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Archive for June, 2013

Appalachian student leaders receive Most Spirited Award

BOONE—Appalachian State University student leaders attending the annual NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls) Conference in Pittsburgh won the conference’s Most Spirited Delegation award.

Belk Library’s rare books room open to the public on Wednesday afternoons

BOONE—The Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collection Room at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons is open to the public Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. through July 31.

Pilates lessons offered at Appalachian

BOONE—The Department of Theatre and Dance and the Office of Conferences and Institutes at Appalachian State University are offering private Pilates lessons through the Pilates Teacher Training Program. Apprentice instructors are offering reduced rate lessons through the end of July.

Alumni honored by Appalachian’s Alumni Association

BOONE—Five Appalachian State University graduates have received the highest honors presented by the university’s Alumni Association.

They are Brandon and Erica Adcock of Charlotte, who received the Young Alumni Award; Hughlene B. Frank of Greensboro, who received the Outstanding Service Award; Maj. Gen. Edward M. Reeder Jr. of Fort Bragg, who received the Distinguished Alumnus Award; and Dr. Harry L. Williams of Dover, Del., who received the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Rhododendron Society inductees honored

BOONE—The 2013 Class of Rhododendron Society inductees are Ronald R. Beane of Caldwell County, Gail Lentz Ford of Watauga County and Dr. Garrett D. Hinshaw of Catawba County.

Ogburn named dean of libraries at Appalachian

BOONE—Joyce L. Ogburn has been named dean of libraries and the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor for Library and Information Studies at Appalachian State University. She will begin her duties Aug. 1.

Ogburn was dean of the Marriott Library at the University of Utah from 2005-12 and more recently special assistant to the senior vice president for academic affairs at the university.

Registration opens for the High Country Triple Crown running series

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the High Country Triple Crown, a series of three challenging and fun races covering beautiful mountain terrain. All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running.

Distributed wind energy workshop June 8 offered to students for half price

BOONE—Appalachian State University students interested in sustainability can take advantage of a half-priced workshop on distributed wind energy to be offered Saturday, June 8, at the Appalachian Enterprise Center located at 130 Poplar Grove connector in Boone.

Sustainability Council awards four sustainable arts competitive grants

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Sustainability Council has chosen the 2013 winning proposals of the annual Sustainable Arts Grants Awards. The council awarded grants for four projects, which represent various art disciplines. The projects will be presented or displayed across the campus and community during the 2013-14 academic year.