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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.

Perfect lawns aren’t perfect for the environment, research shows

BOONE—The continued quest for the perfect lawn contributes to global warming.

Endowed Scholarship Recital held Jan 29 at Appalachian

BOONE—The annual Endowed Scholarship Recital will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Appalachian to offer Master of Science in Nursing beginning in August

BOONE—The UNC Board of Governors has approved a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program for Appalachian State University, which is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Appalachian’s accrediting body. The MSN application process will be available once final approval is granted by SACS . The degree will prepare nurse educators. Courses will be offered online and at Appalachian’s off-campus, distance education sites in surrounding counties.

DeHart named chair of Appalachian’s Department of Communication

BOONE—Following a national search, Dr. Jean DeHart has been named chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University. DeHart served as interim chair following Dr. Janice Pope, who returned to the faculty.

Carnegie Foundation renews Appalachian’s community engagement classification

BOONE—Appalachian State University has retained its community engagement classification by the Carnegie Foundation first awarded to the university in 2008. The designation is valid until 2025.

Race named university registrar at Appalachian

BOONE—Debbie Race of Asheville has been named university registrar at Appalachian State University.

McCorkindale named PRSSA National Faculty Adviser for 2015-17

New York—The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has announced that Dr. Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, has been elected to a two-year term as PRSSA 2015-2017 National Faculty Adviser on the National Committee, starting June 1.

Future teachers travel the globe for international teaching experiences

BOONE—“Almost home, forever changed” is how Emily Johnson described her international student teaching experience in Costa Rica last spring.