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Archive for April, 2013

Mitchell receives Award for Excellence in General Education Teaching

Non-tenure track faculty play an important role at Appalachian State University. They interact with first-year students on a daily basis.

Montgomery named Student Entrepreneur of the Year

BOONE—Wade Montgomery of Elon, N.C., has received the Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award from The Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business. The annual award is presented to an undergraduate from Appalachian who has exhibited exceptionally meritorious entrepreneurial achievement. Montgomery will receive a $2,500 scholarship and a space in the center’s new business accelerator.

Robinson receives academic fellowship in terrorism studies

BOONE—The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-partisan policy institute headquartered in Washington, D.C., has named Appalachian State University professor Matthew Robinson an academic fellow for 2013-14. Robinson will travel to Israel in June for an intensive course in terrorism studies, and in particular, how democracies can defeat the worldwide terrorist threat. Robinson is a professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies.

Cherry named Rasmuson chair of economics at the University of Alaska

BOONE—Dr. Todd L. Cherry, professor in the Department of Economics and director of the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis at Appalachian State University, has been selected to be the Rasmuson Chair of Economics in the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). The appointment is for the 2013-14 academic year.

Student film festival spotlights community sustainability efforts

BOONE—Students at Appalachian State University will host “Homegrown Film Festival: A Celebration of Sustainability in the High Country” on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Parkway Ballroom of the university’s Plemmons Student Union. This event is free and open to the public.

Stone Soup III – Essential Tools for Today’s Nonprofits to be held May 14

BOONE—Stone Soup III: Essential Tools for Today’s Nonprofits, a day-long conference designed for nonprofit directors, staff, board members, volunteers and other leaders, will be held May 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The public is invited to attend.

Gospel Choir performs April 27

BOONE—Join the Appalachian Gospel Choir for a program titled “Oh Give Thanks” Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The public is invited to the performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Appalachian Guitar Orchestra performs April 28

BOONE—The 29-member Appalachian Guitar Orchestra performs April 28 at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The public is invited.

Appalachian Chorale performs works by Britten, Williams and Haydn April 30

BOONE—Dr. Linda Larson directs the Appalachian Chorale in its spring performance April 30. Dr. Joby Bell is the accompanist. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The public is invited.