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Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awards $100,000 to Appalachian to support math education

BOONE—Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation have awarded a two-year $100,000 grant to Appalachian State University’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction to provide Math Recovery® training and coach approximately 35 elementary mathematics teacher leaders who will in turn support their colleagues in Alleghany, Avery, Burke and Wilkes counties.

Appalachian students intern with state agencies

BOONE—Eleven students from Appalachian State University have completed a 10-week internship through the N.C. State Internship Program operated by the N.C. Department of Administration.

A total of 506 students, including 44 from Appalachian, applied for the internships. Eighty-nine students were selected for the program.

Researchers use tree-ring science to study area log cabins

BOONE—Saskia van de Gevel looks closely at the ends of logs used to construct two cabins located in the Bear Paw State Natural Area in Watauga County.

The logs’ coloration and wood anatomy indicates which ones are original to the structure and which ones were replaced because of damage. The closeness of the tree rings visible along the edge of the logs also is an indication of age.

Alexis Pope appointed Appalachian’s director of admissions

BOONE—Alexis Pope will join Appalachian State University Aug. 3 as director of admissions. He replaces Lloyd Scott who will retire from the position at the end of July.

Students move to campus Aug. 14-15

BOONE—Appalachian State University will welcome an expected 3,050 freshmen to campus beginning Aug. 14 when they move into campus residence halls. All other students living on campus will move into their residence halls Aug. 15.

Honorary alumnus/a awards presented at Appalachian

BOONE—Six individuals with close ties to Appalachian State University have been named honorary alumni by the Appalachian Alumni Association. The recipients were honored July 17 during an event on campus.

Business faculty and staff honored for excellence in teaching, research and service

BOONE—Five Appalachian State University faculty members and one staff member in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2015 Sywassink Award for Excellence.

Appalachian business professors help develop N.C.’s Foster Care Family Act

BOONE—David C. Marlett has been a department chair, college professor and insurance industry professional, but it’s his recent work in foster care advocacy that he says has been most rewarding.

Beaver College of Health Sciences receives grant to expand rural healthcare

By Chris Shore; Beaver College of Health Sciences

BOONE—The Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has received a $175,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support development of telehealth technology and programming to increase rural health training opportunities for future healthcare providers and improve the health and well-being of medically underserved rural communities.