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One case of pertussis (whooping cough) confirmed in Watauga County

BOONE, N.C.—One case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, was confirmed in Watauga County on October 16, 2017. The case is in an Appalachian State University student.

Researchers link western wildfire activity to arctic warming

By Peter Soulé

BOONE, N.C.—Are the devastating wildfires in California potentially linked to larger atmospheric processes related to human-caused climate change? Researchers at Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro believe there might be a connection.

Appalachian’s Fleming Scholars honored at pinning ceremony Oct. 6

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Three of the four newest 2017-18 Fleming Scholars were recognized in a traditional pinning ceremony Friday, Oct. 6, on the Appalachian State University campus. The new scholarship recipients are Jonathan Winbush of Winston-Salem, Tamia Gowens of Greensboro, Ayah Hatcher of Raleigh and Jordan Moore of Indian Trail. Gowens was not present at the ceremony.

Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest is Saturday, Oct. 28

By Heather Brandon and Jeffrey Crawford

BOONE, N.C.—The 7th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday morning, Oct. 28, on the campus of Appalachian State University to benefit Parent to Parent Family Support Network™-High Country.

Poet Susan Ludvigson appears in Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Oct. 5

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University will continue on Oct. 5 with two presentations by Susan Ludvigson, an award-winning poet and the 2017-18 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian, where she is teaching a seminar in advanced poetry.

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted Oct. 4

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Appalachian, Watauga County close on old Watauga High School property

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—The official transfer of the old Watauga High School property to Appalachian State University from Watauga County took place Friday, Sept. 29. The property is located at 400 High School Drive in Boone.

Appalachian’s Team Sunergy travels to World Solar Challenge in Australia to advise Chilean team

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy is in Australia, assisting Chilean solar vehicle Team Antikari as its races nearly 2,000 miles from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC).

New trustees sworn in, chancellor marks progress on priorities at Board of Trustees meeting

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—New and reappointed members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees were sworn in during the Sept. 22 board meeting, with James Barnes of Raleigh being named chair. Also during the meeting, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts shared enrollment data and the board approved a resolution making a regional wildflower the official flower of the university.