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Workshop participants learn to harness the sun’s power

workshop4_t.jpgBOONE—More and more homeowners are letting their house work for them by installing solar panels on their residence to eliminate or reduce their electric bill.

Entrepreneurs, electricians, contractors and others learned about the latest in photovoltaic technology during a two-day workshop hosted by Appalachian State University’s Department of Technology conducted by John Hardwick with Sharp Solar Systems.

Belk Library and Information Commons’ green design recognized in national publications

BelkLibrary_t.jpgBOONE – Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University has been recognized for its green architectural design by two leading library magazines.

Professor’s short story collection selected for St. Andrews Presbyterian College summer reading program

highheart300_t.jpgLAURINBURG—The critically acclaimed book “The High Heart” by Appalachian State University professor Joseph Bathanti has been selected for the summer reading assignment for incoming freshmen at St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

Bathanti will appear in Laurinburg in September and meet with area residents and students at St. Andrews as part of the college’s community Reading Program.

Appalachian students participate in global AIESEC conference

COBStudents_t.jpgBOONE—Some 300 university students representing more than 35 countries participated in the Iberoamerican Leadership Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Only four students from the United States attended the conference, three of whom were from Appalachian State University.

New Graduates

graduation-3-2.jpg Best friends forever, these College of Arts and Sciences graduates are ecstatic to complete their college degree and begin their next adventure: pursuing careers. They were among the approximately 1,700 students who graduated from Appalachian State University during ceremonies May 10 and 11. (photo by university photographer Marie Freeman)

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Graphic design major wins ‘best of show’

BOONE – Attabel Artiga, a senior graphic design major at Appalachian State University, won Best of Show at the 2008 AIGA Charlotte Portfolio Review on May 3.

Additional volunteers sought for research project

BOONE—Appalachian State University is seeking 500 individuals between the ages of 30-85 to participate in a study to determine the effectiveness of quercetin in reducing sickness from upper respiratory infections. Quercetin is a natural antioxidant derived from plants, such as red apples, red grapes and broccoli.

Barn Dance to be held April 25

BOONE – A barn dance featuring contra, square and circle dancing will be held Friday, April 25, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. in Legends nightclub on the Appalachian State University campus.

Campus leaders to receive Plemmons Leadership Medallion

BOONE— Each year, Appalachian State University recognizes its outstanding campus leaders by presenting them with the W.H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion.