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Contemplative pedagogy and the transformation of higher education to be discussed Sept. 30

BOONE—Dr. Daniel Barbezat, co-author of “Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning” will speak at Appalachian State University Sept. 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union.

Campus leaders honored during Convocation Sept. 4

BOONE—Leaders at Appalachian State University can be found in every corner of campus, but six in particular have been honored for their commitment to students.

Sally Atkins, Jacob Brooks, Kate Johnson, Dylan Russell, Ashton Starnes and John Weaver are the 2014 recipients of the W.H. Plemmons Medallion.

Visiting Writers Series features Allen St. John, George Ella Lyon and Shira Dentz

BOONE—An award-winning journalist, a poet and a writer of multiple genres will read from and talk about their work as part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian awarded more than $2.5 million from NSF for 12-state biodiversity database project

BOONE—Professor Zack E. Murrell is leading a multi-state, $2.545 million project to create a digitized database of more than 3 million plant specimens from across the Southeast.

Johann receives National Science Foundation grant for computer science research

BOONE—A National Science Foundation grant totaling $377,083 has been awarded to Professor Patricia Johann in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science.

Appalachian included in Money magazine’s and Forbes’ best value lists

BOONE—Appalachian State University continues to be recognized nationally for providing a quality education at an affordable price.

Assistant professor combines passions for public service and research

BOONE—A stint in the Peace Corps combined with an interest in plant biology helped solidify the research interests of Dr. Matt Estep, an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology.

BIG Sale raises $20,812 for three area charities

BOONE—The BIG Sale at Appalachian State University raised $20,812.09 for area charities Saturday, Aug. 16, and diverted 70 tons of materials that otherwise might have been taken to landfills.

Appalachian’s ROTC program graduates 10 second lieutenants

BOONE—Ten students from the ROTC program at Appalachian State University ended their time as students at the university and took the first steps in becoming Army officers Aug. 8.