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Archive for June, 2007

Appalachian announces Susan Pettyjohn to be new vice chancellor for University Advancement

pettyjohn_t.jpgBOONE—Susan H. Pettyjohn has been named vice chancellor for University Advancement at Appalachian State University, Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock announced today.

Harbinson composition wins national award

Harbinson27_t.jpgBOONE—The title of an award-winning composition by Bill Harbinson could have been “Several Months of Thursdays,” because he wrote the overture for symphonic orchestra on Thursday mornings for about three or four months.

Appalachian receives $169,000 grant to study global outsourcing and develop programs in India

BOONE-Appalachian State University has received a $169,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education to study global outsourcing and promote student and faculty exchanges with partner institutions in India.

Hammett-McGarry named director of general education at Appalachian

McGarry_t.jpgBOONE—Carter Hammett-McGarry of Boone has been named director of general education at Appalachian State University effective July 1.

Hammett-McGarry has been interim director of Freshman Learning Communities at Appalachian since August 2006 and was director of the academic advising center in the Office of General Studies from 1994-2005. She also was dean for students and director of the career development program at the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, S.C., from 2005 to May 2006.

Janice Pope named interim chair of Appalachian’s Department of Communication

pope_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Janice Pope of Boone has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University effective July 2. Pope has been the assistant chair of the department since August 2006.

African nutritionist featured on “Appalachian Perspective” TV program

Gioyose_t.jpgBOONE – Africa suffers from what nutritionist Boitshepo Giyose calls the double burden of malnutrition: poverty and hunger in some countries, and overweight and obesity issues in the more westernized areas due to higher consumption of foods with fat and sugar. view video clip

Walking program for cancer survivors begins this week

star.jpgBOONE – Cancer survivors and their families and friends are invited to participate in “Walk with Us,” sponsored by the Be Active-Appalachian Partnership with support from the Cancer Resource Alliance of the Seby Jones Regional Cancer Center, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and Relay for Life of Watauga County.

SECU Foundation gift honors memory of Appalachian student

BOONE—The State Employees Credit Union Foundation has contributed $8,500 to the Leigh Anne Cable Memorial Scholarship Endowment in Healthcare at Appalachian State University.

New Study Finds Carolina Coastal Economy Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise

Total Costs Likely in the Billions in Northern Coastal Counties Alonecoastal_economy_t.jpg

(Raleigh, NC) – A new report released Wednesday finds that North Carolina’s coastline will continue to experience significant loss in land area, property and recreational value in the next 30 to 75 years due to projected changes in climate, leading North Carolina researchers announced.