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Archive for July, 2007

Land valued at $1.3 million given to Appalachian

farmbarn_t.jpgBOONE—Watauga County businessman Paul Brown has completed a gift begun in 2005 to the Appalachian State University Foundation of approximately 25 acres of land valued at more than $1.3 million.

Award-winning children’s author says write about the details

houston_t.jpgBOONE—Award-winning author Gloria Houston uses a few tricks when she’s working on a children’s book: She sees the story unfold as if she were watching a movie, and she writes each book specifically for a young girl, usually a niece.

Appalachian establishes Board of Visitors

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees has created a 15-member Board of Visitors to advise and assist trustees and Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock on public policy matters that impact the university.

Appalachian graduate remembered for his service as a soldier

07_07baugess56_t_1.jpgBOONE—Family members added Maj. Larry J. Bauguess Jr.’s name to a list of Appalachian State University faculty, staff, students and alumni who have died in service to their country during a memorial ceremony held on campus July 20.

Koehn receives statewide community service award

07_07Koehn03_t.jpgBOONE — Jenny Koehn, community service coordinator of Appalachian State University’s ACT Office (Appalachian and the Community Together), received the state-wide Professional of the Year Award from North Carolina Campus Compact.

Pakistani educators welcomed

07_07Pakistan57_t.jpgBoone Mayor Loretta Clawson, far right, met biology teachers from Pakistan during a reception at Appalachian State University. The teachers are part of a group spending six weeks on campus developing their science and educational technology skills and strengthening their English proficiency.

Summer oral history project provides insights about former President Jimmy Carter

georga_trip_230_t.jpgBOONE— Jennifer Cohen-Jordan and Leila Weinstein spent part of their summer in Plains, Ga., to conduct an oral history project for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (JCNHS) located there. Both are graduate students in the Appalachian studies program at Appalachian State University. The project was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service.While they didn’t get to interview the former president or his wife, Rosalynn, they did meet the couple, and through interviews with others gained insight into the community, social history and residents’ opinions of the 39th president of the United States.

Aspiring broadcast professionals learn from the pros

keller_t.jpgBOONE—Seventeen communication majors at Appalachian State University attended the inaugural Kellar Radio Farm System Institute hosted by the Department of Communication. During the 10-day institute, students heard from a variety of broadcast professionals including James K. Flynn, a 1977 Appalachian graduate and former radio personality, and Ray Mariner, afternoon co-host on Atlanta’s Star 94FM.

WNC economy makes positive strides in May

BOONE—Western North Carolina’s economy made positive strides in May, increasing 0.5 percent for the month, a gain that followed a 0.6 percent increase in April.