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Oncology nurse Sheets ’14 returns to serve Boone

By Elisabeth Wall

Hannah Sheets ’14 has come back home.

Hannah Sheets ’14 is a member of the third graduating class of nurses from Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences. Her first position out of college was in the oncology unit of Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem. Two years later she has returned to work at Watauga Medical Center’s radiation oncology department.

Registration underway for fall Craft Enrichment classes at Appalachian

BOONE—Registration is now open for the Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program at Appalachian State University. Craft Enrichment offers a variety of classes for novices, advanced students or individuals who are ready to explore a new hobby. Some classes begin as soon as Aug. 25 and fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged. Affiliation with the university is not required to register.

Department of Theatre and Dance performance season announced

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce its upcoming 2016-17 season with an expanded slate of 10 offerings produced in five different venues on campus and in the community.

Appalachian’s Move-in Day 2016 — ‘controlled chaos’ is order of the day

BOONE—You’d expect the arrival of 2,500 new students plus parents, siblings and several mountains of gym bags, electronics, Rubbermaid® totes, microwaves, pillows, twin-bed quilt sets and untold bags and boxes of miscellany might create a little chaos on move-in day at Appalachian State University.

University partnership aims to prevent leading causes of young adult deaths

BOONE—Partnering with The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program (The Campus Program), Appalachian State University has added another action tool to its initiative to support student well-being and mental health. The program is designed to help schools prevent what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics identify as the two leading causes of death in young adults – unintentional injuries, including those caused by prescription drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning, and suicide.

Appalachian vehicle finishes in sixth place in American Solar Challenge

HOT SPRINGS, S.D.—Twelve students who departed the campus of Appalachian State University on July 21 completed a 17-day journey in Hot Springs, South Dakota, on Aug. 6, finishing a nearly 2,000-mile solar car race in sixth place overall and winning three international awards along the way with their solar vehicle, Apperion.

Appalachian’s Walker College of Business expands curriculum to meet growing demands of industry in supply chain management and data analytics

By Haley Childers

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business will offer two new degree programs to meet a growing demand by businesses and organizations for graduates with technological skills in supply chain management and data analytics.

Appalachian’s solar vehicle team places third in the Formula Sun Grand Prix

WAMPUM, Pa.—Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, has taken third place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania.

Under heavy cloud cover and some rain, the team completed the race on July 28 with a total of 414 laps, behind Principia College with 454 laps and University of Michigan, which took first place with 518 laps.

Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge awards Appalachian’s ACCESS program $5,000 for summer school opportunities

By: Wes Saylors

BOONE—The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Appalachian State University’s ACCESS (Appalachian Commitment to a College Education for Student Success) program to help provide summer school opportunities for women enrolled in the program. The award is providing five $1,000 summer school scholarships for recipients enrolled in 40 hours of coursework among them.

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