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Archive for August, 2004

Appalachian Retains High Marks in College Rankings

BOONE–Appalachian State University remains one of the top public universities in the South, according to rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.

Walk for Awareness Held Sept. 7 at Appalachian

BOONE–“Stick Together” is the theme for this year’s Walk for Awareness, an event begun 15 years ago to raise awareness regarding assault on women and others.


082004bookstore_dl.jpgMarcus McGinnis is surrounded by textbooks, but he won’t be for long. They’ll be distributed to 14,000 undergraduates who begin classes Aug. 24. McGinnis, a graduate student, has been busy checking books that are part of the university’s textbook rental program.

Marching Band

082004band_dl.jpgLong hours rehearsing can take their toll on any musician, and freshman Thomas Painter from Rocky Mount (center) is no exception.

Cedric Jennings Speaks at Appalachian’s Convocation Sept. 2

081904unseen_dl.jpgBOONE–Cedric Jennings will speak at Appalachian State University’s fall convocation Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center.

Musical Event Benefits Appalachian’s Office for Judaic Studies

BOONE–Appalachian State University and Lees-McRae College will present the musical event “Let’s Sing! Let’s Dance! Let’s Make a Joyful Noise!” Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Schedule Announced

BOONE–Nationally known poets, authors and a playwright from the Southeast will visit Appalachian State University to read from their works and talk about their craft during fall semester’s Visiting Writers Series.

Appalachian Freshmen Move In Aug. 20

BOONE–More than 2,500 freshmen arrive at their new home on the Appalachian State University campus Friday, Aug. 20.

WNC Economy Stalls

BOONE–Back-to-back months of flat economic performance in the state’s western region indicate a shift toward a weak economy, according to the Western Economic Index and Report for June.