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Archive for August, 2007

Appalachian Chorale begins rehearsals for its 32nd season

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale will begin rehearsals for its 32nd season Monday, Sept. 10. Rehearsals will be held each Monday from 7-9 p.m. through Dec. 3.

Furniture Foundation provides $24,000 for scholarships at Appalachian

BOONE—The Furniture Foundation has provided $24,000 to Appalachian State University to fund eight $3,000 scholarships in the Department of Technology.

Powers and Hall appointed to Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—Helen A. Powers of Asheville and Avery B. Hall Sr. of Kernersville have been appointed by Gov. Mike Easley to four-year terms on Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees.

Evans receives faculty internship from Club Managers Association of America

07_08Evans04_t.jpgBOONE—Mike Evans, a professor of hospitality and tourism management in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business, has received a 2007-08 faculty internship from the Club Managers Association of America.

Appalachian professor participates in U.S.-China forum on at-risk youth

BOONE—China is experiencing a rise in youth violence, related in part to the country’s growing economy, according to Daniel Leitch, an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education. Leitch recently participated in a U.S.-China forum on at-risk youth held in Beijing.

Moving to college

082007moving_t.jpgChris Kennedy from Raleigh gets help moving into his residence hall from his dad, Jim. Chris Kennedy is one of 2,775 freshmen who moved into their residence hall rooms on Aug. 17. (Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)

International Space Station and Shuttle visible tonight

By Tom Rokoske, professor of physics and astronomy

BOONE—It isn’t often that two space craft are visible in the sky at the same time, but if skies are clear and free of too much light pollution, both the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle Endeavor will be visible tonight over North Carolina.

Appalachian holds Convocation Sept. 6; award-winning author Paul Caudros is guest speaker

BOONE—Award-winning journalist Paul Cuadros had been a reporter for the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity when he moved to Pittsboro to write about how the migration of Latino laborers was changing small southern towns.

Appalachian remains one of region’s best universities according to U.S. News & World Report

BOONE—Appalachian State University jumped two places to the No. 10 spot in the “Best Universities-Master’s in the South” category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 America’s Best Colleges Guide. The university retained its fifth-place ranking among the South’s top public master-degree granting universities.