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Life-saving gift

Amanda Stanfield.jpgAmanda Stanfield, a first-time donor, participates in a blood drive held at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Center that collected more than 1,000 pints of blood for the American Red Cross. The event was the state’s largest, student-run blood drive and the largest ever conducted at Appalachian. Stanfield is a senior industrial design major from Greensboro. (Photo by University Photographer Troy Tuttle)

Rock stars

flags.jpgReporter Jeff Smith, second from left, from UNC TV interviewed Andy Heckert for a feature on the Fred Webb Jr. Outdoor Geology Laboratory at Appalachian State University. The program will air on “North Carolina Now” Sept. 25. Heckert is an assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geology. The lab, named for the retired geology professor and first chairman of the geology department, contains more than 32 rock specimens dating between 1.2 billion and 300 million years old. (Photo courtesy of Cynthia Liutkus)

A time to remember

flags.jpgA total of 3,000 U.S. flags representing those who were killed or presumed dead following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America line Sanford Mall at Appalachian State University. The flags were placed by members of the ROTC program from Appalachian’s Department of Military Science and Leadership and members of the College Republicans organization on campus, which purchased the flags. (Photo by university photographer Marie Freeman)

Scenes from Convocation

MaryGraceLoftin.jpgProvost Stan Aeschleman congratulates Mary Grace Loftin, recipient of Appalachian’s Student Employee of the Year Scholarship.

Freshman Move In Day

FreshmanMoveIn.jpgFreshman Move in Day was Aug. 22 at Appalachian State University. With an expected freshman enrollment of 2,775 students, the university enlisted the help of students, alumni, parents and community members to help students move their belongings to their assigned residence hall room. Volunteers Bill Agle, left, and Thad McKinnon secured a load headed to Newland Residence Hall. (Appalachian photo by university photographer Marie Freeman)

Design challenge


Students in a commercial design class at Appalachian State University shared proposals for a bathroom facility at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens that include a changing area for wedding parties using the gardens, and storage for garden tools. The class, led by assistant professor Chad Everhart in Appalachian’s Department of Technology, gave students practical experience working with a non-profit agency, addressing challenges posed by the garden’s terrain and incorporating Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines into their designs.

Everhart is pictured holding one of the student’s design models. (Appalachian photo by university photographer Marie Freeman)

A new school year will soon begin

080801_changing_banners_m.jpgNew River Power & Light employee Jason Herman changes a light pole banner along Rivers Street, signaling a change of season. With An Appalachian Summer Festival concluded, the university now prepares for the 2008-09 academic year. Move-in day for fall semester is Aug. 22 and classes begin Aug. 26.(Appalachian photo by Marie Freeman)

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Pakistani educators hone teaching skills

1_6_m.jpgBiology teachers from Pakistan collect insects in Appalachian State University’s Durham Park. The activity, coordinated by biology professor Ray Williams from the College of Arts and Sciences, showed the visiting instructors how to incorporate hands-on classroom learning in their teaching when they return to Pakistan. A total of 14 teachers from Pakistan are in Boone through Aug. 30 to study various ways to teach biology and conduct field experiments. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State through the International Institute of the Graduate School, U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is the second year that Pakistani educators have come to Appalachian to enhance their teaching. (Appalachian photo by Marie Freeman)

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Summertime Work

Parkway_Construction_student_m.jpgBrad Thompson, a senior construction management and building science major from Wake Forest, hammers a stud in place on what will be a new restroom facility at Bass Lake near Blowing Rock. Thompson is a seasonal employee for the National Park Service. The restroom facility is a collaborative design and construction project between Appalachian State University’s Department of Technology and the National Park Service. (photo by university photographer Marie Freeman)

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