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Energy savings at Appalachian State University – making strides toward a just and sustainable future

Sustainability at Appalachian State University is not a trend, it is a tradition. We are active stewards of our state’s interconnected financial, cultural and natural resources. Through engaged scholarship, we balance critical, creative and global thinking in a living laboratory, transforming theory into practice and fostering responsible citizenship. – Statement of Sustainability in Appalachian’s strategic plan

By University Communications

Dr. Zach Throckmorton of Lincoln Memorial University to lecture on Homo naledi Nov. 9 in I.G. Greer Auditorium at Appalachian State University

By University Communications

BOONE—Dr. Zach Throckmorton will deliver a lecture titled “Meet Homo naledi” at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in I.G. Greer Auditorium at Appalachian State University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Five new members join Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Five new members have been elected to the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors: Stephanie Billings ’92 of Greensboro, Bryan Haas ’82 of Boone, Dr. Kimberly Jones Green ’98 ’01 of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Allen Lockwood Jr. ’93 of Charlotte, and Steven Price of Blowing Rock.

Faculty, student researchers at Appalachian State University and UNC Asheville research threatened plant species

By University Communications

BOONE and ASHEVILLE—Professors and student researchers from Appalachian State University’s and UNC Asheville’s Departments of Biology have partnered in a federally funded project to assess several aspects of an imperiled plant in western parts of North Carolina and Virginia.

Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance to present ‘Love and Information’ Nov. 2-11

By Nancye Edwards, Danielle Kearns, Lauren Pavlacka and Julia Ridenhour

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Love and Information” by Caryl Churchill Nov. 2-11 in the I.G. Greer Studio Theater on the university’s campus.

Appalachian State University, Boone Mall to mark Veterans Day with ceremonies

By University Communications

BOONE—Appalachian State University will mark Veterans Day this year with two ceremonies on campus, and another Veterans Day ceremony will take place at the Boone Mall. Each event is free and open to the public. Veterans Day is Nov. 11.

Appalachian State University geologist’s research on ancient footprints garners worldwide attention, will shed light on the roots of our origin

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—The spotlight is on Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce. Big time.

Her recently published research around the age and formation of the largest assemblage of Homo sapiens footprints discovered to date, in the shadow of the Ol Doinyo L’engai volcano in Tanzania, led to an Oct.10 article in National Geographic

Paul Thompson to deliver the Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture Oct. 28 in the Holmes Convocation Center at Appalachian State University; talk will illuminate seven attributes of a great leader

By University Communications

BOONE—Paul Thompson, founder and chairman of Transportation Insight and a supporter of business programs at Appalachian State University, will deliver the fall Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 in Appalachian’s Holmes Convocation Center.

Fall Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University to continue with appearances by Carol Tyler Nov. 3 and Robert Olen Butler Nov. 10

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE—The annual Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University is like an exclusive club. Only the best authors out there can meet the requirements for membership.