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Archive for May, 2006

Concert May 23 Highlights Appalachian Chamber Orchestra’s European Tour

BOONE— Appalachian State University’s Chamber Orchestra has been invited to perform in festivals celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth in Austria and the Czech Republic this summer.

Applications Soar for Appalachian’s 2006 Freshman Class

BOONE— Interest in attending Appalachian State University continues to soar. The admissions office has received 11,212 applications for the fall 2006 freshman class. That’s a 7 percent increase in the number of applications received last year.

Community Crisis Conference held June 22-23

BOONE—A conference addressing the various crises that can affect communities will be held June 22-23 at Appalachian State University’s Broyhill Inn and Conference Center.

National Sustainable Design Expo Highlights Student Work

A group of banjo-playing “greenies” from Appalachian State University was one of the six winning entries for the “People, Prosperity, Planet”, or “P3″ award.

Region’s economy rebounds in March

BOONE—Western North Carolina’s economy increased 0.8 percent in March, the largest monthly increase in 10 months. The regional economy grew at an annual rate of 3.6 percent during the first quarter of 2006, according to data complied in the Western North Carolina Economic Index prepared at Appalachian State University.

Harp program gets help

Dr. Lewis J. and Patricia B. Gaskin have created an endowment for harp in Appalachian State University’s Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music.

Award-winning Cadets

D06_04ROTC06r.jpgRepresentatives from the Department of Military Science and Leadership at Appalachian State University present a framed picture of the Three Sisters mountain range in White Sands, N.M., to Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock.

Appalachian graduates headed to Ph.D. programs in physics

Brian MyerBOONE—Brian Myer of Boone received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Appalachian State University on Sunday. In August, he enters the doctoral program in optical science at the University of Arizona.

Appalachian Graduates Urged to Become Leaders, Make a Difference

May 2006 graduatesBOONE—A college diploma shouldn’t be viewed solely as a ticket to financial success. It also signifies a responsibility for graduates to use the skills they acquired in college to become leaders and make a difference in their communities, speakers told graduates of Appalachian State University this weekend.