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Archive for July, 2007

Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series brings poets, novelists and essayist to campus

cuadros_t.jpgBOONE—Fans of the written word are in for a variety of literary treats during the fall 2007 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University. The fall series includes readings by award-winning reporter Paul Cuadros, novelist Nino Ricci, poet and novelist Robert Morgan, performance poet Doris Davenport, and poet and essayist Sydney Lea.

Admission to the Thursday events is free. For more information, call (828) 262-2871 or visit


University Recreation will hold the Subway UREC Fest 2007 on Aug. 22 from 4-8 p.m. at the Duck Pond Field. Learn about the programs and activities UREC offers. In addition, there will be free shirts, gift certificates and food from Subway, Makoto’s, Marble Slab Creamery, and Back Yard Burgers.

Sign up for a club sports team, intramural team or Outdoor Programs trip. Pick up a copy of UREC’s fitness schedules. See spin bike demos. Outdoor Programs will have kayak demonstrations on the pond.

Don’t miss the dunking booth, and a special appearance from musical guest DJ Stearns.


Freshmen arrive at Appalachian Aug. 17

D06_08MoveIn49_t.jpgBOONE-Have you ever wondered where college freshmen put all that stuff they bring to campus? That must be the question many parents and volunteers will ask during freshman move-in day Aug. 17 at Appalachian State University.

The move-in process begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m.

Appalachian’s Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science receives graduate school’s Dean’s Award

BOONE—The exercise science graduate degree program in Appalachian State University’s Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science received the 2007 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Education.

Foulsham joins Appalachian’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance

07_07Foulsham03_t.jpgBOONE—Linda M. Foulsham has been named director of affirmative action, equal opportunity employment and compliance at Appalachian State University.

Distinguished educators honored

rhododendron_t.jpgBOONE—The newest members of the Reich College of Education’s Rhododendron Society at Appalachian State University are Bob Deaton, Daisy Adams and Betty Ann Robinson Quinn.

Award-winning author and Appalachian professor Joseph Bathanti featured on UNC Aug. 3

06_10Bathanti02_t.jpgBOONE—Award-winning author Joseph Bathanti will be featured on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” on Friday, Aug. 3, at 9:30 p.m. The episode will be rebroadcast Sunday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m., on UNC-TV.

Music professor uses computer technology to enhance classroom instruction

snograss_t.jpgBOONE—Students in Jennifer Snodgrass’s music theory classes are learning more than the dynamics of composition. They are exploring ways technology can enhance their learning, and in the process helping develop ways other students and instructors can use technology to teach the nuances of music theory.

Scenic byways and downtown areas help sustain region’s tourism industry

D06_10area53_t.jpgBOONE—Elected officials, business people and others working to sustain or grow tourism in the 25-countyWestern North Carolina region must work together to protect the natural beauty that draws tourists to the area.