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Archive for April, 2009

Appalachian’s Renewable Energy Initiative receives state leadership award

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) has received a Leadership in Sustainability Award from the State Energy Office of North Carolina.

University officials urge travelers to be aware of influenza outbreak; practice good health habits

UPDATED 5/4/09

BOONE—Appalachian State University officials are monitoring the H1N1 influenza A outbreak that began in Mexico and has spread to other countries, including the United States.

Chancellor Holden Thorp’s perspective

BOONE – On Appalachian State University’s cable television program, “Appalachian Perspective,” (see video clip) Appalachian’s Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock talks with UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp about the current state of the university including the current economic challenges facing all UNC system campuses and Chapel Hill’s recent national basketball championship win. 

McKinney receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

mckinney_t.jpgBOONE—Cathy McKinney, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, has received a UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. McKinney and recipients from 16 other institutions in the UNC System will each receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $7,500 cash prize.

Dr. Sally Atkins receives national award for expressive arts therapy

sallyatkins_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Sally Atkins, a professor of human development and psychological counseling at Appalachian State University, has received the Samuel T. Gladding Inspiration and Motivation Award from the Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC). ACC is a division of the American Counseling Association.

Appalachian Studies to honor donors with fundraising concert April 30

BOONE — The Center for Appalachian Studies will present “An Appalachian Evening,” a concert to raise money for scholarships, on Thursday, April 30, on the Appalachian State University campus.

Students get real world experience helping local businesses and nonprofits

BOONE – Six area businesses and non-profit organizations got a public relations boost when an Appalachian State University class took them on as clients for the semester. The companies’ business increased while the students got real-world experience.

Appalachian’s Reich College of Education highlighted in U.S. News & World Report

BOONE—The Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University is included in U.S. News & World Report’s recent focus on graduate programs.

Liberace String Quartet performance April 26

BOONE—The Liberace String Quartet will perform Sunday, April 26, at Appalachian State University. The 2 p.m. performance will be held in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall. Admission is free.