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Archive for July, 2012

Appalachian establishes dual degree program in Thailand

BOONE—Appalachian State University has expanded its engagement with Thailand by establishing a 2+2 articulation agreement with Burapha University’s International College (BUUIC) located in Bangsaen City in the Province of Chonburi.

Equipment gift will provide access to developing technology in the field of fermentation science

BOONE—The latest piece of equipment to be added to the fermentation science program at Appalachian State University arrived on the flatbed of the donor’s pickup truck.

Bates selected to direct Appalachian’s informational technology resources and services

cbates_t.jpgBOONE—Cathy Bates, university information security officer at the University of Arizona, has been named associate vice chancellor and chief information officer (CIO) at Appalachian State University. Bates will manage the university’s informational technology resources and services. She will begin her new duties at Appalachian on Aug. 27.

Educators learn best practices with technology

BOONE—More than 115 educators from across the state gathered at Appalachian State University July 13 to learn best practices for using technology in the classroom.

Kellar Radio Talent Institute students traveling as fast as the radio industry

BOONE—Students attending the Kellar Radio Talent Institute at Appalachian State University recently visited Charlotte Motor Speedway where they learned about the fast pace of motorsports announcing and the fast pace of race cars that travel the 1.5 mile race track.

UNC campuses gather to develop energy savings initiatives

BOONE—The UNC system has taken strides toward addressing a state mandate to reduce energy consumption 30 percent by 2015, but greater cultural change is needed, university officials said during presentations at the Appalachian Energy Summit held July 9-11 at Appalachian State University.

Alternative energy and other measures help UNC system campuses reduce energy costs

BOONE—Wind energy, geothermal systems, photovoltaic systems and use of methane gas are just some of the ways UNC system campuses are reducing their energy costs.

Professors chart tropical cyclones’ role in ending drought in the Southeast

BOONE—Hurricanes and tropical storms can wreak havoc when they make landfall, often resulting in fatalities and causing billions of dollars in property damages. But they also can have a silver lining, particularly when they are “drought busters,” as was the case for Tropical Storm Debby, which dropped more than 20 inches of rain in some parts of Florida and Georgia in late June.

Si Kahn, Joe Shannon, Sixth Floor Trio and Forget-Me-Nots to Perform Benefit Concert

Funds to Benefit Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies

BOONE—A benefit concert Sunday, Aug. 12, will feature well-known musicians Si Kahn, Joe Shannon, Sixth Floor Trio and Forget-Me-Nots performing selections spanning the worlds of bluegrass, Broadway, Celtic, country and Klezmer.