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Huff appointed Dean of the Beaver College of Health Services

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Marie Huff, has been named dean of the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. She was most recently dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.  She begins her duties August 1, 2017.

Two Appalachian faculty members named Fulbright Scholars

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Anatoli Ignatov, assistant professor in the Sustainable Development Department and Dr. Susan Lappan, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, both at Appalachian State University, were honored with prestigious Fulbright Scholar Awards this spring.

Workers celebrated in ‘topping ceremony’ for Beaver College of Health Sciences building

By Elisabeth B. Wall

BOONE, N.C.—More than 100 craftworkers looked upward, many with visible pride, as the final steel beam was lifted by crane to the top of Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) facility June 8. The building is slated to open in August of 2018.

Tickets on sale, events announced for An Appalachian Summer Festival, June 27 – Aug. 5 in the High Country

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Now in it 33rd season, the 2017 An Appalachian Summer Festival, June 27 – Aug. 5, will feature a variety of attractions in several arts genres, from classical music performed by the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble to dance performed by MOMIX and Charlotte Ballet.

Appointments to Appalachian’s Board of Trustees announced

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The UNC Board of Governors has made one new appointment and reappointed three members to Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees. Returning are M. Lee Barnes, Jr. of Durham, Charles Murray of Winston Salem and Carole Wilson of Raleigh. E. Bonnie Schaefer, owner of Westglow Resort and Spa in Blowing Rock and former co-CEO of Claire’s Stores Inc., is the new member. Each will serve four-year terms beginning July 1.

Cre8tive Drama Day Camp provides summer fun for High Country students, June 15 registration deadline

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University and Cre8tive Drama once again will present Cre8tive Drama Day Camp, a weeklong summer day camp filled with theatre activities for students 6-16 years of age. The camp costs $150 per student and runs Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30, in the Valborg Theatre on the university campus.

Coordinator of Veteran Services Eric Gormly to speak at Appalachian’s Memorial Day ceremony May 29

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will mark Memorial Day with a ceremony featuring remarks by Eric Gormly, the coordinator of student veteran services at Appalachian.

Stephenson named director of public safety and chief of police at Appalachian

BOONE, N.C.—Andy Stephenson has accepted the position of director of public safety and chief of police in the Office of Business Affairs at Appalachian State University, effective June 19. Stephenson joins Appalachian from Indiana University (IU), where he served as captain with oversight of all divisions within the police department.

Appalachian’s Sarah Carmichael joins John Glenn, Sally Ride, Jane Goodall and other well-known explorers in prestigious society

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Carmichael, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology, was received as a Fellow in The Explorers Club, headquartered in New York City, on March 24. Fellows in the society include distinguished persons who have contributed to scientific knowledge through exploration or outstanding field work, such as astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride, polar explorers and mountaineers Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, ocean explorers Don Walsh, Thor Heyerdahl, Sylvia Earle and Bob Ballard, and anthropologists Jane Goodall, Lewis and Richard Leaky, Donald Johanson and Dian Fossey, among others.