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Archive for December, 2011

Creative writing scholarships awarded to Cordero-Collins and Oates

BOONE — Angel Cordero-Collins has received the John Foster West Scholarship in Poetry presented at Appalachian State University. Jesse Oates has received the Marian Coe Scholarship in Prose.

Need a ride home? Appalachian provides alternative transportation for students

BOONE—Appalachian State University provides students with two alternatives for traveling home for the holidays: Appalachian Zimride and the university’s two regional Coach America buses.

Trustees OK tuition and fee increase

BOONE—Members of the Board of Trustees at Appalachian State University voted Friday to recommend a $389.26 increase in tuition for the 2012-13 academic year and a $136 increase in fees, raising in-state tuition and fees 10.6 percent from $4,953.74 to $5,479 for an in-state undergraduate student.

Appalachian Cycling brings home second Division I ACCC Cyclocross Championship

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Cycling Team won the Atlantic Coast Cycling Conference Cyclocross championship Dec. 3-4 in Blacksburg, Va.  This is the team’s second consecutive Division I ACCC championship win.

Looking Glass Gallery presents Crowning Glory

Image © Jacob Ford and Looking Glass Gallery.jpgBOONE—Looking Glass Gallery presents “Crowning Glory,” a BFA senior studio exhibition by Jacob Ford through Dec. 16. The gallery is located in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union.

Student receives EPA P3 grant for project to reclaim gray water from small businesses

Swinson_t.jpgBOONE—No one wants to pour money down the drain, but when it comes to gray water, that’s what many businesses do.

Appalachian holds winter commencement ceremonies Dec. 18

Karen_Thomas_t.jpgBOONE—Karen Thomas, regional sales manager for North, South and Central America for Bloomberg L.P, will be the speaker for commencement ceremonies Dec. 18 at Appalachian State University.  Thomas is a 1990 graduate of Appalachian.

Global CO2 emissions and concentrations reach record levels;

Emissions expected to increase by 3.1 percent in 2011

Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have surged to record levels following the 2008-09 global financial crisis, when a stagnant economy resulted in a temporary decline in emissions.

Williams receives statewide service award

Williams_and_Barnhill_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University senior Samuel Williams received the inaugural 2011 John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award during North Carolina Campus Compact’s Student Conference: Connect the Dots held Nov. 12 at Wake Forest University.