Archive for April, 2010
BOONE—Krista M. Kennerly of Asheville, a graduate student at Appalachian State University, has received a Kannapolis Scholar Fellowship to conduct research at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. The fellowship is funded by an award to N.C. State University from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
Research conducted by Dr. Gwen Robbins, an assistant professor of biological anthropology at Appalachian State University, has found physical evidence that the Donner Party who were trapped by a snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the mid-1840s consumed their livestock, supplemented their diet with wild game, and may have eaten the family dog.
BOONE—Appalachian State University has been included in The Princeton Review’s first “Guide to Green Colleges.”
In an effort to recognize the impressive environmental and sustainability programs at universities and colleges across the country, The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has released “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges” – the first, free comprehensive guidebook solely focused on institutions of higher education who have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.
BOONE—Charles Webster of Waxhaw, a senior interdisciplinary studies major at Appalachian State University, has received the 2010 NC-ACTS! AmeriCorps Outstanding Service Award. The award was presented April 9 during the 10th anniversary celebration of Appalachian’s service-learning. Webster and the Farmworker Health Program each received a cash award.