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Archive for 2006

Winston-Salem couple’s gift will aid children with speech, hearing and learning disabilities

D06_11Scott14_t.jpgBOONE—The Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian State University has been named for Winston-Salem residents Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott.

The couple has made a gift of real estate valued at $307,000 to the North Carolina Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation to support the activities of the clinic at Appalachian.

Appalachian Chorale begins rehearsals of Fauré’s “Requiem” in January

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale at Appalachian State University continues its 31st season with a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem” on April 25, 2007.

Appalachian’s Institute for Senior Scholars plans winter classes

Senior_Scholars_visit_Arboretum.jpgBOONE—Retired residents of the High Country looking for something interesting to do this winter should consider the Institute for Senior Scholars at Appalachian State University.

Holiday break means week of service for some Appalachian faculty and students

BOONE—A dozen Appalachian State University students and two professors are heading to New Orleans today to help with the ongoing rebuilding efforts in the city’s lower ninth ward.

News from the Board of Trustees

D06_12BOT11.jpgNew officers were elected to office during the Dec. 8 meeting of the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees.

Appalachian graduates told receiving a college diploma is a call to accomplish great things

D06_12Grad00.jpgBOONE—Almost 1,000 students received degrees from Appalachian State University Dec. 10 during winter commencement held in the Holmes Convocation Center.

WNC Economy Stumbles

BOONE—Western North Carolina’s economy recovered some lost ground in October, increasing 0.3 percent for the month after the 0.4 percent decline recorded in September, according to data released in the Western North Carolina Economic Index.

ONE LANE OF U.S. 321 CLOSED NEAR BLOWING ROCK IN CALDWELL COUNTY DUE TO ROCKSLIDE

RALEIGH — One lane of U.S. 321 in Caldwell County between the U.S. 321 widening project and Blowing Rock remains closed due to a rockslide that occurred Wednesday. Crews from the N.C. Department of Transportation are escorting traffic through the area using a pilot car. The slide area is north of the U.S. 321 widening project.

Arabic Afternoon

D06_12Arabic14.jpgGhada Gherwash, a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at Appalachian State University, reads in Arabic during a special presentation at the University Bookstore. Gherwash is from Tripoli, Libya.