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Appalachian State University launches original programming on student-run AppTV

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s television station, AppTV, kicks off its daily original programing with Health Talk at 7 p.m. (EDT) on May 26, 2015.

AppTV is Appalachian’s student-run television station featuring original and acquired programming. It can be viewed on channel 23.3 on Appalachian’s campus, Charter Cable channel 198 in North Carolina’s High Country and Johnson County, Tennessee, and via http://www.watchapptv.com.

Appalachian and University of Havana sign exchange agreement

BOONE—Sixteen years after first exploring an academic partnership in Cuba, representatives from Appalachian State University and the University of Havana have embarked on a formal educational partnership.

Twenty students from Appalachian receive SECU Internship Program award

BOONE—Twenty students from Appalachian State University have been selected to participate in a pilot summer internship program being funded by the State Employee Credit Union Foundation (SECU).

Ballet, jazz, samba and swing are part of the Summer Dance Series at Appalachian

BOONE—The Summer Dance Series at Appalachian State University begins June 2 with African dance taught by Sherone Price. The series, which runs through June 25, is sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance.

‘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.