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McGee, Palmer and Taylor inducted into Appalachian’s Rhododendron Society

BOONE—Three Appalachian State University graduates whose careers have helped change the lives of countless students were inducted into the Reich College of Education’s Rhododendron Society during ceremonies held July 12 at the college.

Mercer University Press publishes memoir series by Joseph Bathanti

BOONE—A defining moment in Joseph Bathanti’s life occurred when he learned the Vietnam War had ended.

Appalachian receives $497,074 NSF grant to support math and computer science education

BOONE—Computer science and mathematical science majors at Appalachian State University continues to receive support from the National Science Foundation.

Appalachian expects fall enrollment to remain steady

BOONE—The beginning of fall semester is weeks away, but Appalachian State University officials have a good idea of how many students will be enrolled by the start of classes Aug. 19.

Appalachian’s American Cultural Center in China focuses on sustainability

BOONE—Sustainability was the theme for recent activities at the American Cultural Center in Shenyang, China.

The center, located at Northeastern University in Shenyang, is co-directed by Appalachian State University. It was launched in May 2013 with an initial $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State.

Taylor named interim chair of Appalachian’s Department of Technology and Environmental Design

BOONE—Dr. Jerianne Taylor has been named interim chair of the Department of Technology and Environmental Design at Appalachian State University for the 2014-15 academic year. Taylor, an associate professor in the department, will serve while a search is conducted to replace former chairman Jeff Tiller, who is returning to his faculty position in the department.

New York Times bestselling author Frances Mayes visits Appalachian July 24

Mayes is the 2014 Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer

BOONE—Although many know Frances Mayes from the international bestselling memoir and subsequent film “Under the Tuscan Sun” set in Italy, Mayes is first a Southerner. Currently splitting her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina, Mayes will visit the High Country as the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer July 24 at Appalachian State University. The lecture is sponsored by University Libraries and also is part of An Appalachian Summer Festival.

Norris named interim dean in Appalachian’s business college

BOONE—Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named interim dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

Meador named chair of Appalachian’s Department of Art

BOONE—Clifton Meador has been named chair of the Department of Art in Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts.