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Chestnut trees planted on campus as part of restoration efforts

BOONE—Eight chestnut seedlings have been planted in Appalachian State University’s Durham Park in a demonstration planting that is part of a new partnership between Appalachian and The American Chestnut Foundation. For the past 30 years, TACF has been breeding potentially blight-resistant American chestnut seedlings as part of its efforts to restore the American chestnut to the eastern forests.

Chestnut trees planted on campus as part of TACF’s restoration work

BOONE—Appalachian State University and The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) will host a demonstration tree planting Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. near the gazebo in Durham Park on campus. The public is invited to attend.

Santa Paws comes to town Nov. 22 to benefit the Watauga Humane Society

BOONE—Students at Appalachian State University will host Santa Paws, a family/pet portrait session, with Santa on Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Watauga Humane Society.

AMPC submission deadline is Nov. 22

BOONE—The deadline for submissions for the 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is Nov. 22. Photographers interested in entering the competition must register at to gain access to the online submission page.

Oil legacies and sustainable futures on Mexico’s Gulf Coast discussed Oct. 23

BOONE—The Department of Anthropology presents “Oil Legacies and Sustainable Futures on Mexico’s Gulf Coast” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Appalachian State University.

11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition Opens

BOONE—The 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is open for registration and submissions through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Amateur and professional photographers 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit at The competition offers numerous categories that will be chosen as winners with more than $4,000 in cash and prizes.

Appalachian professor part of research team studying southern California earthquake faults

BOONE—An Appalachian State University geophysicist is part of a team updating data on an area of southern California recently designated as a special fault study area because of its potential for a significant earthquake.

Spotless tailgate contest begins Saturday

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Football “Spotless” Tailgate of the Game contest, presented by G&B Energy and Appalachian Energy is coming to game days at The Rock this fall.

Annual BIG Sale event raises more than $21,000

BOONE—The annual BIG Sale event, held Aug. 17 at Appalachian State University, diverted 70 tons of material from landfills and raised more than $21,000 to support energy efficiency projects at three local nonprofits. Proceeds also will support scholarship funds at Appalachian.