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Archive for August, 2013

Safety Festival held Sept. 11 at Appalachian

BOONE—If you have ever wondered how to safely store common chemicals at home, use a fire extinguisher or learn about the risks of binge drinking, that information and more will be available during the annual safety festival held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Appalachian State University.

Chancellor Search Committee begins its work

BOONE—The 21-member chancellor search committee at Appalachian State University met Aug. 27 to begin the process that will lead to the naming of the university’s next chancellor.

New Initiative Addresses Physician Assistant Shortage in Underserved Areas throughout the State

BOONE—Appalachian State University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced today (Aug. 28) plans to expand the physician assistant (PA) program at the Wake Forest School of Medicine to Appalachian State University’s campus.

Appalachian recognized for helping nonwealthy students afford a college degree

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been ranked No. 9 in the Best Bang For Your Buck category in the 2013 Washington Monthly College Rankings.

Appalachian hosts Fall Open House Sept. 21

BOONE—High school students and prospective transfer students are invited to learn about academics and campus life at Appalachian State University during its Fall Open House on Saturday, Sept. 21. The event is sponsored by the Office of Admissions.

Appalachian’s Department of Geology web page provides information about the area’s recent earthquake

BOONE—Want to learn about the M2.9 earthquake that briefly shook parts of Watauga County on Aug. 25?

Annual BIG Sale event raises more than $21,000

BOONE—The annual BIG Sale event, held Aug. 17 at Appalachian State University, diverted 70 tons of material from landfills and raised more than $21,000 to support energy efficiency projects at three local nonprofits. Proceeds also will support scholarship funds at Appalachian.

Gospel Summit 2013 held Sept. 24-27 in Boone

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Gospel Choir, directed by Keith McCutchen, will present the second annual Boone Gospel Summit Sept. 24-27 at First Baptist Church on King Street in Boone.

Appalachian receives $297,529 grant to continue Pakistani schools exchange program

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a second grant totaling $297,529 from the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, to continue an exchange project between public schools in Watauga County and Taxila, Pakistan.