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Homecoming Blood Drive sets national record

By Stephanie Sansoucy ’16

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s 9th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive, held Sept. 24, collected 1,322 pints of blood, setting a new record for Appalachian and a new national record for a single-day, university-based blood drive.

RAVE safety app available to university community

BOONE—A new mobile phone safety app is being implemented at Appalachian State University to enhance student, faculty and staff safety on campus.

13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition opens for submissions

BOONE—The 13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is open for registration and submissions. Amateur and professional photographers 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit at prior to the competition’s close at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

Commemoration of Integration will be streamed via the Internet

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Commemoration of Integration ceremony Oct. 2 will be available for view at The stream will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The ceremony, to be held in the Holmes Convocation Center, is designed to inform, educate and provide deserved recognition and acknowledgement to the historic integration at Appalachian The program will honor former students and faculty who played a role during this time.

Appalachian commemorates integration with Oct. 2 ceremony

BOONE—Imagine you are attending Appalachian State University in the spring of 1965. Enrollment is just shy of 3,060 students. A total of 369 are enrolled in graduate school.

Now imagine you are an African-American attending what was then Appalachian State Teachers College as integration was spreading across the South.

Appalachian’s fall CareerFest brings employers to campus

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s fall career fair, CareerFest, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center on campus.

The event will feature 130 employers and showcase internship and employment opportunities for Appalachian students and alumni. Participating organizations represent diverse areas including technology, healthcare, human services, transportation, construction, retail, consumer products, and the government and nonprofit sectors.

Registration is open for the annual running of The Knob

BOONE—On Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m. runners and walkers of all ages are invited to be part of the 9th annual running of The Knob. As the third and final race of the 2015 High Country Triple Crown series, The Knob is a great way to kick off Appalachian State University’s Homecoming Weekend.

Lettuce Learn to host garden-based professional development series for educators

BOONE—Appalachian State University and Lettuce Learn are offering a series of four-hour workshops to help educators incorporate gardening into their curriculum. From 1-5 p.m. Sept. 26, Lettuce Learn, Appalachian’s Mathematics and Science Education Center and Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department will host “Local Food Systems 101,” the first of four “Lettuce Learn Garden SMARTs” workshops at a local small-scale family farm in Zionville.

Stone Soup Fall Conference Oct. 15

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host the Stone Soup Fall Conference Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union. The purpose of the conference is to create collaborative action that leads to collective impact on non-profits in the High Country.