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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.

Appalachian places 18th in Sierra magazine’s green ranking

BOONE—Appalachian State University has placed 18th in Sierra magazine’s seventh annual ranking of America’s greenest colleges. According to a news release from the magazine, the ranking spotlights forward-thinking universities that are making a difference for the planet and emphasizing environmental responsibility.

Clear water flows at Appalachian

BOONE—Turn on the tap and enjoy clean drinking water at Appalachian State University.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the university’s water treatment plant for meeting goals set by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources for optimized drinking water treatment plant performance for turbidity for 2012.

Appalachian professors receive grant to develop economical biomass conversion

BOONE—Appalachian State University Department of Technology and Environmental Design professors David Domermuth and Ok-Youn Yu have received a $45,000 grant from the N.C. Agricultural Foundation for a project to economically convert biomass to biofuel and useful biochar.

Campus leaders urged to promote “uninhibited imagination”

BOONE—After successfully reducing campus waste, as well as energy and water consumption, what’s next for university and college campuses across North Carolina?

Photographers wanted for High Country Farm Tour photo contest

BOONE—The High Country Farm Tour photo contest will take place Aug 3-4. Contest participants will take photos both days during the tour from 2-6 p.m. while visiting their choice of the 29 featured farms and breweries across Ashe, Avery, Caldwell and Watauga counties.