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Archive for August, 2012

Four staff members receive award for exceptional service

BOONE—Resourceful, hardworking and dependable are among the characteristics of the 2012 Appalachian State University’s Staff Award winners.

This year’s award recipients are Monique Eckerd from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Animal Facility Laboratory, Elaine Hartley from the Department of Theatre and Dance, Carolyn “Jo” Hoosier from Building Services and Betsy Payne from the Budget Office.

Professor published in Grateful Dead 3-CD set

BOONE—Chip Williams, an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s technical photography program, has added a new name to his list of clients: The Grateful Dead.

“Dave’s Picks Volume 3,” a newly released Grateful Dead CD, includes five of Williams’ architectural photographs of Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre.

Army jazz combo from Fort Jackson performs at Appalachian

BOONE—The 282nd Army Band jazz combo “Groove Sophisticate” from Fort Jackson, S.C., will present a free concert Sept. 4 at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Girls on the Run now accepting participants in grades 3-8

BOONE—Local girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR), an experiential afterschool program that uses the power of running to prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Registration is now being accepted for fall classes which begin on Sept. 10.

Appalachian receives $266,197 grant to implement an exchange program between Watauga and Pakistani schools

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $266,197 grant from the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad to implement a one-year exchange project between three schools in Watauga County and three schools in Taxila, Pakistan.

Jowers presents organ recital Sept. 9

BOONE—Organist Florence Jowers will present a guest recital Sunday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Getting to know Boone

BOONE—Town of Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson, second from left, received a visit from three Honors College freshmen from Appalachian State University recently. The students interviewed Clawson in a get-to-know-Boone activity as part of their Honors College orientation. Honors freshmen arrived to campus early for a two-day retreat during which they broke into 20 small groups that met with various community leaders and government and nonprofit agency leaders. Afterwards they made a brief presentation to their peers on what they learned.

Campus-wide alert system tested Sept. 5

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide alert system Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11:55 a.m. as part of Safety Day activities on Sanford Mall. The test will include activation of the campus siren warning, and text and cell phone alerts.

Appalachian named “A Best College in the Southeast” college by Princeton Review

Listing appears in “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature

BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to the nationally known education services company The Princeton Review. It is one of 136 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that was posted Aug. 20 at PrincetonReview.com.