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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Dr. Timothy J. Smith elected to the UNC Press Board of Governors

BOONE—Dr. Timothy J. Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, has been elected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to serve on the 19-member UNC Press Board of Governors. The UNC Press is the publishing arm of the UNC system and the Press Board of Governors is charged with the responsibility of directing the affairs of the Press.

CIDA reaffirms Interior Design program accreditation

BOONE—The Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), a non-profit organization that accredits post-secondary design programs in the United States and Canada, has reaffirmed accreditation of the Appalachian State University interior design program in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. As one of just six accredited interior design programs in the state, the reaffirmation means that the program meets quality standards recognized by the profession.

Jones named director of student financial aid at Appalachian

BOONE—Anthony P. Jones of Seven Devils has been named director of student financial aid at Appalachian State University effective April 1. Lori Townsend, who has served as interim director of financial aid since January 2015, will return to her position as senior associate director of financial aid.

Appalachian senior wins jazz competition at Texas State Trombone Symposium

BOONE—A two-day trip to the Texas State Trombone Symposium and four hours of practice a day paid off for Appalachian State University senior Grant Smith.

The performance major from Charlotte won the Rath Jazz Trombone Competition held as part of the symposium.

Lisa A. Runner receives Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

BOONE—Lisa Adkins Runner, an associate professor in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University, has received the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Runner is one of 17 recipients representing North Carolina’s 16 public universities and the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics who were nominated by special committees on their home campus to receive the award. Final selection was made by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.

Students honored at ITEEA annual conference in Washington, D.C.

BOONE—Three students from Appalachian State University were honored recently at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) annual conference held in Washington, D.C.

Appalachian Young People’s Theatre receives national award

GREENSBORO—The Boone-based Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT) received the 2016 Sara Spencer Child Drama Award at the 67th annual Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Convention held in Greensboro, North Carolina March 2–6. This prestigious honor recognizes the work of an individual or organization for dynamic and engaging work for young people, and is named after children’s theatre pioneer and founder of the Children’s Theatre Press (now the Anchorage Press) Sara Spencer.

Original works by Appalachian students selected for Dance Association Conference

BOONE—Choreographic work by two students in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University has been selected for adjudication during the American College Dance Association (ACDA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference March 18–21 at West Virginia University in Morganton. The students, Nisha Jackson and Raquelle Pollock, are both senior dance studies majors at Appalachian.

Team from Appalachian’s Walker College of Business wins regional research challenge

BOONE—For the fifth year running, a team of students from Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business has won the regional CFA Institute Research Challenge, sponsored by N.C. CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts).