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Archive for 2008

Industrial design students stretch their creativity

teambosch_t.jpgBOONE—Can a washer and dryer look like art and not lose function? Industrial design students in a senior product design studio at Appalachian State University think so, and they proved their point during a presentation to designers from Bosch and Siemens (BSH) Home Appliances in New Bern.

Future physical education teachers get their game on

KatieLewis_t.jpgBOONE—Students in Appalachian State University’s physical education teacher education program do more than just throw out a ball and watch school children play.

Appalachian students incorporate current research-based practices and tools, including technologies to enhance classroom teaching and learning.

Symposium focuses on design as activism

Bryan_t.jpgBOONE—Design can be a powerful tool for activism according to participants of the second annual Power of Design program held in early December at Appalachian State University. The annual event brings together students, faculty and members of the professional design community.

Combs elected to Appalachian State University Foundation Board

BOONE—Linda Morrison Combs of Winston-Salem and Blowing Rock has been elected to a four-year term on the board of directors of the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc.

Deadline extended for New River Symposium abstracts

BOONE—The deadline for abstracts for the 2009 New River Symposium at Appalachian State University has been extended to Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.

Norris receives Certified Emergency Manager® designation

Seth Norris.jpgBOONE—Seth Norris has received the Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). He is one of 764 individuals who hold the certification. Norris is the emergency management coordinator at Appalachian State University.

University College honors its first graduating class

UniversityCollege_t.jpgBOONE – University College recently honored 12 students who make up the college’s inaugural graduation class. The students are candidates for graduation at Appalachian State University’s December commencement and are the first to complete degree programs housed in Appalachian’s newest college, which was formed in 2007.

Energy Center seeks grant proposals

The university’s Energy Center is seeking grant proposals for its newly established research grant program.

The deadline to submit a required “Intent to Submit Proposal” is Jan. 5, 2009. The deadline to submit the finalized proposal is Feb. 2, 2009. Approximately $1 million is available for awards over the two-year budget cycle. Individual awards typically range from $10,000 to $100,000, though all proposals will be considered.

Appalachian’s winter commencement held Dec. 21

graduation_t.jpgwalter_dalton_t.jpgBOONE—More than 1,000 students will receive their degrees during commencement Dec. 21 at Appalachian State University.

Walter H. Dalton, lieutenant governor-elect for North Carolina, will be the guest speaker.