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General Education geography class inspires future National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings scholarship recipient

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—Eric Burton, a senior geography major in Appalachian State University’s Honors College, could be the poster child for the university’s General Education program – a course of study that promotes critical and creative thinking; effective communication; making local-to-global connections and understanding responsibilities of community membership.

Health, Wellness and Safety Week held Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 at Appalachian

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Health, Wellness and Safety Week is underway at Appalachian State University, and continues through Sept 1. The primary purpose is to highlight campus resources available to the university’s students.

Walker College of Business hosts Business for Good, promotes responsible economic, social and natural resource management

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—“If you aren’t doing business for good, why are you doing business?” asked Bald Guy Brew proprietor Don Cox ’93 at the second annual Business for Good event hosted by Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business (WCOB), Aug. 19.

Appalachian vehicle finishes in sixth place in American Solar Challenge

HOT SPRINGS, S.D.—Twelve students who departed the campus of Appalachian State University on July 21 completed a 17-day journey in Hot Springs, South Dakota, on Aug. 6, finishing a nearly 2,000-mile solar car race in sixth place overall and winning three international awards along the way with their solar vehicle, Apperion.

Appalachian’s solar vehicle team places third in the Formula Sun Grand Prix

WAMPUM, Pa.—Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, has taken third place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania.

Under heavy cloud cover and some rain, the team completed the race on July 28 with a total of 414 laps, behind Principia College with 454 laps and University of Michigan, which took first place with 518 laps.

Appalachian’s solar vehicle team qualifies for 2016 American Solar Challenge

By: Megan Hayes

WAMPUM, Pa.—On the first day of a three-day qualifying race, Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, qualified for the American Solar Challenge Tuesday, July 26, at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania. The team is currently in third place overall.

Economics professor awarded grant for socioeconomic study of Atlantic menhaden

BOONE—Dr. John Whitehead, professor and chair of Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics, has been awarded $95,303 by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to conduct a socioeconomic study of Atlantic menhaden commercial fisheries.

Solar Vehicle Team preps for summer competition, displays car at local events

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Solar Vehicle Team (SVT) will be competing in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) July 22-28 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Penn.

Library’s Summer Author Series begins June 30

BOONE—High Country Sustainability is the theme of the 2016 University Libraries Summer Author Series to be held at Appalachian State University. The series is sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library.