Home » Appalachian Scene

Section Navigation

Appalachian Scene Archive

Dr. Kurt Michael receives Holshouser Award for Excellence in Public Service

BOONE—Appalachian State University professor and child clinical psychologist Kurt D. Michael, who has spent his career working to improve mental health services for young people in rural areas, has earned the James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service from the UNC Board of Governors.

Student volunteers help add to university’s treescape

BOONE—Landscape Services employees and student volunteers planted 64 trees on Appalachian State University’s campus Oct 21-22.

Assistant art professor awarded grant for research on post-digital art

BOONE—Assistant Professor of Art Tricia Treacy recently received a 2014 Craft Research Fund project grant for $10,000 to research hand-produced art in an age of digital technology. She is collaborating with Ashley John Pigford, an associate professor of visual communications at the University of Delaware.

Dana Clark receives Barentine Special Achievement Award

BOONE—Dr. Dana Clark, professor of hospitality and tourism management in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, has received the Barentine Special Achievement Award from the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC).

Appalachian receives federal grant to increase marriage and family therapists in rural areas

BOONE—The marriage and family therapy program (MFT) at Appalachian State University has received a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals grant award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

North Carolina Dance Festival to be presented Oct. 23-25

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 24th Annual North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF), a touring celebration that showcases the work of renowned and aspiring dance artists from across the state. NCDF will be presented on campus in the Valborg Theatre on Oct. 23 – 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Banking industry remains plagued by 2008 practices that toppled the nation’s financial sector

BOONE—The problems and practices that toppled the financial sector in 2008 remain in effect today, according to Jim Blaine, president and CEO of the State Employees Credit Union. But those problems have not affected credit unions, which remain locally owned and managed.

Sustainability research forum held Oct. 22

BOONE—The first Sustainability Research Forum will be held Oct. 22 at Appalachian State University to highlight the sustainability-focused scholarly activities and creative endeavors of Appalachian’s distinguished faculty.

Climate activist Timothy DeChristopher speaks Oct. 20 at Appalachian

BOONE—Well-known climate activist Timothy DeChristopher will speak Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.