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Archive for March, 2012

Renovations to begin for Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship

TransInsight_groundbreaking_t.jpgBOONE – Officials from Appalachian State University and Transportation Insight “broke ground” Friday on space inside Raley Hall that will become the new home for the Walker College of Business’s Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship and take it to the next level.

ARHS pledge supports Appalachian’s health sciences campus plans

BOONE—Appalachian Regional HeDr. Fred Whitt, left, founding dean of the college, Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock and  Richard Sparks, ARHS president and CEO.jpgalthcare System (ARHS) has pledged a nine-acre tract of land on the corners of State Farm and Deerfield roads to Appalachian State University and its real estate foundation, contingent on the university securing funds from the state of North Carolina to construct a permanent building for the College of Health Sciences.

“Living Social Justice in Appalachia” book talk presented March 29

Helen_Lewis_t.jpgBOONE—Helen Matthews Lewis, author of “Living Social Justice in Appalachia,” will present a book talk March 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the Reich College of Education building room 124A at Appalachian State University.

Lee Smith is guest of Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series April 5

Lee_Smith_t.jpgNovelist Lee Smith, author of “Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger,” “On Agate Hill” and “The Last Girls,” will read from her writings during the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room at Appalachian State University.

Looking Glass Gallery presents “Portrait/Self-Portrait”

portraits_t.jpgBOONE—Looking Glass Gallery presents “Portrait/Self-Portrait” through April 13 in Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University. The group exhibition features works by advanced photography students in the Department of Art. The exhibition is curated by Dianna Loughlin, curator of the Looking Glass Gallery.

Performances highlighting woodwinds, brass and vocalists presented March 28-April 5

BOONE—Upcoming performances in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will please a range of musical tastes. The faculty and student recitals will perform works for brass and wind ensembles and vocalists. Admission to all events is free. Visit for more event information.

N.C. Energy Efficiency Alliance receives EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence

Energy_Star_Partner_Logo.jpgBOONE—The N.C. Energy Efficiency Alliance, a partnership between Appalachian State University and three other agencies, has received an Energy Star Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR® Promotion. The award was presented by the U.S. Environmental Agency.

mtvU names WASU college radio station of the year

WASU_logo_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s college radio station, 90.5 WASU, has received the College Radio Woodie Award from mtvU.

Appalachian’s LGBT initiatives win two national honors

gayfinebymelogo_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) group is being recognized for their fall 2011 “Gay? Fine By Me” campaign by the Atticus Circle, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and mobilizing straight people to advance equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender partners, parents and their children.