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Archive for July, 2006

Sustainable development majors study rural sustainable agriculture practices in Honduras

Two Appalachian State University undergraduates worked with Honduran government organizations this summer to find ways to enhance the agricultural practices of the Lencas, Honduras’s largest indigenous group, while maintaining their traditions and environmentally sensitive farming practices.

NCDOT to temporarily close a section of U.S. 321 in Caldwell County

RALEIGH—The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close U.S. 321 from Kirby Mountain Road (State Road 1370) to Blackberry Road (S.R.1500) in Caldwell County on Tuesday, Aug. 1, and Thursday, Aug. 3, from noon until 2 p.m., weather permitting.

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Todd Cherry appointed to Institute for Emerging Issues Faculty Fellows Program

cherry.jpgRALEIGH-The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) has appointed Dr. Todd L. Cherry, associate professor of economics at Appalachian State University, to its GlaxoSmithKline Faculty Fellowship Program.

Community Music School opens for children and adults

Community_Music_School.JPGBOONE – The Appalachian State University Community Music School (ASU-CMS), a new initiative of the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music, will provide noncredit music instruction for children and adults in the local community.

Appalachian’s Institute for Senior Scholars announces new membership year

D06_07seniors.jpgBOONE—Retired residents of the High Country who are looking for educational programs and interesting activities should consider the Institute for Senior Scholars at Appalachian State University.

Anthropology major researches lobsters

lobster.jpgBOONE – Appalachian State University anthropology major Robert Carson Thigpen III has spent nearly a year immersed in the culture of Caye Caulker, a small island off the coast of Belize that relies heavily on its fishing industry.

Soapy Science

071006math.jpgA little dish detergent, water and a hula hoop are all you need to interest children in science. Tamara Martin from Mountain Park Elementary School in Surry County is enveloped by a giant bubble created by Lou Moore, left, from Parkway School and Appalachian State University instructor Judy Sink, who is a retired teacher from Hardin Park School. They participated in a series of activities that teachers can use to help parents and students get involved in science. The workshop was sponsored by The Mathematics and Science Education Center at Appalachian. (Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)

Physical activity surveys to be distributed in seven counties

BOONE – Appalachian State University is distributing 1,000 surveys in each of seven counties to assess citizen awareness and use of physical activity programming, recreational facilities and walking trails in the county, as well as attitudes about physical activity and fitness.