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Archive for August, 2011

Anderson receives Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance

stella_anderson_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Stella Anderson has received the Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance for 2011 from Appalachian State University’s chapter of the Association of University Professors (AAUP). The award recognizes outstanding service that enriches the university community by supporting and working on behalf of academic freedom and/or faculty governance.

Celebrate Appalachian’s diverse cultures starting Sept. 9

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Office of Multicultural Student Development kicks off its fall 2011 events with its first campus-wide Eid Al-Fitr (pronounced eed al fitter) potluck Friday, Sept. 9, from 7-9 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Grandfather Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to ensure an accurate food count.  An RSVP form is available at http://multicultural.appstate.edu/eidRSVP.  Guests are also invited to bring a covered dish.

BB&T grant creates leadership center at Appalachian State University

BOONE — BB&T has made a $1 million pledge to Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business to establish the BB&T Student Leadership Center. The grant is payable over a five-year period.

Flute recital Sept. 11 features Schneeloch-Bingham

BOONE—The music of Bach, Martin and Peterson will be performed during a faculty recital featuring flutist Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham on Sunday, Sept. 11. The recital begins at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Walk for Awareness held Sept. 6 at Appalachian

BOONE—Walk for Awareness, the annual anti-violence and safety awareness walk at Appalachian, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, beginning at 9 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Solarium due to the area’s inclement weather. The a cappella group Ear Candy will perform at 8:45 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be Mountaineer Baseball Coach Chris Pollard. Other speakers are Dean of Students J.J. Brown, Karen Bibb from OASIS, Lauren Estes and Glenn Steadman from the Student Government Association, and Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock. The Gospel Choir also will perform. The video “Why Walk? A Survivor’s Story” will be shown prior to the Walk for Awareness beginning at 8 p.m. Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114.

Now in its 22 year, the Walk for Awareness began in 1989 following the abduction and murder of a university employee. It serves as a reminder to campus and community members alike of the importance of personal safety. It also commemorates lives lost to violence, supports victims and survivors of violence, and serves as a collective moment of empowerment.

Walk for Awareness is being held in conjunction with Appalachian’s Safety Day on Sept. 7 which will include information tables on Sanford Mall that will offer relationship, personal and psychological, public and food safety information. Visit www.news.appstate.edu/2011/08/23/safetyappstate/ for more details.

The Walk for Awareness is sponsored by Appalachian’s Office of the Dean of Students Office, Multicultural Student Development, Counseling and Psychological Services and Women’s Center, and the Appalachian Parents Association and University Highlands.

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Earthquakes are a common occurrence in the eastern United States

EastUS_t.jpgBOONE—Approximately 2,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the eastern United States in the past 38 years, but it’s the one that occurred Aug. 23 that has people talking.

Solar trash compactors part of campus scene at Appalachian

CStepp3_t.jpgBOONE—Solar-powered trash compactors are now part of the Appalachian State University campus thanks to the student-led Renewable Energy Initiative (REI).

Fall Convocation Sept. 15 at Appalachian features writer Christopher McDougall

BOONE—The 2011 Fall Convocation at Appalachian State University will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center on campus.  The speaker for this year’s Convocation will be Christopher McDougall, author of the 2011 Summer Reading Program selection “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.”

Appalachian to test its campus-wide alert system Sept. 7

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide alert system Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 11:55 a.m. as part of Safety Day activities on Sanford Mall.