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Archive for August, 2012

Appalachian again included in Forbes magazine’s America’s top colleges and best buy lists

BOONE—Appalachian State University continues to be listed as one of the best schools in the nation in “America’s Top Colleges,” Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of 650 public and private colleges and universities.

Urban farmer Novella Carpenter featured at Fall Convocation Sept. 6

BOONE—Novella Carpenter, author of the 2012 Summer Reading Program selection “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer” and co-author of “The Essential Urban Farmer,” will be the featured speaker at Appalachian State University’s Fall Convocation. Convocation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center on campus.

Ramsey receives 2012 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance

BOONE—Dr. Colin Ramsey, associate professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, has received the 2012 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The award recognizes outstanding service that enriches the university community by supporting and working on behalf of academic freedom and faculty governance.

Morgan elected secretary of national organization

BOONE—Susan Morgan, director of testing services in the Office of Testing Services at Appalachian State University, was recently elected to serve as secretary of the 17-member Governing Board of the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

Bow ties mark the first day of the academic semester

BOONE—Administrators and employees in the Division of Student Development and Office of Admissions at Appalachian State University joined Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock in a fun way to mark the start of the 2012-13 academic year. They abandoned their traditional dress ties for bow ties.

Personal experience leads professor to write book about PTSS in prisoners

BOONE—Daniel Murphy tells people he has two Ph.Ds. One is a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. The other is what he calls a small ph.d. – a prison house diploma.

Looking Glass Gallery presents “Vida en la Calle (Life in the Street)”

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery presents “Vida en la Calle (Life in the Street),” a group photography exhibit by students from Appalachian State University’s Department of Technology and Environmental Design.

BIG Sale raises $21,690.62 for local organizations

BOONE—The 12th annual BIG Sale at Appalachian State University diverted 72 tons of material from the landfill and raised $21,690.62 for local organizations through the sale of used goods Saturday, Aug. 18.

Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series begins Sept. 6

BOONE—A look at urban farming opens the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University for fall 2012.