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Documentary ‘After Coal’ premieres in U.S. and United Kingdom film festivals

BOONE—“After Coal,” a feature-length film created through Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies, premieres on two continents this spring.

The hour-long film was shown at New Jersey’s Princeton Environmental Film Festival and Ohio’s Athens International Film Festival in April. On May 27, it will premiere at Wales’ Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye in the United Kingdom, featuring the music of two Appalachian alumni who assisted with the film’s production and soundtrack.

Sixty-one undergraduates participate in National Conference on Undergraduate Research

BOONE—Sixty-one Appalachian State University undergraduates representing 25 different academic departments presented their research at the 30th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at UNC Asheville, April 7-9.

Appalachian’s NASA grant with Southwestern Community College will fund the Smoky Mountain STEM Collaborative

BOONE—Appalachian State University, in partnership with Southwestern Community College, has been awarded a $1.4 million grant by NASA to fund the Smoky Mountain STEM Collaborative.

19th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors to be held April 21

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Office of Student Research will host the 19th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors Thursday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of Plemmons Student Union. The public is invited.

Student’s feasibility study tests e-bike market in Boone

BOONE—Ryan Gillespie has big ideas to improve the commuter experience in Boone. Gillespie, a senior sustainable technology major in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University, is passionate about what he calls “responsible transportation.” His goal is to help revolutionize the way citizens commute by studying how a small group of students, faculty and staff use electric bikes over a six-month period, and apply this data to facilitate a local e-bike rental service.

America’s first African-American woman in space speaks March 30 at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Mae Jemison will present the talk “Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential” March 30 at Appalachian State University. Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Schaeffer Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Renewable energy workshops offered at Appalachian

BOONE—The Appalachian Energy Center’s annual workshop series begins April 15 with a daylong event focusing on N.C. Commercial Energy Code Training.

The center, based at Appalachian State University, is a source of up-to-date information related to renewable energy, building science and energy efficiency fields.

Original works by Appalachian students selected for Dance Association Conference

BOONE—Choreographic work by two students in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University has been selected for adjudication during the American College Dance Association (ACDA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference March 18–21 at West Virginia University in Morganton. The students, Nisha Jackson and Raquelle Pollock, are both senior dance studies majors at Appalachian.

Team from Appalachian’s Walker College of Business wins regional research challenge

BOONE—For the fifth year running, a team of students from Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business has won the regional CFA Institute Research Challenge, sponsored by N.C. CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts).