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Archive for June, 2008

New undergraduate degrees approved for Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University will add six new undergraduate degrees to its offerings beginning in August, following approval by the UNC Board of Governors June 13.

Students will be able to earn a bachelor of arts degree in Appalachian studies, global studies, sustainable development, and women’s studies, and a bachelor of science degree in sustainable development – all of which will have an interdisciplinary focus.

Alternative energy advocate receives USDOE’s wind advocate award

denisscanlin_t.jpgBOONE—Dennis Scanlin has received the Small Wind Advocate of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America program. He was honored for his leadership in small-scale wind energy activities in Western North Carolina.

Students receive Celia Moh Scholarship

Joel Valente.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University juniors Joel Valente and Katherine Watts, and senior Michael Hugh Owings will each receive a Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2008-09 academic year. The scholarship pays full tuition, room, board and fees.

Appalachian and Fudan university libraries to participate in international exchange

Fudansigning_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons and Fudan University Library in Shanghai, China, have agreed to participate in future exchanges of librarians, culture and information.

A Capital Welcome

Mountaineer Seniors, Coach Moore, Chancellor Peacock, Gov. Easley_t.jpgBOONE—N.C. Gov. Mike Easley hosted members of Appalachian State University’s three-time-defending NCAA Division I football national championship team at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh June 10.

Three Appalachian students receive Celia Moh Scholarships

Three Appalachian State University students will receive full tuition, room, board, books and fees for the 2008-09 academic year.

Summer camp at Appalachian

counselor2_m.jpg Catherine Durgin, a junior journalism major at Appalachian State University, helps young campers learn about wildlife in a National Park Service traveling exhibit. Durgin, from Statesville, is one of several camp counselors with Appalachian’s Camp UREC, a day camp for children in the 1st-8th grades. Operated by University Recreation, the camp provides children from the High Country a safe, instructional environment where they can explore a variety of fitness, sports and outdoor activities during the summer months. The camp also provides opportunities for university students to create, develop and implement camp activities. (photo by university photographer Marie Freeman)

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A pledge to serve

David Mofford.jpgDavid Mofford, right, recites the oath of office as he is sworn in to Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees. Mofford is president of the university’s Student Government Association, and in that capacity is a voting member of the board. Jim Deal, who chairs the board of trustees, administered the oath in his capacity as chairman of the Watauga County Board of Commissioners. Mofford is a junior political science major from Hickory. He is the son of Frank and Susan Mofford. (Photo by university photographer Troy Tuttle)

New centers established at Appalachian promote economic outreach

BOONE—Two new centers will be established at Appalachian State University following approval by the university’s board of trustees during their June 6 meeting.

They are the Appalachian Center for Mountain and Steep Slope Viticulture and the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis.