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Appalachian senior honored for community service

ELON—Appalachian State University senior Kelsey Trevethan has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to community engagement.

Appalachian earns 2016 Military Friendly® School designation

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a leader in connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.

Appalachian’s SDAP program receives federal funds to help students thrive

BOONE—Ask any college student about their goals and the most likely response is finding a good job and supporting themselves after graduation.

Students with intellectual disabilities are no different.

Veterans Day ceremony held Nov. 11 on campus

BOONE—Appalachian State University will hold a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located on the west side of the Dougherty Administration Building. A continental breakfast will follow in the administration building lobby. The public is invited.

X-rays uncover gut of 320-million-year-old animal

BRISTOL, ENGLAND—The inner workings of a tiny fossil have been studied using X-ray microscopy, revealing evidence of its digestive system for the first time.

Researchers from the University of Bristol in England, Appalachian State University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Paul Scherrer Institute analyzed the unique fossil specimen using high-energy X-rays at the Swiss Light Source in Switzerland.

Campus Forum to be held on online education Nov. 9

BOONE—A campus forum titled “Online Teaching: Issues, Conflicts, and Controversies for Faculty, Students, and the Public” will be held Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons room 114. The forum is organized by the Appalachian State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). This event is free and open to the public.

Professor joins project to help veterans become farmers

BOONE—Helping former soldiers transition to farming to help meet the nation’s food system needs is a goal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Appalachian State University is part of that effort.

Exhibit celebrates cartoon studies

BOONE—Comics and graphic novels have long been used as a medium to depict political opinion, for satire or entertainment.

An exhibit representing work from the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) in Vermont is on display through Feb. 6, 2016, at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian professor studies the interactions between plants and pollinators

BOONE—Worker bumble bees only live a couple of weeks, but it’s that short life span that has enabled researchers to identify changes that are occurring to the species because of climate change in Colorado’s Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area’s flower diversity.