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Registration for upcoming Appalachian Energy Center workshops still open

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Energy Center is offering these workshops over the next three weeks:

Concept for turning corn chip oil into biodiesel fuel earns Appalachian students second place in international Food Solutions Challenge

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—What has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could.

World-renowned anthropologist to speak April 27 at Appalachian

By Savannah Clemmons

BOONE, N.C.—On Thursday, April 27, the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University will host Columbia University professor and anthropologist Dr. Michael T. Taussig for a public lecture titled “Corpse Magic for Vengeance and its Curious Demise.” The event will take place at 5 p.m. in Room 124-B of the Reich College of Education’s Bryce and Izoria Gordon Gathering Hall, and is free of charge and open to the public.

Appalachian Safety Summit to be held May 30-31

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—The third annual Appalachian Safety Summit will take place in the Plemmons Student Union on the campus of Appalachian State University May 30 – 31.

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.