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Dr. Kurt Michael receives Holshouser Award for Excellence in Public Service

BOONE—Appalachian State University professor and child clinical psychologist Kurt D. Michael, who has spent his career working to improve mental health services for young people in rural areas, has earned the James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service from the UNC Board of Governors.

Empathic anger is a motivator for college student advocacy

BOONE—Empathic anger, not sympathy, is an effective motivator when it comes to getting college students involved in community service to address social issues.

Huelsman receives UNC Board of Governors’ Award for Teaching Excellence

BOONE—Professor Timothy J. Huelsman from Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology has received an Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system.

Anderson named Aeschleman Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Appalachian

BOONE—A focus on excellence in teaching and providing students a high-quality education are among the factors that interested Dr. Cynthia M. Anderson in a new position in Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology.

Lecture on April 19 focuses on child and adolescent mental health

BOONE—The lecture “Transforming Child and Adolescent Mental Health” will be presented April 19 as part of the University Forum Series at Appalachian State University.

“Perception” exhibition on display at Looking Glass Gallery

BOONE—“Perception,” an installation work of artist Rachel Ginder, is on display through Feb. 5 at Appalachian State University’s Looking Glass Gallery. Ginder is a senior psychology and art major.

Appalachian’s graduate school honors faculty

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Cratis D. Williams Graduate School recently honored seven members of its graduate faculty who have exhibited exemplary service to the university’s graduate students and programs. Their names and awards are as follows:

Professors receive NSF grant to study sleep restriction and decision making

BOONE—Running on autopilot. How many times has that described your work or school day after a sleepless night – or week?

Two professors at Appalachian State University have received a $405,628 National Science Foundation award to study how sleep restriction and disruption of the circadian rhythm, or natural sleep cycle, impacts decision making.

NIH-funded project to study effects of Tai Chi on anxiety and sleep in young adults

BOONE—Stress, anxiety and sleep difficulties are pressing problems facing today’s college students.

Dr. Karen Caldwell, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education, thinks practicing the art of Tai Chi can help students improve their quality of sleep and reduce stress.