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Archive for May, 2012

NASA dream becomes reality for two Appalachian students

BOONE—It has been 51 years since President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to set its sight on a lunar landing.

Summer Dance Series begins June 6 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Summer Dance Series sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance begins June 6 at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian graduates include 11 new Army officers

BOONE—Eleven seniors from the Army ROTC program at Appalachian State University became officers in the U.S. Army during a commissioning ceremony held on campus May 11.

Miller named Optimist Club’s Police Officer of the Year

Miller_t.jpgBOONE—Eric Miller, a senior officer with University Police at Appalachian State University, has received the Watauga County Police Officer of the Year Award from the Boone Optimist Club.

Have passion, seize opportunities and solve challenges, graduates told

grad_hat_t.jpgBOONE—What do you say to graduating students about to start their career or pursue an advanced degree?

Hart receives Faculty Award for Excellence in General Education Teaching

Hart_t.jpgBOONE—Good teachers help others excel at their craft and that’s exactly what Dr. Sherry Alusow Hart does.

Businesswoman and philanthropist receives honorary doctorate from Appalachian

BOONE—Among the people receiving degrees from Appalachian State University this weekend was a distinguished businesswoman known for her philanthropy in North Carolina, Florida and New York.

Alumni Reunion Weekend held June 8-9 at Appalachian

BOONE—Alumni Reunion Weekend will be held June 8-9 at Appalachian State University. Among the activities planned is the Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday, June 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the George M. Holmes Convocation Center.

Appalachian’s WNC Economic Index resumes with look at March data

BOONE—After a year-long hiatus, the Western North Carolina Economic Index and Report has resumed with a current review of the regional economy.