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The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017

By Ellen Burnette
BOONE, N.C.  – On Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will occur over the United States. Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Physics and Astronomy have been working for months to share the experience with the campus and community.

Appalachian student receives scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation, engages community in biking

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—An Appalachian State University student who helped organize the first women’s cycling event in the Boone area in the summer of 2016 has been awarded the women’s Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation.

Appalachian will partner with Middle Fork Elementary in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools on Laboratory School

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE) will partner with Middle Fork Elementary School in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School (WS/FCS) district on a new laboratory school that will open during the 2018-19 school year. Middle Fork has named Tasha Hall Powell the school’s new principal.

Department of Mathematical Sciences hosts workshop on Sustainable Energy Consumption

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—During the month of June, the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University welcomed faculty from around the world to Reconnect, a conference designed to evaluate mathematical and computational tools for energy efficiency and reliability of data centers.

College of Arts and Sciences names Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year for 2016-17

By Ellen Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences has named Judson MacDonald the Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year.

Tickets on sale, events announced for An Appalachian Summer Festival, June 27 – Aug. 5 in the High Country

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Now in it 33rd season, the 2017 An Appalachian Summer Festival, June 27 – Aug. 5, will feature a variety of attractions in several arts genres, from classical music performed by the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble to dance performed by MOMIX and Charlotte Ballet.

Wake Forest-Appalachian partnership educates PAs, benefits children with special needs

Parent to Parent organization earns Community Partnership award

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—On a recent Friday evening, Katherine Moss, a master’s student at Wake Forest School of Medicine’s physician assistant (PA) studies program at Appalachian State University in Boone, took an unconventional “class.”

Appalachian student becomes first recipient of teaching fellowship with the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C.

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through a partnership with Appalachian State University is launching its first Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Fellowship. The fellowship was created to provide a student studying in Appalachia the opportunity to learn more about the region and the ARC’s investment efforts to strengthen critical, analytical and leadership skills.

Chancellor and university specialists advise U.S. Senate-led Task Force On Appalachia on economics, energy and education

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s chancellor and faculty and staff representatives have a “seat at the table” for U.S. Senate-level bipartisan discussions around issues and initiatives impacting the 13-state Appalachia region.