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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.

Police Appreciation Day at Cove Creek School

BOONE—Appalachian State University police officer William Watson visited Cove Creek School Friday, Sept. 19, for the school’s Police Appreciation Day and read to kindergarten students from the book “Chester the Brave,” a book about overcoming your fears. Watson’s mother, Alisa Watson, pictured with him, is a teacher assistant at the school. A member of University Police since April 2013, Watson is a criminal justice graduate from Appalachian. His grandfather, Hobart Watson, is a former police chief for the Town of Beach Mountain. (Photo submitted)

The High Country Triple Crown Introduces “The Bonk – 2 Miles Downhill” and Registration for the Annual Running of The Knob

BOONE—The BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS), within the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University, announces a new component of the Triple Crown Series – “The Bonk.”

Appalachian’s Mountaineers play in zero-waste Kidd Brewer Stadium

BOONE—To help Appalachian State University meet its 90 percent waste diversion rate by 2022, Appalachian Athletics has partnered with the Physical Plant and Office of Sustainability to develop a zero waste stadium plan for the 2014 season.

2014-15 Forum Series focuses on “Justice for All”

BOONE—Leaders of the social justice, civil disobedience and civil rights movements will speak during the 2014-15 Forum Series at Appalachian State University.