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Archive for April, 2011

Collier named American College of Sports Medicine Fellow

ScottCollier_t.jpgBOONE—Scott Collier has been named an American College of Sports Medicine Fellow. Collier is an assistant professor in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University.

Two students receive Appalachian Distinguished Leadership Award

LeadershipAwards_t.jpgBOONE—Seniors Brittany Burdine of Charlotte and Peter A. Rowe of Hickory have received the Appalachian Distinguished Leadership Award.  They were honored during this year’s Recognition of Student Leaders award ceremony at Appalachian State University held April 15.

Gulas receives APS research fellowship for undergraduate students

MariaGulas_t.jpgBOONE— Maria Gulas of Birmingham, Ala., has received an undergraduate research fellowship from The American Physiological Society (APS). Gulas is a rising junior chemistry major at Appalachian State University.

Department of Technology now Department of Technology and Environmental Design

Appalachian State University’s Department of Technology has been renamed the Department of Technology and Environmental Design to better reflect the degree programs and mission of the department.

Addictions Institute held June 6-10 at Appalachian

BOONE—The annual Al Greene Annual Appalachian Addictions Institute will be held June 6-10 at Appalachian State University’s Broyhill Inn and Conference Center. The institute was founded in 1990 by Professor Al Greene, now retired from Appalachian’s Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling.

Crees receives Durham Freshman Advocate Award

crees_t.jpgBOONE—Nikki Crees, director of orientation at Appalachian State University, has received the university’s 2011 Harvey R. Durham Freshman Advocate Award. The $1,000 award and a plaque is presented annually to a full-time university employee who has contributed significantly to improving the freshman experience on campus. Crees also will receive a University Medallion at convocation in September.

Samantha Kephart awarded Primary Care Scholarship

Kephart_t.jpgBOONE – Samantha Kephart, a 2010 graduate of Appalachian State University, is one of four first-year students in Duke University’s Physician Assistant Program to receive the Primary Care Scholarship, a federal grant of $44,000 to pursue her degree.

Plant sale held May 12-14 at Appalachian’s greenhouse

PlantSale_t.jpgBOONE—The annual end-of-school-year plant sale at Appalachian State University will be held May 12-14 at the Department of Biology’s greenhouse at 333 Dale St. off State Farm Road in Boone.

High Country High School Chorale performs May 12

chorale_t.jpgBOONE—The High Country High School Chorale will perform May 12 at Appalachian State University. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free. A reception will follow in the lobby.