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Home School Physical Education Program accepting students, classes begin Sept. 12

By Audry Gurkin

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Physical Education Program will offer the Home School Physical Education Program for the 2017-18 academic year.

Girls on the Run-High Country kicks off fall programs

BOONE, N.C.—Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC) announces the start of the fall 2017 season. Approximately 200 girls in third through eighth grade will participate this fall in GOTR-HC programs, which inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, according to Council Director Mary Sheryl Horine.

High Country Half Marathon Announces New Route for 2017 Race

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announced a new route for the High Country Half Marathon scheduled for Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. Race director Mary Sheryl Horine stated, “Our race has a fantastic following of runners but not everyone is thrilled with the uphill finish. This year we’ve changed the route slightly in order to offer a long downhill finish for the last couple of miles!”

Huff appointed Dean of the Beaver College of Health Services

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Marie Huff, has been named dean of the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. She was most recently dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.  She begins her duties August 1, 2017.

Workers celebrated in ‘topping ceremony’ for Beaver College of Health Sciences building

By Elisabeth B. Wall

BOONE, N.C.—More than 100 craftworkers looked upward, many with visible pride, as the final steel beam was lifted by crane to the top of Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) facility June 8. The building is slated to open in August of 2018.

Wake Forest-Appalachian partnership educates PAs, benefits children with special needs

Parent to Parent organization earns Community Partnership award

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—On a recent Friday evening, Katherine Moss, a master’s student at Wake Forest School of Medicine’s physician assistant (PA) studies program at Appalachian State University in Boone, took an unconventional “class.”

Registration open for the High Country Triple Crown running series

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—Registration is open for the 13th High Country Triple Crown, a challenging and fun trio of races covering beautiful mountain terrain in Watauga County. The series is presented by Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS). All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Luck o’ the Lassie fundraiser will be held March 19 to benefit Girls on the Run

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC) will host the seventh annual Luck o’ the Lassie celebration on March 19 at The Best Cellar in Blowing Rock, located at 203 Sunset Dr., from 6:30-9 p.m.

Registration is open for the annual running of The Knob; proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country

By: University Communications

BOONE—Registration is open for The Knob, the third and final race of the 2016 High Country Triple Crown series, which will take place Oct. 8. Participants can walk or run, and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country. Girls on the Run promotes the health and confidence of girls in grades 3 to 8, using a curriculum that emphasizes running. In 2015, the race series donated $10,000 to the program’s scholarship fund.