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Archive for June, 2009

Appalachian to test siren warning system monthly beginning July 1

BOONE—Appalachian State University will begin monthly tests of its siren warning system July 1.

Doster Edgerton receives Berea Fellowship

doster2_t.jpgBOONE— Meredith Doster Edgerton has received an Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship at Berea College.

Virtual Learning

VRDavie_t2.jpgPatty Harrington, right, and a student from North Davie Middle School participate in a virtual world workshop at Appalachian State University. The workshop, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is designed to help students and their teachers create computerized 3D virtual worlds to explore science, math, technology and other subjects. Harrington, a seventh-grade science teacher at North Davie Middle School, will use a virtual world simulation to teach a unit on severe weather. The workshop is part of a project between Appalachian’s Reich College of Education and Davie and Catawba county schools.

Sanders appointed to N.C. Public Librarian Certification Commission

BOONE—Dr. Robert L. Sanders has been appointed by N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue to serve as a member of the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission through June 30, 2010. Sanders is filling the unexpired term of an individual who has stepped down from the commission.

Appalachian and Ching Yun University share interest in renewable energy education

biodieselTaiwan_t.jpgBOONE—Although separated by more than 8,000 miles, a common interest in green energy has forged a partnership between Appalachian State University and Ching Yun University (CYU).

Scientists discuss the building blocks of life at International Chromosome Conference held at Appalachian

Stimpson_t.jpgBOONE—Researchers from around the globe are attending the 17th International Chromosome Conference being held for the first time at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian installs wind turbine on campus

Project funded in part by students

turbine_t.jpgBOONE—Installation of a 100-kilowatt, community-scale wind turbine on the Appalachian State University campus has been completed and the turbine will soon begin generating electricity that will be fed into the system operated by New River Light and Power.

Aeschleman to step down as provost in June 2010

BOONE–After serving as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at Appalachian State University since 2004, Stanley R. Aeschleman has announced he will leave the post June 30, 2010. He plans to return to teaching in the Department of Psychology.

Campus-wide siren system passes the test

BOONE—Appalachian State University tested its new campus-wide siren warning system June 17. The sirens located on top of Farthing Auditorium and Sanford Hall, in Appalachian Panhellenic Hall and on poles at Appalachian Heights Apartments and the State Farm intramural fields emit tones and verbal messages during an emergency.