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Archive for July, 2016

Appalachian alumna named N.C. French Teacher of the Year

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—Laura Parker, a 2011 graduate of Appalachian State University’s Master of Arts program in romance languages, was recently named the North Carolina French Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (NC-AATF). Parker teaches French at Burns High School in Lawndale.

Public history student revitalizes local Appalachia history

By: Cassie Pena

BOONE—The outdoor theatre Horn in the West and the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum are undergoing revitalizations beginning this year thanks in part to Carson Sailor, a public history graduate student at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian State University hosts 25 Mandela Washington Fellows through July 31

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—Between June 17 and July 31, Appalachian State University is hosting 25 young leaders from 19 African countries for a series of workshops and networking sessions as part of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute.

Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees to meet July 14

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees will convene for a meeting via conference call on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the board room of the Office of the Chancellor, located on the 4th floor of the B.B. Dougherty Administration Building on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Appalachian alumnus follows vigorous path to Johns Hopkins Hospital clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship

By: Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—The rigors of balancing academics and athletics as an undergraduate gave Dr. Zachary Hollis ’02 the foundation to make well-informed career decisions, he said. The mental toughness he developed served him well during the past 14 years as he forged an advanced medical career to become a clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellow at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

AppTV expands presence in North Carolina and Tennessee

BOONE—In partnership with SkyBest Communications, Inc., Appalachian State University’s television station, AppTV, will expand its programming to Ashe, Alleghany and Johnson counties in Tennessee as well as increase coverage in Avery and Watauga counties.

Walker College of Business faculty awarded professorships

BOONE—Walker College of Business faculty Pete Groothuis, William M. Baker, Chris McNeil, Pia Albinsson, Dana Clark, Dave McEvoy and Joseph Cazier have been awarded professorships at Appalachian State University.

10th annual Kellar Radio Talent Institute prepares participants for the airwaves

BOONE—More than 20 university students and recent graduates came together to kick off the 10th annual Kellar Radio Talent Institute at the Beasley Media Complex on Appalachian State University’s campus in late May. The institute is a 10-day workshop, training and networking event hosted by the Department of Communication in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Campus emergency siren test conducted July 6

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system Wednesday, July 6, at 11:55 a.m.

Examples of the tones that are used in an emergency or during tests can be heard online at http://em.emergency.appstate.edu/siren-warning-system. Appalachian uses the “hi/low” tone for emergencies; “discontinuous air horn” for tests of the system and the “alert” tone for all-clear signal.