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Archive for June, 2011

Construction begins on Appalachian’s Beasley Broadcasting Complex

ASUBeasley_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University has started the initial phase of construction on the George G. Beasley Broadcasting Complex. Located at the corner of Depot and Rivers streets in Boone, the 18,000 square-foot, LEED-designed building will house broadcast studios, classrooms and labs for students and offices for faculty members in the College of Fine and Applied Arts’ Department of Communication’s electronic media broadcasting program.

Early morning exercise is best for reducing blood pressure and improving sleep

BOONE—It may seem counterintuitive, but if you need to lower your blood pressure and also want a good night’s sleep, 7 a.m. is the best time to exercise.

Appalachian’s Rhododendron Society inducts three new members

group_t.jpgBOONE – The Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University inducted Richard Lapish of Concord, Ron Matthews of Statesville and Dr. Jim Reeves of Mount Airy, into the college’s Rhododendron Society at a June 11 breakfast ceremony.

Appalachian alumni awards presented June 11

alumniawardwinners_t.jpgBOONE – Appalachian State University and its Alumni Association honored three individuals at the annual Alumni Awards Gala held June 11 on campus at the George M. Holmes Convocation Center.

Geiger named ACHA Fellow

Geiger_t.jpgBOONE—Patricia Geiger, second from left, was named an American College Health Association Fellow during the association’s annual meeting held June 2 in Phoenix, Ariz. Geiger is a physician in Appalachian State University’s M.S. Shook Student Health Service. Also pictured are other professionals named an ACHA Fellow: David Rousmaniere, left, Anita Barkin and Keith Anderson.

Graduate students present research to lawmakers in Raleigh

BOONE – Three graduate-level research projects from Appalachian State University that could impact the state’s economy were showcased at a recent North Carolina Graduate Education Day held at the Legislative Complex in Raleigh. The first-ever event, sponsored by the North Carolina Conference of Graduate Schools, highlighted the significance of graduate education to the future of the state.

Looking Glass Gallery presents pages

book_t.jpgImage © the Looking Glass Gallery

BOONE –Looking Glass Gallery presents pages, an exhibition exploring the careful craft of book-arts. Encompassing a range of media and techniques, the exhibit features work by students who created these books by hand in April Flanders’ Book Arts course in Spring 2011. Flanders is an assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Art.

CD release concert held June 12 at Appalachian

BOONE—StevSteveandRuthSmith__t.jpge and Ruth Smith will present a concert of the music from their newest CD “Heirlooms” Sunday, June 12, at 4 p.m. in the Hayes School of Music’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Street receives Brantz Award for Outstanding Teaching in First Year Seminar

JimStreet_t.jpgBOONE – Dr. Jim Street, associate director of the Lee H. McCaskey Center for Student Involvement and Leadership at Appalachian State University, has received the Rennie W. Brantz Award for Outstanding Teaching in First Year Seminar.