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BOONE — A hotel and conference center supporting athletic events and seminars, housing, parking, collaborative academic spaces and mixed-use projects are on the short list of potential Appalachian State developments at the old Watauga High School property, in addition to a track, tennis and …

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BOONE — Several groups have responded to an anonymously spray-painted Nazi symbol in one of Appalachian State University’s free expression tunnels that was discovered on Sept. 30.

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BOONE — All classes and academic obligations at Appalachian State University are canceled Monday, Sept. 17, and Tuesday, Sept. 18, the university announced Friday.

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BOONE — In August, Appalachian State University welcomed a record 19,108 students to campus, including 4,723 first-year and new transfer students, the school announced Sept. 7.

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BOONE — For 21 Appalachian State University students, 13 weeks of getting up at dawn for physical training have paid off. The students graduated from the Appalachian Police Academy on Aug. 25, becoming members of the Appalachian Police Department and certified North Carolina police officers …

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BOONE — With the first zoning and building permits already in hand, Appalachian State and developer RISE are moving briskly ahead with a public-private student housing project near Kidd Brewer Stadium, dubbed “The Village at the Rock.”

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BOONE — After over two years of construction, the 203,000-square-foot Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences is on schedule to open for the first day of Appalachian State’s classes Aug. 22.

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BOONE — Over the past five years, a team of students and faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University has been abuzz, working to create a honeybee monitoring system called Beemon — an abbreviation for “bee monitoring.” Th…

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Students in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are spending five weeks this summer embracing a new building trend. The class of 12 has been contracted by a local client to build a tiny house that will become part of a community housi…

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BOONE — In May, C.C. “Chip” Hope III was hired as the Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development’s Teaching and Research Farm director. The farm is located at Appalachian State University’s Blackburn Vannoy property in Ashe County and is used as a teaching and research facility f…

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BOONE — Steve Hageman, professor of geology in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, which is housed in Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2018–19 Fulbright Scholar Program award to study the effects of global warming on marine …

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BOONE — Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, spent eight months designing and building its new car, ROSE, and unveiled it at Holmes Convocation Center on Friday.

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CHAPEL HILL — The UNC system Board of Governors on May 24 gave Appalachian State the OK to move forward with a private developer on a 2,100-bed housing project currently estimated at $182 million.

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BOONE — A National Science Foundation-funded scholarship program at Appalachian State University aims to help address the nation’s shortage in STEM graduates and workers.

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BOONE — The field of political science is pushing toward greater data access and research transparency, or DA-RT. An Appalachian State University faculty member is among leaders identifying how best to achieve that, and the recommendations may impact other academic disciplines as well.

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BOONE — AppalCART is now on its summer schedule. During this period, AppalCART will operate the Red, Green East, Green West, POP 105 (Route 1), Purple (Route 1), Orange (Route 1), Silver and Teal (Route 1) bus routes.

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BOONE — Six faculty and administrators from Kurdistan, Iraq, visited Appalachian State University for leadership training in April as part of the U.S.-Iraq Higher Education Partnerships Program, funded by the nonprofit International Research & Exchanges Board.

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Boone — A total of 3,229 undergraduate students and 369 graduate students will receive their degrees as Appalachian State University holds commencement this Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12. Six ceremonies will take place.

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BOONE — Appalachian State University has received approval from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to establish a Doctor of Psychology program, with a primary goal of training students in clinical psychology to serve rural populations. Appalachian plans to begin admitting st…

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BOONE — Three were charged following a stop of the Migos music group’s vehicle after the hip hop group’s concert at Holmes Convocation Center Thursday night, the Boone Police Department said.

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BOONE — Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts recently took part in an excursion to China with a delegation of university leadership to visit its partner universities.

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BOONE — On a blustery late afternoon with long shadows and clear skies, Appalachian State University faculty and administrators gathered on Sanford Mall to commemorate 50 years to the day since civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

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Appalachian State’s campus grew by 50 percent from 2002-17, yet, according to the university’s 2017 Strategic Energy and Water Management Policy, its energy usage intensity reduced by 45 percent — the highest reduction among all schools in the University of North Carolina system.

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BOONE — Appalachian State University’s Department of Public Safety will soon facilitate the implementation of keycard access for all campus buildings, the placing of additional cameras in key areas and the installation of door locks inside every classroom on campus.

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BOONE — Solar-powered, smart picnic tables were recently installed on Peacock Hall’s first-floor patio, providing extra form and function for students on Appalachian State University’s campus.

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BOONE — Construction of the first phase of a planned multi-building student housing project on the Appalachian State campus could begin as early as spring 2019, according to a presentation made to a board of trustees committee on March 15.

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BOONE — Appalachian State University this week released a summary of the top 10 themes and ideas for the old Watauga High School property that emerged as part of input gathered earlier this year, with parking, event space, recreation and athletics topping the list.

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BOONE — The seventh annual Appalachian Energy Summit mid-year meeting, which was held at the Wake Forest Biotech Place Conference Center last month in Winston-Salem, brought together students, faculty and leaders in academia and business to exchange ideas and share best practices in support …

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BOONE – After being closed for over three months, Appalachian State University’s Legends music venue is back to being operational.

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BOONE — Ideas such as affordable housing, athletic facilities, parking, classrooms, recreation ideas and much more were brought up as potential uses for the 74-acre old Watauga High School property during an Appalachian State University listening session on Wednesday morning in the Plemmons …

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BOONE — Appalachian State University has received a $5 million grant from The Leon Levine Foundation of Charlotte. In recognition of their generosity, Appalachian’s Board of Trustees in December approved naming the university’s newest facility — currently under construction — the Leon Levine…

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BOONE — Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts was among 13 of the 17 University of North Carolina system chancellors awarded pay raises at the Dec. 15 meeting of the system’s board of governors.

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CHAPEL HILL — Appalachian State University’s end zone project and other capital projects received University of North Carolina system approval to move ahead at the system’s Board of Governors meeting on Dec. 15.

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BOONE — Starting Thursday, Dec. 14, AppalCART will run Red, Green East, Green West, Pop 105 Bus 1, Orange Bus 1, Purple Bus 1 and Teal Bus 1 only during the time between fall and spring semesters at Appalachian State University.

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BOONE — The flag of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee now hangs in a place of prominence alongside the American, Chinese and Israeli national flags — and a variety of others — in Plemmons Student Union on Appalachian State University’s campus.

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