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Archive for August, 2009

Fall Visiting Writers Series begins Sept. 10 at Appalachian

gregphoto_t.jpgBOONE-An adventurer turned humanitarian, a novelist, and three award-winning poets are featured guests of the fall 2009 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

Humanitarian Greg Mortenson to speak at Appalachian’s convocation Sept. 10

Khanday_t.jpgBOONE—An ordinary person who is living an extraordinary life will give the convocation address Sept. 10 at Appalachian State University.

Girls sought for participation in confidence-building program

GOTR_logo_t.jpgBOONE – Local girls in grades 3 through 5 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR), a successful self-esteem building program for pre-adolescents.

Beier and Love fill administrative posts at Appalachian

BOONE—Lucinda McCray Beier is the new chair of the Department of History at Appalachian State University, and Nancy S. Love is the new director of the interdisciplinary studies degree (IDS) program based in University College. Both began their new duties at Appalachian in August.

Children’s book illustrator Susan L. Roth to speak at fundraiser benefitting Appalachian’s library

listentothewind_t.jpgBOONE—Children’s book author and illustrator Susan L. Roth will be the featured author at the Carol G. Belk Library and Information Common’s annual library advisory board fundraising dinner at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian receives $375,000 grant to implement South African Legislative Fellows Program

BOONE–Appalachian State University has received a $375,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to implement a two-year South African Legislative Fellows Program (LFP) designed to strengthen understanding of the U.S. legislative process and enhance appreciation of the role of civic society and its engagement in the political process.

Appalachian State University Golf Classic to be held Sept. 16 at Tanglewood Park

BOONE—This year’s Appalachian State Scholarship Golf Classic, benefiting Appalachian’s Walker College of Business, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. The event is sponsored by 4 Brothers Food Stores and Beroth Oil Company Inc.

Call for nominations for UNC Board of Governors Awards

The University Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the UNC Board of Governors’ Excellence in Teaching awards, Oliver Max Gardner Award and Excellence in Public Service Award.

Appalachian rises in U.S. News & World Report’s best colleges rankings; is included in “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” and “Best Undergraduate Teaching” categories

all_colleges_hi_res.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University rose to the No. 8 spot in the “Best Universities-Master’s in the South” category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 America’s Best Colleges Guide. Appalachian tied with Mercer University for the eighth-place ranking.