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RAVE safety app available to university community

BOONE—A new mobile phone safety app is being implemented at Appalachian State University to enhance student, faculty and staff safety on campus.

Faces of Courage Award presented to four Appalachian alumni

BOONE—They might not have realized it at the time, but many former Appalachian State University faculty, staff and students spearheaded the university’s diversity efforts beginning in the 1960s.

Four of those individuals were honored with a Faces of Courage Award presented Oct. 2 during a Commemoration of Integration held on campus.

Beaver College of Health Sciences to host employee health fair

The Beaver College of Health Sciences will hold the “Harvest Your Health” employee health fair on Friday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Grandfather Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union. The fair will provide early detection and prevention health screenings and educational opportunities for faculty, staff and other Appalachian employees.

Appalachian awards honorary bachelor’s degree to Lenoir resident Patricia Beane

BOONE—More than 50 years after enrolling in college, Lenoir resident Patricia Ferguson Beane now has a diploma. Beane received an honorary bachelor’s degree during Appalachian State University’s Celebration of Integration held Oct. 2 on campus.

Aiken, Dollar and Moretz honored by Appalachian’s Alumni Association

BOONE—Laura Aiken of Apex, N.C. Rep. Nelson Dollar of Cary and Reba Moretz of Boone have been honored by the Appalachian Alumni Association at Appalachian State University for their distinguished careers and service to the university.

Rosenberg honored by Global Science and Technology Forum

BOONE—Professor Ed Rosenberg, director of Appalachian State University’s gerontology program, and two colleagues from Thailand were honored recently at the 5th annual Political Science, Sociology and International Relations Conference held in Bangkok.

Adcock, Roess and Barnes elected to positions on Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—Bradley T. Adcock of Cary, Alice Roess of Blowing Rock have each been re-elected to one-year terms as officers of the board. Adcock will continue as chairman of the board and Roess was re-elected vice chair. Jimmy Barnes of Raleigh was elected to a one-year term as secretary of the board.

Professor receives NIH grant to study the relationships between mood and memory

BOONE—A little memory loss as you age might be a good thing.

Lisa Emery, an associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology, has received a three-year, $270,375 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) from the National Institutes of Health to better understand relationships between mood and memory.

Student support services helps first-generation college students succeed

BOONE—For the past 43 years, Appalachian State University has been part of the federally funded Student Support Services Program (SSS) designed to help increase the number of low-income college students, first-generation students and those with disabilities successfully complete a postsecondary education.