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Archive for June, 2009

Brazilian delegation to visit Appalachian

Group will participate in session sponsored by U.S. Commercial Service

BOONE—Ceará State Congressman Francisco Caminha will lead a delegation of Brazilians to the Appalachian State University campus in July. The delegation will participate in an international initiatives program co-sponsored by Appalachian’s Walker College of Business and the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) on July 10.

Allen Family Scholarship will help Appalachian business students study abroad

BOONE—Brothers Clayton, Chester and Sam Allen know the value of studying abroad.  Each traveled oversees while students at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s Communication Disorders Clinic helps children overcome challenges

device_t.jpgBOONE—Parents typically have a few things in common: They want their children to grow up healthy, happy and lead productive lives.

Gift from late Boone businessman establishes scholarships at Appalachian

BOONE—A gift that will provide more than $1 million from the late Norman Cheek and his family to the Appalachian State University Foundation has established a scholarship fund that will be awarded to three high school seniors, one each from Watauga, Ashe and Caldwell counties who enroll as freshmen at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s Board of Trustees gets new leadership

BOONE—John Blackburn joked that he has had the shortest tenure on record as chairman of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees.

Sworn in as board chairman in March, Blackburn chaired his last meeting June 19. He is stepping down to serve on the UNC System’s Board of Governors. North Carolina state statutes prohibit an individual from serving on both boards simultaneously.

Appalachian team places second in state sustainable building design competition

NCBldgDesign_t.jpgBOONE—An interdisciplinary team of students from Appalachian State University’s Department of Technology placed first overall at the local level and second overall at the state level of the 2009 North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition.

U.S. Commercial Service and Appalachian partner to promote international trade

BOONE—The U.S. Commercial Service is partnering with Appalachian State University to establish a satellite office in Boone that will train and aid local businesses in international trade.

State Farm Insurance Contributes $12,000 to Appalachian’s Brantley Risk and Insurance Center

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Brantley Risk and Insurance Center based in the Walker College of Business has received a $12,000 grant from State Farm Insurance Companies Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant program.

Harbinson honored by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity

Harbinson_t.jpgBOONE—William G. “Bill” Harbinson has received the Orpheus Award from Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the cause of music in America. Harbinson was nominated for the award by Appalachian’s chapter of the music fraternity.