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Appalachian opens American Cultural Center at China’s Northeastern University

BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of 19 U.S. universities to open an American Cultural Center at a Chinese university. The center at Northeastern University (NEU) in Shenyang, China, has been funded by a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and is part of a program initiated by the state department in 2011.

Grant help students conduct biotechnology research

BOONE—Collagen, Raman-tweezers and nanotechnology are all well-known words for three Appalachian State University undergraduate physics majors.

McCorkindale awarded 2013-14 social media research grant

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.

Teammates honor former basketball coach

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.

Sustainability Council awards four sustainable arts competitive grants

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.

Appalachian professors to write book on Civil War history from a new perspective

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.

Schaefer Center renovations progressing on schedule

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.

Alumni pledge $3 million to Appalachian

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.

Department of Computer Science receives nearly $500,000 to enhance STEM education

BOONE—High school and community college mathematics and science teachers in the region will learn new ways to excite their students about computer science by using data analysis and mining, visualization and image processing during a six-week summer program at Appalachian State University.