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Archive for August, 2014

Koch receives AAUP chapter’s Academic Freedom Award

BOONE—Dr. Andy Koch, professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, has received the 2014 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Convocation Sept. 4 features musician and luthier Wayne Henderson

BOONE—Master luthier and musician Wayne Henderson from Greyson County, Va., will speak Thursday, Sept. 4, at Appalachian State University for fall convocation.

Registration open for the High Country Half Marathon

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the 3rd Annual High Country Half Marathon Aug. 30. All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an after-school program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Appalachian named a ‘Best in the Southeast’ by The Princeton Review

BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of 139 colleges that The Princeton Review has chosen for its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” The Princeton Review does not rank schools on its “regional best” lists.

Community Music School class registration begins Aug. 13

BOONE—Online registration for the fall semester classes offered through the Community Music School (CMS) at Appalachian State University will run Wednesday, Aug. 13, through Friday, Aug. 22. Late registration will continue for two days to Sunday, Aug. 24, with a $50 late registration fee.

New office serves Appalachian’s growing transfer student population

BOONE—Approximately 32 percent of new students enrolling at Appalachian State University during the 2014-15 academic year will be transfer students.

The increase in the transfer student population over the past years – from 768 in fall 2006 to an expected 1,150 by fall 2016 – is part of a focused effort to meet university and UNC system enrollment goals and a trend across the 16 universities within the University of North Carolina.

Talk rescheduled

BOONE—A talk by author and book collector Charlie Lovett originally planned for Thursday, Aug. 7 has been rescheduled for Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons. More information will be forthcoming.