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Archive for September, 2007

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performs Oct. 7

BOONE—Donald Portnoy is the guest conductor during an Oct.7 Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performance at Appalachian State University.

The concert begins at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

University faculty, staff and students celebrate Chinese Moon Festival

By Xiaorong Shao

Appalachian State University reference and library instruction librarian

moonfestival_t.jpgBOONE—Students studying Chinese at Appalachian State University and families and friends of the Chinese community in Boone gathered Sept. 25 on campus to celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival.

Appalachian State University Foundation grants support faculty research and teaching

SodaDamGroup_t.jpgBOONE—More than $85,000 in grants has been awarded to faculty at Appalachian State University through a program called Appalachian Foundation Fellows Grants.

The grants, supported by private donations to the Appalachian State University Foundation, support projects that will enhance a faculty member’s career development in teaching, scholarship or creative activity, and/or service. Each award is limited to $5,000.

Appalachian’s Concert Band performs Oct. 8

d06_07wind12_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s Concert Band performs Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium on campus. Admission is free.

Conductors are Scott C. Tobias, a member of the Hayes School of Music faculty, and graduate music major Kenneth Tysor.

Appalachian hosts first “Power of Design” celebration

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host “Power of Design: A Celebration of Charles and Ray Eames and the Powers of 10″ at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom.

Appalachian’s Board of Trustees learn of university’s growing pains

BOONE—The ever-increasing number of college-bound students and their continued interest in enrolling at Appalachian State University, plus the record crowds attending university football games, are resulting in growing pains at the university.

N.C. Space Grant Consortium Award helps students and faculty study mysteries of space

physics_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University has received $98,000 from the N.C. Space Grant Consortium. This is the second year that faculty-student research proposals from Appalachian’s Department of Physics and Astronomy have received funding from this NASA-sponsored program.

An Oath to Serve

07_09trustees12_t.jpgNew and reappointed members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees were sworn in prior to the board’s Sept. 21 meeting by Superior Court Judge Phil Ginn, far right. New board members beginning four-year terms are G.A. Sywassink, left, Michael A. Steinback, Helen Powers and Avery Hall. Reappointed to four-year terms are Hughlene Frank and John Cooper. Ginn, who represents the 24th District, is a graduate of Appalachian. (Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)

Appalachian hosts journalism workshop for high school students

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host the Northwest North Carolina Scholastic Journalism Day on Sept. 27.

The one-day workshop for high school newspaper and yearbook staff members and their advisors will be held at Plemmons Student Union and Belk Library and Information Commons. Sessions begin at 9 a.m.