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Edwards named vice chancellor for university advancement at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—After an extensive national search, Dr. Randy Edwards has been named Appalachian State University’s vice chancellor for university advancement. Edwards has served as interim vice chancellor for university advancement over the past nine months.

Registration open for the High Country Triple Crown running series

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—Registration is open for the 13th High Country Triple Crown, a challenging and fun trio of races covering beautiful mountain terrain in Watauga County. The series is presented by Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS). All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Six high school seniors receive Wilson Scholarship, Appalachian’s most prestigious, merit based award

By Leah Beth Hubbard

BOONE, N.C.—Six outstanding students have been named Wilson Scholars at Appalachian State University. The Wilson Scholars Program is the university’s most prestigious, merit-based scholarship program, which covers full institutional costs as well as an additional $10,000 experiential learning stipend.

RIEEE and College of Arts and Sciences fund 4 additional Innovation Scholars projects

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University leadership in the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics and the College of Arts and Sciences announced funding of four additional faculty scholarships for Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP).

AppLab practices put to work earn Appalachian a Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has earned a $65,000 Active Learning Center Grant to support AppLab from Steelcase Education. The organization’s grant program supports teacher and student efforts to create an environment that encourages engagement, collaboration and creativity.

Five ‘original and collaborative’ projects funded by Chancellor’s first Innovation Scholars program

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Five proposals out of 40 submitted by faculty at Appalachian State University have been awarded funding through Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP).

Appalachian to serve as Institute Partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders; 25 African leaders will study, network on campus this summer

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—For the second time in two years, Appalachian State University will serve as an Institute Partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Dance Marathon at Appalachian raises over $39,000 for children’s charities

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Dancing the night away certainly paid off for children’s charities as the annual Dance Marathon at Appalachian State University raised $39,088.90 for two local nonprofits: Parent to Parent Family Support Network and Western Youth Network. Close to 200 students participated in the annual 15-hour event that took place Feb. 25 at Legends.

UNC GA grant supports Appalachian, New River Light and Power and energy research across UNC system

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Over the past decade, Appalachian State University has amassed one of the largest and the most diverse portfolio of renewable energy facilities in the state of North Carolina. The university is home to the state’s largest wind turbine and leader of the Appalachian Energy Summit – an initiative that has saved the University of North Carolina system, together with industry partners, close to $500 million in avoided energy costs over the past six years.