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Archive for July, 2013

Phillips, Turners and Schaefer named honorary Appalachian alumni

BOONE—Appalachian State University recently named Pat Phillips of Hernando, Fla., and Ashe County, Ronny and Patsy Turner of Blowing Rock and Jamie D. Schaefer of Blowing Rock and Florida honorary alumni.

Appalachian opens American Cultural Center at China’s Northeastern University

BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of 19 U.S. universities to open an American Cultural Center at a Chinese university. The center at Northeastern University (NEU) in Shenyang, China, has been funded by a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and is part of a program initiated by the state department in 2011.

Wilcox participates in U.S. Cyber Challenge

BOONE—Available positions exceed qualified applicants when it comes to careers in cyber security. Through the U.S. Cyber Challenge, called hacker’s boot camp in the popular press, Kevin Wilcox is helping mentor future cyber security professionals.

“Dexter” author finds recording home at Appalachian

BOONE—If you ever thought that narrating an audiobook would be easy, Jeff Lindsay, author of the popular Dexter crime novels would tell you, “Good luck.”

Photographers wanted for High Country Farm Tour photo contest

BOONE—The High Country Farm Tour photo contest will take place Aug 3-4. Contest participants will take photos both days during the tour from 2-6 p.m. while visiting their choice of the 29 featured farms and breweries across Ashe, Avery, Caldwell and Watauga counties.

University leaders focus on campus energy efficiency July 17-19

BOONE—Energy efficiency measures implemented by North Carolina universities in 2011-12 resulted in $67 million in savings for the state. A steady focus on energy efficiency is expected to result in $1 billion in total savings during the next 20 years.

Children’s Literature Symposium Nov. 9 features storyteller and writer Joseph Bruchac

BOONE—Current teachers, librarians and education majors will learn ways to use reading, creative writing and storytelling to excite their students about social studies, history and other areas during the Children’s Literature Symposium Saturday, Nov. 9, at Appalachian State University.

Campus programs to address high risk drinking behaviors

BOONE—The perils of high risk drinking and interpersonal violence are issues Appalachian State University student development professionals and others are addressing with incoming students, as well as the parents of students who will begin their college career this fall.

New members join Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—The UNC Board of Governors has made three new appointments and reappointed two members to Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees. New members are Lee Barnes of Durham, Charles Murray of Winston-Salem and James Barnes of Raleigh. Reappointments are Alice Roess of Blowing Rock and Matthew Szulik of Raleigh for second four-year terms.