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Archive for December, 2011

Appalachian leads nation in number of alumni teachers who become National Board Certified

View larger imageBOONE – Appalachian State University leads the nation in the number of alumni who became National Board Certified teachers in 2011, according to information released this month by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Of this year’s 6,266 teachers across the nation who achieved certification through NBPTS, a total of 1,244 are in North Carolina and 130 graduated from Appalachian.

From Appalachian students to military officers

ROTC1216_t.jpgBOONE—Four Appalachian State University graduates will soon join the less than 1 percent of U.S. citizens who volunteer to serve in the military.

Public relations major Jorge R. Maldonado, psychology major Kelli N. Tapia, anthropology major William J. Tynan and sociology major Kailyn A. Zimmer were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during ceremonies held Dec. 16 at Appalachian State University.

Success is possible in challenging times, Appalachian graduates told

Karen_Thomas_t_1.jpgBOONE—Nearly 1,300 candidates for graduation convened for their last official academic function Dec. 18 at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center.

When Karen Thomas graduated from Appalachian in 1990, the job market was uncertain and the economy was on the verge of recession and there was conflict in the Middle East. But rather than fear the future, she made her dream of living and working in New York a reality, and as Appalachian’s graduation speaker she urged new graduates to follow their dreams as well.

Campus emergency siren test will be held Jan. 4, 2012

BOONE—Appalachian will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month. The tone used for the monthly tests is not the same tone used for an actual emergency. Visit to hear the alert tones.

Life at the Manor

BerthaCone_t.jpgPublic history project chronicles life at the Moses Cone estate

BOONE—Afternoons at Flat Top Manor on the Moses Cone estate just outside Blowing Rock were once filled with family and friends who played bridge, enjoyed reading and dined with neighbors, such as artist Elliot Daingerfield.

Season ski pass to be auctioned on eBay

ski_auction_t.jpgBOONE – Love to ski? The public is invited to bid on a 2011-12 Unlimited Individual Ski Season Pass from Appalachian Ski Mountain, which is being auctioned on eBay to benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. The auction ends Dec. 22 at 3:37 p.m.

Appalachian graduate students present research at Appalachian Teaching Project conference

Appalachian Studies faculty and students.jpgBOONE—Eleven Appalachian State University graduate students presented their research project for the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) 2011 Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C.

MLS graduates feel the love, win national I Love My Librarian Award

Long_t.jpgLagarde_t.jpgBOONE—Two Appalachian State University graduates are among 10 librarians from across the United States to win the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

Appalachian professors are part of the search for early life

carmichael_t.jpgBOONE—Professors at Appalachian State University are part of the search for signs of life across the galaxy.