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Archive for July, 2010

Gift of Hindu ceremonial outfit brings alive religious culture for students

robe_t.jpgBOONE—When Jaimie Houston’s great-grandparents, Raymond and Ellen Houston, traveled the globe, they always returned with interesting stories and items from their international jaunts. Among their travel memorabilia was a formal Hindu outfit purchased in 1959, most likely in Nepal. The outfit has been donated in their memory to Appalachian State University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion by the Houston family.

Gardening in the Shade workshop offered Aug. 14 at Appalachian

BOONE—The High Country Gardening community outreach series presents Gardening in the Shade II Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Appalachian State University Biology Greenhouse at 333 Dale St. directly across from the State Farm parking lot. Participants should park directly next to the greenhouse.

Appalachian to test its siren warning system Aug. 4

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 11:55 a.m. Tests normally are conducted on the first Wednesday of the month.

For more information about the warning system, visit

Author Robert Goolrick speaks July 29 at Appalachian

goolrich_t.jpgBOONE—Bestselling author Robert Goolrick will present a program on writing memoirs at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons Thursday, July 29, at 3 p.m. in Room 421.

Appalachian’s Recreation Management Program Sponsors 5k benefit July 24

BOONE— Students in a recreation program planning class at Appalachian State University are planning, promoting and managing the 3rd Annual Crohn’s and Colitis 5k Walk/Run Saturday, July 24, at 9 a.m. at the Greenway Trail in Boone. The event will be held rain or shine.

Supplemental tuition increase approved for Appalachian

BOONE—On July 14, UNC System President Erskine Bowles approved a $467.74 supplemental tuition increase for Appalachian State University students for the 2010-11 academic year.  In an effort to help the university protect the academic core and the quality of education offered to students, the North Carolina General Assembly authorized each UNC campus, subject to the president’s approval, to implement additional tuition increases up to $750.

Harris named AITP-EDSIG Fellow

harris_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Albert L. Harris, a professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business, has been selected as a Fellow by the Association of Information Technology Professionals Education Special Interest Group (AITP-EDSIG). AITP-EDSIG consists of information systems (IS) educators from around the world.

Bicycle auction held July 29 at Appalachian Panhellenic Hall

BOONE—The University Housing Department at Appalachian State University will hold a silent bike auction July 29 from 6-9 p.m. at Appalachian Panhellenic Hall located at 949 Blowing Rock Rd.

Appalachian Journal features “Women in Appalachia”

PatBeaver_t.jpgBOONE—The spring/summer 2010 issue of Appalachian Journal is a special edition on “Women in Appalachia,” featuring articles on women artists, writers and community workers who influenced policy-making across the Appalachian region. The guest editor of this special issue is Bruce Stewart, assistant professor of history at Appalachian State University.