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Archive for May, 2013

Appalachian student receives U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

BOONE—Brian Clee heads to Kazan in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, this summer. The Appalachian State University sophomore has received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Russian. He is one of 32 students to receive the summer scholarship from a competitive applicant pool.

Appalachian’s College of Education building receives LEED® Silver certification

BOONE—The building that houses Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education has received LEED® Silver certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Risk management and insurance students visit highway safety institute and nation’s capital

BOONE—A 50-mph test crash of a Volkswagen Jetta and discussions with U.S. legislators provided Appalachian State University students with an in-depth look at the multi-faceted risk and insurance industry.

Honorary doctorates awarded to Beasley, Bodenheimer and Carle

BOONE—Three individuals with close ties to Appalachian State University received a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa during May commencement. They are George G. Beasley of Naples, Fla., F.P. Bodie Bodenheimer of Greensboro and Eric Carle of Blowing Rock and Tavernier, Fla.

Summer dance series runs June 3-26 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will once again host its popular summer dance series on campus. Classes will be taught in Varsity Gym room 208 and are open to the campus and community. In lieu of a class fee, donations are welcome. Contact Sayward Grindley at to be included on an email list of details on teachers, classes and calendar line-up.

Life’s lessons shared with Appalachian graduates during May commencement

BOONE—Graduates of Appalachian State University heard words of wisdom before embarking on careers in North Carolina, the nation and the world. Ceremonies were held May 10-12 for each of the university’s degree-granting colleges or schools.

Appalachian’s Human Resource Services to move to new location begins May 13

BOONE—The Office of Human Resource Services at Appalachian State University has begun its move to a new location. The move to 330 University Hall Dr. off Blowing Rock Road is expected to be completed by May 15. During the move, human resource staff will remain available by phone or email.

From Appalachian graduates to Army officers

BOONE—The hard work and sacrifice of eight graduating Appalachian State University seniors means more than just earning a college diploma. Each has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Burris receives Durham Freshman Advocate Award

BOONE—Could there be higher praise for an educator than this?

“She made me enjoy college and regain my joy for learning, she helped me get into and enjoy research, and she helped me succeed as a student and as a person. Dr. Jennifer Burris is the ideal recipient of this award because she is the definition of an educator.”