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Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust held July 12-18 at Appalachian

BOONE—The 13th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust will be held July 12-18 at Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The event is named for symposium benefactors, Doris Rosen and the late Martin Rosen.

New York Times bestselling author Frances Mayes visits Appalachian July 24

Mayes is the 2014 Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer

BOONE—Although many know Frances Mayes from the international bestselling memoir and subsequent film “Under the Tuscan Sun” set in Italy, Mayes is first a Southerner. Currently splitting her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina, Mayes will visit the High Country as the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer July 24 at Appalachian State University. The lecture is sponsored by University Libraries and also is part of An Appalachian Summer Festival.

Norris named interim dean in Appalachian’s business college

BOONE—Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named interim dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

Meador named chair of Appalachian’s Department of Art

BOONE—Clifton Meador has been named chair of the Department of Art in Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Everts begins first day as Appalachian’s seventh leader

BOONE—Dr. Sheri N. Everts began her tenure July 1 as Appalachian State University’s seventh leader. Her first day in office included a listening breakfast with representatives from Appalachian’s Student Government Association, Faculty Senate and Staff Senate.

Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 entry reassembled in France

BOONE—Maison Reciprocity, Appalachian State University’s entry in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, has been reassembled on its Versailles, France, location, and voting for the People’s Choice Award closes July 11.

A promise to serve

BOONE—Carson D. Rich of Weddington was sworn in Friday as the newest member of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees. Rich is president of Appalachian’s Student Government Association and a junior communication/advertising major. Diane C. Deal, Watauga County Clerk of Superior Court and pictured left, administered the oath.

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.