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Harris receives Distinguished Information Systems Educator Award

BOONE—Dr. Al Harris, a professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at Appalachian State University, has received the 2014 Distinguished Information Systems Educator Award from the Association of Information Technology Professionals Education Special Interest Group (AITP-EDSIG).

Appalachian selected for 21st Century Conservation Service Corps program

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s longtime partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway and other National Park Service units has led to the university’s inclusion in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Program (21CSC).

County to test its CodeRed Emergency Notification System Nov. 13

BOONE—The Watauga County Department of Communications & Emergency Services will conduct a county-wide test of its CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Thursday, Nov. 13.

Eloranta elected an officer of the International Economic History Organization

BOONE—Dr. Jari Eloranta has been confirmed as secretary-general of the International Economic History Association (IEHA). The Appalachian State University history professor will serve for a minimum four-year term.

Appalachian ranks among world leaders in experimental and environmental economics

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics has one of the world’s top programs in the fields of experimental economics and environmental economics, according to a prestigious worldwide organization that disseminates economics research.

Bräuer receives Fulbright-Saastamoien Foundation Award

BOONE—When Suzanna Bräuer travels to Finland in January, she will combine lifelong interests that began when she was a school student: science, international travel and learning foreign languages.

Treating muscle tension dysphonia can be as simple as blowing bubbles, professor says

BOONE—Simple exercises like gargling or blowing bubbles in a cup of water are used by some speech pathologists to treat a serious voice disorder called muscle tension dysphonia (MTD).

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.