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Agreement strengthens Appalachian’s relationship with Wilkes Community College

BOONE—An agreement between Wilkes Community College and Appalachian State University opens up a seamless pathway for students interested in earning an architectural technology and design degree from Appalachian.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Darrell Kruger, provost and executive vice chancellor at Appalachian, and Dr. John Hauser, vice president of industrial and workforce development at Wilkes Community College.

Latest issue of the Appalachian Journal focuses on Appalachian music

BOONE—The Appalachian Journal has published its first special edition on Appalachian music. This double issue (vol. 42, nos. 3-4) is the largest one in the journal’s 42-year history, with 300-plus pages and 60-plus contributors.

Guest editors Mark Freed and Trevor McKenzie are both musicians and music teachers who kick off this issue with a roundtable discussion: 25 musicians, teachers and scholars who select and describe their Appalachian “Top 10” playlists, offering lively defenses of their choices.

Slow recovery after running? New research shows why and what to do about it

By Jennifer Woodford

KANNAPOLIS—David Nieman, DrPH, with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab on the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, gets a steady stream of emails from runners who find themselves unable to recover from intense exercise like marathons after years of training and competing.

Student industrial designers thrive at Appalachian

BOONE—End-of-semester projects in the industrial design program at Appalachian State University have names like Flow, Sip and Sprout, Cinnaway and Hollo Band.

The work of senior students in the product design studio is a culmination of their experiences in the product design concentration within the Department of Applied Design’s industrial design program.

International education is key to preparing global citizens

BOONE—The internationalization of higher education has become an imperative, according to the associate vice chancellor for international education at Appalachian State University. Speaking at a luncheon during International Education Week on campus, Jesse Lutabingwa said providing global learning opportunities has become part of the university’s fabric.

Student shares love of dinosaurs

BOONE—Senior geology major Haviv Avrahami was a winner on two counts at the recent 75th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology held in Dallas.

Appalachian remains 4th among master’s degree granting institutions for study abroad participation

BOONE—The strength of Appalachian State University’s study abroad programs and student interest in living and learning in a different culture has placed the university near the top of rankings released Nov. 16 by the Institute of International Education.

Campus community invited to test educational computer game

Faculty and students in the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University have developed an educational, Kinect-based computer game and are seeking campus volunteers to try it out.

A veteran’s commitment continues long after military service ends

BOONE—A veteran’s commitment to serve doesn’t stop when he or she leaves the military. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Vickie Hughes, now associate professor in the Department of Nursing faculty at Appalachian State University, illustrated that point with a story she told during a Veterans Day ceremony on campus.