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Archive for November, 2010

BFA Senior Studio Exhibition: Fall 2010 presented at Appalachian

BOONE—Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University’s Farthing Auditorium presents the BFA Senior Studio Exhibition: Fall 2010 Nov. 30-Dec. 10. A reception for the BFA Senior Studio Exhibition: Fall 2010 will be Friday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Catherine Smith Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Study shows resistance training benefits cardiovascular health

BOONE—Exercise – it will cure what ails you, or at least some of the most common ailments.

Research conducted in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University has shown that resistance training has some similar effects as aerobic exercise in lowering a person’s blood pressure.

Appalachian establishes educational exchange in Vietnam

Professor Bao Le Nguyen, center, vice provost and director of academic affairs at Duy Tan University in Vietnam, and Dr. Lorin Baumhover.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University has signed a formal agreement with Duy Tan University (DTU) in Vietnam paving the way for student and faculty exchanges at both institutions.  The agreement was signed Nov. 19 by Dr. Lorin Baumhover, provost and interim executive vice chancellor at Appalachian, and Professor Bao Le Nguyen, vice provost and director of academic affairs at DTU.

Award-winning, student-written play to be presented Dec. 1-4

Rockefeller_t.jpgBOONE – Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Pursuit of Mr. Rockefeller” Dec. 1-4 in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre.  All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Lewandoski joins Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development

Lewandowski_t.jpgBOONE—Kenneth Lewandoski has been named executive director of Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development and director of International Student Exchange and Study Abroad.  He will begin his appointment March 15, 2011.

ROTC Ranger Challenge team captures top honors

RangerChallenge_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s ROTC Ranger Challenge team won third place against a field of 41 teams during the Ranger Challenge Competition held Nov. 4 at Fort Pickett, Va.

Alumnus helps rewrite N.C.’s paleontological record

mitchell_t.jpgBOONE—Jonathan Mitchell is helping rewrite the paleontological record.

Research conducted for an honors thesis when Mitchell was a senior at Appalachian State University expands on previous theories of how venomous fangs developed in an ancient reptile.

Appalachian builds new international relationships

Dinesh_t.jpgSteffi_t.jpgBOONE-As Appalachian State University works to expand its international focus, it is hosting its first group of Indian exchange students from partner institutions this semester.

Holiday Scholarship Concert held Dec. 3

BOONE—Some people might think it’s the after-Thanksgiving sales that mark the beginning of the winter holiday season. Fans of the various music groups in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music know it’s the annual Holiday Concert that really signals the holidays are near.