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CHAMP screenings to improve balance to begin March 5

BOONE—To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at two locations in Watauga County beginning in March.

17th Annual Polar Plunge held Feb. 19

BOONE—Take a dip in the duck pond at Appalachian State University for a great cause. The 17th annual Polar Plunge will begin with on-site registration Feb. 19 from 3-4 p.m. with the event to follow.

Girls on the Run revs up for spring season

BOONE—Local girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR). Registration for the spring session is open now at http://gotr.appstate.edu. The program will begin the week of Feb. 9.

Appalachian Chorale accepting new members

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale will continue to accept new members on Monday, Jan. 26, in preparation for its April 28 concert of Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and John Rutter’s folksong cycle “The Sprig of Thyme.”

Students ‘pay tribute to hunger’ with service-learning

BOONE—What does hunger mean to the community? What does it mean to be hungry? Students in the First Year Seminar course Paying Tribute to Hunger spend a semester trying to answer this question.

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.

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.

Veterans Day – a time to promote peace

BOONE—Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are known for their dedication to duty, bravery and sacrifices, whether they were deployed overseas or served in the U.S.

A book of historical Appalachian photos released this week

BOONE—A new book documents a visual history of Appalachian State University with 200 historical images covering 115 years of the school’s evolution.