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Archive for June, 2011

Appalachian to participate in Emergency Management Accreditation Program

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Office of Emergency Plans and Operations has been selected to participate in a pilot program assessing the emergency-response plans of higher education institutions.

Appalachian and Discovery Place partner to enhance science and math education

BeeEye_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University and Discovery Place in Charlotte are partnering to excite school-age children and others about science, technology, engineering and math. Known as STEM, these academic areas are critical to addressing the state’s need for a professional workforce skilled in these areas.

Novelist Randall Kenan to present Belk Distinguished Lecture July 14

Kenan_t.jpgBOONE—Award-winning North Carolina novelist Randall Kenan will talk about supernatural themes in Southern fiction and folk tales Thursday, July 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Calloway Peak Room in Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Peach named interim assistant director of bands at Appalachian

BOONE—Don Peach of Lincolnton has been named interim assistant director of bands for the 2011-12 academic year in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music.

Briley, Mines and Schroeder named academic department chairs at Appalachian

kathleenschroeder_t.jpgBOONE—Professors Michael M. Briley, Diane P. Mines  and Kathleen Schroeder have been named chairs of academic departments in Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Students and safety office produce award-winning videos

BOONE – A series of informative and humorous safety videos produced by students, faculty and staff at Appalachian State University has received honors from The Videographer Awards, a competition judged by members of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

NASA scientist talks about weather and climate July 16 at Grandfather Mountain

doddridge_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University and Grandfather Mountain are partnering to present a program on NASA, Earth and space/planetary science in the Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum.

Geocaching can help promote exercise among teenagers, professors say

BOONE—The popularity of geocaching may be a way to encourage youth to get more exercise, according to two professors from Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences.

Lori Gonzalez named provost and executive vice chancellor at Appalachian

GonzalezLori_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Lori Gonzalez has been named provost and executive vice chancellor at Appalachian State University. Her appointment was approved by Appalachian’s Board of Trustees at its June 17 meeting.