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Archive for June, 2010

Forsyth receives Peacock Accounting Professorship

forsyth_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Timothy Forsyth, chair of the Department of Accounting in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business, has been selected to receive the Kenneth E. Peacock Endowed Accounting Professorship.

News from the Board of Trustees

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees met June 18 and heard reports on campus building projects and fundraising. They also took time during the meeting to honor two university administrators.

Gray receives Brantz Award for Outstanding Teaching in First Year Seminar

ElaineGray_t.jpgBOONE— Dr. Elaine Gray has received the Rennie W. Brantz Award for Outstanding Teaching in First Year Seminar from Appalachian State University’s University College.

Frank Hall at Appalachian Receives LEED® Gold Certification

cert_mark_gold_blk.jpgBOONE—Frank Hall, a 203-bed residence hall at Appalachian State University, has been awarded LEED® gold certification based on criteria established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

Greenwald receives award for teaching excellence

SarahGreenwald_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Sarah J. Greenwald has received the Wayne D. Duncan Appalachian State University Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship. The award is presented by Appalachian’s University College.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra is American Prize finalist

BOONE—The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra at Appalachian State University is one of eight college or university orchestras nationwide to advance to the final round of the spring 2010 The American Prize competition.

August symposium addresses workers’ compensation system

BOONE—Workers’ compensation is a required protection available to all workers in North Carolina, but is the system working?

Tour of library and rare books and special collection room offered June 20

library_t.jpgBOONE—The Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collection Room at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons will be open to the general public Sunday, June 20.

Region’s economic activity grows in April and in year’s first quarter

BOONE—April was a kind month for Western North Carolina’s economy. Economic activity, as measured by the Western North Carolina Economic Index, increased 0.6 percent. In addition, the region experienced positive economic growth during the first three months of the year.