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Archive for 2016

Environmental science major Tara Early creates prize-winning research poster, is honored by SETAC

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Tara Early of Morehead City just graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. She is now applying to graduate schools, and her experiences as a researcher at Appalachian have helped make her a strong candidate for some of the best doctoral-level toxicology labs and programs in the country.

Appalachian graduates encouraged to serve their communities

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Making a positive difference in the lives of others was a recurring theme in the remarks made at Appalachian State University’s Fall Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 10. 1,205 undergraduate students and 191 graduate students received degrees during the ceremonies.

Ball named director of sustainability at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Following a national search, Dr. Lee F. Ball Jr. has been named director of sustainability at Appalachian State University. Ball has held the position on an interim basis since June 2015.

Appalachian economics students place first in regional and district College Fed Challenge, earn honorable mention in finals

By Haley Childers and Dr. Mark Stazicich

BOONE, N.C.—Economics students from the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University received an honorable mention, as did Princeton University and University of Chicago, for their work in the 13th annual national College Fed Challenge. The Federal Reserve System Board of Governors announced the awards Dec. 1. The team placed first in their Regional and District competitions before moving on to the finals in Washington, D.C.

Appalachian’s Walker College of Business featured in Princeton Review’s “Best 294 Business Schools: 2017 Edition”

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is featured in the Princeton Review’s 2017 edition of “The Best 294 Business Schools.”

Commencement ceremonies held Dec. 10 at Appalachian State University

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Commencement ceremonies will be held at Appalachian State University on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Holmes Convocation Center. A total of 1,205 undergraduate students will receive their degrees, plus 191 graduate students.

Appalachian State University furniture design students named ‘Rising Stars’ by professional association

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Nicole Long and Ellis Frederick, both seniors in the Department of Applied Design at Appalachian State University, were recognized as “Rising Stars” by the Carolinas chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA). Fourteen awards were presented to students from across the Carolinas on Nov. 9 at the annual Night of Luminaries event in High Point.

Appalachian’s Smith Gallery presents “CALICO” through Dec. 9; works of senior studio art majors on view

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University is presenting “CALICO,” an exhibition of works in various media by university seniors, through Dec. 9.

Appalachian to participate in the Appalachian Teaching Project’s annual symposium near Washington, D.C.; 10 students will present research

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Ten students from Appalachian State University will share their community-based research on building a sustainable future for the Appalachian region at the annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) symposium in the Washington, D.C., area Dec. 2-3.