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Appalachian’s Alternative Service Experience among nation’s top 10 higher education institutions for number of programs

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s student-led Alternative Service Experience (ASE) program has been ranked 10th in the nation for the number of alternative break programs it offered in 2015-16. The rankings were compiled by Break Away, a national nonprofit organization that supports the development of quality alternative break programs.

Anthony Love shares the closest tangible opportunity to connect with space

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—From geology and more specifically to meteorites, there is a tactile connection to space and the universe that’s tangible even with one’s feet planted on Earth – or to be more exact, in Rankin Science Building. In a dusty room, covered with colorful geological maps, signs of research abound with samples of rocks and slides strewn about the room’s surfaces.

The North Carolina Theatre Conference to honor Appalachian with its College/University Award

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has received the 2016 College/University Award of the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC), a Greensboro-based service organization for student, community and professional theatre across the state. The award will be presented Feb. 24 on Appalachian’s campus.

Appalachian graduate assistant advances bike-friendly campus, is instrumental in earning Bike Friendly University Award℠

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University Outdoor Programs graduate assistant Chris Bartram was given his first bike, a spray-painted hand-me-down, when he was 5 years old.

New portable TV studio helps Appalachian students develop industry standard broadcast skills

By: Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—AppTV Chief Engineer and Production Manager Rob Gelber is confident that students’ ability to produce shows outside the studio is a skill essential to their future. Using a recently purchased portable studio, he’s partnering with campus organizations to ensure budding broadcast journalists have ample opportunity to learn outside the classroom.

Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian presents ‘Recombinant’ through Feb. 10

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Looking Glass Gallery in the Plemmons Student Union of Appalachian State University is presenting “Recombinant,” a solo exhibition of sculptures by Appalachian’s Dr. John Stephenson, through Feb. 10.

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 recognized by London School of Economics; internships with former presidents’ non-profits boost her career

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 has been busy over the past four years. Most recently, she was recognized by the London School of Economics for the quality of her Masters of Science dissertation. And, she has had the privilege of working for both President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton.

Faculty of Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music will present concerts Feb. 5 and 7

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present faculty concerts Feb. 5 and 7.

Jessica Lang Dance to perform Feb. 8 at Appalachian; master classes also planned

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—For famed choreographer Jessica Lang, a performance of her dance works should be “much like serving a meal.”