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Appalachian listed 10th in Kiplinger’s ‘24 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year’

BOONE—Appalachian State University remains a “best value” in the nation according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Appalachian is ranked 10th in the publication’s “24 Best College Values Under $30,000/Year, 2015” list and 39th in the nation among “Best Values in Public Colleges, 2015.”

Creative students invent a language and society in honors course

BOONE—Creating a language and related society as part of a junior level honors seminar at Appalachian State University taught students about grammar, language structures, global communities and, in the process, more about each other.

Campus LGBT Center named for Blowing Rock residents

BOONE—A center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their allies has been named for university benefactors Bo Henderson and Ed Springs of Blowing Rock.

Appalachian graduates urged to serve others and embrace opportunities

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s December graduates were called the institution’s most enduring legacy by Chancellor Sheri N. Everts, who presided over her first commencement Dec. 13 as the university’s chief executive officer. Nearly 1,400 graduate and undergraduate students received degrees during the ceremonies.

Appalachian’s Board of Trustees recommends 5 percent tuition hike

BOONE—Students at Appalachian State University may see their tuition increase by 5 percent for the next two academic years.

Students ‘pay tribute to hunger’ with service-learning

BOONE—What does hunger mean to the community? What does it mean to be hungry? Students in the First Year Seminar course Paying Tribute to Hunger spend a semester trying to answer this question.

Appalachian’s LGBT Center to be named for local university benefactors and volunteers

BOONE—The LGBT Center located in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union will be named for university benefactors Bo Henderson and Ed Springs of Charlotte and Blowing Rock.

Research explores effects of a warming climate on the region’s Christmas tree industry

BOONE—Local Christmas tree farms are providing a backyard laboratory for Dr. Howard Neufeld, an Appalachian State University biology professor who is interested in how a warming climate might affect the tree industry’s future. The information he hopes to glean is important because it can help tree farmers make decisions regarding future plantings and farm locations.

A simple solution to a complex problem proves a winner at design competition

BOONE—Personal experience, creativity and the ability to simplify a complex problem have resulted in an award-winning project for two Appalachian State University industrial design majors in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design.

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