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Archive for May, 2017

Stephenson named director of public safety and chief of police at Appalachian

BOONE, N.C.—Andy Stephenson has accepted the position of director of public safety and chief of police in the Office of Business Affairs at Appalachian State University, effective June 19. Stephenson joins Appalachian from Indiana University (IU), where he served as captain with oversight of all divisions within the police department.

10 incoming freshmen receive prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship at Appalachian

By Grace Bowling

BOONE, N.C.—Ten incoming freshmen at Appalachian State University have been awarded the coveted Chancellor’s Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.

Appalachian faculty Goudas and Inlow use book clubs to provide learning platforms for faculty and students

By Kathy S. Bartlett

BOONE, N.C.—Book clubs have had resurgence ever since Oprah launched one 20 years ago, and a program at Appalachian State University that helps students with learning differences has adopted the format with great success. The program supports two clubs, one for faculty and one for students.

Raichle named chair of the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Brian Raichle has been named chair of the Appalachian State University Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment after serving as interim chair for the 2016-17 year. His appointment was effective March 1.

Commencement remarks at Appalachian focus on possibilities, overcoming obstacles and appreciation

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s six commencement ceremonies began Friday, May 12, with Chancellor Sheri N. Everts praising the “achievements of our students as they leave Appalachian prepared to make real and powerful differences in their communities and beyond.”

Appalachian’s Sarah Beth Anderson receives rural scholarship from the NBCC Foundation

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Beth Anderson of Boone, who is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the clinical mental health counseling program at Appalachian State University, has received a scholarship that includes $8,000 to defray the costs of her education as well as training in the counseling of underserved rural populations.

Fundraising class raises $8,000 for High Country nonprofits

By Rev. Dr. Christina May

BOONE, N.C.—Students in Appalachian State University’s Principles of Fund Raising class, an upper-level class within the Department of Communication, raised $8,000 for local nonprofit organizations during the spring semester.

Student team places second in national Race to Zero Competition

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Team Appalachian [In]sight, a group of seven graduate and undergraduate students representing Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, placed second in the “Suburban Single-Family Housing” category at the fourth annual Race to Zero Competition. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), was held at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado April 22-23.

Appalachian student receives coveted Celia Moh Scholarship

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—John Barton, a junior industrial design major at Appalachian State University, was awarded the Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. This prestigious annual scholarship is awarded to just five students nationally and includes full tuition, room, board, books and fees for Barton’s senior year.