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Archive for April, 2008

Alumni honored by Appalachian’s Alumni Association

Alumniawardsgroup_t.jpgBOONE—Three Appalachian State University graduates have been honored by the university’s alumni association for their contributions to the university and accomplishments in their professions.

The awards were presented April 25 during a banquet at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center on campus.

Wall receives Capote Scholarship in Creative Writing

Wall_t.jpgBOONE—Sarah Wall, a rising junior and English major at Appalachian State University, has received a Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in Creative Writing for the 2008-09 academic year.

Annotated bibliography guides users of Appalachian’s Rhinehart collection

Rhinehart book collection.jpgBOONE—An annotated bibliography of the Rhinehart collection has been published by Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons.

Students receive international research grants

BOONE—Appalachian State University has awarded approximately $15,000 to support students who are conducting international research.

Iraqi author day event at Appalachian

Members of the Arabic studies program at Appalachian State University will celebrate Iraqi Author Day by reading brief excerpts from six Iraqi authors May 1.

Appalachian Overseas

veltze_t.jpgLinda 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)

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Additional volunteers sought for research project

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.

Barn Dance to be held April 25

BOONE – A barn dance featuring contra, square and circle dancing will be held Friday, April 25, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. in Legends nightclub on the Appalachian State University campus.

Earth Day Celebration

earthday_6_m.jpgearthday_5.jpgBrent 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)

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