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Appalachian earns No. 1 ranking from AASHE for sustainability among master’s institutions

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—In the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index compiled by the standard bearer for tracking sustainability in higher education, Appalachian State University ranked first among institutions with master’s programs and second overall in curriculum. The university tied for third for buildings, which is based on efficiencies in operations and maintenance, design and construction and indoor air quality.

Appalachian honors veterans, 1988 alumnus Col. Ralph L. ‘Bo’ Clayton III speaks

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—A crowd of approximately 150 gathered beside the B.B. Dougherty Administration Building on the Appalachian State University campus, Friday, Nov. 10, for a Veterans Day ceremony.

Appalachian recognizes Summeys as Family of the Year

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Rebecca Summey likes to say she bleeds black and gold. Her parents met at Appalachian State University, where she is currently a senior and her brother, Adam Summey, is a freshman.

Geography major finds adventure and stories in the field

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Digging a snowpit, setting up tents or strapping bags on horses high in the Andes is a long way from day-to-day life in Greensboro. For Evan Montpellier, who loves science and working with his hands, fieldwork for Appalachian State University’s Master of Arts in Geography pointed the way to a fulfilling course of study.

Storms surge across campus; aftermath soggy, but safe and sound

By Elisabeth Wall and Heather Stewart

BOONE, N.C.—A steady rain throughout the day Monday, Oct. 23, followed by mid-afternoon thunder, lightning and torrential rains, caused culverts to overflow, traffic snarls and rerouting, minor leaks in some Appalachian State University facilities and heavy flooding at off-campus housing. Many off-campus apartment complexes have been affected, and the number of displaced students or affected faculty and staff is not yet known.

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted Nov. 1

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Poet Vivian Shipley to conclude Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Nov. 2

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University will conclude Nov. 2 with two presentations by Vivian Shipley, a poet, critic and award-winning teacher.

Appalachian Children’s Literature Symposium scheduled for Oct. 28

By Lynn Patterson

BOONE, N.C.—The fourth biennial Children’s Literature Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University. Poet and author Allan Wolf, authors Alan Gratz and Heather Bouwman and storyteller Donna Washington will present approaches for using literature to facilitate reading, creative writing and storytelling in educational settings.

Black Mountain College Semester at Appalachian to include lectures, workshops, art, films and other events

By Mary Anne Redding

BOONE, N.C.—For Appalachian State University’s Black Mountain College (BMC) Semester in spring 2018, multiple departments across the university are collaborating with area museums and other venues to host exhibits, lectures and workshops that will highlight the importance of BMC’s influence within the Appalachian region’s creative, educational and political movements.