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Archive for October, 2012

Students urged to seek ethical practices as they pursue their business careers

BOONE—As they begin their careers, today’s business students should look for new ways to balance ethical challenges related to sustainability and the environment, affordable health care and wealth disparities across Third World and developing nations.

Catherine J. Smith Gallery hosts the Radical Jewelry Makeover pop up shop

BOONE—Radical Jewelry Makeover and the Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents the Radical Jewelry Makeover Pop Up Shop, a one-of-a-kind shop and expo celebrating the creativity and skills of student artists and jewelry donors.

Appalachian Heritage Week celebrated Oct. 19-Nov.2

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Heritage Council presents a weeklong celebration of Appalachian heritage and culture Oct. 19-Nov. 2. All events are open to the public.

CANCELED due to weather–Potter Michael Kline leads workshop, presents artist talk Oct. 31

BOONE—The presentation by potter Michael Kline scheduled for Oct. 31 has been canceled because of the weather.

Community candlelight vigil Oct. 22 focuses on bullying

BOONE—The LGBT Center at Appalachian State University will sponsor the Third Annual Community Candlelight Vigil Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. on Sanford Mall on campus. The public is invited to attend. Free parking is available within walking distance of the mall. Information on local and national resources will be shared.

Frantz Receives Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award

BOONE—Dr. Pollyanne Frantz of Vilas, recently received a Love of Learning Award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of 140 recipients nationwide to receive the award, which helps fund post-baccalaureate studies and career development.

Black Saturday 5K held Nov. 10

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management Association (RMA) is holding the 4th Annual Black Saturday 5K on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 8 a.m. The 5K will begin on campus, starting and finishing at the Holmes Convocation Center.

Appalachian students invited to enter entrepreneurship competition

BOONE—Appalachian State University students who own their own business are invited to enter “The Launch Pad” competition, sponsored by the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship located in the Walker College of Business.

Professors receive NSF grant to study sleep restriction and decision making

BOONE—Running on autopilot. How many times has that described your work or school day after a sleepless night – or week?

Two professors at Appalachian State University have received a $405,628 National Science Foundation award to study how sleep restriction and disruption of the circadian rhythm, or natural sleep cycle, impacts decision making.