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Archive for January, 2008

Appalachian’s ROTC program receives third consecutive commissioning award

ROTC_award_t.jpgBOONE— Appalachian State University’s ROTC program keeps exceeding expectations when it comes to graduating new lieutenants each year. As a result, the program has received its third consecutive award for exceeding its goal of commissioning 15 lieutenants a year into the U.S. Army.

Appalachian participates in global warming teach-in

BOONE—Appalachian State University will participate in Focus The Nation, a teach-in on global warming solutions, on Jan. 30 and 31.

The teach-in begins Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. with “The 2% Solution,” a live interactive web cast produced by the National Wildlife Federation and aired by the Earth Day Network. The presentation will be in I.G. Greer Auditorium. Web cast panelists include actor Edward Norton, Stanford University climate scientist Steve Schneider, Natural Capitalism president Hunter Lovins and Van Jones, executive director of the Ella Baker Center in Oakland, Calif.

Appalachian advances in Peace Corps’ List of Top Colleges and Universities

peacecorp_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University advanced six spots this year on the Peace Corps’ top 25 list of medium-sized schools producing Peace Corps Volunteers. With 23 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Appalachian is now ranked No. 17.

Exhibit focuses on femininity

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian State University presents

“Gender Narratives,” an exhibition of oil paintings created by Jessica Burke. Burke is an adjunct faculty member in Appalachian’s Department of Art.

Appalachian’s Energy Center receives $135,000 in grants to continue landfill energy project development

site_t.jpgBOONE-Appalachian State University Energy Center’s CommunityTIES (Trash Into Energy Savings) Project has received $134,673 in grants from the Golden LEAF Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to continue supporting local efforts to use landfill gas as an asset for job creation.

Cetera receives N.C. Housing Officers’ Graduate Student Award

JCetera_t.jpgBOONE—Jackie Cetera’s job can sometimes keep her busy 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but having a job that is never the same from one day to the next is what keeps Cetera energized about working in the field of college student development.

Cetera, a graduate student and residence hall director at Appalachian State University, has received the North Carolina Housing Officers’ Graduate Student of the Year award.

Honors Brass Quintet performs Jan. 22

BOONE—The Honors Brass Quintet from the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will perform Jan. 22.

The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Appalachian restricts smoking on campus

nosmoking_t.jpgBOONE—Smoking is now prohibited in and within 50 feet of all Appalachian State University facilities.

North Carolina law

enacted July 1, 2007 allows universities to regulate smoking at properties owned or leased by a state university.

Faculty recital series features songs from around the world Feb. 5

BOONE—Mezzo soprano Priscilla Porterfield will be joined by faculty guests during the Faculty Recital Series program “Global Expressions” presented by Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music.

The performance begins Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.