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Appalachian professor part of NSF research team studying Earth’s biological biodiversity

BOONE—Assistant Professor Michael Madritch from Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Dimensions of Biodiversity” program. The goal of the decade-long NSF program is to transform how Earth’s biological diversity is described and understood by the year 2020.

Appalachian’s past leaders honored

BOONE—A display honoring Appalachian State University’s former leaders was unveiled Thursday in the lobby of B.B. Dougherty Administration Building on campus. The display, “A Legacy of Leadership,” depicts the six individuals who led the university from its founding as Watauga Academy in 1899 to its evolution as a state university and nationally recognized institution.

Miller to serve as College of Fine and Applied Arts’ director of strategic initiatives

BOONE—Professor Ray Miller will join the College of Fine and Applied Arts dean’s staff at Appalachian State University as director of strategic initiatives. The appointment begins July 1.

Moskowitz Gallery naming celebration held July 11 at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

BOONE—Members of the community are invited to celebrate the naming of the Barbara Moskowitz Gallery in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, during the summer exhibition celebration Friday, July 11, from 6-10 p.m. on Appalachian State University’s campus.

Robin Groce named interim dean of Appalachian’s Reich College of Education

BOONE—Associate Professor Robin Groce has been named interim dean of the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University for the 2014-15 academic year. Her appointment is effective July 1.

Appalachian receives $183,000 grant to train international science and English teachers

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $183,000 Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program grant to implement a training program designed to enhance the capacity of 20 teachers representing 17 countries to teach science and English. The program will run from Sept. 19 through Nov. 3.

Appalachian Medallion presented to university’s first couple

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s first couple, Chancellor Kenneth E. and Mrs. Rosanne Peacock, were honored recently by Appalachian’s Alumni Association for their 31 years of service to the university.

Each was presented with the Appalachian Medallion, the highest honor conferred by the university, during the Alumni Association’s Awards Gala held June 7.

Event honoring Chancellor and Mrs. Peacock held June 27

BOONE—Community members are invited to attend a celebration honoring Chancellor and Mrs. Kenneth E. Peacock Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus.

Appalachian faculty to be featured on BBC Radio Wales

BOONE—Faculty from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University were interviewed on BBC Radio Wales about their participation in an international exchange between coal mining regions of South Wales and Central Appalachia.