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Archive for August, 2015

Appalachian retains STARS® Gold rating for sustainability achievements

BOONE—Appalachian State University has maintained its STARS® Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements in academics, research, campus and public engagement, and operations.

Science and environment seminars begin Sept. 17 at Appalachian

BOONE—Seminars for teachers and interested individuals focusing on science and the environment will be held at the Mathematics and Science Education Center at Appalachian State University beginning Sept. 17. All seminars are free. Teachers can earn 0.2 continuing education units per seminar. Programs will meet from 6-8 p.m. in Room 124C in the College of Education Building located on College Street. Refreshments will be served from 6-6:30 p.m.

“Beauty in All Things” exhibit displayed at Looking Glass Gallery

BOONE—The exhibit “Beauty in All Things” is on display in Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian State University. The exhibit, featuring work from Professor Elaine O’Quinn from the Department of English, will be on display through Sept. 10. A reception will be held Friday, Aug. 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Appalachian continues its sustainability project at American cultural centers in China

BOONE—The American Cultural Center (ACC) established at Northeastern University (NEU) in Shenyang, China, by Appalachian State University continued a second year of sustainability activities that included presentations and film discussions led by faculty from Appalachian.

DeWitt receives NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship

BOONE—Abigail DeWitt of Burnsville, a visiting assistant professor at Appalachian State University, is one of 18 individuals who have received a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship for 2015–16.

Appalachian offers physical education program for home schooled children

BOONE—Area home school students are eligible to participate in physical education activities being offered by the physical education program in Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences.

Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series begins Sept. 3

BOONE—Authors of memoirs, poetry collections, novels and literary history comprise the speakers for the fall Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University. All programs are free and open to the public.

Eight Appalachian graduates commissioned as second lieutenants

BOONE—It was a special day for eight Appalachian State University students. They were commissioned Aug. 7 as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

R.T. Smith named Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing

BOONE—Writer R.T. (Rod) Smith has been named the 2015-16 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Appalachian State University. Smith will lead an eight-week colloquium during fall semester for students in Appalachian’s creative writing program.