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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.

Key Appalachian studies publications to be made available online through NEH and Mellon grant

BOONE—Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Appalachian State University.

Minerals from around the world donated to Appalachian’s geology department

BOONE—A collection representing one man’s lifetime fascination with minerals has been donated to the Department of Geology at Appalachian State University. It will be featured in a series of exhibits in the department’s McKinney Geology Teaching Museum located in Rankin Science Building.

Appalachian professors help transform higher education in Kurdistan

BOONE—Transforming higher education can be a slow, laborious process – even more so if the institution is located in a country surrounded by armed conflict and regional unrest.

But despite the ongoing crisis in Northern Iraq, violence in Kurdistan has remained low, enabling professors and administrators at Salahaddin University to focus on a future that provides the best possible education for their students.

Appalachian students partner with community nonprofits

BOONE—Appalachian State University juniors and seniors who were enrolled in Principles of Fund Raising, an upper-level class offered in the university’s Department of Communication, raised almost $5,000 for area nonprofits this fall.

Appalachian Child Development Center raises $2,000 for St. Jude

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Child Development Center (CDC) raised more than $2,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the annual St. Jude Trike-A-Thon. Funds raised will support the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.