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Archive for May, 2007

Biodiesel production workshop held June 22-23

BOONE—The Western North Carolina Renewable Energy Initiative at Appalachian State University will present a workshop on Sustainable Community-Scale Biodiesel Production June 22 and 23 in Katherine Harper Hall located on Rivers Street on campus.

Community invited to visit/use Belk Library at Appalachian

BOONE—Carol G. Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University welcomes community users or visitors to use its wealth of resources.

The library offers free Internet access, and has a cyber cafe coffee shop that is open during most hours that the library is open. Community borrower cards are available for $10 per year.

For more information on community borrower cards, visit

www.library.appstate.edu/services/circ/commbor.html or call (828) 262-2818.

Pilates lessons offered at Appalachian

pilates_t.jpgBOONE- Area adults interested in individualized “Authentic Pilates” lessons can participate in a program being offered this summer by Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

Appalachian’s Department of Management offers new concentrations this fall

BOONE—The Department of Management in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University will offer three new concentrations as part of its B.S.B.A. degree in management. Beginning this fall, students majoring in the department can choose entrepreneurship, human resource management or a general management concentration.

Remembering the Fallen

07_05Memorial04_t.jpgWorld War II veteran Earl Moretz from Boone, left, and Maj. Robert O. Gibbard from Appalachian State University’s Department of Military Science and Leadership prepare the U.S. flag to fly at half-staff for the Memorial Day observance. The day was bittersweet for the university community as it remembered 1993 graduate Maj. Larry Bauguess who was killed May 14 in Pakistan.

Steinback and Sywassink appointed to Appalachian’s Board of Trustees; Cooper and Frank re-appointed to board

BOONE—Michael A. Steinback of Asheville and G.A. Sywassink of Charlotte have been appointed to four-year terms on Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees by the UNC Board of Governors. John E. Cooper of Valle Crucis and Hughlene B. Frank of Greensboro were reappointed to four-year terms on the board. Their terms of office begin July 1.

Estepp to step down, accepts presidency at Southwest Virginia Community College

Estepp_t.jpgBOONE — Dr. Mark Estepp, dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, will leave his position at Appalachian State University to serve as the second president of Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, Va.

Appalachian Pathways Cool Science Series launches new website and new prices

BOONE—Students from Ashe, Avery or Watauga counties can receive a 20 percent discount on the cost of attending the Appalachian Pathways Cool Science Series sponsored by Appalachian State University’s Office of Conferences and Institutes. To learn more about the series, visit www.pathways.appstate.edu

Celeste Crowe directs Appalachian’s new health professions advising office

crowe_t.jpgBOONE—Celeste Crowe has been named director of health professions advising at Appalachian State University. Her office is housed in the university’s Academic Advising Center in D.D. Dougherty Hall.