Appalachian Scene Archive
BOONE—The 2016 Momentum Dance Showcase, originally scheduled for Jan. 22 and 23, has been postponed due to weather until Saturday, Jan. 30. There will be two performances in Appalachian State University’s Varsity Gymnasium dance studio, room 208: one at 5 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. Momentum is a campus-wide student dance organization. The annual dance showcase will feature nine original works choreographed and performed by students.
BOONE—Following an internal search, Dr. Nicole Bennett has been named interim director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) at Appalachian State University. Her appointment is effect March 1.
BOONE—Appalachian State University has entered a partnership with Wenzhou University in Wenzhou, China, that will facilitate collaborative activities, including student and faculty exchanges, joint academic programming and research collaboration. The partnership paves the way for a joint entrepreneurship course to be offered to Appalachian and Wenzhou students.
BOONE—Transforming higher education can be a slow, laborious process – even more so if the institution is located in a country surrounded by armed conflict and regional unrest.
But despite the ongoing crisis in Northern Iraq, violence in Kurdistan has remained low, enabling professors and administrators at Salahaddin University to focus on a future that provides the best possible education for their students.
BOONE—Appalachian State University will conduct a full test of its emergency notification system – including siren, email, voice and text messaging and the Alertus desktop notification system – Wed., Jan. 13, at 11:55 a.m.
The siren test will consist of a 75-second discontinuous air horn tone followed by a pre-recorded voice message that says, “This is a test. This is a test of the emergency warning system. This is only a test.”
BOONE—The University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved a new Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree at Appalachian State University during its December meeting in Chapel Hill Dec. 11.
BOONE—Show most people a core sample from the ocean floor and they only see mud. Ellen Cowan sees a ribbon of time dating back 1 million years or more.
Since 2013, Cowan, a geology professor at Appalachian State University, has been part of an international team of scientists studying climate change and earth systems in the Gulf of Alaska. Their work with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program is supported in part by the National Science Foundation.