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Archive for May, 2012

Reception honoring university benefactors held June 7 at Appalachian

BOONE—A reception honoring Irwin “Ike” and Carol Belk of Charlotte will be held Thursday, June 7, at 4:30 p.m. on Sanford Mall at Appalachian State University.

Lee Barnes Scholars Program established at Appalachian

BOONE—A new scholarship has been established at Appalachian State University to support future business majors in the Walker College of Business (WCOB).

High Country Gardening Series presents “Gardening in the Shade” June 16

BOONE—“Gardening in the Shade,” a class offered through the High Country Gardening Series will be offered Saturday, June 16. Interested gardeners can choose one of two class times: 9:30-11:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Summer Dance Series open June 6 with African dance

The Summer Dance Series sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University begins June 6 with an introduction to African dance.

Honoring heroes and their families

BOONE—Fallen service members and their families were remembered during a Memorial Day observance at Appalachian State University.

Students win poster competition at Society for Technical Communication international conference

BOONE—Just days after receiving her undergraduate degree in English from Appalachian State University, Adaline Haseltine and rising senior Samantha Gale won the student poster composition at the annual international conference of the Society for Technical Communication held May 20-23 in Chicago.

NCAMES Lineman Rodeo features skills and knowledge tests

BOONE—Jeremy Walsh, a high voltage distribution specialist with New River Light and Power in Boone, won first place in the written test portion of the 15th Annual Lineman’s Rodeo sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Municipal Electric Systems (NCAMES).

Bananas are as beneficial as sports drinks, researchers find

BOONE—Bananas have long been a favorite source of energy for endurance and recreational athletes. Bananas are a rich source of potassium and other nutrients, and are easy for cyclists, runners or hikers to carry.

Public viewing of the Transit of Venus held June 5 at Appalachian

BOONE—The planet Venus will cross the face of the sun June 5-6, creating a small dot as it moves. The event will be visible, weather permitting, June 5 in North America. The next transit of the planet won’t occur until 2117.