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Archive for 2009

Looking Glass Gallery exhibit features work of Ashley Spero

Pod_t.jpgBOONE—An exhibition titled “The Slithering Creature that Leaks through the Realm of Your Subconscious” will be on view Jan. 12 – Feb. 2, 2010, in Plemmons Student Union’s Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian State University. A reception will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, from 6–7 p.m.

Opportunity for graduate study abroad in Germany

Four spaces remain in a summer study abroad program in Germany, Bavaria and Austria offered by the Reich College of Education. The program is for graduate students only. Students will participate in a three-hour online course during spring 2010 and then conduct research at the International Youth Library in Blutenburg Castle in Munich, Germany.  The library houses children’s literature from 140 different countries.

New members elected to Appalachian State University Foundation Board

BOONE—Thomas E. “Ted” Chandler Jr. of Burlington, Livian L. Jones of Wilmington and Jeffrey A. Shepard of Hilton Head Island, S.C., have been elected to a four-year term on the board of directors of the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc. David C. Whilden of Asheville has been appointed to a two-year term.

University open Tuesday, Dec. 22, use caution if coming to work

The University will be open on Tuesday, December 22, 2009; however, not all parking lots and walkways will be cleared of this record December snow fall. If you are not required to come to work, please stay home and use vacation leave or follow the adverse weather policy to make up any lost time.

University CLOSED Monday, Dec. 21

The University will be closed on Monday, December 21, 2009. The only employees who should report to work are those considered essential to snow removal and the safety of campus (e.g. selected Physical Plant employees, selected police officers and staff).

Appalachian wins Cyclocross National Championship

cyclocrossteam_t.jpgBOONE – For the second year in a row, Appalachian State University’s cycling team received top honors at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships by winning the Division II Collegiate Cyclocross National Championship Dec. 13 in Bend, Ore.  The national title is the third in team history as Appalachian also won the 2008 Cyclocross National Championship and the 2008 Mountain Bike National Championship.

Appalachian Journal highlights local storyteller Orville Hicks

OrvilleHicks_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian Journal, a publication of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University, has published its latest issue.

Appalachian’s Board of Trustees approves tuition and fee increase for 2010-11 academic year

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees has approved a 6.5 percent increase in tuition and fees for the 2010-11 academic year.

Solar thermal system supplies hot water to Appalachian’s student union

PSUsolar_t.jpgBOONE—The student-led and student-run Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) at Appalachian State University has financed the installation of a solar thermal water heating system installed on the roof of Plemmons Student Union. The system will provide hot water for the building’s restaurants, locker rooms and bathroom facilities.