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Archive for August, 2013

Clear water flows at Appalachian

BOONE—Turn on the tap and enjoy clean drinking water at Appalachian State University.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the university’s water treatment plant for meeting goals set by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources for optimized drinking water treatment plant performance for turbidity for 2012.

Girls on the Run registration begins Aug. 26 for Watauga, Avery and Wilkes counties

gotr_registration_100.jpgBOONE – Local girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR).  Registration for the fall semester will begin online Aug. 26 at and the program will begin the week of Sept. 9.

Students begin moving into residence halls Aug. 16 at Appalachian

move_in_line_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University freshmen will move to campus Friday, Aug. 16.

Around 2,925 freshmen will move their belongings into their residence hall room between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nearly 1,000 faculty, staff, alumni, parent, student and community volunteers will help.

Appalachian listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast”

best_southeast_t.jpgBOONE – Appalachian State University is among 138 colleges included in The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” released Aug. 5.

Visiting Writers Series begins Sept. 10

akhtar_t.jpgBOONE—Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar opens the Hughlene B. Frank Visiting Writers Series Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Appalachian State University. Akhtar will read from his work beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom.

Governor appoints Adcock and Beaver to Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—Gov. Pat McCrory has reappointed Bradley T. Adcock of Cary to a four-year term on Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees. McCrory also appointed Donald C. Beaver of Conover to a four-year term on the board.

Search committee for Appalachian’s next chancellor begins its work

BOONE—The executive committee of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees has approved the initial membership of the chancellor search committee, which includes seven members of the board.

Peacock to chair American Council on Education’s finance committee

Peacock_head_shot_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock has been appointed chairman of the American Council on Education Board of Directors’ finance committee.