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Archive for April, 2012

Plemmons Leadership Medallion winners announced for 2011-12

BOONE—Appalachian State University has honored six outstanding campus leaders by presenting them with the W.H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion.

The award, named for the university’s second president, recognizes the honorees’ contributions to the betterment of students’ lives outside the classroom. The awards will be presented at Convocation on Sept. 6.

English department authors and editors honored

BOONE—From poetry collections to academic tomes, authors and editors from the Department of English at Appalachian State University were honored recently for their published work.

Second Annual North Carolina Gravity Games showcase engineering, science

LENOIR—Google and Appalachian State University co-hosted the Second Annual North Carolina Gravity Games Soapbox Races on Saturday, April 28, in downtown Lenoir. Hundreds of spectators lined Ashe Avenue to support more than 20 teams that competed for prizes, including an Android IdeaPad and items from Google and Appalachian.

Writer Gustavo Pérez Firmat discusses biculturalism and bilingualism May 3

BOONE—Dr. Gustavo Pérez Firmat, the David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University, will speak Thursday, May 3, at 5 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room at Appalachian State University. His talk, titled “Growing Old Bilingual,” will explore his own experience as a “hyphenated American,” as well as current debates about biculturalism and bilingualism.

Appalachian student to open Dave Barnes concert in Charlotte April 29

BOONE—Alexis Worthington, a senior music industry studies major at Appalachian State University, will open for the Dave Barnes concert April 29 in Charlotte.

Fundraiser collects more than $5,000 for Communication Disorders Clinic

BOONE—Members of Delta Zeta Sorority at Appalachian State University raised more than $5,000 recently to benefit the university’s Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic.

Professor to collaborate on cross-cultural gerontology research

BOONE—Ed Rosenberg’s academic interests on issues related to aging and gerontology are taking him to France, where he will be a visiting researcher at the University of Angers. It’s a return trip for the Appalachian State University professor who was an exchange professor in 2004-05 at the university located in France’s Loire Valley.

Sumo robots help students hone design and computer skills

BOONE—Math, computer programming and creative design are all skills needed to succeed in sumo robot competitions.

Appalachian research team receives $90,000 EPA award

BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of 15 universities sharing more than $1 million in awards presented as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition for Sustainability.