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RIEEE and College of Arts and Sciences fund 4 additional Innovation Scholars projects

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University leadership in the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics and the College of Arts and Sciences announced funding of four additional faculty scholarships for Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP).

Appalachian’s Sarah Carmichael joins John Glenn, Sally Ride, Jane Goodall and other well-known explorers in prestigious society

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Carmichael, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology, was received as a Fellow in The Explorers Club, headquartered in New York City, on March 24. Fellows in the society include distinguished persons who have contributed to scientific knowledge through exploration or outstanding field work, such as astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride, polar explorers and mountaineers Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, ocean explorers Don Walsh, Thor Heyerdahl, Sylvia Earle and Bob Ballard, and anthropologists Jane Goodall, Lewis and Richard Leaky, Donald Johanson and Dian Fossey, among others.

Five ‘original and collaborative’ projects funded by Chancellor’s first Innovation Scholars program

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Five proposals out of 40 submitted by faculty at Appalachian State University have been awarded funding through Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP).

Educational leaders share thoughts on challenges and solutions in K-12 schools and community colleges

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Decreased funding, increased accountability measures that take time away from teaching and shifts toward greater business-like operational models are among many challenges facing education, according to regional educational leaders. Yet, the leaders say they are finding strength in meeting those challenges through collaboration – whether between public and private schools, high schools and community colleges, or other creative solutions.

UNC GA grant supports Appalachian, New River Light and Power and energy research across UNC system

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Over the past decade, Appalachian State University has amassed one of the largest and the most diverse portfolio of renewable energy facilities in the state of North Carolina. The university is home to the state’s largest wind turbine and leader of the Appalachian Energy Summit – an initiative that has saved the University of North Carolina system, together with industry partners, close to $500 million in avoided energy costs over the past six years.

Night in Day: The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and Its Predecessors

with Dr. Anthony F. Aveni, Professor of Astronomy, Anthropology, and Native American Studies

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—On Monday, March 27, Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host Dr. Anthony Aveni, a Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor, in its seventh annual Dean’s Advisory Council’s Interdisciplinary Lecture series. On the cusp of America’s first coast-to-coast total eclipse of the sun in 99 years, Aveni, author of “In the Shadow of the Moon: The Culture and Science behind the Magic, Mystery, and Fear of Eclipses,” and a witness to eight such events, explores the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses from Babylon to the ancient Maya, telling stories of the different kinds of impact nature’s most dazzling phenomenon had on humanity. The lecture will take place in the I.G. Greer Auditorium at 7 p.m., followed by a book signing.

‘College Completion – Focus on the Finish Line’ white paper published by the National Center for Developmental Education

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—“College Completion – Focus on the Finish Line,” a white paper designed to help educators improve community colleges, has been published by Appalachian State University’s Dr. Hunter R. Boylan, director of the National Center for Developmental Education, Barbara Calderwood, managing editor of the Journal of Developmental Education, and Dr. Barbara S. Bonham, professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies.

Thinking about your future may make you less trusting and more critical of others

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Dr. Andrew Monroe is a psychologist in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies people’s moral and social judgments.

Spring break study abroad opportunity makes global connections

By Ryan Louis Hansen

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences program in Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies collaborated with four organizations to create a study abroad research trip in Holocaust studies for Appalachian students during their 2017 spring break.