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Campus emergency siren test to be conducted Oct. 4

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Appalachian, Watauga County close on old Watauga High School property

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—The official transfer of the old Watauga High School property to Appalachian State University from Watauga County took place Friday, Sept. 29. The property is located at 400 High School Drive in Boone.

Appalachian’s Team Sunergy travels to World Solar Challenge in Australia to advise Chilean team

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy is in Australia, assisting Chilean solar vehicle Team Antakari as its races nearly 2,000 miles from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC).

New trustees sworn in, chancellor marks progress on priorities at Board of Trustees meeting

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—New and reappointed members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees were sworn in during the Sept. 22 board meeting, with James Barnes of Raleigh being named chair. Also during the meeting, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts shared enrollment data and the board approved a resolution making a regional wildflower the official flower of the university.

Community invited to Oct. 1 recognition of African-Americans at rest in Old Boone Cemetery

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—For many years, the graves of over 160 African-Americans laid in the open field below Old Boone Cemetery behind Appalachian State University’s Cone Residence Hall unknown and mostly forgotten.

Appalachian’s Jane Rex creates transfer success path

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—As director of the Office of Transfer Services at Appalachian State University, Jane Rex knows the frustrations, insecurities and obstacles that students coming into a large university can face. She knows because she once walked in their shoes.

UNC President Spellings and new members of the UNC Board of Governors visit Appalachian campus Sept. 22

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—As part of their continuing tour of the University of North Carolina system’s 17 campuses, the five new members of the UNC Board of Governors spent Friday afternoon, Sept. 22, touring Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s Truman Capote scholarship winner and runner-up announced

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Madelyn Marie Kittle, a senior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing and film studies, has been awarded Appalachian State University’s 2017-18 Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing.

Appalachian’s NSF-funded scanning electron microscope supports undergraduate research

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The National Science Foundation, through a major research instrumentation program grant, awarded the College of Arts and Sciences’ Dewel Microscopy Facility at Appalachian State University $562,842 for a new scanning electron microscope (SEM).