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Archive for June, 2013

Search for Appalachian’s next chancellor to begin in August

BOONE—The next chancellor at Appalachian State University could be named as early as February and on the job next July, according to Ann Lemmon, associate vice president for human resources at UNC General Administration.

Insurance symposium addresses challenges in the residential property insurance market

BOONE—University students, faculty, regulators and industry leaders met in May at the Residential Property Insurance Symposium to discuss current problems and trends and to identify solutions for the residential property insurance market.

Appalachian to test emergency notification system July 3

BOONE—Appalachian State University will conduct a full test of its emergency notification system – including siren, email and text messaging – Wed., July 3, at 11:55 a.m.

Business faculty and staff honored for excellence in teaching, research and service

BOONE—Four Appalachian State University Walker College of Business faculty members and one staff member have received the college’s 2013 Award for Excellence.

The awards are presented annually. Winners receive a monetary prize and a glass statue. The awards are made possible by a contribution from G.A. Sywassink, chairman and CEO of Standard Holding Corporation of Charlotte.

Appalachian studies faculty featured on BBC Radio Wales

BOONE—Two faculty members from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University were interviewed on BBC Radio Wales recently about a 40-year exchange between the coal mining regions of South Wales and Central Appalachia.

Professor David Nieman receives the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine Citation

BOONE—Internationally renowned researcher and Appalachian State University professor Dr. David C. Nieman has been honored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) with the prestigious Citation Award for his extensive work in health and exercise sciences. He received the award at the ACSM annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., May 31.

Grant help students conduct biotechnology research

BOONE—Collagen, Raman-tweezers and nanotechnology are all well-known words for three Appalachian State University undergraduate physics majors.

McCorkindale awarded 2013-14 social media research grant

BOONE—Tina McCorkindale, assistant professor of communication at Appalachian State University, has been awarded a grant from the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication at Pennsylvania State University for 2013-14. The $6,000 grant will support a collaborative project that focuses on ethics in corporate social responsibility and social media.

Teammates honor former basketball coach

BOONE—For more than 29 years, Bob Light guided young men through the intricacies of collegiate basketball and tennis as well as the path to adulthood. Now, friends and former basketball players are honoring the retired Appalachian State University coach with a scholarship in his name – the Coach Bob Light Endowment for Basketball Scholarships.