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Archive for August, 2008

Festival features symposium on Daniel Boone Sept. 5.

BOONE—Daniel Boone Days, Boone’s newest festival, will be held Sept. 4-6 at various locations throughout the Town of Boone.

Spring issue of Cold Mountain Review now available

springCMR_t.jpgBOONE— Cold Mountain Review, the literary journal housed in the Department of English at Appalachian State University, has released its spring 2008 issue.

Design challenge

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Students in a commercial design class at Appalachian State University shared proposals for a bathroom facility at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens that include a changing area for wedding parties using the gardens, and storage for garden tools. The class, led by assistant professor Chad Everhart in Appalachian’s Department of Technology, gave students practical experience working with a non-profit agency, addressing challenges posed by the garden’s terrain and incorporating Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines into their designs.

Everhart is pictured holding one of the student’s design models. (Appalachian photo by university photographer Marie Freeman)

WNC economy weak but shows signs of life

BOONE—Western North Carolina’s economy remains weak, but June provided good news for the region. Economic activity, as measured by the Western North Carolina Economic Index and Report, increased 0.4 percent in June. In addition, the region’s economy rebounded in the second quarter of 2008 after two consecutive quarters of non-growth.

Experiencing China’s earthquake featured on “Appalachian Perspective”

BOONE – Bob White, executive director and foreign student advisor of International Education and Development was leading a group of 11 students and faculty on a study abroad trip in Chengdu China, when one of the largest earthquakes in this century hit the region on May 12.

Kevin Balling receives N.C. Arts Council fellowship

ballingkevin_t.jpgBOONE—Kevin Balling, a lecturer in electronic media/broadcasting in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University, has received a Visual Artist Fellowship in Video/Film from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Prelude to Fall held Aug. 19

Appalachian State University faculty and student development staff members are invited to the second annual Prelude to Fall Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m., at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center.

Appalachian hosts Fall Open House on Sept. 27

BOONE – Appalachian State University invites prospective students and their families to learn more about university life during Fall Open House Sept. 27.

Students receive N.C. Subway Group scholarships

CHAPEL HILL-Two students at Appalachian State University have received a Peter S. Slomianyj Scholarship from the N.C. Subway Group (NCSGI).