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Archive for August, 2010

PE activities for home schooled children offered at Appalachian

BOONE—The physical education program in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University will begin its physical education program for home schooled children Sept. 14 in Varsity Gym on campus.

Appalachian included on 2011 “Military Friendly” school list

gijobs2010_hires_t.jpgList shows veterans which colleges are a good fit

BOONE—Appalachian State University is included in the G.I. Jobs 2011 list of Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which will be published in September.

Professor’s research on asteroids published in Nature magazine

JoePollock_t.jpgBOONE—Astronomers like Joe Pollock seldom peer through a telescope anymore when carrying out their research programs. They typically use computer-controlled telescopes to obtain images of celestial objects of interest, images that are then automatically downloaded, often while they sleep or work on other projects.

Miller named New River Light and Power general manager

BOONE—Ed Miller of Gastonia has been named general manager of New River Light and Power in Boone. He will begin his new job at the end of September.

College of Health Sciences holds inaugural faculty and staff meeting

Whittcollegemeeting_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Fred Whitt, founding dean of Appalachian State University’s new College of Health Sciences, called the Aug. 19 inaugural meeting of the college’s faculty and staff a significant milestone in the university’s history.

Appalachian freshmen move in with help from hundreds of volunteers

carryline_t.jpgBOONE—Hundreds of student, faculty, staff, parent and alumni volunteers made move-in day a little less stressful for more than 2,800 freshmen who arrived on campus Aug. 20.

Region’s economy continues its rocky ride

BOONE—Western North Carolina’s economic picture continues to be mixed. Economic activity in the 25-county region, as measured by the Western North Carolina Economic Index, fell 0.1 percent in June—the second consecutive monthly decline.

Safety Week observed Sept. 7-10 at Appalachian

BOONE—Personal, psychological, relationship and online safety is the focus of Safety Week, Sept. 7-10.

With the theme “Be Safe – On Campus, At Home, Online,” the week’s activities will focus on measures individuals can take to help improve their safety on campus, in the community and when online in chat rooms, on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites.

Looking Glass Gallery presents Void

Void_t.jpgBOONE—Void, a collaborative installation by David Gordon with music by Austin Fowler, will be on view Aug. 23–Sept. 14 in Plemmons Student Union’s Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian State University. A closing reception will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 7–8 p.m. in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition is curated by Dianna Loughlin, curator for the Looking Glass Gallery.