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Gifts & Grants Archive

17th annual Polar Plunge raises more than $7,300 for Special Olympics

BOONE—It was a true Polar Plunge Thursday with 162 plungers braving snow and a 34-degree water temperature to raise more than $7,300 for Special Olympics athletes in Watauga County during the 17th annual Polar Plunge at Appalachian State University’s duck pond.

Local manufacturer supports NCCET’s Future Engineers’ Camp

HICKORY—US Conec, a Hickory-based fiber optic cables and connection hardware manufacturer, has contributed $5,000 to support the 2015 Future Engineers’ Camp operated by the N.C. Center for Engineering Technologies.

Center for Appalachian Studies receives grant to develop classroom materials focused on region’s musical heritage

BOONE—The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has awarded $7,000 to the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University to develop lesson plans about North Carolina’s music traditions.

Appalachian raises more than $200 million to support academics, arts and athletics

BOONE—The Campaign for Appalachian raised $203,593,769 in support of academics, the arts and athletics at Appalachian State University, surpassing its $200 million goal.

Appalachian Warrior Fund established to assist veterans and their children

BOONE—The Appalachian Warrior Fund has been established at Appalachian State University to honor veterans.

Campus LGBT Center named for Blowing Rock residents

BOONE—A center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their allies has been named for university benefactors Bo Henderson and Ed Springs of Blowing Rock.

EPA P3 grant helps researchers at Appalachian explore affordable alternative energy options

BOONE—Making a living as the owner of a small farm can be a hit or miss proposition. Farm owners must battle the weather, pests and rising energy costs as they bring their crops to market.

Treating muscle tension dysphonia can be as simple as blowing bubbles, professor says

BOONE—Simple exercises like gargling or blowing bubbles in a cup of water are used by some speech pathologists to treat a serious voice disorder called muscle tension dysphonia (MTD).

Assistant art professor awarded grant for research on post-digital art

BOONE—Assistant Professor of Art Tricia Treacy recently received a 2014 Craft Research Fund project grant for $10,000 to research hand-produced art in an age of digital technology. She is collaborating with Ashley John Pigford, an associate professor of visual communications at the University of Delaware.