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Archive for December, 2010

Tuition increase approved by Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees has approved a $282 increase in campus-based tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates and a $313 increase in-state graduate students for the 2011-12 academic year.

Appalachian to test its siren warning system Jan. 5

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month.

Five Appalachian graduates begin careers as Army officers

ROTCDec_t.jpgThese five Appalachian State University graduates pose for a photo one last time as ROTC cadets in the Department of Military Science and Leadership before being commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. The new officers are Warren L. Hardin, left, Todd E. Melott, Alexander M. Sika, Michael J. Sutton and Gerald A. Thomas.

Brown receives tactical training certificate

JohnnyBrown_t.jpgBOONE—Lt. Johnny Brown Jr. has completed the N.C. Justice Academy’s Tactical Training Certificate Program. Brown is an officer with Appalachian State University’s police department.

Berry receives Betty Feezor Scholarship

feezor_t.jpgBOONE—Tierra Berry of Triplett in Watauga County has received the Betty Feezor Scholarship. Berry is a senior family and consumer sciences education major at Appalachian State University.

Gathering hall in Appalachian’s new College of Education building named for former Forsyth County educators

gordons_t.jpgBOONE— The Bryce and Izoria Gordon Gathering Hall will be one of the first areas faculty, students, staff and visitors will see in a new college of education building at Appalachian State University to be occupied next fall. The Gordons, both graduates of Appalachian, had long-time teaching careers in Forsyth County.

Appalachian alumna receives I Love My Librarian Award

Updike_t.jpgBOONE—Patricia J. Updike, a school librarian at Webb Street School in Gastonia, was one of 10 librarians recognized for service to their school as a winner of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

The 100,000th Appalachian Alumnus

craigalum_t.jpgBOONE— Jordan Michael Craig of Greensboro (center) received more than a diploma when he walked across the stage during commencement Dec. 12 at Appalachian State University. Craig became the 100,000th living Appalachian alumnus. A music education major, Craig received a gift bag to commemorate the honor, including an Appalachian sweatshirt, 2010 holiday spirit ornament and alumni car decal from Alumni Association President Laura M. Aiken. His career plans are to teach private trombone lessons, play professionally in the Greensboro area, and teach music at a high school or middle school in the fall.

Professor receives Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature; is on short list for International Prize for Arabic Fiction

miral_al_tahaway_100.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University Assistant Professor Miral Al-Tahawy has received the 2010 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for her book “Brooklyn Heights.” The annual award recognizes the best contemporary novel published in Arabic and is presented by the American University in Cairo Press.