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Archive for August, 2016

27th Annual Walk for Awareness slated for Aug. 30 at Appalachian State University

BOONE—The 27th Annual Walk for Awareness, a silent walk through the Appalachian State University campus to commemorate lives lost to violence, will take place at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30. This event, which is open to the public, begins at Sanford Mall and ends at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Geography Professor Sugg receives award for continued research on her North Carolina heat-health vulnerability tool

BOONE—The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded $10,356 to Dr. Margaret Sugg, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning. The award is for continued research into the development of her North Carolina Heat-Health Vulnerability Tool (NC HHVT).

Connell sets her eye on Beaver College of Health Sciences master’s program

BOONE—In May, Leah Connell ’16 accepted her diploma, a bachelor’s degree in communications sciences and disorders from the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. She said her experience at the university exceeded expectations. In fact, she said, she had such a good experience, she will pursue her master’s in speech-language pathology here.

Oncology nurse Sheets ’14 returns to serve Boone

By Elisabeth Wall

Hannah Sheets ’14 has come back home.

Sheets is a member of the third graduating class of nurses from Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences. Her first position out of college was in the oncology unit of Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem. Two years later she has returned to work at Watauga Medical Center’s radiation oncology department.

Registration underway for fall Craft Enrichment classes at Appalachian

BOONE—Registration is now open for the Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program at Appalachian State University. Craft Enrichment offers a variety of classes for novices, advanced students or individuals who are ready to explore a new hobby. Some classes begin as soon as Aug. 25 and fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged. Affiliation with the university is not required to register.

Department of Theatre and Dance performance season announced

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce its upcoming 2016-17 season with an expanded slate of 10 offerings produced in five different venues on campus and in the community.

Appalachian’s Move-in Day 2016 — ‘controlled chaos’ is order of the day

BOONE—You’d expect the arrival of 2,500 new students plus parents, siblings and several mountains of gym bags, electronics, Rubbermaid® totes, microwaves, pillows, twin-bed quilt sets and untold bags and boxes of miscellany might create a little chaos on move-in day at Appalachian State University.

University partnership aims to prevent leading causes of young adult deaths

BOONE—Partnering with The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program (The Campus Program), Appalachian State University has added another action tool to its initiative to support student well-being and mental health. The program is designed to help schools prevent what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics identify as the two leading causes of death in young adults – unintentional injuries, including those caused by prescription drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning, and suicide.

Appalachian vehicle finishes in sixth place in American Solar Challenge

HOT SPRINGS, S.D.—Twelve students who departed the campus of Appalachian State University on July 21 completed a 17-day journey in Hot Springs, South Dakota, on Aug. 6, finishing a nearly 2,000-mile solar car race in sixth place overall and winning three international awards along the way with their solar vehicle, Apperion.