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Archive for June, 2012

Partnership helps promote hydrogen railway project in Mooresville

BOONE – The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an Appalachian State University researcher’s travel to Great Britain as part of an ongoing partnership between the two organizations to facilitate the development and deployment of hydrogen train technology.

Appalachian to offer bachelor’s degree in fermentation sciences

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received permission from the UNC Board of Governors to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in fermentation sciences. The university expects to enroll students in the new degree program beginning this fall.

Business faculty honored for excellence in teaching, research and service

Sywassink_Fellowship_Recipients_t.jpgBOONE—Four Appalachian State University faculty members in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2012 Sywassink Award for Excellence.

International Society Honors Dr. Pamela Brewer

STC_Brewer_t.jpgBOONE—The Society for Technical Communication (STC) honored Appalachian State University Assistant Professor Pamela Estes Brewer in a ceremony at its annual conference in Rosemont, Ill., in May.

Regional economy declines in April, ending first quarter gains

BOONE—Western North Carolina’s economic activity declined in April, erasing earlier job growth in the region.

Sustainable energy expert Amory B. Lovins to speak July 9 at Appalachian

BOONE—lovins_t.jpgSustainable energy expert Amory B. Lovins, chairman and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), will speak Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium at Appalachian State University. His talk is titled “Reinventing Fire.”

Appalachian’s Rhododendron Society inducts three new lifelong educators

BOONE—The Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University introduced the 2012 class of Rhododendron Society inductees at a breakfast ceremony on Saturday, June 9. This year’s honorees were Samuel Houston of Raleigh, Bill Campbell of Mocksville, and Colon Nifong of Lexington.

Looking Glass Gallery presents “Portraits” by Josiah Mark Cameron

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery presents “Portraits,” an exhibition highlighting the latest portrait paintings of studio art major Josiah Mark Cameron. The exhibition is on display through Aug. 3 and is curated by Dianna Loughlin.

Author James Patterson creates scholarship at Appalachian for future teachers

BOONE—Best-selling author James Patterson is creating a scholarship program at Appalachian State University to help prepare teachers for North Carolina. His gift to the Reich College of Education will provide $60,000 to fund eight scholarships for freshmen who have declared their intent to pursue a career in teaching.