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Appalachian’s Energy Center will help improve life for Brazil’s catadores

BOONE—A community-based landfill gas project in Brazil piloted in 2009 by the Appalachian Energy Center located at Appalachian State University will soon become reality.

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.

Anastasiou, Julian and Frisco join Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development

BOONE—Three individuals have joined the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University. They are Dr. Maria Anastasiou, who has been named director of international student and scholar services and outreach within OIED, Adam Julian, who has been named assistant director, and Chanel Frisco, who has been named program coordinator.

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.

Appalachian receives $397,713 grant to continue Pakistani schools exchange program

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a third grant totaling $397,713 from the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, to continue an exchange project between public schools in Watauga County and Taxila, Pakistan.

Edwards appointed interim chief of staff at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Randy Edwards has been appointed chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor at Appalachian State University. Edwards replaces Dr. Lorin Baumhover, who first held the position from 2005 to 2009 and again beginning in fall 2012 through June 2014.

Area students explore the world of engineering during Future Engineers’ Camps

HICKORY—More than 200 public school students are exploring engineering fields through the annual Future Engineers’ Camps held this summer at the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) in Catawba County.

Amory Lovins to deliver keynote lecture at Appalachian Energy Summit

BOONE—The public is invited to attend the opening session of the third Annual Appalachian Energy Summit July 28 at Appalachian State University.

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.