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Archive for December, 2009

Don’t lose sight of your dreams, Appalachian graduates told

szulik_t.jpgBOONE—Don’t forget your childhood dreams. That was the advice offered by Matthew Szulik, chairman of the board of Red Hat to some 900 Appalachian State University graduates who received their degree Dec. 13.

Basnight receives honorary degree from Appalachian

Basnight_t.jpgBOONE—Among those receiving a degree from Appalachian State University Dec. 13 was N.C. Senator Marc Basnight, who received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. The degree recognizes Basnight’s lifetime of public service and contributions to the state.

Appalacian’s Brantley Risk and Insurance Center receives gift

brantleycheck09_t.jpgBOONE—The Brantley Risk and Insurance Center in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business has received a contribution totaling $5,000 from the EMC Insurance Foundation and the Charlotte EMC branch office. The contribution to the “BRIC by BRIC” fundraising campaign will support the center’s activities.

Students’ creative writing efforts garner scholarships

BOONE—Three Appalachian State University students have each received $500 scholarships based on their winning work in creative writing competitions.

Gonzalez named coordinator of First Year Seminar Program

BOONE—Joseph Gonzalez has been named coordinator of the First Year Seminar Program at Appalachian State University effective Jan. 4, 2010. He replaces Lynn Moss Sanders who held the position for the past year.

WNC’s rural counties continue to experience greatest job losses

BOONE—Western North Carolina lost jobs for the sixth consecutive month in October, according to data in the Western North Carolina Economic Index and Report compiled at Appalachian State University. The region’s economic activity fell 0.1 percent in October, which follows a 0.5 decline (revised) in September and no movement in July and August.

Canceled: Celebrate, Educate, Appreciate, Diversity Conference Jan. 30 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Celebrate, Educate, Appreciate, Diversity Conference (CEAD) scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30,  at Appalachian State University has been canceled because of this weekend’s forecasted snow storm. The conference won’t be rescheduled. 

Appalachian student receives N.C. Campus Compact Community Impact Student Award

communityserviceaward_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University student Lauren Large has received a North Carolina Campus Compact Community Impact Student Award. The award was presented during the Compact Student Conference held at Western Carolina University.

Geography professor and graduate student honored

SouleKaase_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Peter T. Soulé and Chris Kaase were honored recently by the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG).