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Actuarial science program ranked in two nationwide best-values lists

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s actuarial science program was recently identified by Online Accounting Degrees as one of the “Top 40 Values in Bachelor of Actuarial Science Degree Programs for 2016.” In addition, the program was listed in the “30 Best Value Actuarial Science Programs 2016” ranking by College Values Online.

Peggy Eller recalls 28 years of training Mountaineer toddlers

In honor of her retirement, a new endowment for the Child Development Center is created

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—When Peggy Eller graduated from Appalachian State University in 1977 with a degree in health physical education and recreation with a minor in business, she never dreamed of a career in child care.

At $16.2 million, Office of Research surpasses 2019 strategic plan goal for external funding

By: Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—At the close of the 2016 fiscal year, Appalachian State University’s Office of Research (OR) reported receiving more than $15 million in external funding – grants from government, non-profit agencies, business and industry — which surpassed a goal set in the university’s 2014 – 2019 Strategic Plan to increase grant funding to $15 million by the year 2019.

Raichle named interim chair of the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

By: Meghan McCandless

BOONE—Dr. Brian Raichle will act as interim chair of the Appalachian State University Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment beginning in July. Raichle, who had been assistant chair and professor in the department, replaces Chad Everhart.

Public history student revitalizes local Appalachia history

By: Cassie Pena

BOONE—The outdoor theatre Horn in the West and the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum are undergoing revitalizations beginning this year thanks in part to Carson Sailor, a public history graduate student at Appalachian State University.

AppTV expands presence in North Carolina and Tennessee

BOONE—In partnership with SkyBest Communications, Inc., Appalachian State University’s television station, AppTV, will expand its programming to Ashe, Alleghany and Johnson counties in Tennessee as well as increase coverage in Avery and Watauga counties.

Forte named vice chancellor for business affairs at Appalachian

BOONE—Following a national search, Paul Forte has been named vice chancellor for business affairs at Appalachian State University. Forte previously served as associate vice chancellor for finance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He will begin working at Appalachian on August 1, 2016.

Appalachian’s Board of Trustees meeting emphasizes vision, planning for future

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees met on June 24 and welcomed a new member, Jalyn Howard, the new Student Government Association president who will represent the interests of the student body. In addition, two ex officio representatives joined the board, Jason Marshburn, the Staff Senate chair, and Carolyn Clark, the Alumni Council president, who will serve one-year terms.

Solar Vehicle Team preps for summer competition, displays car at local events

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Solar Vehicle Team (SVT) will be competing in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) July 22-28 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Penn.