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Archive for August, 2017

Fall Open House to be held Sept. 16

By Sarah Garrow

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s annual Fall Open House activities for prospective students and their families will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will be held in the George M. Holmes Convocation Center beginning with a Family Assembly at 9 a.m., followed by an Information Fair from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The day will conclude around 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Office of Admissions.

History of total solar eclipses in North Carolina

Editor’s note: Dr. Thomas Rokoske is Professor Emeritus in Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

By Dr. Thomas Rokoske

BOONE, N.C.—Since 1869 there have been three total solar eclipses in North Carolina: Aug. 7, 1869, May 28, 1900, and March 7, 1970. There will be three more before the end of the century: Aug. 21, 2017, May 11, 2078 and Sept. 14, 2099.

Author of ‘One Amazing Thing’ headlines convocation Aug. 21

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Author Dr. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the keynote speaker at Appalachian State University’s Black and Gold Convocation on Aug. 21 at the Holmes Convocation Center. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

Hankins’ first book garners Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Davis Hankins of Appalachian State University is one of 10 winners of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise this year. It is an international award given annually by the Forschungszentrum für Internationale und Interdisziplinäre Theologie (Research Center for International and Inter¬disciplinary Theology) to outstanding first books in theology and is a most prestigious award in the field of religious studies. He received this award for his work “The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence” (Northwestern University Press, 2015).

Alumni Daugherty and Rogers inducted into the Reich College of Education Rhododendron Society

By Heather Brandon

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University alumni James Daugherty ’93 ’94 and Julia Kay “Kay” Rogers ’69 ’76 were inducted into the Rhododendron Society on July 21 at a brunch held on campus.

Gelber named AppTV general manager

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—After a national search, Robert Gelber has been named general manager of AppTV, Appalachian State University’s television station housed within the Department of Communication in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Gelber was hired as AppTV’s chief engineer in 2014 before assuming the interim general manager role in the spring of 2017, and began his official position with the station Aug. 1.

SECU continues to fund Appalachian internships; 10 students complete 2017 summer internships

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Ten students from Appalachian State University completed 2017 summer internships in public sector and nonprofit entities of rural and underserved regions of North Carolina as part of a program called the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Public Service Fellows.

Registration now open for Appalachian Energy Center workshops scheduled between Aug. 11 and Sept. 29

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University is offering five professional development workshops through Sept. 29:

Visual history archive with 55,000 testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses will be accessible this fall through Appalachian’s Belk Library and Information Commons

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—This fall semester, Appalachian State University will become one of 79 sites to provide full access to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.