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Appalachian secures funding for community-wide suicide prevention training

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The North Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has awarded $19,150 for training in an innovative suicide prevention program to the Counseling and Psychological Services Center and the Assessment, Support, and Counseling (ASC) Center at Appalachian State University. The program is called the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality Model (CAMS) and is an evidence-based suicide prevention program.

Six Appalachian students awarded the Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE, N.C.—Six Appalachian students received a $2,500 scholarship to study abroad through the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad™ initiative.

Appalachian one of 8 UNC institutions to host Laboratory School, will partner with Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools to advance literacy

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will collaborate with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) in a Laboratory School program to enhance student education and outcomes in K-8 classrooms in low-performing school districts across the state.

Appalachian leads writing projects at Chinese universities

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—At several Chinese universities, instruction in writing English has taken on a distinctly American character, and Appalachian State University deserves much of the credit.

Sparks receives honorary degree from Appalachian

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Among those receiving degrees from Appalachian State University during its Fall Commencement on Dec. 10, 2016, was Richard G. Sparks, president and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Sparks, a two-time graduate of Appalachian who holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management (1976) and an MBA (1978), is now a recipient of the university’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Appalachian continues building engaged community through Sustained Dialogue initiative, now in its second year

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University begins its second year of participation in the international Sustained Dialogue Institute program in spring 2017 semester, with the goal of building a more cohesive, engaged and understanding campus community.

Future Engineer Camp donors fund summer camp for youths

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Organizers of the Future Engineer Camps program closed another successful summer series thanks to the support of some generous donors.

Study shows significant majority of Appalachian State University students employed or continuing their education within a year of graduation

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Key data are being tracked regarding the success of Appalachian State University students after they graduate, and the initial results are promising. A recent study found that 85 percent of undergraduate and nearly 100 percent of graduate alumni, tracked from Appalachian’s 2015 graduating class, were either employed or enrolled in some level of post-secondary education within one year of graduation.

Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program applications due Jan. 23, faculty and staff eligible to apply

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Heads up, Appalachian State University faculty and staff. Are you conducting innovative research? Working creatively to solve problems, create lasting institutional change or benefit the community? Do you have an idea that promotes sustainability in the areas of economics, equity and the environment?