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Archive for July, 2011

Graphic arts and imaging technology major wins national award

HandwithReeve_t.jpgBOONE—It’s been busy summer for Jonathan “Jack” Hand of Greenville, N.C. The Appalachian State University graphic arts and imaging technology (GAIT) and technical photography major won first place at the SkillsUSA National Graphic Communications Competition held recently in Kansas City, Mo.

Hutchins receives NEA Literature Translation Fellowship; award will support his translation of a novel by Ibrahim al-Koni

Bill_Hutchins_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. William M. Hutchins has received his second National Endowment of the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship. A professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion, Hutchins will use the award to translate the novel “New Waw” by Arabic language author Ibrahim al-Koni.

Business faculty at Appalachian honored for excellence in teaching, research and service

WCOBAwards_t.jpgBOONE—Four Appalachian State University faculty members in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2011 Award for Excellence.

Appalachian expands its engagement with China through partnership with Beijing International Studies University

chinastudentlunch_t.jpgBOONE—Eighteen faculty members from Beijing International Studies University (BISU) are participating in a three-week English language training program at Appalachian State University.

BOONE—New administrators have joined the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University.

BOONE—New administrators have joined the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University.

Scholarship named in honor of Dr. Ken McEwin

TracyandMcEwin_t.jpgBOONE – The C. Kenneth McEwin Middle Grades Teacher Preparation Scholarship has been named in honor of Dr. Ken McEwin’s long commitment to middle grades education at Appalachian State University. McEwin enters phased retirement from the university this fall.

Appalachian’s Alternative Spring Break program ranks 10th in nation

BOONE – Appalachian State University’s student-led Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program has been ranked 10th in the nation for the number of alternative break programs it offered in 2010-11. The rankings were compiled by Break Away, a national nonprofit organization that supports the development of quality alternative break programs.

Appalachian students and children find artifacts

archdig2_t.jpgBOONE – Children who play on an athletics field at Appalachian State University’s Camp Broadstone in Valle Crucis may not realize the history that lies beneath their feet. This summer, university students in Appalachian’s archeology field school found a 4,000-year-old cooking hearth and a small vessel nearly as old about two feet underground.

Professors receive $250,000 NSF grant to develop electronic tablet applications for computer science classes

ipad_t.jpgBOONE—Electronic devices such as iPads and other electronic tablets quickly have been adopted as ways to read newspapers, magazines and books, views videos, send email and surf the Web.