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Going snow mobile

bikeboy_m.jpgAppalachian State University sophomore Isaac Bryan travels to class on a snowy day by riding his mountain bike across campus. (Photo by University Photographer Marie Freeman)

Appalachian in ice

ice_sculpture_m.jpgJeff Pennypacker, an ice sculptor at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, created this Appalachian-themed sculpture for the chancellor’s reception held at the historic inn Nov. 17. Pennypacker used colored sand to create the frozen logo. The project, which was donated to the function, took more than four hours to complete. The event was organized by Appalachian’s Office of Alumni Affairs. (Photo by University Photographer Marie Freeman)

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Saying thank you on Veterans Day

flag_m.jpgBOONE—Since 1919, Americans have paused on Nov. 11 to honor those who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Students, faculty, staff and administrators did the same during an early morning Veterans Day ceremony on campus and were urged to remember veterans of war and those serving in the military.

New cafeteria opening soon

dining_facility_construction_m.jpgAppalachian State University’s new dining facility is scheduled to open spring semester 2009.
The 84,744-square-foot facility replaces Welborn Cafeteria, portions of which were constructed in 1925. Following demolition of Welborn Cafeteria, a new food court will be constructed to adjoin the new cafeteria. (Photo by University Photographer Troy Tuttle)

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H’APPY Halloween

HAppy_Halloween_t2.jpgIt was a Cat in the Hat theme for these employees from Appalachian State University’s Office of Academic Affairs. Sonya Long, left, Peggy Hicks, Monica Harless and Darlene Risk donned the costumes for Halloween.

The power of a dollar

LynnMinges.jpgNorth Carolina ranks seventh in the country for visitor volume, and for every $1 spent on marketing its tourism the state generates $185 in visitor spending and $10 in state tax revenue, says Lynn Minges, executive director of the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development. Minges spoke at Appalachian State University’s CEO Executive Luncheon sponsored by the Walker College of Business. “We’ve got a great product. We have a lot to offer potential visitors,” she said. Her division markets cultural and scenic attractions, sporting events, and the film and wine industries. Minges recently received the Triangle Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award. (Photo by University Photographer Marie Freeman)

Expanding educational opportunities

Technologyclass.jpgRenee Cook (standing right), a program manager from Appalachian State University’s Office of Extension and Distance Education, talks about a proposal to offer a degree in construction management at the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) in Hickory. Twenty-six prospective students attended the session, which included remarks from Dr. Sid Connor, NCCET director, Tom Fisher, executive director of the Office of Extension and Distance Education, Dr. Jeff Ramsdell, a professor of building science, and Professor Jeff Tiller, chairman of the Department of Technology. Appalachian plans to begin the degree program in Hickory in January 2009.

Set in Stone

Steve Greene, Milt Greene, Fred Wedd, .jpgSteve Greene, far left, and Milt Greene of Greene’s Masonry Supply created a nameplate on a 5,000-pound block of Mount Airy granite that is part of the Department of Geology’s Fred Webb Jr. Outdoor Geology Laboratory at Appalachian State University. The granite block was donated by N.C. Granite company. Pictured with the Greenes is the laboratory’s namesake, Fred Webb Jr., who was the first chairman of the Department of Geology. The laboratory, located beside Rankin Science Building, is open to the public. It contains 31 oversized boulders from four states representing a billion years of the Appalachian region’s geologic history. (Photo courtesy of Andy Heckert, director of the McKinney Geology Teaching Museum and an assistant professor in the Department of Geology)

Newsworthy discussion

scholastic_day_t.jpgHigh school students from across the region attended the Northwest North Carolina Scholastic Journalism Day held Oct. 2 at Appalachian State University. Larry Taylor, an instructor in Appalachian’s Department of Communication, leads a workshop on newspaper design. (Photo by University Photographer Marie Freeman)