Archive for April, 2008
Linda Veltze, a professor of library science at Appalachian State University, is participating in a faculty exchange at the Karlsruhe University of Education at Karlsruhe, Germany. Veltze is working with students in a teacher training program at the institute who are enrolled in her “Teaching the Holocaust” course. Veltze and her students worked together prior to her arrival in Germany using the AsULearn online Course Management System. Veltze will teach a second course at Karlsruhe Pedagogical Institute on “Teaching Peace and Tolerance through Children’s Literature and Media” in May. (Photo courtesy of Linda Veltze)
BOONE—Appalachian State University is seeking 500 individuals between the ages of 30-85 to participate in a study to determine the effectiveness of quercetin in reducing sickness from upper respiratory infections. Quercetin is a natural antioxidant derived from plants, such as red apples, red grapes and broccoli.
Brent Summerville adjusts a solar panel on a mobile alternative energy display during Earth Day festivities held on Appalachian State University’s Sanford Mall. The miniature home, a collaborative effort between the student organization Appalachian Regional Initiative for Sustainable Energy (ARISE) and Appalachian’s Department of Technology, features details for green construction, passive solar design and wind power. Summerville is project manager for the university wind research facility on Beech Mountain.
Luke Dubbelman sits on a shave horse and learns to use a draw knife for carving a wooden utensil under the guidance of Turtle Island Preserve intern Mark Kessler during Earth Day activities on Appalachian State University’s Sanford Mall.
(Photos by university photographer Marie Freeman)