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Dr. Woodrow Trathen named chair of RCOE’s Department of Reading Education and Special Education

By Kelley Bratcher

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Woodrow Trathen has been named chair of the Department of Reading Education and Special Education (RESE) in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE). Trathen began his new role in March.

Appalachian’s Morgan Batley wins ‘Best of the Best’ for her tailgate party pack

By John Craft

BOONE, N.C.—A tailgate party pack designed by Morgan Batley, a senior graphic arts and imaging technology major from Mooresville, has been named “Best of the Best” by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF). The honor includes a cash prize of $500.

Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present concerts April 26 and 27

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present concerts April 26, 27 and 30.

Apparel design and merchandising program presents ‘Showcase 2017’ April 23

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Department of Applied Design’s apparel design and merchandising program at Appalachian State University will present “Showcase 2017” at 4 p.m. April 23 in Holmes Convocation on the university’s campus.

Appalachian students partner with biomaterials company, build sustainable products

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Furniture designer Alyssa Coletti is determined to expand student exposure to and experience with sustainable design. An adjunct instructor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Applied Design in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, she teaches just one or two courses per semester with the goal of providing a unique, hands-on experience for her students.

Appalachian to present world premiere of play by Muthal Naidoo, noted South African author

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—Beginning April 26, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will present the world premiere of “Flight from the Mahabharath” by Muthal Naidoo, a noted South African author of Indian descent.

RIEEE and College of Arts and Sciences fund 4 additional Innovation Scholars projects

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University leadership in the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics and the College of Arts and Sciences announced funding of four additional faculty scholarships for Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP).

AppLab practices put to work earn Appalachian a Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has earned a $65,000 Active Learning Center Grant to support AppLab from Steelcase Education. The organization’s grant program supports teacher and student efforts to create an environment that encourages engagement, collaboration and creativity.

Appalachian’s Sarah Carmichael joins John Glenn, Sally Ride, Jane Goodall and other well-known explorers in prestigious society

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Carmichael, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology, was received as a Fellow in The Explorers Club, headquartered in New York City, on March 24. Fellows in the society include distinguished persons who have contributed to scientific knowledge through exploration or outstanding field work, such as astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride, polar explorers and mountaineers Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, ocean explorers Don Walsh, Thor Heyerdahl, Sylvia Earle and Bob Ballard, and anthropologists Jane Goodall, Lewis and Richard Leaky, Donald Johanson and Dian Fossey, among others.

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