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Archive for December, 2012

New Army officers advised to ‘earn your leadership everyday’

dec_commissioning_t_1.jpgBOONE—Newly commissioned second lieutenants from Appalachian State University’s ROTC program were told by commissioning ceremony speaker Lt. Col. Bo Clayton that leadership is something they will earn every day. Clayton, a 1988 graduate of Appalachian, is former deputy commander of the 4th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) and currently a U.S. Army War College National Security Fellow at the University of North Carolina.

Appalachian’s Trustees approve tuition and fee increases

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees has approved increases in tuition and fees for 2013-14 academic year. The trustees approved a $230 increase in tuition and academic fees and a $120 increase in general fees, which include educational and technology fees, athletics and student activities fees.

Charity horse show pumps more than $7.7 million into Blowing Rock economy

BOONE—The Annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show pumped just over $7.7 million into Blowing Rock and the surrounding area in just a three-week period this summer.

Appalachian graduates told life’s crossroads should bring exhilaration, not regrets

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s commencement ceremony on Dec. 16 paused from the typical festivities that mark the occasion to reflect on those who lost their lives just two days earlier in Newtown, Conn.

$60,000 grant will support women science faculty at Appalachian

BOONE—Women faculty often choose to work at smaller universities which are considered family friendly and provide a better balance between academic and family life.

October marked sixth consecutive monthly increase in WNC economy

BOONE—Economic activity in Western North Carolina increased by 0.4 points in October, marking the sixth consecutive monthly increase in the index that tracks the level of economic activity in 25 western North Carolina counties. The increase returned the Western North Carolina Economic Index to its pre-recession level.

Students present work at Appalachian Regional Commission conference

BOONE—Seven Appalachian State University students involved in developing two public art sites for a local rural community recently presented their work to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in Washington, D.C.

Appalachian recognized for efficiency in providing high quality education

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received recognition for operating efficiently, according to U.S. News & World Report. The magazine recently released its list of “Highly Ranked Universities that Operate Efficiently.”

Student Government Association sponsors oppression awareness event Dec. 6

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Student Government Association will host a Tunnel of Oppression event on Dec. 6 from 5:30 – 10 p.m. to raise campus familiarity with issues related to cruelty and brutality. The public is invited.