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Appalachian included in Money magazine’s and Forbes’ best value lists

BOONE—Appalachian State University continues to be recognized nationally for providing a quality education at an affordable price.

Assistant professor combines passions for public service and research

BOONE—A stint in the Peace Corps combined with an interest in plant biology helped solidify the research interests of Dr. Matt Estep, an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology.

BIG Sale raises $20,812 for three area charities

BOONE—The BIG Sale at Appalachian State University raised $20,812.09 for area charities Saturday, Aug. 16, and diverted 70 tons of materials that otherwise might have been taken to landfills.

Appalachian’s ROTC program graduates 10 second lieutenants

BOONE—Ten students from the ROTC program at Appalachian State University ended their time as students at the university and took the first steps in becoming Army officers Aug. 8.

Koch receives AAUP chapter’s Academic Freedom Award

BOONE—Dr. Andy Koch, professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, has received the 2014 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Convocation Sept. 4 features musician and luthier Wayne Henderson

BOONE—Master luthier and musician Wayne Henderson from Greyson County, Va., will speak Thursday, Sept. 4, at Appalachian State University for fall convocation.

New office serves Appalachian’s growing transfer student population

BOONE—Approximately 32 percent of new students enrolling at Appalachian State University during the 2014-15 academic year will be transfer students.

The increase in the transfer student population over the past years – from 768 in fall 2006 to an expected 1,150 by fall 2016 – is part of a focused effort to meet university and UNC system enrollment goals and a trend across the 16 universities within the University of North Carolina.

Bachmeier named Appalachian’s human resources director

BOONE—Mark D. Bachmeier of Wilkesboro has been named director of human resources at Appalachian State University. He will begin his duties Aug. 11.

University’s landscapers share talents with community to earn Master Gardener status

BOONE—Eleven members of Appalachian State University’s landscaping crew will soon be certified North Carolina Extension Master Gardeners through classes offered by the Watauga County N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Boone.