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Ribbon-cutting May 25 to mark reopening of New River banks near Appalachian’s State Farm Fields

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—On May 25, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the reopening of banks along the New River located at Appalachian State University’s State Farm Fields.

Raichle named chair of the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Brian Raichle has been named chair of the Appalachian State University Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment after serving as interim chair for the 2016-17 year. His appointment was effective March 1.

Appalachian’s Sarah Beth Anderson receives rural scholarship from the NBCC Foundation

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Beth Anderson of Boone, who is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the clinical mental health counseling program at Appalachian State University, has received a scholarship that includes $8,000 to defray the costs of her education as well as training in the counseling of underserved rural populations.

Student team places second in national Race to Zero Competition

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Team Appalachian [In]sight, a group of seven graduate and undergraduate students representing Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, placed second in the “Suburban Single-Family Housing” category at the fourth annual Race to Zero Competition. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), was held at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado April 22-23.

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.

Appalachian students partner with biomaterials company, build sustainable products

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Furniture designer Alyssa Coletti is determined to expand student exposure to and experience with sustainable design. An adjunct instructor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Applied Design in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, she teaches just one or two courses per semester with the goal of providing a unique, hands-on experience for her students.

Appalachian chosen to launch Worldwatch Institute’s 2017 EarthEd State of the World report, Thursday, April 20

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—How do educators prepare the world’s population for the predicted collateral damage of climate change over the course of this century: emerging diseases, food shortages, drought and waterlogged cities?

Two April lectures to complement ‘Collective Vigilance’ exhibition at Appalachian’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University will present two lectures in April that complement “Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River,” an exhibit on view at the center through July 29.