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Archive for July, 2008

Pakistani educators hone teaching skills

1_6_m.jpgBiology teachers from Pakistan collect insects in Appalachian State University’s Durham Park. The activity, coordinated by biology professor Ray Williams from the College of Arts and Sciences, showed the visiting instructors how to incorporate hands-on classroom learning in their teaching when they return to Pakistan. A total of 14 teachers from Pakistan are in Boone through Aug. 30 to study various ways to teach biology and conduct field experiments. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State through the International Institute of the Graduate School, U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is the second year that Pakistani educators have come to Appalachian to enhance their teaching. (Appalachian photo by Marie Freeman)

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Journalist and author Jeannette Walls opens Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Sept. 4

Walls_t.jpgBOONE—A memoirist, two playwrights, a short story author, fiction writer and poet comprise the lineup for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series this fall at Appalachian State University.

Cornelison, Musilli, Rankins and Williams receive staff awards from Appalachian

StaffAward08_t.jpgBOONE—Larry Cornelison, Susan Musilli, Don Rankins and Dean Williams are the 2008 recipients of the Appalachian State University Staff Award.

Appalachian’s Rhododendron Society inducts three lifelong educators

RCOEAward_t.jpgBOONE—William D. “Bill” Killian of Hendersonville, Peggy Badgett Rickert of Statesville and Judy Gibson Mays of Greensboro have been inducted into the Reich College of Education’s Rhododendron Society at Appalachian State University.

N.C. Green Business Fund grant workshop hosted by Appalachian’s Energy Center

BOONE—A grant workshop focusing on the North Carolina Green Business Fund (NCGBF) will be hosted by the Appalachian State University Energy Center Aug. 12 at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center on campus.

Growth in coastal development challenges insurance industry and property owners

symposium_t.jpgBOONE—Insurance companies, coastal residents and builders face growing challenges when it comes to insuring, owning or building property along the United States’ coastlines.

“The coastal issue is very challenging, because basically we have overbuilt in areas that in hindsight probably weren’t the best places to build,” said David Marlett, director of the Brantley Center and chair of Appalachian State University’s Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance.

Appalachian Chorale rehearsals begin Sept. 8

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale celebrates its 33rd year and invites all interested singers to attend rehearsals and participate in any or all of three concerts scheduled for the 2008-09 season.

Summertime Work

Parkway_Construction_student_m.jpgBrad Thompson, a senior construction management and building science major from Wake Forest, hammers a stud in place on what will be a new restroom facility at Bass Lake near Blowing Rock. Thompson is a seasonal employee for the National Park Service. The restroom facility is a collaborative design and construction project between Appalachian State University’s Department of Technology and the National Park Service. (photo by university photographer Marie Freeman)

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Professorships awarded to Walker College of Business faculty

BOONE -Business professors Dick Crandall, Claudia Kelley, Lyle Schoenfeldt, Mike Dotson, Jim Westerman and Alan E. Singer have been awarded professorships in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business.