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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.

Appalachian alumnus and professor gives back through student scholarships, presents ‘Roxanne’s Rivalry’ fundraiser March 4

By Meghan McCandless

Theatre Professor Gordon Hensley ’98 has always been drawn to Appalachian State University. First as a theatre education student and now as a faculty member, his passion for the Department of Theatre and Dance runs deep. Five years ago, Hensley, who also directs the department’s theatre education program, saw a need in his area and jumped on the chance to make a difference by creating the Theatre Education Alumni Scholarship.

Appalachian secures funding for community-wide suicide prevention training

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The North Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has awarded $19,150 for training in an innovative suicide prevention program to the Counseling and Psychological Services Center and the Assessment, Support, and Counseling (ASC) Center at Appalachian State University. The program is called the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality Model (CAMS) and is an evidence-based suicide prevention program.

Six Appalachian students awarded the Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE, N.C.—Six Appalachian students received a $2,500 scholarship to study abroad through the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad™ initiative.

Appalachian leads writing projects at Chinese universities

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—At several Chinese universities, instruction in writing English has taken on a distinctly American character, and Appalachian State University deserves much of the credit.

Future Engineer Camp donors fund summer camp for youths

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Organizers of the Future Engineer Camps program closed another successful summer series thanks to the support of some generous donors.

Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program applications due Jan. 23, faculty and staff eligible to apply

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Heads up, Appalachian State University faculty and staff. Are you conducting innovative research? Working creatively to solve problems, create lasting institutional change or benefit the community? Do you have an idea that promotes sustainability in the areas of economics, equity and the environment?

MLK Challenge to be held Jan. 21 at Appalachian State University

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Approximately 200 students will participate in the annual MLK Challenge at Appalachian State University on Saturday, Jan. 21.