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Archive for May, 2009

Appalachian professor documents oldest evidence of leprosy found in India

GwenRobbins_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Gwen Robbins, an assistant professor of anthropology at Appalachian State University, is the lead author of a paper reporting the analysis of a 4000-year-old skeleton found in Balathal, India, bearing evidence of leprosy. The skeleton predates any other skeletal evidence of leprosy by 1,600 years. It is also the first evidence of leprosy in prehistoric India.

Sharpe Solar conducts a photovoltaic workshop June 5 at Appalachian

BOONE—John Harwick, Sharp Solar’s lead trainer, will lead a workshop on photovoltaic technology and system design Friday, June 5, at Appalachian State University.

Remember the fallen, Memorial Day speaker says

BenMast_t.jpgBOONE—For many, Memorial Day means a day off from work to shop or celebrate the arrival of summer.

Pilates “Teaser” Program for Adults

pilates_t.jpgBOONE—Area adults interested in individualized “Authentic Pilates” lessons can receive one-on-one training at Appalachian State University June 6-July 10. The cost is $30 for five lessons.

Appalachian student receives award from Flexographic Technical Association

Hand_Jonathan_t.jpgBOONE—Jonathan Hand of Greenville, N.C., and a student at Appalachian State University, has received a bronze award in the 2009 Excellence in Flexography Competition sponsored by the  Flexographic Technical Association (FTA).

Model dwelling constructed at Appalachian to test energy-efficient construction methods

E3House_t.jpgBOONE—Students in the building science and appropriate technology programs at Appalachian State University are constructing a 500-square-foot house to test innovative technologies and building practices.  The structure is called the ASU E3 House. E3 stands for environment, economy and ecology.

Appalachian alumna honored for thesis studying relationship between workplace ethics and view of God

AmberHardesty_t.jpgBOONE – How does one’s view of God influence job performance?

Amber Hardesty, who earned a master’s degree from Appalachian State University in 2008, studied the relationship between a person’s view of God and their ethics, conscientiousness and level of control they believe they have in their own lives.

“Seize the Day” book discussion held June 14 at Appalachian

BOONE—A discussion of Saul Bellow’s novel “Seize the Day” will be held Sunday, June 14, in room 421 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.

Student-run music festival returns to Boone Aug. 29.

BOONE–Music on the Mountaintop, the follow-up to last year’s Music on the Mountain, will be held at the Old State Fairgrounds in Boone on Aug. 29.