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Archive for September, 2010

Appalachian celebrates a month about you

celebrate_you_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services will host events throughout October for “A Month to Celebrate YOU!”  All events are focused on self-esteem, self-acceptance and empowerment.

Lectures on intellectual property presented Oct. 7 and 8 at Appalachian

harvendeshield_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Harven DeShield will present a series of lectures regarding intellectual property Oct. 7 and 8 at Appalachian State University. The presentations are open to faculty, staff, and students as well as the general public.

Students receive Subaru Minority Student Scholarship

BOONE— Hehewutei Amakali, a junior geology major at Appalachian State University, has received a $1,500 scholarship from the Subaru Minority Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship is presented in partnership with the Geological Society of America. (GSA) and includes free registration to the GSA Annual Meeting held in November in Denver, Colo.

Visiting Writers Series hosts Kelly Cherry for Oct. 7 reading

BOONE—kellycherry_t.jpgFiction writer, poet and memoirist Kelly Cherry is the guest author for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series Oct. 7 at Appalachian State University.

Sculpture lecture and workshop held at Appalachian

BOONE—Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents a lecture by artist Michael Frassinelli Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts lecture hall. Frassinelli’s talk is titled “Artifact and Fiction: The Legend of the Pianistas.”

Appalachian receives HRSA grant to address inactivity and obesity issues

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Institute for Health and Human Services received a $99,000 grant to prevent and better understand chronic diseases related to physical inactivity and obesity, and to better understand health risks of adolescents. The project, known as Appalachian Ashe Prevention Partnership’s (AAPP) project “Rural Health Outreach Special Initiative” is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Lecture “The War of the Rose: A Cautionary Tale” presented Oct. 6

MichaelRush_t.jpgBOONE— Michael Rush, former director of Brandies University’s Rose Art Museum, will present a guest lecture Oct. 6 at Appalachian State University.

Speech disorder leads to a career helping others

Klein_and_grad_students_t.jpgBOONE—Joe Klein changed his original career plans of becoming a reporter because of a speech disorder. It’s lucky for others that he did.

Appalachian starts national honors society chapter for transfer students

BOONE-This fall, Appalachian State University is starting a chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society, a society that recognizes academic excellence of transfer students.