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Archive for July, 2013

Students hone Russian language skills at Appalachian

russian_crafts_t.jpgBOONE—Twelve students attending the third Russian language institute at Appalachian State University have diverse reasons for their interest in Russia and its language.

Intrigue and history provide inspiration for the play “The Cook”

the_Cook_t.jpgBOONE—Georgia Rhoades has been traveling to Ireland since 1995. Her trips have allowed her to travel back in time to 18th-century Derry to research the story of Cecily Jackson, who was convicted of petty treason and executed by burning in 1725.

Author Jill McCorkle to speak at Appalachian Aug. 15

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BOONE—Award-winning North Carolina novelist Jill McCorkle will speak at Appalachian State University Thursday, Aug, 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 421 of Belk Library and Information Commons.

Appalachian ranked 18th in Forbes magazine’s best value colleges

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s affordability and value continue to be recognized by national magazines. Forbes magazine recently listed Appalachian 18th among 25 institutions in Forbes’ list of “Best Value Colleges” for 2013.

Appalachian professors receive grant to develop economical biomass conversion

BOONE—Appalachian State University Department of Technology and Environmental Design professors David Domermuth and Ok-Youn Yu have received a $45,000 grant from the N.C. Agricultural Foundation for a project to economically convert biomass to biofuel and useful biochar.

New members of Appalachian’s Board of Visitors announced

BOONE—Nine individuals have been appointed to Appalachian State University’s Board of Visitors.

They are Stacy Eggers IV of Boone, Reba Mortez of Boone, James Broyhill of Charlotte, Susan Mills of Fayetteville, Maj. Gen. Edward M. Reeder of Fayetteville, Mary Elizabeth Tillman Barwick of Greensboro, Steve Wyatt of Hendersonville, Frank Gentry of Hickory and Andy Munn of Raleigh.

Registration is now open for the High Country Half Marathon

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 Half Marathon to be held on Aug. 24 at 7:30 a.m. This is the second race in the High Country Triple Crown series and all proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, a self-confidence building program for girls in the 3rd-8th grade. The presenting sponsor for The High Country Half Marathon is

Campus leaders urged to promote “uninhibited imagination”

BOONE—After successfully reducing campus waste, as well as energy and water consumption, what’s next for university and college campuses across North Carolina?

Teachers become students during Research Experience for Teachers at Appalachian

BOONE—A dozen teachers from Western North Carolina participated in a six-week summer program at Appalachian State University and learned to use computer visualization and other computer applications to create lesson plans and labs that will excite their students about math and science.