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Computer scientist at Appalachian helps researchers track honey bee health

BOONE—Tracking the health of honeybees across the U.S. is the work of a multi-university team, including a computer scientist at Appalachian State University.

The Bee Informed Partnership, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is comprised of scientists from eight universities, including the University of Maryland, Oregon State University, the University of Tennessee and Appalachian. The partnership members are also beekeepers.

Professors’ paper on urban stream restoration receives 2015 Boggess Award

BOONE—A research paper on urban stream restoration written by Assistant Professor Kristan Cockerill and Professor Bill Anderson from Appalachian State University has received the 2015 Boggess Award for the best paper published in 2014 in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association.

Appalachian will seek UNC Board of Governors approval to expand its millennial campus

BOONE—Since 2002, a portion of Appalachian State University’s campus has been designated as a millennial campus – a 2.3 acre tract of land where University Hall is located off Blowing Rock Road.

Whitener Foundation grant funds music therapy scholarship

BOONE—A $5,000 grant from the Whitener Foundation will fund a music therapy scholarship in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music.

Appointments to Appalachian’s Board of Trustees announced

BOONE—New members will be joining Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees beginning July 1 following appointments made by the UNC Board of Governors.

Award-winning novelist and playwright Jim Grimsley to speak July 16 at Appalachian

BOONE—Jim Grimsley, known for his work as a novelist and playwright, will speak July 16 at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian studies students present research at international conference

BOONE—Three graduate students and a faculty member from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University presented papers at an international mountain studies conference held at Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, in May.

Researchers from Appalachian find chia seeds do not enhance athletic performance

ASU Chia Test

By Jennifer Woodford, NCRC

KANNAPOLIS—A study published in the May edition of the journal Nutrients debunks the widely reported and accepted belief that chia seeds are a natural performance booster for athletes.

Fulbright awards send Appalachian professors around the globe

Fullbright Scholars

BOONE—China, Ethiopia, Poland and Austria are the upcoming destinations for four professors at Appalachian State University. Each has received a Fulbright award to teach and/or conduct research at their host institution.