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Appalachian Chorale rehearsals of Handel’s “Messiah” begin Jan. 12

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale will begin rehearsals of Handel’s “Messiah” Jan. 12 in Broyhill Music Center’s Room 214 at Appalachian State University.

Funds raised to help slain soldier’s son

armytrust_m.jpgWhen Army Capt. Richard G. Cliff Jr. was killed Sept. 29 in Afghanistan, he left behind a month-old son. The Mount Pleasant, S.C., native was a 2002 graduate of Appalachian State University. Members of the High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association in Watauga County have contributed $1,000 to a trust fund established for Cliff’s son. John Alley, left, past president of HCMOAA, and Bob Gibbard, right, association treasurer, presented the contribution to Kevin Choe who accepted the contribution on behalf of the Cliff family. Choe is an Appalachian senior and a cadet in the ROTC program at the university. Alley is a retired colonel with the U.S Army Reserves. Gibbard, a retired major with the U.S. Army, is an academic advisor at Appalachian. (Photo by Jane Nicholson)

Ready to serve, three Appalachian graduates are commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army

pinning_t.jpgBOONE—War is not a time for slow learners, Lt. Col. Michael W. Minor told Appalachian State University’s ROTC cadets prior to their commissioning as second lieutenants.

Appalachian graduates well prepared for next challenge

Lt_Gov_Elect_Dalton_t.jpgBOONE—Some 1,000 Appalachian State University graduates and undergraduates turned their sights on their future professional careers during commencement Sunday in the Holmes Convocation Center on campus.

Recycling is a campus-wide effort at Appalachian

recycle1_t.jpgBOONE—When Jen Maxwell sees an overflowing trash can on the Appalachian State University campus, she quickly thinks of the potential for minimizing campus waste through reduction and recycling.

The season for giving….

1219_525_asushopping.jpgLaura Young (right) checks in volunteer shoppers Fletcher Hietpas (left) and Sheryl Kane during the 28th annual Children’s Shopping Spree sponsored by Appalachian State University’s Staff Council. Eighty-eight schoolchildren were accompanied by Appalachian employees who volunteered to help the children shop for winter clothing. Staff at Appalachian contributed more than $15,000 to support the shopping spree. (Photo by University Photographer Marie Freeman)

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Appalachian receives Carnegie Foundation’s “community engagement” classification

BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of 119 colleges and universities that has received the “community engagement” classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Cycling team wins second national title in three months

cycliststeam_t.jpgBOONE – In less than three months, Appalachian State University’s cycling team has captured its second national title by winning the Division II USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclocross National Championships Dec. 14 in Kansas City, Mo.  The Mountaineers won the division’s national championship in mountain bike in late October, as well as two individual national champion titles in women’s cross country and men’s downhill.

Bike crafted by Appalachian students from plastic bottles wins national entrepreneurial contest

plasticbike_t.jpgBOONE—When Ryan Klinger, Andrew Drake, Spencer Price and Justin Henry created a working bicycle from plastic drink bottles, they didn’t know their creation would take them to California.