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Appalachian studies center director’s goals include creating partnerships and supporting communities in the region

BOONE—Creating partnerships, pursuing funding and research opportunities for faculty and students, and supporting communities in Appalachia are among the priorities of Dr. William Schumann, the new director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University.

McCullough appointed to new position in Appalachian’s College of Health Sciences

BOONE—Gary H. McCullough, former interim dean of the graduate school at the University of Central Arkansas, has been appointed professor and associate dean for research and graduate education in Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences. He will begin his work Aug. 1.

McGee, Palmer and Taylor inducted into Appalachian’s Rhododendron Society

BOONE—Three Appalachian State University graduates whose careers have helped change the lives of countless students were inducted into the Reich College of Education’s Rhododendron Society during ceremonies held July 12 at the college.

Mercer University Press publishes memoir series by Joseph Bathanti

BOONE—A defining moment in Joseph Bathanti’s life occurred when he learned the Vietnam War had ended.

Appalachian receives $497,074 NSF grant to support math and computer science education

BOONE—Computer science and mathematical science majors at Appalachian State University continues to receive support from the National Science Foundation.

Appalachian business faculty and staff honored for excellence

BOONE—Four faculty members and one staff member in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business have received the 2014 Sywassink Award for Excellence. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, service, research and contributions by a non-tenure track faculty member and a staff member.

Taylor named interim chair of Appalachian’s Department of Technology and Environmental Design

BOONE—Dr. Jerianne Taylor has been named interim chair of the Department of Technology and Environmental Design at Appalachian State University for the 2014-15 academic year. Taylor, an associate professor in the department, will serve while a search is conducted to replace former chairman Jeff Tiller, who is returning to his faculty position in the department.

Norris named interim dean in Appalachian’s business college

BOONE—Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named interim dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

Meador named chair of Appalachian’s Department of Art

BOONE—Clifton Meador has been named chair of the Department of Art in Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts.