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Runners and Appalachian’s Human Performance Lab add science to the Charlotte Marathon

N.C. RESEARCH CAMPUS—Recently, 55 runners did more than just compete in the annual Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon. They were part of a field trial conducted by the Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Laboratory.

Delegation from Ecuador visits Appalachian’s NCRC facility

BOONE—Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, recently visited Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab located at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis to learn more about the facility’s work to improve athletes’ and the general population’s fitness.

Black Saturday 5K held Nov. 10

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management Association (RMA) is holding the 4th Annual Black Saturday 5K on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 8 a.m. The 5K will begin on campus, starting and finishing at the Holmes Convocation Center.

NIH-funded project to study effects of Tai Chi on anxiety and sleep in young adults

BOONE—Stress, anxiety and sleep difficulties are pressing problems facing today’s college students.

Dr. Karen Caldwell, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education, thinks practicing the art of Tai Chi can help students improve their quality of sleep and reduce stress.

Physical education program for home schooled children offered at Appalachian

BOONE—The Physical Education Program at Appalachian State University is offering its Home School Physical Education Program for the 2012-13 academic year.

College of Health Sciences honors faculty and staff

BOONE—Faculty and staff from Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences were honored recently during the college’s opening meeting of fall semester.

Professor will use fiber optics to study muscle-tendon mechanics in jumping

BOONE—The edge. It’s the competitive advantage every athletic seeks, whether it’s seconds shaved off a 100-meter sprint or the extra inches gained when spiking a volleyball or at tip-off in a basketball game.

Professor invited to serve on NASA panel addressing exercise on long space missions

BOONE—An Appalachian State University professor has been selected to participate on an expert panel being convened by NASA to help address problems of muscle and bone density loss on long space missions.

Appalachian to offer online RN-to-BSN degree

BOONE—Beginning this fall, individuals with registered nurse licensure can earn an RN-to-BSN degree online through Appalachian State University.