the donor, said Susan Pettyjohn, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. To make a gift online, go to and select from the options available.

“If the donor would like to make a gift of stock, or has questions regarding a year-end gift, we will be available in the Advancement office at (828) 262-2090 and messages will be returned as quickly as possible,” Pettyjohn said. “Thank you for your support of Appalachian and happy holidays to all our alumni, friends and supporters.”


Appalachian Chorale begins rehearsals Jan. 14.

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale continues its 32nd season with rehearsals for Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “A Sea Symphony.”

All interested singers are invited to attend rehearsals beginning Jan. 14, 2008. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening during Appalachian State University’s academic semester, except during official breaks and holidays.

Appalachian ROTC cadets receive second lieutenant bars

DSCF0433r_t.jpgBOONE—Among the more than 1,000 students receiving degrees during commencement Dec. 16 at Appalachian State University were eight new officers in the U.S. Army.

The officers were commissioned as second lieutenants by Lt. Col. Douglas G. Jett, chairman of the Department of Military Science and Leadership at Appalachian and leader of the university’s Army ROTC program.

New office building planned for Camp Broadstone

broadstone_t.jpgBOONE—It has been more than 30 years since a building has been added to Camp Broadstone, but that soon will change.

A 1,500-square foot administrative building is expected to be complete by late spring or early summer 2008.

Earning a college degree includes the obligation to help others, speaker tells graduates

commencement_t.jpgBOONE—Education has the power to influence people and help them realize their dreams, N.C. State Superintendent of Public Instruction June St. Clair Atkinson told Appalachian State University graduates during commencement on Sunday.