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Gifts & Grants Archive

Appalachian’s NASA grant with Southwestern Community College will fund the Smoky Mountain STEM Collaborative

BOONE—Appalachian State University, in partnership with Southwestern Community College, has been awarded a $1.4 million grant by NASA to fund the Smoky Mountain STEM Collaborative.

Equestrian team to host schooling show April 23 to benefit Horse Helpers

BOONE—The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Foundation and the Appalachian State University Equestrian Team will host a Hunt Seat Schooling Show at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve on Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise awareness for Horse Helpers of the High Country.

College of Arts and Sciences’ SAFE Fund grantees awarded for 2016

BOONE—The College of Arts and Sciences has selected nine students and seven faculty to receive funds from the newly created Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund for the 2016 year.

Officials celebrate Connect NC bond success with site dedication

BOONE—Chancellor Sheri N. Everts and more than 150 invited guests welcomed University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings at a Connect NC bond celebration and site dedication for the Appalachian State University Beaver College of Health Sciences building, Monday, April 11.

11th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk scheduled for April 9

BOONE—On Saturday, April 9, students from Appalachian State University’s recreation management program, in collaboration with Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff, and Huntington’s Disease Society of America, will host the 11th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk.

ECRS scholarships awarded to Appalachian students

BOONE—Bryce Cloniger of Davidson County and Evangeline Luciano of Dare County are the first recipients of the ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarships in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science. They will receive a $4,000 a year scholarship plus $500 a year for educational and research materials. The scholarship is renewable based on the students’ satisfactory academic performance.

Polar Plunge nets more than $8K for Watauga County Special Olympics

BOONE—While the water temperature was 39 degrees, Mother Nature provided more favorable conditions for the 18th Annual Polar Plunge at Appalachian State University. This year sunny skies prevailed with temperatures in the mid-40s for the event that raised funds to support Watauga County Special Olympics.

Bathanti named the Charles George VA Medical Center Writer-in-Residence

BOONE—Joseph Bathanti has been named the Charles George VA Medical Center (VAMC) Writer-in-Residence in an innovative program in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Asheville. The program is funded by a North Carolina Arts Council and North Carolina Humanities Council grant.

18th Annual Polar Plunge held Feb. 18 at Appalachian

BOONE—The brave, the creatively costumed, and those with a heart for giving are invited to participate in the 18th annual Polar Plunge Feb. 18 at Appalachian State University’s duck pond.