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Archive for July, 2012

Appalachian and N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences partner to understand state’s geologic record

BOONE—A partnership between Appalachian State University and the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Paleontology Section offers students a fossil-hunting expedition each summer and the museum access to new material for its research and collections.

Campus emergency siren test conducted Aug. 1

Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month. The tone used for the monthly tests is not the same tone used for an actual emergency.

Appalachian professor receives grant for project in Asheville

BOONE—Dr. J. Rosie Tighe, a geography and planning professor at Appalachian State University, has received a $10,000 grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities for a project examining Asheville’s current major redevelopment plans in contrast to urban renewal programs in the past.

BIG Sale to take place Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

BOONE—The 12th annual BIG Sale, sponsored by the ACT program at Appalachian State University, will be held at Legends on campus Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Appalachian recruits high school students from China

BOONE—Appalachian State University has established formal relationships with high schools in China as part of its international student recruitment effort.

Duke to chair NCATE executive board

BOONE—Dr. Charles Duke has been appointed chairman of the executive board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Duke is the dean of the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University.

Georgann Eubanks to speak Aug. 2 at Appalachian

BOONE—Georgann Eubanks, author of a series of regional books that highlight North Carolina writers, will speak at Appalachian State University on Thursday, Aug. 2. Her presentation is at 3:30 p.m. in Room 421 in Belk Library and Information Commons. The public is invited to attend.

The Appalachian judged an All-American newspaper

BOONE—The Appalachian, the student newspaper at Appalachian State University, has been judged an All-American Newspaper by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and was awarded four Marks of Distinction by the journalism organization in its recent critique.

Regional economy posts gains in May

BOONE—The month of May was a bit kinder for the economy in Western North Carolina. Economic activity, as measured by the Western North Carolina Economic Index, increased by 0.4 points in May, halting three consecutive months of decreases in the index.