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Alexis Pope appointed Appalachian’s director of admissions

BOONE—Alexis Pope will join Appalachian State University Aug. 3 as director of admissions. He replaces Lloyd Scott who will retire from the position at the end of July.

Students move to campus Aug. 14-15

BOONE—Appalachian State University will welcome an expected 3,050 freshmen to campus beginning Aug. 14 when they move into campus residence halls. All other students living on campus will move into their residence halls Aug. 15.

Campus emergency siren test conducted Aug. 5

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 11:55 a.m.

The campus drill also will include a recorded message indicating the beginning and end of the test.

Honorary alumnus/a awards presented at Appalachian

BOONE—Six individuals with close ties to Appalachian State University have been named honorary alumni by the Appalachian Alumni Association. The recipients were honored July 17 during an event on campus.

Business faculty and staff honored for excellence in teaching, research and service

BOONE—Five Appalachian State University faculty members and one staff member in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2015 Sywassink Award for Excellence.

Student literary publication receives three national awards

BOONE—The spring 2015 edition of The Peel Literature & Arts Review won three national awards from the AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) Magazine Division. The awards will be presented Aug. 8 at the annual AEJMC conference, to be held in San Francisco, California.

Appalachian business professors help develop N.C.’s Foster Care Family Act

BOONE—David C. Marlett has been a department chair, college professor and insurance industry professional, but it’s his recent work in foster care advocacy that he says has been most rewarding.

Beaver College of Health Sciences receives grant to expand rural healthcare

By Chris Shore; Beaver College of Health Sciences

BOONE—The Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has received a $175,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support development of telehealth technology and programming to increase rural health training opportunities for future healthcare providers and improve the health and well-being of medically underserved rural communities.

Conference for historians of Britain and Ireland held Sept. 26

BOONE—A one-day conference for historians of Britain and Ireland celebrating the journal ALBION will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at Appalachian State University. The conference marks 10 years since the final issue of ALBION, the prestigious and influential journal of British studies that was based in the Department of History.