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Hughes appointed to service academy nomination board

BOONE—Dr. Vickie Hughes, an associate professor in the Department of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University, has been appointed to serve on Rep. Virginia Foxx’s Service Academy Nomination Board. Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District.

Ludwig elected to the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Board of Directors

BOONE—Dr. Timothy Ludwig, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology, has been elected to a three-year term on the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™ Board of Directors.

Campus LGBT Center named for Blowing Rock residents

BOONE—A center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their allies has been named for university benefactors Bo Henderson and Ed Springs of Blowing Rock.

Research explores effects of a warming climate on the region’s Christmas tree industry

BOONE—Local Christmas tree farms are providing a backyard laboratory for Dr. Howard Neufeld, an Appalachian State University biology professor who is interested in how a warming climate might affect the tree industry’s future. The information he hopes to glean is important because it can help tree farmers make decisions regarding future plantings and farm locations.

A simple solution to a complex problem proves a winner at design competition

BOONE—Personal experience, creativity and the ability to simplify a complex problem have resulted in an award-winning project for two Appalachian State University industrial design majors in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design.

Engineering internship at NCCET helps high school students change a 6-year-old’s life

LENOIR—A high school internship at the N.C. Center for Engineering and Technology (NCCET) in Lenoir has helped a 6-year-old gain a hand.

Faculty Learning Community helps professors support students’ differing learning styles

BOONE—A group of faculty members at Appalachian State University has spent the past two years stepping out of their comfort zone to explore an approach to teaching that makes learning more accessible to students.

71 Appalachian students participate in 10th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

BOONE—A total of 71 undergraduate Appalachian State University students representing 13 different departments/programs made research presentations at the 10th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium on the N.C. State University campus Nov. 22.

EPA P3 grant helps researchers at Appalachian explore affordable alternative energy options

BOONE—Making a living as the owner of a small farm can be a hit or miss proposition. Farm owners must battle the weather, pests and rising energy costs as they bring their crops to market.