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Health, Wellness and Safety Week held Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 at Appalachian

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Health, Wellness and Safety Week is underway at Appalachian State University, and continues through Sept 1. The primary purpose is to highlight campus resources available to the university’s students.

Banking Professor honored by community and university; Davis shares vision and thoughts about Appalachian, the High Country and the world

In August, Dr. Harry M. Davis, professor of finance and past chair of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance at Appalachian State University was presented the Wade Brown Award for Community Recognition by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.

Three new exhibits open at Turchin Center on Sept. 2

By Anna Gaugert

BOONE—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University is celebrating the opening of three new exhibitions during Downtown Boone’s First Friday Art Crawl from 6-10 p.m., on Sept. 2. Admission is free and visitors are welcome to “engage, discover and connect through the arts,” while enjoying free appetizers, a cash bar and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Appalachian community partners are doing ‘business for good’

By Elisabeth Wall

In introducing the community partners involved in the second annual Business for Good event hosted by Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business (WCOB), Professor Heather Dixon-Fowler said her college “no longer uses the term ‘vendor,’ which is transactional, but prefers ‘community partners’ and supports businesses that are forces for good in the High Country communities.”

27th Annual Walk for Awareness slated for Aug. 30 at Appalachian State University

BOONE—The 27th Annual Walk for Awareness, a silent walk through the Appalachian State University campus to commemorate lives lost to violence, will take place at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30. This event, which is open to the public, begins at Sanford Mall and ends at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Department of Theatre and Dance performance season announced

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce its upcoming 2016-17 season with an expanded slate of 10 offerings produced in five different venues on campus and in the community.

Appalachian’s Move-in Day 2016 — ‘controlled chaos’ is order of the day

BOONE—You’d expect the arrival of 2,500 new students plus parents, siblings and several mountains of gym bags, electronics, Rubbermaid® totes, microwaves, pillows, twin-bed quilt sets and untold bags and boxes of miscellany might create a little chaos on move-in day at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian vehicle finishes in sixth place in American Solar Challenge

HOT SPRINGS, S.D.—Twelve students who departed the campus of Appalachian State University on July 21 completed a 17-day journey in Hot Springs, South Dakota, on Aug. 6, finishing a nearly 2,000-mile solar car race in sixth place overall and winning three international awards along the way with their solar vehicle, Apperion.

Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge awards Appalachian’s ACCESS program $5,000 for summer school opportunities

By: Wes Saylors

BOONE—The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Appalachian State University’s ACCESS (Appalachian Commitment to a College Education for Student Success) program to help provide summer school opportunities for women enrolled in the program. The award is providing five $1,000 summer school scholarships for recipients enrolled in 40 hours of coursework among them.