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Economics professor awarded grant for socioeconomic study of Atlantic menhaden

BOONE—Dr. John Whitehead, professor and chair of Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics, has been awarded $95,303 by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to conduct a socioeconomic study of Atlantic menhaden commercial fisheries.

Forte named vice chancellor for business affairs at Appalachian

BOONE—Following a national search, Mr. Paul Forte has been named vice chancellor for business affairs at Appalachian State University. Forte previously served as associate vice chancellor for finance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He will begin working at Appalachian on August 1, 2016.

Appalachian’s Board of Trustees meeting emphasizes vision, planning for future

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees met on June 24 and welcomed a new member, Jalyn Howard, the new Student Government Association president who will represent the interests of the student body. In addition, two ex officio representatives joined the board, Jason Marshburn, the Staff Senate chair, and Carolyn Clark, the Alumni Council president, who will serve one-year terms.

Five individuals receive Walker College of Business’s 2016 Sywassink Award for Excellence

BOONE—Four Appalachian State University faculty members and one staff member in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2016 Sywassink Award for Excellence.

Solar Vehicle Team preps for summer competition, displays car at local events

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Solar Vehicle Team (SVT) will be competing in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) July 22-28 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Penn.

Groundbreaking ceremony for Beaver College of Health Sciences marks more than 10 years of planning

BOONE—Under sunny skies and with a row of black and gold beribboned shovels at the ready on the sidelines, Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts welcomed more than 300 guests to the official groundbreaking of the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) facility, Thursday morning, June 23. University faculty, staff and students, project partners, government officials and interested members of the High Country community gathered under a tent at the BCHS building site located adjacent to Watauga Medical Center.

Beaver College of Health Sciences groundbreaking Thursday, June 23

BOONE—A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, from 10 – 11 a.m. at Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences site, 1179 State Farm Road. The campus community and public are invited.

TCVA offers ROAM; its ‘Art Books and Children’ project to be offered this week in two locations

BOONE—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University continues its long-term commitment to strengthen community participation in the arts with new programs this summer. The most recent addition is the Regional Outreach Art Mobile (ROAM) – a traveling classroom of supplies to inspire artists of all ages and abilities to discover their artist within through creativity and design.

Students create history exhibit on Blowing Rock Horse Show at BRAHM

BOONE—The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) features an exhibit on the Blowing Rock Horse Show this summer thanks to the work of Appalachian State University students.