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  • NEXUS Greenhouse studies how to grow plants year round sustainably

    Located just beyond the Watauga County Landfill site in Boone lies a greenhouse built to use biomass energy, which is generated from agricultural and food waste materials, to grow plants year round. The greenhouse was made through the NEXUS project, a biomass energy research team consisting of faculty and...
  • Natural Styles: Appalachian student crafts earth inspired jewelry

      Spring’s hot new trend is one that would make Mother Nature proud just in time for Earth Day: nature inspired jewelry. This season, jewelry and nature are joining to create incredible pieces of wearable art. The natural world has inspired many artists across the world, including Caroline Clark,...
  • Office of Sustainability Begins Earth Month with No Impact Week

    The Office of Sustainability kicked off its celebration of Earth Month with its first ever No Impact Week, focusing on six themes of sustainability and inviting students to examine their everyday lives and adopt sustainable habits. Events ran from April 3 through 8, Each day of the week had...
  • DIY skate park in jeopardy by ASU property purchase

    Appalachian purchased the former Watauga High School on Tuesday for $15.5 million. Although this deal marked the beginning of a new era for the university, it simultaneously brought about the end of another for the Boone skate community. The old Watauga High School is home to Boone’s only legal...
  • ASU professor takes students on research trip to Holocaust site

    Thomas Kaplan was once a German citizen coming of age during the 1970s coping with what he describes as “coming, as the awkward phrase has it, to terms with the mass crimes of the Nazi era.” Kaplan is now a distinguished professor of Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at...
  • Appalachian State students working toward skateboard friendly campus

    Will Winstead, a sophomore graphic arts major, said transferring to Appalachian State was jarring because of its campus-wide skateboard ban. Currently, under University Police Services, the skateboard policy states “The use of skateboards, skates, roller blades, or similar devices is prohibited on property owned or controlled by Appalachian State...
  • A growing community

    Over the last year, Blue Ridge Women In Agriculture has been working with librarians at the Watauga County Public Library and faculty and staff at Appalachian State University to make a Boone seed library a reality. Over 70 members of the community attended the seed library’s grand opening on...
  • ASU police report assault on female

    A female student reported to university police that she was assaulted while walking behind Wey Hall on March 22. According to university police the student was approached by an unknown male who pushed her to the ground. The student then struck her assailant and fled the area. The suspect...
  • J.J. Brown selected as new Vice Chancellor of Student Development

    Appalachian State’s current Dean of Students J.J. Brown was selected as the new vice chancellor of student development last Monday. An email from the chancellor’s office said Brown has served with distinction as associate vice chancellor for student development and dean of students at Appalachian since 2010. Brown said...
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