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Powell, Croom and Jaynes honored by Appalachian Alumni Association

BOONE—Three individuals who have distinguished themselves in their careers or through their service to Appalachian State University have been honored by the Appalachian Alumni Association.

Jayne named Appalachian’s chief diversity officer

BOONE—Bindu Kolli Jayne has been named chief diversity officer and associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity and compliance at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian included in Princeton Review’s 2014 “Guide to 332 Green Colleges”

BOONE—Appalachian State University is among the most environmentally responsible colleges listed in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.” The guide was created in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (http://www.usgbc.org).

Poole named dean of Appalachian’s graduate school

BOONE—Following a national search, Dr. Max C. Poole has been named dean of the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School at Appalachian State University. He will begin his work at Appalachian in August.

Poole replaces Dr. Edelma Huntley who has served as dean of the graduate school since 2005 and is retiring at the end of June.

Appalachian Journal’s double issue highlights regional filmmaking, activism and literature

BOONE—Appalachian Journal has released a double issue (Vol. 41, No. 1-2) that includes reflections on Appalachian filmmaking and discussions of literature and Appalachian women’s literacy. It also contains new poems by Robert Morgan, John Thomas York, Gilbert Allen, Mark DeFoe, Emily Hancock, R.M. Kinder, David Holt, Hilda Downer and Rita Quillen. Current events and reviews of recent books and media complete the issue.

Maass named associate dean at Appalachian

BOONE—Kern Maass has been named associate dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University. He replaces Dr. Gordon Hensley who served as interim associate dean for one year and will return to teaching full time in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Maass will assume his role in the dean’s office July 1.

Perry receives $494,000 NSF grant to study precipitation in the Andes Mountains

Watauga County teachers and Grandfather Mountain naturalists will assist in the research

BOONE—Baker Perry has been studying precipitation and climate change in the Andes for more than 15 years – even longer if you consider the time he spent as the child of rural health workers in Bolivia and Peru.

Plentiful water lulls consumers and utility managers regarding future water quantity issues

BOONE—Northwest North Carolina is the headwaters for eight major watersheds, supplying water to portions of five southern states. Despite droughts in Western North Carolina’s mountains in 2002 and 2007-08, the region’s water supply seemingly has been endless. That may be why so many water utility managers, elected officials, planners and even the public focus on the area’s supply-side management of water vs. demand-side management.

CoCoRaHS founder Nolan Doesken to speak June 5 at Appalachian

BOONE—Nolan Doesken, founder of CoCoRaHS, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, will speak Thursday, June 5, at Appalachian State University. Doesken’s 6 p.m presentation will be held in Room 114, Belk Library Information Commons on campus.