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Archive for April, 2007

Appalachian dedicates Katherine Harper Hall, recognizes $1 million gift

harper73_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University has named a portion of the building that houses the Department of Technology in honor of Katherine Harper of Charlotte.

Katherine Harper is co-founder of Harper Corporation of America and longtime supporter of flexography education. Mrs. Harper’s husband, Ron, made a $1 million gift to the university in her honor through the Appalachian State University Foundation.

Summit on June 11 focuses on rural public universities and economic transformation

BOONE—The Appalachian Regional Development Institute’s Leadership Summit “Doing Our Part: The Role of North Carolina’s Rural Public Universities in Economic Transformation” will be held June 11 at Appalachian State University in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Rural universities plan summit on economic development

Asheville Citizen-Times

The Appalachian Regional Development Institute’s Leadership Summit “Doing Our Part: The Role of North Carolina’s Rural Public Universities in Economic Transformation” will be held June 11 at Appalachian State University in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

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Broyhill Inn’s Chef Bill Morris cooks an award-winning meal at Fire on the Rock Challenge

chef_bill_t.jpgBOONE—Bill Morris, the executive chef at Appalachian State University’s Broyhill Inn and Conference Center, was one of three chefs winning the Fire on the Rock Chef’s Challenge on April 14.

Borkowski Reading Room dedicated; portrait of Appalachian’s fifth chancellor unveiled

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BOONE—A portrait of Frank Borkowski, Appalachian State University’s fifth chancellor, was unveiled Wednesday during a special ceremony in Belk Library and Information Commons on campus.

Celebrating Creativity

research93_t.jpgPhoto One: Students’ creative and research projects were highlighted during the annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors at Appalachian State University. Department of Theatre and Dance students Desiree Ricker, left, Brittney Wetzel and Rachel Snipes perform a dance choreographed by Dani Harris titled “Dreaming Seamless Dreams.” (Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)

Appalachian State Energy Center co-hosts Third International Hydrail Conference

BOONE-The Appalachian State University Energy Center will co-host the Third International Hydrail Conference June 25-26 in Bergamo, Italy.

The conference, also hosted by Nuvera Fuel Cells, will feature a tour of Nuvera’s ForzaTM 125kW fuel cell power system, the same technology that powered the world’s first hydrogen train last September.

Appalachian’s police chief reminds students to be aware of their surroundings

BOONE—Over the past two months, three Appalachian State University students have been grabbed by an unknown male while they were walking on or near campus.

Appalachian State University featured in Princeton Review’s “America’s Best Value Colleges”

princetonreview_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University is one of 186 colleges in the nation considered a best value for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the new 2008 edition of its book “America’s Best Value Colleges.”