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Hatley and Smith appointed to Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—Robert C. Hatley and D. Kenan Smith have been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to four-year terms on Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees. Their appointment is effective immediately.

Early registration draws near for the High Country Half Marathon

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) in the Appalachian State University Beaver College of Health Sciences announces the High Country Half Marathon will be held on Aug. 29 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 Mast General Store.

Rhododendron Society inducts Beasley, Rhinehart and Richards

BOONE—Three leaders in public education and in their communities are the latest inductees into The Rhododendron Society at Appalachian State University.

They are Chad S. Beasley of Mount Airy, Bill G. Rhinehart of Melville, New York, and T.R. Richards of Winston-Salem. They were honored July 25 during a ceremony on campus.

Appalachian’s Community Music School opens online registration Aug. 3

BOONE—The Community Music School (CMS) at Appalachian State University will hold online registration for all lessons Monday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 13. Late registration, Aug. 14-15, will incur a $50 late registration fee.

Alexis Pope appointed Appalachian’s director of admissions

BOONE—Alexis Pope will join Appalachian State University Aug. 3 as director of admissions. He replaces Lloyd Scott who will retire from the position at the end of July.

Students move to campus Aug. 14-15

BOONE—Appalachian State University will welcome an expected 3,050 freshmen to campus beginning Aug. 14 when they move into campus residence halls. All other students living on campus will move into their residence halls Aug. 15.

Campus emergency siren test conducted Aug. 5

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 11:55 a.m.

The campus drill also will include a recorded message indicating the beginning and end of the test.

Honorary alumnus/a awards presented at Appalachian

BOONE—Six individuals with close ties to Appalachian State University have been named honorary alumni by the Appalachian Alumni Association. The recipients were honored July 17 during an event on campus.

Business faculty and staff honored for excellence in teaching, research and service

BOONE—Five Appalachian State University faculty members and one staff member in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2015 Sywassink Award for Excellence.

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