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Archive for March, 2017

UNC GA grant supports Appalachian, New River Light and Power and energy research across UNC system

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Over the past decade, Appalachian State University has amassed one of the largest and the most diverse portfolio of renewable energy facilities in the state of North Carolina. The university is home to the state’s largest wind turbine and leader of the Appalachian Energy Summit – an initiative that has saved the University of North Carolina system, together with industry partners, close to $500 million in avoided energy costs over the past six years.

Appalachian’s Dr. Tracy Wilson Smith receives 2017 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, one of 17 honored

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Tracy Wilson Smith, professor in the Reich College of Education (RCOE) at Appalachian State University, has been recognized by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors as among the most outstanding faculty, and is one of 17 recipients to receive its 2017 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Ward named dean of libraries at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Dane Ward has been named dean of libraries at Appalachian State University effective Aug.1. Ward comes from Illinois State University, Normal, where he has served as dean of the Milner Library since 2014.

Specht named dean of Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Neva J. Specht has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences after a national search. She begins her duties May 1.

Philosophy faculty member featured in recent Hi-Phi Nation podcast

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Christopher Bartel, an associate professor of philosophy at Appalachian State University, has contributed to “The Cops of Pop,” the fifth episode of “Hi-Phi Nation,” a story- and sound-driven podcast about philosophy.

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted April 5

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5.

March 29 lecture to complement ‘Useful Work’ exhibition at Appalachian’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University will present a March lecture that complements “Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm,” an exhibit on view at the center through May 6.

Dan German Speaker Series April 4 and 12 to include Princeton professor, University of Warwick chancellor and journalist

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The new Dan German Speaker Series at Appalachian State University has invited international experts to lead conversations in April on topics ranging from the current tensions in transatlantic relations to human rights in the 21st century.

International culture and customs come together at the 16th annual Diversity Celebration April 4

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—The 16th annual Diversity Celebration will be held Tuesday, April 4, from 3 – 9 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University.