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Prisco appointed interim chair of Department of Applied Design

BOONE—Professor Richard Prisco has been appointed interim chair of the newly created Department of Applied Design at Appalachian State University. The new department is a result of reorganization within the College of Fine and Applied Arts, which sought to increase opportunities for growth and concentrated focus in some of its most dynamic disciplines.

Edwards appointed interim vice provost for faculty affairs

Dr. Susan L. Edwards has been appointed interim vice provost for faculty affairs at Appalachian State University. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1.

Software shows just how busy honeybees are

BOONE—A web application for beekeepers called Hive Tracks, co-developed by a faculty member in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science, is now being used by bee keepers in 142 countries to track beehive activity. There are currently more than 16,000 registered users of Hive Tracks, including beekeepers in Tanzania.

Computer scientist at Appalachian helps researchers track honey bee health

BOONE—Tracking the health of honeybees across the U.S. is the work of a multi-university team, including a computer scientist at Appalachian State University.

The Bee Informed Partnership, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is comprised of scientists from eight universities, including the University of Maryland, Oregon State University, the University of Tennessee and Appalachian. The partnership members are also beekeepers.

Professors’ paper on urban stream restoration receives 2015 Boggess Award

BOONE—A research paper on urban stream restoration written by Assistant Professor Kristan Cockerill and Professor Bill Anderson from Appalachian State University has received the 2015 Boggess Award for the best paper published in 2014 in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association.

Appalachian will seek UNC Board of Governors approval to expand its millennial campus

BOONE—Since 2002, a portion of Appalachian State University’s campus has been designated as a millennial campus – a 2.3 acre tract of land where University Hall is located off Blowing Rock Road.

Whitener Foundation grant funds music therapy scholarship

BOONE—A $5,000 grant from the Whitener Foundation will fund a music therapy scholarship in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music.

Appointments to Appalachian’s Board of Trustees announced

BOONE—New members will be joining Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees beginning July 1 following appointments made by the UNC Board of Governors.

Award-winning novelist and playwright Jim Grimsley to speak July 16 at Appalachian

BOONE—Jim Grimsley, known for his work as a novelist and playwright, will speak July 16 at Appalachian State University.