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Creative students invent a language and society in honors course

BOONE—Creating a language and related society as part of a junior level honors seminar at Appalachian State University taught students about grammar, language structures, global communities and, in the process, more about each other.

Research explores effects of a warming climate on the region’s Christmas tree industry

BOONE—Local Christmas tree farms are providing a backyard laboratory for Dr. Howard Neufeld, an Appalachian State University biology professor who is interested in how a warming climate might affect the tree industry’s future. The information he hopes to glean is important because it can help tree farmers make decisions regarding future plantings and farm locations.

A simple solution to a complex problem proves a winner at design competition

BOONE—Personal experience, creativity and the ability to simplify a complex problem have resulted in an award-winning project for two Appalachian State University industrial design majors in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design.

Engineering internship at NCCET helps high school students change a 6-year-old’s life

LENOIR—A high school internship at the N.C. Center for Engineering and Technology (NCCET) in Lenoir has helped a 6-year-old gain a hand.

Marching Mountaineers to perform in London New Year’s Day Parade

BOONE—Not long after holiday gifts are exchanged and New Year’s resolutions made, about 60 members of the Appalachian State University Marching Mountaineers will board an overseas flight for a performance in the 29th London New Year’s Day Parade.

Appalachian Chorale performs Dec. 2

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale will perform works by Johann Adolf Hasse, Franz Biebl and Felix Mendelssohn at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

EPA P3 grant helps researchers at Appalachian explore affordable alternative energy options

BOONE—Making a living as the owner of a small farm can be a hit or miss proposition. Farm owners must battle the weather, pests and rising energy costs as they bring their crops to market.

Appalachian Symphony Band and Trombone Choir perform Dec. 3

BOONE—The Appalachian Symphony Band’s Dec. 3 program, “Hymns, Carols, and Elves!,” features whimsical, spiritual and rousing works for brass, woodwinds and percussionists.

Carbohydrate found in pistachio nuts and other foods impairs athletic performance

NCRC KANNAPOLIS—A recent study by David Nieman, DrPH, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, found that a special type of carbohydrate, raffinose, found in pistachio nuts and other foods reduced athletic performance when consumed prior to intense exercise.