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Six high school seniors receive Wilson Scholarship, Appalachian’s most prestigious, merit based award

By Leah Beth Hubbard

BOONE, N.C.—Six outstanding students have been named Wilson Scholars at Appalachian State University. The Wilson Scholars Program is the university’s most prestigious, merit-based scholarship program, which covers full institutional costs as well as an additional $10,000 experiential learning stipend.

Dr. Woodrow Trathen named chair of RCOE’s Department of Reading Education and Special Education

By Kelley Bratcher

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Woodrow Trathen has been named chair of the Department of Reading Education and Special Education (RESE) in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE). Trathen began his new role in March.

Appalachian’s Morgan Batley wins ‘Best of the Best’ for her tailgate party pack

By John Craft

BOONE, N.C.—A tailgate party pack designed by Morgan Batley, a senior graphic arts and imaging technology major from Mooresville, has been named “Best of the Best” by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF). The honor includes a cash prize of $500.

Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present concerts April 26 and 27

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present concerts April 26, 27 and 30.

Apparel design and merchandising program presents ‘Showcase 2017’ April 23

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Department of Applied Design’s apparel design and merchandising program at Appalachian State University will present “Showcase 2017” at 4 p.m. April 23 in Holmes Convocation on the university’s campus.

Appalachian students partner with biomaterials company, build sustainable products

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Furniture designer Alyssa Coletti is determined to expand student exposure to and experience with sustainable design. An adjunct instructor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Applied Design in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, she teaches just one or two courses per semester with the goal of providing a unique, hands-on experience for her students.

Appalachian to present world premiere of play by Muthal Naidoo, noted South African author

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—Beginning April 26, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will present the world premiere of “Flight from the Mahabharath” by Muthal Naidoo, a noted South African author of Indian descent.

RIEEE and College of Arts and Sciences fund 4 additional Innovation Scholars projects

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University leadership in the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics and the College of Arts and Sciences announced funding of four additional faculty scholarships for Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP).

AppLab practices put to work earn Appalachian a Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has earned a $65,000 Active Learning Center Grant to support AppLab from Steelcase Education. The organization’s grant program supports teacher and student efforts to create an environment that encourages engagement, collaboration and creativity.