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Geography and Planning Archive

Golf tournament honors Appalachian alumnus

BOONE—Golf for fun and a good cause Monday, Oct. 7, during the 14th Annual Stephen’s Tournament at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh, a course designed by 1992 US Open Champion Tom Kite. The tournament begins at 11:30 a.m.

Appalachian faculty to attend summer institute designed to enhance student learning

BOONE—Five faculty/administrators from Appalachian State University have been selected to attend the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AACU) Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments to be held July 10-14 at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Two students selected for NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer program

BOONE—Appalachian State University undergraduate geography majors Gordon Buckingham of Charlotte and Peter Nasuti of New London have been accepted into the competitive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer program.

Power of Design to feature Tim Duggan of the Make It Right Foundation

BOONE—The 7th Power of Design symposium featuring Tim Duggan of the Make It Right Foundation will be held Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The event will be held in Plemmons Student Union’s Price Lake Room. Duggan’s talk is titled “Disaster to Opportunity.” The public is invited.

NEW LOCATION: Global Opportunities Conference held April 12 at Appalachian

BOONE—William Kamkwamba, co-author of the New York Times bestseller “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope,” will be the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Global Opportunities Conference to be held Friday, April 12.

Research on atmospheric particles helps scientists better understand regional climate

BOONE—The Southeastern U.S. has not experienced the same warming that has occurred across much of the world during the past century. Researchers and climate educators at Appalachian State University are conducting research to better understand why that is happening.

Spond named Appalachian’s liaison to the Blue Ridge Parkway

BOONE—Dr. Mark Spond is one of those people lucky enough to find their dream job. He has been named Appalachian State University’s liaison to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the second person to hold that position.

Appalachian professor receives grant for project in Asheville

BOONE—Dr. J. Rosie Tighe, a geography and planning professor at Appalachian State University, has received a $10,000 grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities for a project examining Asheville’s current major redevelopment plans in contrast to urban renewal programs in the past.

Professors chart tropical cyclones’ role in ending drought in the Southeast

BOONE—Hurricanes and tropical storms can wreak havoc when they make landfall, often resulting in fatalities and causing billions of dollars in property damages. But they also can have a silver lining, particularly when they are “drought busters,” as was the case for Tropical Storm Debby, which dropped more than 20 inches of rain in some parts of Florida and Georgia in late June.