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‘Blossom’ wins 11th annual Wilsonart Chair Design Competition

Competition challenged Appalachian State University students to design chairs inspired by their personal interpretation of regionalism in North Carolina.

NEW YORK—A visually arresting collection of one-of-a-kind chairs – each conceived and built with Wilsonart® Laminate by senior industrial design majors at Appalachian State University – will be showcased at the 2015 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), May 16-19 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.

University members help with earthquake relief in Nepal

BOONE—A faculty member and graduate student from Appalachian State University in partnership with the Boone-based, non-profit agency Wine To Water are helping provide clean water to earthquake victims in Nepal.

Appalachian State validates non-invasive method to measure muscle glycogen

By Jennifer Woodford
NC Research Campus

Kannapolis—Researchers in exercise and sports science can put away their biopsy needles. The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis has validated the use of ultrasound technology to measure muscle glycogen.

More than 2,600 receive degrees during Appalachian’s May ceremonies

BOONE—A sea of black robes, mortar boards and gold tassels filled Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center for commencement ceremonies held May 8-10 on campus.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO Brad Wilson receives honorary doctorate from Appalachian

BOONE—Forty years after earning a bachelor’s degree in history from Appalachian State University, J. Bradley Wilson of Raleigh has received a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from his alma mater.

Appalachian’s ROTC program commissions 19 new officers

BOONE—Nineteen Appalachian State University graduates were commissioned as second lieutenants during a ceremony held May 8 in Valborg Theatre on campus.

One day iBackAPP fundraiser nets more than $165,000 for Appalachian

BOONE—Donors from across the globe joined together May 1 for iBackAPP day, Appalachian State University’s one-day fundraiser.

SECU members partner with Appalachian for $1.76 million teacher education scholarship program

RALEIGH—Through well-established traditions of investing in teacher education, the SECU Foundation and Appalachian State University are working together to bring a new rural teacher education scholarship program to Western North Carolina and the Appalachian region – the SECU Appalachian Partnership.

Faculty restructure biology curriculum for science and non-science majors

BOONE—Changes to modernize the biology curriculum and address a variety of learners has resulted in a restructuring of the four-year biology curriculum at Appalachian State University, starting with the introductory courses. The work of a team of biology faculty is part of the nationwide Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE) initiative to rethink the way biology is taught at the university level.