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Archive for February, 2011

Solar Decathlon 2011 has new location; Appalachian’s team begins construction of Solar Homestead

View larger imageBOONE—After weeks of uncertainty, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of the Interior have announced that the Solar Decathlon 2011 will be held at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park on the banks of the Potomac River along the path between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.

Communication majors win top honors from the Broadcast Education Association

View larger imageBOONE – Students in Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication have once again taken top honors at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts.

Clarinet recital features electroacoustic music

cheeseman_t.jpgBOONE – Dr. Andrea L. Cheeseman will present a faculty recital featuring electroacoustic music March 15 at Appalachian State University. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Siren warning system test March 2

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, March 2, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month.

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Mental Health Ambassadors help students manage emotional and mental health issues

BOONE—Challenges related to personal relationships, followed by depression and anxiety are among the top stressors of today’s college students.

Appalachian named to Princeton Review’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges list for 2011

PublicSeal_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University has been named as one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies.

Reaves receives Volunteer of the Year Award from CASE

Reaves_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University alumnus James K. Reaves of Kernersville has received the Bill Franklin Volunteer of the Year Award from CASE District III. The award was presented Feb. 22 at the organization’s annual meeting held in New Orleans, La.

Appalachian’s student newspaper wins awards during NCCMA conference

TheAppalachian_t.jpgBOONE—The Appalachian, the student newspaper at Appalachian State University, received seven awards presented during the annual North Carolina College Media Association Conference for College Media Students and Advisers, held Saturday, Feb. 19, on campus.

“How to Build a Forest” presented March 2-3

PearlDamour_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will host a Visiting Artist Residency by PearlDamour with Shawn Hall, who will create the performance installation “How to Build a Forest.” The residency runs Feb. 21-March 3, with performances on March 2 and 3, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Valborg Theatre.