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Appalachian’s solar vehicle team qualifies for 2016 American Solar Challenge

By: Megan Hayes

WAMPUM, Pa.—On the first day of a three-day qualifying race, Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, qualified for the American Solar Challenge Tuesday, July 26, at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania. The team is currently in third place overall.

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted Aug. 3

By: Kesha Williams, Media Relations Specialist

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Actuarial science program ranked in two nationwide best-values lists

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s actuarial science program was recently identified by Online Accounting Degrees as one of the “Top 40 Values in Bachelor of Actuarial Science Degree Programs for 2016.” In addition, the program was listed in the “30 Best Value Actuarial Science Programs 2016” ranking by College Values Online.

Peggy Eller recalls 28 years of training Mountaineer toddlers

In honor of her retirement, a new endowment for the Child Development Center is created

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—When Peggy Eller graduated from Appalachian State University in 1977 with a degree in health physical education and recreation with a minor in business, she never dreamed of a career in child care.

Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust held July 23-28 at Appalachian

BOONE—The 15th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust will be held July 23-28 in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. This year’s symposium puts a particular emphasis on the roles and struggles of women in the Holocaust and explores the significance of gender in this genocide.

At $16.2 million, Office of Research surpasses 2019 strategic plan goal for external funding

By: Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—At the close of the 2016 fiscal year, Appalachian State University’s Office of Research (OR) reported receiving more than $15 million in external funding – grants from government, non-profit agencies, business and industry — which surpassed a goal set in the university’s 2014 – 2019 Strategic Plan to increase grant funding to $15 million by the year 2019.

Raichle named interim chair of the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

By: Meghan McCandless

BOONE—Dr. Brian Raichle will act as interim chair of the Appalachian State University Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment beginning in July. Raichle, who had been assistant chair and professor in the department, replaces Chad Everhart.

Appalachian alumna named N.C. French Teacher of the Year

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—Laura Parker, a 2011 graduate of Appalachian State University’s Master of Arts program in romance languages, was recently named the North Carolina French Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (NC-AATF). Parker teaches French at Burns High School in Lawndale.

Public history student revitalizes local Appalachia history

By: Cassie Pena

BOONE—The outdoor theatre Horn in the West and the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum are undergoing revitalizations beginning this year thanks in part to Carson Sailor, a public history graduate student at Appalachian State University.