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Archive for September, 2008

Life-saving gift

Amanda Stanfield.jpgAmanda Stanfield, a first-time donor, participates in a blood drive held at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Center that collected more than 1,000 pints of blood for the American Red Cross. The event was the state’s largest, student-run blood drive and the largest ever conducted at Appalachian. Stanfield is a senior industrial design major from Greensboro. (Photo by University Photographer Troy Tuttle)

Dr. Howard Neufeld is’s “Fall Color Guy”

Dr.Neufeld_t.jpgBOONE – This year’s fall colors should be brilliant if current weather conditions continue, biology professor Howard S. Neufeld says in his first report as the official “Fall Color Guy” of the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.

Appalachian’s Health Promotion program helps improve employee wellness and fitness

bosu_t_1.jpgBOONE—When the state of North Carolina adopted its Worksite Wellness Policy in February, Appalachian State University was ahead of the game.

Appalachian’s program, called Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff, has provided activities, work environments and policies that support the health and well-being of university employees since the mid-1980s.

Guest pianist performs Oct. 10 at Appalachian

piano_t.jpgBOONE—Pianist Sharyn Edwards will perform Friday, Oct. 10, in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Her recital begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Dance marathon participants seek odd jobs to raise money for local charities

BOONE—The annual dance marathon fundraiser at Appalachian State University is Nov. 15.

Participants are expected to raise $240 each to support local charities and are willing to complete odd jobs in exchange for a monetary donation.

Appalachian hosts high school journalism workshop Oct. 2

BOONE—The Northwest North Carolina Scholastic Journalism Day workshop will be held Oct. 2 at Appalachian State University. The workshop is sponsored by the Winston-Salem Journal, North Carolina Scholastic Media Association and Appalachian’s Department of Communication.

Program on visualization in the sciences presented Sept. 26

BOONE—Dr. Russell M. Taylor will discuss “Visualization in the Sciences” Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. in room 112 in the CAP building (computer, astronomy and physics) at Appalachian State University.

Lecture on Islam and women’s rights presented Sept. 25 at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Curtis Ryan, an associate professor of political science at Appalachian State University, will present the lecture “Islam and Women’s Rights in Middle East Politics” Thursday, Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons on campus.

Executive director of advising and orientation named at Appalachian

mariaprovost_t.jpgBOONE—Maria Provost has been named the executive director of advising and orientation at Appalachian State University. She begins her duties Oct. 1.