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Archive for May, 2013

Eighth International Hydrail Conference features international hydrail developments

BOONE—The latest developments in hydrogen-powered railways, called hydrail, will be featured at the eighth annual International Hydrail Conference held in Toronto June 11-12.

Cowan to study earth systems in the Gulf of Alaska

BOONE—Geologist Ellen Cowan is part of an international team of scientists that will spend two months at sea studying climate change and earth systems in the Gulf of Alaska.

Appalachian faculty to attend summer institute designed to enhance student learning

BOONE—Five faculty/administrators from Appalachian State University have been selected to attend the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AACU) Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments to be held July 10-14 at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Appalachian studies scholar helps dispel stereotypes of the diverse region

By Jane Nicholson

BOONE—Appalachia is as diverse as the 13 states the mountainous region occupies. And yet when people think of Appalachia, many continue to picture an area settled or inhabited by descendants of the Scots-Irish who lived in isolation from the rest of the world.

Reflection and gratitude mark campus Memorial Day ceremony

BOONE—Friends, family and fellow service members paused early Monday morning to remember those who died in service to their country.

Editor of Our State magazine speaks June 6 at Appalachian

BOONE—Elizabeth Hudson, editor-in-chief of Our State magazine, will speak Thursday, June 6, at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons as part of the library’s summer author series. Her presentation begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 421. An informal reception will follow.

Appalachian offers summer workshops for science teachers

BOONE—The Mathematics and Science Education Center at Appalachian State University is offering free developmental workshops for area teachers. The science workshops are offered free of charge and offer continuing education units.

Ceremony May 27 honors those who died in military service

BOONE—Appalachian State University will hold a Memorial Day ceremony May 27 at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial on the west side of the Dougherty Administration Building. The ceremony will honor those who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The public is invited to attend.

Taylor named interim chairman of Appalachian’s Department of Art

BOONE—Dr. Jesse Taylor will serve as the interim chair of the Department of Art at Appalachian State University during the 2013-14 academic year, according to an announcement from the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Taylor will serve in the position while the department conducts a national search for a chair.