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Archive for August, 2006

David Huntley named director of Appalachian’s Watauga College

D06_08HuntleyC.jpgBOONE—David Huntley has been named director of Watauga College at Appalachian State University.

Princeton Review says Appalachian is one of the best colleges in the Southeast

Best_Southeastern_copy.jpgBOONE-Appalachian State University is one of 146 schools receiving “Best in the Southeast” designation in the 2007 Princeton Review’s online “The Best 361 Colleges” guide.

New program will help faculty members hone grant-writing skills

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received $33,986 from the University of North Carolina General Administration to implement a program to help faculty hone their grant-writing skills.



Lambert and Richard McKevitt from Appalachian State University’s Housing

Operations hang a

welcome sign on Lovill Hall in preparation for the arrival of new students on campus.

(Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)

Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series begins Sept. 7

BOONE—”Freakonomics” co-author Stephen Dubner and N.C. Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer headline this fall’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

Convocation at Appalachian features alumnus Stephen J. Dubner

Dubner_StephenJPG.jpgBOONE—Award-winning author Stephen J. Dubner returns to Appalachian State University Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. as keynote speaker for Convocation.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Appalachian among top public universities in the South

best_colleges_2007.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University has retained its fifth-place ranking among the South’s top public master’s universities and is listed 12th in the Best Universities-Master’s in the South category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2007 America’s Best Colleges Guide.

Petschauer to Direct ARC Higher Education Project for College Access and Student Success

D06_01Petschauer05.jpgBOONE— Joni Petschauer has been named director of the newly established ARC Higher Education Project for College Access and Student Success, based at Appalachian.

Hammett-McGarry and Crees take new posts at Appalachian

BOONE—Carter Hammett-McGarry has been named interim director of Freshman Learning Communities at Appalachian State University. She began her new duties Aug. 14.