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Archive for May, 2014

Self-defense training should be part of a college’s sexual assault prevention and education programs, professor says

BOONE—If colleges want to effectively change their campus culture regarding rape, they should also focus on self-defense training for women rather than just improving their policies and training bystanders to intervene, according to an Appalachian State University professor who has been researching the women’s self-defense movement since 1993.

Empathic anger is a motivator for college student advocacy

BOONE—Empathic anger, not sympathy, is an effective motivator when it comes to getting college students involved in community service to address social issues.

Appalachian part of national competition that saved 3 million pounds of CO2 and 476,000 gallons of water

BOONE—Appalachian State University is among the 10 top universities recognized for energy reduction through the Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 (CCN) contest.

Marty receives Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award

BOONE—Passionate, engaging and enthusiastic are terms that describe Paulette Marty’s approach to teaching.

An associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian, Marty is the 2014 recipient of the Harvey R. Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award.

Health care management project wins national award; may become statewide model

BOONE—A program that paired undergraduate students from Appalachian State University with rural clinics in Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties, won a $25,000 national award from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and may become a model for similar partnerships across the state.

Academic advising and community engagement activities recognized

BOONE—Three individuals involved in general education advising and mentoring or community engagement have been honored at Appalachian State University.

Class design project leads to cash award, patent application and potential business

BOONE—A design for a therapeutic glove that could help improve dexterity and grip strength for children and adults has resulted in a $15,000 award to an interdisciplinary team of Appalachian State University students.

Delta Zeta fundraiser nets funds for Appalachian’s Communication Disorders Clinic

BOONE—The Lambda Phi chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority at Appalachian State University collected $7,500 through its eighth annual Turtle Trot 5K. The funds will support the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian.

Summer Dance Series begins June 3 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Summer Dance Series sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance begins June 3 at Appalachian State University.