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Archive for July, 2008

Freshmen move to campus Aug. 22

MoveIn_t.jpgBOONE—More than 2,750 freshmen will move into their residence hall rooms at Appalachian State University on Friday, Aug. 22. Move-in activities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.

Carey named vice provost for faculty affairs at Appalachian

BOONE—Anthony G. Carey has been appointed to the new position of vice provost for faculty affairs at Appalachian State University. Carey will be responsible for overseeing all areas of faculty evaluation and development. He begins his new duties Aug. 1.

Rosen Sculpture Walk

sculpture2008-15_t.jpg sculpture2008-48_t.jpg The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University. Made possible by the generosity of longtime arts supporters Martin and Doris Rosen, this competition continues a long-held tradition of showcasing the best of large-scale, contemporary American sculpture. Each year, 10 sculptures are selected for exhibition, and are sited in outdoor, public settings across campus. Since its establishment in 1987, the competition has become an integral part of An Appalachian Summer Festival, the university’s annual multi-arts celebration. The winner of the Rosen Award winner will be announced during the festival’s annual sculpture walk, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Farthing Auditorium’s Catherine Smith Gallery. (photos by Leila Pratt-Jackson)

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Economist studies family ties and winning records of NASCAR drivers

BOONE—For years, racing fans joked that the “N” in NASCAR meant nepotism. That was because of the many family connections that permeated the racing industry. For example, almost one third of drivers racing in NASCAR events in 2005 had a family connection.

Lecture on Biltmore gardens’ botanical history presented July 17 Garden tour offered July 18

biltmore_t.jpgBOONE—Bill Alexander, landscape and forest historian for the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, will present a program on the botanical history of the Biltmore gardens July 17 at Appalachian State University.

Natalie Best named assistant director of International Student and Scholar Services

BOONE—Natalie Best has been named assistant director of International Student and Scholar Services in Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development (OIED).

WASU’s Sports Yapp program recognized by New York Festivals

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s student-run radio station WASU FM has received a 2008 Finalist Certificate in the New York Festivals Radio Broadcasting Awards.

Student electronic media projects showcased

audiolab_t.jpgBOONE—Production projects by students majoring in electronic media and broadcasting at Appalachian State University are showcased on the Internet, giving others the opportunity to view or hear their work.

Leadership Summit on the creative economy held Aug. 11 in Boone

BOONE—The Appalachian Regional Development Institute at Appalachian State University will hold its 8th Annual ARDI Leadership Summit Monday, Aug. 11.