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Early registration draws near for the High Country Half Marathon

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) in the Appalachian State University Beaver College of Health Sciences announces the High Country Half Marathon will be held on Aug. 29 at 7:30 a.m. This is the second race in the High Country Triple Crown series and all proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, a self-confidence building program for girls in the 3rd-8th grade. The presenting sponsor for The High Country Half Marathon is Mast General Store.

Rhododendron Society inducts Beasley, Rhinehart and Richards

BOONE—Three leaders in public education and in their communities are the latest inductees into The Rhododendron Society at Appalachian State University.

They are Chad S. Beasley of Mount Airy, Bill G. Rhinehart of Melville, New York, and T.R. Richards of Winston-Salem. They were honored July 25 during a ceremony on campus.

Appalachian’s Community Music School opens online registration Aug. 3

BOONE—The Community Music School (CMS) at Appalachian State University will hold online registration for all lessons Monday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 13. Late registration, Aug. 14-15, will incur a $50 late registration fee.

Business faculty and staff honored for excellence in teaching, research and service

BOONE—Five Appalachian State University faculty members and one staff member in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2015 Sywassink Award for Excellence.

Appalachian business professors help develop N.C.’s Foster Care Family Act

BOONE—David C. Marlett has been a department chair, college professor and insurance industry professional, but it’s his recent work in foster care advocacy that he says has been most rewarding.

Beaver College of Health Sciences receives grant to expand rural healthcare

By Chris Shore; Beaver College of Health Sciences

BOONE—The Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has received a $175,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support development of telehealth technology and programming to increase rural health training opportunities for future healthcare providers and improve the health and well-being of medically underserved rural communities.

Conference for historians of Britain and Ireland held Sept. 26

BOONE—A one-day conference for historians of Britain and Ireland celebrating the journal ALBION will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at Appalachian State University. The conference marks 10 years since the final issue of ALBION, the prestigious and influential journal of British studies that was based in the Department of History.

Software shows just how busy honeybees are

BOONE—A web application for beekeepers called Hive Tracks, co-developed by a faculty member in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science, is now being used by bee keepers in 142 countries to track beehive activity. There are currently more than 16,000 registered users of Hive Tracks, including beekeepers in Tanzania.

Computer scientist at Appalachian helps researchers track honey bee health

BOONE—Tracking the health of honeybees across the U.S. is the work of a multi-university team, including a computer scientist at Appalachian State University.

The Bee Informed Partnership, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is comprised of scientists from eight universities, including the University of Maryland, Oregon State University, the University of Tennessee and Appalachian. The partnership members are also beekeepers.