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Archive for June, 2006

Appalachian hosts second WNC Wine Conference July 17

BOONE—Representatives from the state’s wine and food industries will gather for a one-day conference July 17 at Appalachian State University’s Broyhill Inn and Conference Center.

Appalachian-Fudan University partnership celebrates 10th anniversary

fudan image06_1.jpgBOONE—May was an auspicious month for Appalachian State University students and faculty participating in an educational partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Golf club, Tweetsie Railroad pioneers featured on TV program

robbins.jpgBOONE — Tourism in the North Carolina mountains owes much of its success to the visionary Robbins family, starting with Grover Robbins who took a lovers’ legend and a windswept ridge and developed The Blowing Rock tourist destination in the 1930s.

Business Affairs Vice Chancellor Jane Helm retiring from Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock announced June 9 that Jane P. Helm, vice chancellor for business affairs since 1994, is retiring.

Anne Cannon Scholars Program established at Appalachian

D06_05COE03.jpgBOONE—A $100,000 commitment from the Anne Cannon Trust will help students from under-represented populations pursue a degree in education at Appalachian State University.

Muir Travels to New Zealand to study attitudes about women athletes

Muir.jpgBOONE—Ken Muir travels to New Zealand in July to spend four weeks at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology.

Freshman Orientation

D06_06orientation_13.jpgKim Caudle of Greensboro, left and Austin Beasley-Rodgers of Raleigh welcome incoming freshman Kira Hague of Raleigh to campus during orientation at Appalachian State University. As part of the university’s summer reading program, each incoming student will receive a copy of “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything,” co-authored by Appalachian alumnus Stephen Dubner.

David Larry honored for work to improve workplace

D06_06Larry_15.jpgBOONE—David Larry, associate attorney at Appalachian State University, has been recognized for his contributions toward improving the workplace.

Senior Companion Program Receives Watauga Community Foundation Grant

BOONE—The Appalachian Senior Companion Program operated by Appalachian State University’s Department of Sociology and Social Work has received a $1,000 grant from the Watauga Community Foundation.