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  • Can Slam donates food to needy

    Sixteen teams of three competed last Friday in the second annual Can Slam, a basketball tournament in the Student Recreation Center that asked for donations of canned food in exchange for entry. Admission required three cans per person, all of which were donated to the Watauga County Hunger and...
  • Appalachian State international program helps students develop

    Despite being nestled away in rural western North Carolina, Appalachian State still boasts a variety of study abroad programs. “In a lot of ways it doesn’t seem to make sense; we’re not even located near an international airport,” Meredith Church Pipes, the International Programs Coordinator for the Walker College...
  • Honors dean candidates visiting campus

    The Honors College at Appalachian State has narrowed its search for a new dean down to three candidates following the resignation of Leslie Jones in January 2016. The candidates for the position are Alix Fink, David Coleman and Jeff Vahlbusch. Fink and Coleman both visited campus last week and...
  • Fourteenth Annual Dance Marathon raises funds for high country youth

    Appalachian State’s annual dance marathon raised over $39,000 for local nonprofits last Saturday. Several groups performed during the 15-hour Dance Marathon and participants were taught group dances so that they could participate in a dance by the end of the night. Proceeds went to Western Youth Network and Parent...
  • Belk Library holds first African-American read-in

    Appalachian State University held its first ever African American read-in last Wednesday in the atrium of the Belk Library. Jennifer Natale, a liaison librarian, said the read-in is part of a larger national effort by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers to bring people together and...
  • Candidates for Vice Chancellor of Student Development gives presentation to students, faculty

    Two candidates for the role of vice chancellor for student development visited Appalachian State last week to hold forums and presentations explaining why they would be a good fit for the job. According to the search committee’s website, the vice chancellor of student development is responsible for more than...
  • App State student fees to increase in 2018

    App State’s budget for fiscal year 2018 is projected to see fee increases in both athletics and Health Services, continuing a six year upward trend for athletics. If confirmed, the annual fees for athletics and Health Services would be increased $22 and $31 respectively. Athletics remains the highest fee...
  • Ecopolis: An interactive talk on sustainability

    Writer and performer Jeff Biggers joined Lee Ball, Appalachian State’s director of sustainability, to talk about his roots and what drives him to fight for a more self sufficient future last Friday. “Self-sufficiency is something we lost as a people,” Biggers said. “We have lost our sense of self-sufficiency,...
  • Boone police make arrest linked to January armed robbery

    Boone police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with an alleged armed robbery and drug charge that occurred in January after stopping him for a traffic violation on Feb. 10. According to the police report Jalen Raynard Smith, of Triumph Lane, was charged with one count of felony robbery...
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