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Archive for August, 2015

M.S. Shook Student Health Service at Appalachian receives AAAHC reaccreditation

BOONE—M.S. Shook Student Health Service at Appalachian State University has achieved reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Accreditation distinguishes the campus health clinic from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external evaluation process.

Appalachian holds Safety Week Sept. 1-3

BOONE—Programs focusing on suicide, interpersonal violence and high-risk drinking prevention will be offered during Safety Week, Sept. 1-3, at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian named in Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” list

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been ranked No. 9 in the Southeast on Washington Monthly magazine’s “Best Bang for the Buck” list. The list is included in the publication’s annual college guide.

Bass-baritone Frank Ward Jr. performs Sept. 18 at Appalachian

BOONE—Bass-baritone Frank Ward Jr. will perform Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Rosen Concert Hall in the Hayes School of Music. The recital is free and the public is invited.

Rhodiola rosea protects marathoners against viral infection

By Jennifer Woodford, NC Research Campus

KANNAPOLIS—Human trials with marathon runners found that the herb Rhodiola rosea protects against viral infection. These findings build on previous human trials that demonstrate the anti-viral activity of blueberry and green tea polyphenols.

Appalachian’s fall convocation held Sept. 3

BOONE—Best-selling author and human rights activist Ishmael Beah will speak at Appalachian State University’s fall convocation Sept. 3. The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center. The public is invited.

Cherry named to Journal of Environmental Economics and Management editorial board

BOONE—Todd L. Cherry, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics, has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM).

Professors at Appalachian receive NSF grant to study dome formation in Georgia and Western North Carolina

BOONE—The Tallulah Gorge area in Georgia and Toxaway Falls in Gorges State Park in Western North Carolina are well known for their beauty and outdoor recreational offerings.

For Appalachian State University geologists Gabe Casale and Jamie Levine, the areas are also rich in geological information.

‘The Denim Dynasty’ documentary to be shown Sept. 10 at Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University faculty member and documentary filmmaker Beth Davison will present her film “The Denim Dynasty” Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons room 114. The screening is free and open to the public.