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Local student band signs with Split Rail Records

SplitRail120707_t.jpgBOONE—The local band Do It To Julia has become the latest band to sign recording and publishing contracts with Split Rail Records. The student-run music label is based in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music.

Build green, board of trustees chairman says

deal_t.jpgBOONE—Jim Deal, chairman of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees says the university should strive to build energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings in the future.

“I think it’s important for us as a board of trustees to take the position that in all future construction, we do the most we can to have these buildings meet LEED certification requirements,” Deal said during the board’s Dec. 7 meeting.

Appalachian conserves water despite robust water system

water_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University has implemented water-saving measures because of the state’s drought, even though its water system remains robust.

Greg Lovins, interim vice chancellor for business affairs, said the university no longer washes state vehicles, has stopped watering athletics fields, and has stopped or reduced watering plants. Low-flow shower heads and toilets have been installed in residence halls as the halls have been renovated. Physical plant employees also lowered the flush rates where possible in the restrooms in academic buildings.

Appalachian’s Board of Trustees to seek $65 million in bonds to finance campus construction projects

BOONE—The Board of Trustees at Appalachian State University will seek approval from the UNC Board of Governors to issue up to $65 million in bonds to finance two construction projects on campus and refinance bonds issued in 1998 to upgrade the campus utility system.

Hayes School of Music holiday concert airs Dec. 19 on UNC TV

BOONE—A holiday concert performed by students in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will be broadcast Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. on UNC TV.

The program, “Holiday Sounds from Appalachian,” was videotaped the week of Nov. 26 in Farthing Auditorium on campus. The broadcast is made possible by the Hayes Endowment for Musical Excellence established by the late Mariam Cannon Hayes, and the Office of Academic Affairs at Appalachian.

Historian Karl Campbell featured on C-SPAN2’s Book TV

BOONE–Karl Campbell, an associate professor in the Department of History at Appalachian State University, will be featured during the Dec. 8 “Book TV” program on C-SPAN2, which airs at 7 p.m.

Campbell, the author of “Senator Sam Ervin, Last of the Founding Fathers,” was taped at an event hosted by Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. Campbell discusses the life and political views of the man who chaired the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973.


Music professor receives advisor of the year award

D05_7Snodgrass01_t.jpgBOONE—Jennifer Snodgrass has received the National Collegiate Outstanding Advisor Award from Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) International Music Fraternity for female music majors and alumnae.

Snodgrass is an assistant professor in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University.

Geologist uncovers earth’s secrets, says Southern California is overdue for a major earthquake

BOONE—An Appalachian State University geologist uses everything from backhoes to trowels to reach deeply for evidence of earthquakes that have occurred over time. The knowledge she and fellow scientists are gaining provides valuable data to help understand risks from earthquakes in the years ahead.

Students participate in annual N.C. Undergraduate Research Symposium

BOONE—Twenty undergraduate students from Appalachian State University made research presentations at the Third Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Symposium held in Greensboro Nov. 17.