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Archive for January, 2010

NASA grant funds weather/climate research and educational outreach

NASAgrantequipment_t.jpgBOONE—Budding climate scientists in local schools and at Grandfather Mountain will soon be assisting Appalachian State University researchers in their work to better understand potential climate change in western North Carolina.

Appalachian’s Marching Mountaineers to perform in Madrid

Dr. Scott C. Tobias.jpgBOONE—The Appalachian State University Marching Mountaineers have been invited to perform in the Cabalgata de Reyes Parade Jan. 5, 2011, in Madrid, Spain.

Truman Capote Scholarship in Creative Writing awarded to Adam Warren

BOONE—Adam Warren of Mebane has received a $500 Truman Capote Scholarship in Creative Writing for his story “A Pattern of Recognition.” Warren is a junior English major at Appalachian State University.

AppState gives to Haiti fundraiser

haiti_t.jpgStudent clubs and organizations on working through the Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT) office will hold an AppState Gives to Haiti fundraiser Feb. 1 on campus. Look for donation boxes across campus with the AppState Gives to Haiti logo.  Proceeds will go to Samaritan’s Purse for Haiti relief efforts. The campus community also is asked wear red that day to show their support for Haiti.

Town and gown at its best; Appalachian and Town of Boone celebrate joint partnership

Chancellor Peacock and Mayor Clawson.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University and the Town of Boone are now joined at the pipe – the water pipe that is.

University and town officials officially dedicated a water interconnect system during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Girls sought for Girls on the Run program

Girls On The Run logo.jpgBOONE – Local girls in grades 3 through 5 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR), a successful self-esteem building program for pre-adolescents. Registration is now being accepted for spring classes which begin on Feb. 15.

Appalachian Philharmonia performs Feb. 7

BOONE—The Appalachian Philharmonia performs works by Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov Sunday, Feb. 7, at Appalachian State University. The program beings at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Music scholarship recipients perform Jan. 28 at Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music presents a recital Jan. 28 by recipients of music scholarships. The free recital begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Appalachian’s Energy Center offers student grants and internships

BOONE – Students looking to expand their “green” horizons are invited to apply for two new programs from the Appalachian State University Energy Center. Research grants, up to $500 per student, and unpaid internship positions are currently available to students from any academic area with an interest in energy.