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Archive for August, 2016

Five additional scholars receive prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, increasing Appalachian’s number of Gilman Scholars to eight

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE—Five additional Appalachian State University students who are studying abroad during the fall 2016/academic year 2016-17 received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, bringing the total number of Appalachian students who received the Benjamin Gilman scholarship this academic year to eight.

Mandela Fellows reflect on time spent at Appalachian

BOONE—For six weeks during summer, Appalachian State University hosted 25 young leaders from 19 African countries from the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute. Their time in Boone provided them opportunities to observe, note and discuss practices that allow area nonprofit agencies to flourish.

Everts names special assistant for athletics compliance

BOONE—Following a national search, James Bandy has been named special assistant to the chancellor for athletics compliance. He will begin working at Appalachian State University on Sept. 19. Bandy will replace Jonathan Reeder, who is assuming a new role as interim senior associate athletic director.

Health, Wellness and Safety Week held Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 at Appalachian

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Health, Wellness and Safety Week is underway at Appalachian State University, and continues through Sept 1. The primary purpose is to highlight campus resources available to the university’s students.

Banking Professor honored by community and university; Davis shares vision and thoughts about Appalachian, the High Country and the world

In August, Dr. Harry M. Davis, professor of finance and past chair of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance at Appalachian State University was presented the Wade Brown Award for Community Recognition by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.

Three new exhibits open at Turchin Center on Sept. 2

By Anna Gaugert

BOONE—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University is celebrating the opening of three new exhibitions during Downtown Boone’s First Friday Art Crawl from 6-10 p.m., on Sept. 2. Admission is free and visitors are welcome to “engage, discover and connect through the arts,” while enjoying free appetizers, a cash bar and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Michael McNally named director of North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies

BOONE—The North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) has hired Michael McNally as its new director. The center’s 55,000 square-foot facility, located in Hickory, provides facilities for applied research in engineering-related fields and serves as a conduit to baccalaureate education delivered by institutions in the the University of North Carolina system.

Appalachian community partners are doing ‘business for good’

By Elisabeth Wall

In introducing the community partners involved in the second annual Business for Good event hosted by Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business (WCOB), Professor Heather Dixon-Fowler said her college “no longer uses the term ‘vendor,’ which is transactional, but prefers ‘community partners’ and supports businesses that are forces for good in the High Country communities.”

Walker College of Business hosts Business for Good, promotes responsible economic, social and natural resource management

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—“If you aren’t doing business for good, why are you doing business?” asked Bald Guy Brew proprietor Don Cox ’93 at the second annual Business for Good event hosted by Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business (WCOB), Aug. 19.