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Archive for December, 2006

Appalachian professor participates in community development training for Chernobyl survivors

BOONE—Dr. Daniel Leitch from Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education participated in a community development training seminar in October held in the Ukraine.

Fraternity’s gift recognizes legacy of service

D06_12APA34.jpgBOONE—Members of the Pi Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Appalachian State University wanted to do something memorable to recognize the national organization’s 100th anniversary.

Cruise-line based study-abroad opportunity available for Appalachian students

BOONE—Students can earn three semester hours of credits in May on a cruise ship through a recreation management course being offered by the Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science.

Center at Appalachian supports students’ entrepreneurial interests

BOONE—A third of business majors and one out of six non-business majors at Appalachian State University have seriously considered starting their own business at some point in their career, according to a survey conducted by faculty in the Walker College of Business.

University and AppalCart diesel vehicles run on biodiesel, thanks to student project

D06_12BioD24_r.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s diesel-burning buses, service vehicles and garbage truck are now powered by biodiesel, thanks to a student-led initiative aimed at reducing the university’s dependence on nonrenewable energy.

Moore honored by university library faculty and staff

mikemoore.jpgBOONE—Michael J. Moore, a professor of history at Appalachian State University, has received the first University Librarian Special Recognition Award from faculty and staff in Carol G. Belk Library and Information Commons.

Geology major Jessica Camp wins poster presentation prize

D06_11Camp09.jpgBOONE—Jessica Camp, a senior geology major at Appalachian State University, won the outstanding poster prize at the Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society meeting held on campus in October.

NASCAR Goes to College: Jimmy Spencer Visits Appalachian State University

spencer_copy.jpgBOONE- Jimmy Spencer, television auto racing analyst and former NASCAR Cup driver, visited Appalachian State University recently to film a segment for NASCAR RaceDay. The program is broadcast weekly on Speed Channel before the Nextel Cup race.

Appalachian alumni invited to White House where two Christmas trees are adorned with handcrafted ornaments from local artisans

SPRUCE PINE – Three Appalachian State University graduates were invited to the White House yesterday to preview two White House Christmas trees which are adorned with ornaments crafted by Western North Carolina artisans.