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Academic building at Appalachian named for the late John A. Garwood

BOONE—The four-story academic building at Appalachian State University formerly known as the CAP building on Rivers Street has been named for the late John A. Garwood of Wilkes County. The building houses the departments of chemistry, computer science and physics and astronomy.

Launch party for Sharyn McCrumb’s Christmas novella held Oct. 6 at Appalachian

BOONE—Area residents and fans of Sharyn McCrumb are invited to a book launch for her Christmas novella “Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past” Monday, Oct. 6, at Appalachian State University.

A book of historical Appalachian photos released this week

BOONE—A new book documents a visual history of Appalachian State University with 200 historical images covering 115 years of the school’s evolution.

Four staff members receive award for commitment to excellence

BOONE—The 2014 recipients of the Appalachian State University Staff Award have all shown they will go above and beyond to fulfill their commitment to Appalachian, their colleagues and their community.

Avon Foundation for Women awards $5,000 grant to Appalachian

Grant will fund preventive education on dating abuse and violence

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. This is the first year Appalachian has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

Appalachian earns Tree Campus USA certification

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received Tree Campus USA certification from the Arbor Day Foundation. The certification process was a collaborative effort between the Department of Biology, Department of Geography and Planning, Physical Plant and New River Light and Power.

Karl Mamola to receive 2015 Oersted Medal

College Park, Md.—Retired Appalachian State University professor Karl C. Mamola has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Oersted Medal, presented by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The medal will be awarded at a ceremonial session of the 2015 AAPT Winter Meeting in January in San Diego in recognition of his significant contributions to physics education through his roles as editor of The Physics Teacher and as mentor for students, prospective authors, column editors, reviewers and others.

More than 96 percent of Winkler Hall demolition debris recycled

BOONE—It took only seconds in early June to reduce the 11-story Winkler Hall at Appalachian State University to dust and rubble. Now the former residence hall site provides temporary green space for students after 96 percent of the debris has been recycled.

Appalachian remains No. 3 among top regional public universities in the South

BOONE—Appalachian State University is listed No. 3 among top regional public universities in the South and No. 9 among public and private universities in the South in U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges rankings.