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Archive for April, 2010

Alumni Association and university awards presented April 24

alumniawardwinnters_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University and its Alumni Association honored four individuals during its spring alumni banquet April 24.

“One Peace at a Time” shown at Appalachian

BOONE—The film “One Peace at a Time” will be shown April 22-25 as part of the sustainability film series at Appalachian State University.

Mayfield appointed interim vice provost for undergraduate education

BOONE—Mike Mayfield has been appointed interim vice provost for undergraduate education at Appalachian State University. Mayfield’s appointment is effective July 1.

Appalachian student receives Kannapolis Scholar Fellowship

kennerlyNCRaward_t.jpgBOONE—Krista M. Kennerly of Asheville, a graduate student at Appalachian State University, has received a Kannapolis Scholar Fellowship to conduct research at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis.  The fellowship is funded by an award to N.C. State University from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.

Appalachian Chorale performs April 27

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale performs works by Louis Vierne and John Rutter Tuesday, April 27. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Professor’s research demonstrates starvation diet at the Donner Party’s Alder Creek camp

Research conducted by Dr. Gwen Robbins, an assistant professor of biological anthropology at Appalachian State University, has found physical evidence that the Donner Party who were trapped by a snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the mid-1840s consumed their livestock, supplemented their diet with wild game, and may have eaten the family dog.

Appalachian named “green college” by Princeton Review

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been included in The Princeton Review’s first “Guide to Green Colleges.”

In an effort to recognize the impressive environmental and sustainability programs at universities and colleges across the country, The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has released “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges” – the first, free comprehensive guidebook solely focused on institutions of higher education who have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.

Webster receives 2010 NC-ACTS! AmeriCorps Outstanding Service Award

Webster_t.jpgBOONE—Charles Webster of Waxhaw, a senior interdisciplinary studies major at Appalachian State University, has received the 2010 NC-ACTS! AmeriCorps Outstanding Service Award. The award was presented April 9 during the 10th anniversary celebration of Appalachian’s service-learning. Webster and the Farmworker Health Program each received a cash award.

Folk-song inspired compositions highlight April 25 concert band performance

BOONE—Marches, pastoral melodies and folksongs are genres of music that highlight an April 25 performance by the Appalachian Concert Band. The free concert begins at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University.