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Appalachian included in Sierra magazine’s 2015 list of greenest colleges and universities

BOONE—Sierra magazine has released its 2015 list of “Cool Schools” and once again Appalachian State University is included among the nation’s 153 “greenest” colleges and universities.

Sierra magazine is the official publication of the Sierra Club.

Appalachian holds Safety Week Sept. 1-3

BOONE—Programs focusing on suicide, interpersonal violence and high-risk drinking prevention will be offered during Safety Week, Sept. 1-3, at Appalachian State University.

‘The Denim Dynasty’ documentary to be shown Sept. 10 at Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University faculty member and documentary filmmaker Beth Davison will present her film “The Denim Dynasty” Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons room 114. The screening is free and open to the public.

Appalachian offers physical education program for home schooled children

BOONE—Area home school students are eligible to participate in physical education activities being offered by the physical education program in Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences.

Eight Appalachian graduates commissioned as second lieutenants

BOONE—It was a special day for eight Appalachian State University students. They were commissioned Aug. 7 as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

Registration for Girls on the Run begins Aug. 10

BOONE—Local girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC). Registration for the fall semester will begin online Aug.10 at http://gotr.appstate.edu and the program will begin the week of Sept. 8.

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awards $100,000 to Appalachian to support math education

BOONE—Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation have awarded a two-year $100,000 grant to Appalachian State University’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction to provide Math Recovery® training and coach approximately 35 elementary mathematics teacher leaders who will in turn support their colleagues in Alleghany, Avery, Burke and Wilkes counties.

Researchers use tree-ring science to study area log cabins

BOONE—Saskia van de Gevel looks closely at the ends of logs used to construct two cabins located in the Bear Paw State Natural Area in Watauga County.

The logs’ coloration and wood anatomy indicates which ones are original to the structure and which ones were replaced because of damage. The closeness of the tree rings visible along the edge of the logs also is an indication of age.

Early registration draws near for the High Country Half Marathon

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) in the Appalachian State University Beaver College of Health Sciences announces the High Country Half Marathon will be held on Aug. 29 at 7:30 a.m. This is the second race in the High Country Triple Crown series and all proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, a self-confidence building program for girls in the 3rd-8th grade. The presenting sponsor for The High Country Half Marathon is Mast General Store.