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by asu66 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:24 pm
by NewApp » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:04 am
by appgrouch » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:20 am
asu66 wrote:[Cautionary Disclaimer: Somewhat snarky post ahead. I have a long memory for some things. Mega-thanks to our athletic director, Doug Gillin, for yet another wayward ship he's putting back on course.]
I/We were told about this time of year 17 years ago that the low-end scoreboards being installed inside HCC were necessitated by pre-construction cost projections that necessitated the redesign of the "arena roof." This "re-design" we were told made the use of a center-hung-over-the-court scoreboard structurally impossible. The storyline fed to us was that the new roof structure was too low-to-the-court to accommodate a conventional overhead scoreboard.
One of the architects and the on-site general construction foreman told me otherwise. One "in denial" gentleman on the messageboard of those days (who was "close" to the athletic administration) argued vociferously that we were being given straight-up factual info. Virtually everyone knew the real story.
That real story can now be readily discerned unless we're about to be told that the HCC roof structure has recently been jacked up 8-10 feet to make room for this...
Sigh! Happy to get this chip off my shoulder! Doug Gillin rocks!
by 1ASU78 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:30 pm
by McLeansvilleAppFan » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:46 pm
by NoLongerLurking » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:25 pm
McLeansvilleAppFan wrote:I like the green roofs. I think it ties in all the architecture around campus and that is not something App had going. And it does not stick out against the surrounding mountains and the green trees, in my view.
What would you prefer for a roof?
by 8993 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:53 pm
by appgrouch » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:05 am
by Rekdiver » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:13 am
by AppDawg » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:15 am
by yosef95 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:41 am
by NewApp » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:52 am
yosef95 wrote:I graduated yrs ago, but went to my nephew's graduation in May. That arena needs some changes. It's generic. First off, why the grey seats. Black good, gold good, GREY for the majority of seats?? Those cloth flags of the conference teams looks like high school decorum
by NewApp » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:54 am
Rekdiver wrote:Who is" she"?
by McLeansvilleAppFan » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:05 pm
NewApp wrote:Rekdiver wrote:Who is" she"?
Chuck can tell you.
by proasu89 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:22 pm
by Rekdiver » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:48 am
by appst89 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:59 am
by AppDawg » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:56 am
appst89 wrote:Pretty sure all the HCC decisions were made under the Borkowski administration. Helm wasn't in the Peacock administration for long.
by asu66 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:44 pm
by NewApp » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:50 pm
asu66 wrote:NewApp wrote:Rekdiver wrote:Who is" she"?
Chuck can tell you.
Ahhhhhhhhhh, yes I can. One of my not so "favorite" characters in Appalachian "administration" history. Helm was a Borkowski hire as VC for Business Affairs. She was a complex woman--driven to obtain power and use it to carry out her agenda with little or no concern for those she stepped on to have it her way. Her legacy at Appalachian certainly has green roofed buildings and HCC (Helm's house of a thousand shades of yellow and gray and unappealing events concessions ) at the top of her list. She ruled her campus "empire" with an iron fist and a "my way or the highway" mentality. She encountered little pushback with her administrative style until Ken Peacock became chancellor. Their working relationship was something akin to mixing fire and gasoline. In the end, Peacock dismissed her from employment at ASU. She managed to talk him into allowing her to take early retirement to save face. Once that was in place, she filed suit against the university and Peacock. She lost the initial court ruling and her appeal in the NC Court of Appeals. She eventually prevailed in her appeal before the NC Supreme Court and later resurfaced in a Business Affairs role at Delaware State. While at ASU, Helm was a member of the BB&T Board.
http://www.news.appstate.edu/2006/06/14 ... palachian/
http://people.equilar.com/bio/jane-helm ... Uv972jyuM8
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nc-court-of- ... 50375.html
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