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DeHart named interim chair of Appalachian’s Department of Communication

BOONE—Dr. Jean DeHart has been named interim chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University effective Jan. 1, 2014. DeHart replaces Dr. Janice Pope, who will be returning to the faculty after serving as interim chair from 2007-09 and chair from 2009-13.

Graduation smiles

Mary Pope of Watauga County was among more than 1,000 undergraduates receiving a degree during graduation Dec. 14 at Appalachian State University. Pope earned a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on sustainable development. She graduated summa cum laude. Pope is the daughter of Janice and Banister Pope of Boone. (Photo by Marie Freeman)

Registration now open for 2014 Girls on the Run

BOONE—Local girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR). Registration for the spring session is open now at The program will begin the week of Feb. 3, 2014.

Schumann named director of Appalachian’s Center for Appalachian Studies

BOONE—Dr. William Schumann has been named director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University. He will begin work at the center in January 2014.

Stream restorations sometimes miss intended goals, professors say

BOONE—Stream restoration projects have become a multibillion dollar industry. But do the projects always yield the desired results or can they create a false image of stream and landscape protection?

Commencement speaker shares lessons for a successful life and career

BOONE—December graduates at Appalachian State University were counseled to believe in themselves, continue to learn and give back to their community and society.

Appalachian’s Board of Trustees approves fee increases for 2014-15

BOONE—Costs to attend Appalachian State University next fall will increase $531 or 4.1 percent for in-state students residing on campus. The university’s Board of Trustees recommended increases in general and indebtedness fees during their quarterly meeting held Dec. 13 on campus. The increase must be approved by the UNC Board of Governors, action that is expected to occur in February 2014.

Volunteers sought for research on dietary supplement’s effect on immune function

BOONE—Women between the ages of 18 and 50 are being recruited for a research study to be conducted at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian ranked 30th in Best Values in Public Colleges list

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been ranked as one of the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine for 2014. The report features schools that deliver a quality education at an affordable price.