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Archive for June, 2015

Appalachian studies students present research at international conference

BOONE—Three graduate students and a faculty member from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University presented papers at an international mountain studies conference held at Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, in May.

Researchers from Appalachian find chia seeds do not enhance athletic performance

ASU Chia Test

By Jennifer Woodford, NCRC

KANNAPOLIS—A study published in the May edition of the journal Nutrients debunks the widely reported and accepted belief that chia seeds are a natural performance booster for athletes.

Fulbright awards send Appalachian professors around the globe

Fullbright Scholars

BOONE—China, Ethiopia, Poland and Austria are the upcoming destinations for four professors at Appalachian State University. Each has received a Fulbright award to teach and/or conduct research at their host institution.

NASCAR sports writer Tom Higgins will speak at Appalachian June 12

Tom Higgins

BOONE—Tom Higgins, who has been called NASCAR’s storyteller, will talk about his sports writing career June 12 at Appalachian State University. Higgins wrote about motorsports for the Charlotte Observer for more than three decades.

Appalachian awards 10 full-ride Chancellor’s Scholarships

Chancellor's Scholars
BOONE—Ten incoming freshmen at Appalachian State University have been awarded a full-ride Chancellor’s Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.

Campus alert system test June 3

BOONE—Appalachian State University will conduct a test of its campus siren warning system Wednesday, June 3, at 11:55 a.m.

Design students from Appalachian named 2015 SOURCE awards winners

Source Award Winners

PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia—Power management company Eaton, a 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, recently named Appalachian State University students Megan Everhart, Hazel Chang and Kaitlyn Hutchens as SOURCE Awards winners for their conceptual lighting design projects in the company’s 38th annual lighting design competition.

Looking Glass Gallery presents Breach

BOONE – The Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian State University presents Breach, an exhibition featuring work by April Flanders and Emily Rapp. The exhibit will be on view through June 19.