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Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app

Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app
Jun 4, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” is a saying attributed to Peter Drucker (1909–2005), one of the most widely known and influential management consultants.

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Spring 2020 Commencement (Premiering) Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. EST

A Commencement for the History Books
May 14, 2020

Spring 2020 Commencement (Premiering) Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. EST

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Each flag displayed in the International Hallway of Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union represents an Appalachian student or faculty member studying abroad in another country or an international student studying at Appalachian. Approximately 50 international students attending Appalachian remain in Boone during the COVID-19 conditions. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State international students — far from home but not alone
May 6, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — They’re far from home but not alone.

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2020 Board of Governors Appalachian faculty awards announced
Apr 30, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — The Board of Governors also named six other Appalachian faculty members to receive awards.

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Appalachian State University faculty have transitioned all courses to online instruction or alternative course delivery methods due to COVID-19. Pictured at his workstation is Greg Simmons, an instructional technology consultant in Appalachian’s Center for Academic Excellence who facilitated webinars to assist faculty. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State faculty champions help colleagues transition to virtual platforms, settle into online instruction
Apr 22, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University identified approximately 50 key faculty to provide technical and instructional support to their colleagues as the university switched to online instruction in March due to social distancing recommendations related to COVID-19.

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Appalachian State University's Dr. Elizabeth "Beth" Frye, associate professor of reading and language arts in the Reich College of Education, center, facilitates a session of the Anderson Reading Clinic via Zoom. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State re-envisions spring semester, transitions to virtual academic experiences
Apr 20, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — In late March, Appalachian State University moved to virtual modes of learning due to concerns posed by COVID-19.

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This image, taken from the front cover of the March 11 North Carolina Climate Science Report, shows scenes from the state’s three geographic regions, pictured from left to right: the Western Mountains, the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain. Appalachian’s Dr. Baker Perry, professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, served as a co-author on the report, contributing his expertise to the report’s snowstorms and snow cover sections. North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies image

NC scientists report greenhouse gases promise a warmer, wetter and more humid state climate
Apr 9, 2020

BOONE, N.C — Rising temperatures and sea levels, increased rains and subsequent flooding, and increased humidity throughout the state are indicated for North Carolina for the foreseeable future, according to the North Carolina Climate Science Repor

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App State announces Spring 2020 Commencement will be virtual
Mar 26, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Chancellor Sheri Everts announced today the university’s Spring 2020 Commencement will be held virtually. Spring 2020 graduates will have the option to participate in December 2020 Commencement.

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The North Carolina map, left, and the Colorado map generated through Dr. Johnathan Sugg’s grant-funded GIS analysis show points of engagement (colleges/universities, outdoor retailers and guides, and climbing gyms) for nonprofit Protect Our Winters, which advocates for climate change policy. The maps also display metropolitan statistical area populations for each state, along with winning margins, votes and parties for the 2012, 2016 and 2018 presidential elections. Images courtesy of Johnathan Sugg

Grant-funded App State GIS analysis aids in advocating climate change policy
Mar 4, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — In this election cycle, the issue of climate change may factor into many voters’ choice of presidential candidate.

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