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Archive for April, 2010

Appalachian students receive $75,000 EPA P3 sustainability award

asuepateam_t.jpgBOONE—Students from the Department of Technology at Appalachian State University have received a two-year $75,000 EPA P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) Award to continue work on a project to convert biomass into a usable by-product that can produce fuel to warm greenhouses.

Free class on hardy cut flower perennials offered May 15

BOONE—Learn about the selection and care of hardy cut flower perennials during a free class May 15 offered by the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University.

Moretz, Jones and Rogers honored by Appalachian’s Reich College of Education

rhodo2010_t.jpgBOONE—A love for education is the common bond that unites Mary Etta Moretz of Boone, H.G. Jones of Pittsboro and John B. Rogers of Statesville. The three are the 2010 inductees into the Reich College of Education’s Rhododendron Society at Appalachian State University.

Visiting folklorist and photographer lectures on cemetery “decoration day” traditions

jabbour_decoration_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Alan Jabbour and Karen Jabbour will visit Appalachian State University Monday, May 3, to share their knowledge of “decoration day” traditions at cemeteries in the mountain South. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Calloway Peak Room.  For more information, contact Dr. Katherine Ledford at the Center for Appalachian Studies at 262-4089.

Six students honored at 13th Annual Celebration of Research and Creative Endeavors

GrantBuckner_t.jpgBOONE – Studies related to seizures, sexual harassment in the workplace and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation were among winners of a Student Research Poster Competition held at Appalachian State University during the 13th Annual Celebration of Research and Creative Endeavors.

Appalachian will test its siren warning system May 5

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, May 5, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month.

Tropical plant sale held May 4-5 and May 8 at Appalachian’s greenhouse

BOONE—A tropical plant sale will be held May 4-5  and May 8 at the greenhouse operated by Appalachian State University’s Department of  Biology.

Schram receives Board of Governor’s Teaching Award

PamSchram_t.jpgBOONE—Pam Schram’s passion for teaching began when she was in elementary school. She loved playing baseball during recess, but only those students who had completed their homework could play. She made sure others in her class understood math so they could complete their work and join the game.

Alumni memorial scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen at Appalachian

BOONE—Six incoming freshmen at Appalachian State University have each been awarded an Alumni Memorial Scholarship.