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Archive for May, 2015

One day iBackAPP fundraiser nets more than $165,000 for Appalachian

BOONE—Donors from across the globe joined together May 1 for iBackAPP day, Appalachian State University’s one-day fundraiser.

Stanley receives Durham Freshman Advocate Award

BOONE—Jan P. Stanley, director of the James Center for Appalachian Educators in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education, has received the Harvey R. Durham Freshman Advocate Award for 2015.

Cloutier receives awards from Cave Research Foundation and Geological Society of America

BOONE—When Mara C. Cloutier chose to attend graduate school at Appalachian State University, the Asheville resident said it was because she could explore two possible passions: field work and lab research.

Forum on business opportunities in Cuba held at Appalachian

BOONE—Doing business in Cuba won’t be as simple as some people think, but that isn’t stopping governors, state legislators, U.S. business owners and others from exploring economic opportunities that might be available to them in the near future.

A tree grows for Mary

Student members of Tri Beta Biology Honors Society and the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University have planted two trees on campus in honor of their former biology professor, Dr. Mary Connell. Connell, who taught at Appalachian, died unexpectedly in December 2014. “Dr. Connell dedicated 40 years of her life to the advancement of Appalachian students.

Appalachian announces its summer common reading selection

BOONE—Ishmael Beah’s book “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” has been selected as the common reading selection for 2015-16.

Student’s love of television news nets him a $10,000 prize

BOONE—Appalachian State University freshman Tyler Hardin is this year’s winner of the Fox News Channel College Challenge Contest, a nationwide contest where students submit news stories for consideration.