Gifts & Grants Archive
BOONE—Tina McCorkindale, assistant professor of communication at Appalachian State University, has been awarded a grant from the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication at Pennsylvania State University for 2013-14. The $6,000 grant will support a collaborative project that focuses on ethics in corporate social responsibility and social media.
BOONE—For more than 29 years, Bob Light guided young men through the intricacies of collegiate basketball and tennis as well as the path to adulthood. Now, friends and former basketball players are honoring the retired Appalachian State University coach with a scholarship in his name – the Coach Bob Light Endowment for Basketball Scholarships.
BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Sustainability Council has chosen the 2013 winning proposals of the annual Sustainable Arts Grants Awards. The council awarded grants for four projects, which represent various art disciplines. The projects will be presented or displayed across the campus and community during the 2013-14 academic year.
By Jane Nicholson
BOONE—With more than 55,000 books in print about the Civil War, one might assume that there is no new information to be gleaned about the event that separated states, communities and families. But there is a topic that has received scant attention – the environmental history of the Civil War.
BOONE—The transformation of Farthing Auditorium into The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University is on schedule, with a completion date projected for early summer. The facility is anticipated to be open for the 2013 season of An Appalachian Summer Festival, to be presented in July.
Commitment is largest gift made to the university by graduates
BOONE—Brad and Carole Wilson of Raleigh have pledged $3 million to Appalachian State University and the Campaign for Appalachian. Their commitment is the largest made to the university by alumni. The Wilsons, both members of the Class of 1975, are co-chairs of Appalachian’s comprehensive fundraising campaign.