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Archive for May, 2016

More than 200 Appalachian and community volunteers help Children’s Playhouse’s BuildFest

By Colette Winkler ’16 and Jenna Massengale ’16

BOONE—More than 200 people from Appalachian State University and the Boone community volunteered at Playhouse Buildfest, a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival.

Appalachian to affiliate with Workers Rights Consortium on licensed apparel

BOONE—Appalachian State University has decided to affiliate with the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC), a group that collaborates with workers, non-governmental organizations and other colleges and universities to improve the conditions of workers producing licensed collegiate apparel.

Student Joshua Whitehead wins Appalachian’s Truman Capote Literary Trust Award

By Linda Coutant

BOONE—Student Joshua Whitehead has been selected as the 2016-17 winner of Appalachian State University’s Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing.

Appalachian’s Plemmons Student Union wins Excellence in Student Training award

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union has won the Excellence in Student Training Award from the Association of College Unions International (ACUI).

Appalachian educators receive awards for work in University College, General Education

BOONE—Seven Appalachian State University faculty and staff members were honored for their dedication to the betterment of Appalachian’s general education program at the annual University College/General Education awards ceremony.

Commencement remarks focus on memories and what’s next

By Linda Coutant

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s six commencement ceremonies began Friday, May 13, with Chancellor Sheri N. Everts telling graduates, “Thank you for being part of our Appalachian community. Please know you will always be a part of this great university, as you are our most enduring legacy.”

Ready to lead: Appalachian students commissioned as military officers

BOONE—Thirteen cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants at a ceremony held May 13 on campus. The students are members of Appalachian State University’s Mountaineer Battalion, the Department of Military Science and Leadership’s ROTC program.

Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris named dean of the Walker College of Business

BOONE—Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business after a national search. She begins her duties July 1, 2016.

New deans named in two colleges at Appalachian

BOONE—Two individuals have been selected for dean positions at Appalachian State University, beginning July 1. They are Phyllis Kloda, College of Fine and Applied Arts and Dr. Melba Spooner, Reich College of Education.