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Archive for September, 2015

Nominations sought for Appalachian’s Global Leadership awards

BOONE—Nominees are sought for the Global Leadership awards at Appalachian State University. The awards recognize students, faculty and staff who have made a significant contribution to advance global learning at the university.

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 14. The awards will be presented during the Appalachian Global Symposium Nov. 18

A pledge to serve

Recently appointed and reappointed members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees took the oath of office Sept. 25 during the quarterly meeting of the board. They are D. Kenan Smith of Salisbury, far left, Student Body President Carson Rich, Robert C. Hatley of Cary, Susan M. Branch of Charlotte, John M. Blackburn of Linville, Jimmy Barnes of Raleigh and George M. Baldwin of Charlotte. All will serve four-year terms except Rich who serves a one-year term as SGA president. (Photo by Marie Freeman)

Fleming Scholarship awarded to Boyd, Gordon and Henderson

BOONE—The inaugural Willie C. Fleming Scholarship has been awarded to three freshmen at Appalachian State University.

They are Troy Boyd of Stanley, Latanya Gordon of Fayetteville and Jasmine Henderson of Charlotte. Each has received a $1,000 scholarship.

Professor receives NIH grant to study the relationships between mood and memory

BOONE—A little memory loss as you age might be a good thing.

Lisa Emery, an associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology, has received a three-year, $270,375 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) from the National Institutes of Health to better understand relationships between mood and memory.

The Appalachian Symphony Band performs Oct. 5

BOONE—Compositions arranged for band based on original works for piano, choir, symphony and King Henry VIII’s court are featured in an Appalachian Symphony Band concert called “Borrowed and Blurred!” The program begins at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Admission is free.

Student support services helps first-generation college students succeed

BOONE—For the past 43 years, Appalachian State University has been part of the federally funded Student Support Services Program (SSS) designed to help increase the number of low-income college students, first-generation students and those with disabilities successfully complete a postsecondary education.

Appalachian’s fall CareerFest brings employers to campus

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s fall career fair, CareerFest, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center on campus.

The event will feature 130 employers and showcase internship and employment opportunities for Appalachian students and alumni. Participating organizations represent diverse areas including technology, healthcare, human services, transportation, construction, retail, consumer products, and the government and nonprofit sectors.

Gearing up for college success

Taylor Everhart, center, a senior elementary education major at Appalachian State University, prepares to lead a group of middle school students on a tour of campus. The students from Ashe County Middle School were among 1,350 students from Ashe, Alleghany, Yancey and Burke counties who were on campus Sept. 18 for GEAR UP Day.

Registration is open for the annual running of The Knob

BOONE—On Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m. runners and walkers of all ages are invited to be part of the 9th annual running of The Knob. As the third and final race of the 2015 High Country Triple Crown series, The Knob is a great way to kick off Appalachian State University’s Homecoming Weekend.