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Business for Good event focuses on sustainable business practices

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business held its first Business for Good event at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Aug. 21.

K-12 teachers attend renewable energy workshop at Appalachian

BOONE—A total of 44 educators from across North Carolina attended renewable energy workshops for teachers held this summer at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian included in Sierra magazine’s 2015 list of greenest colleges and universities

BOONE—Sierra magazine has released its 2015 list of “Cool Schools” and once again Appalachian State University is included among the nation’s 153 “greenest” colleges and universities.

Sierra magazine is the official publication of the Sierra Club.

Appalachian’s Energy Center assists counties with landfill gas to energy projects

Activity supported with Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation funding

BOONE—The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University recently completed a project that began in 2005 to help eight North Carolina counties produce renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improve their economy.

Rhodiola rosea protects marathoners against viral infection

By Jennifer Woodford, NC Research Campus

KANNAPOLIS—Human trials with marathon runners found that the herb Rhodiola rosea protects against viral infection. These findings build on previous human trials that demonstrate the anti-viral activity of blueberry and green tea polyphenols.

Cherry named to Journal of Environmental Economics and Management editorial board

BOONE—Todd L. Cherry, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics, has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM).

Professors at Appalachian receive NSF grant to study dome formation in Georgia and Western North Carolina

BOONE—The Tallulah Gorge area in Georgia and Toxaway Falls in Gorges State Park in Western North Carolina are well known for their beauty and outdoor recreational offerings.

For Appalachian State University geologists Gabe Casale and Jamie Levine, the areas are also rich in geological information.

Appalachian retains STARS® Gold rating for sustainability achievements

BOONE—Appalachian State University has maintained its STARS® Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements in academics, research, campus and public engagement, and operations.

Science and environment seminars begin Sept. 17 at Appalachian

BOONE—Seminars for teachers and interested individuals focusing on science and the environment will be held at the Mathematics and Science Education Center at Appalachian State University beginning Sept. 17. All seminars are free. Teachers can earn 0.2 continuing education units per seminar. Programs will meet from 6-8 p.m. in Room 124C in the College of Education Building located on College Street. Refreshments will be served from 6-6:30 p.m.