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BREAKING: Everts names new vice chancellor of finance and operations

Jenna Guzman, Reporter | May 24, 2022

Chancellor Sheri Everts named Dan Layzell vice chancellor of finance and operations, according to an email from Everts Tuesday. According to the email, Layzell’s role is effective Aug. 15. “He brings a career of nearly three decades in higher education and a decade of policy and legislative experience to this role, as well as classroom experience as teaching faculty,” Everts wrote. Layzell...

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BREAKING: Everts appoints Chief Diversity Officer

Jenna Guzman, Reporter | May 17, 2022

Jamie Parson has been appointed as Chief Diversity Officer, according to an email from Chancellor Sheri Everts Tuesday. According to the email, the decision to appoint Parson came following a national search for the position. The email also said Parson’s role is “effective immediately.” Parson has served as the interim Chief Diversity Officer for a year following the retirement of former...

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App State picks new Quality Enhancement Plan for 2024-2029

Jenna Guzman, Reporter | May 12, 2022

App State’s QEP Steering Committee has chosen a new Quality Enhancement Plan for initiation in Fall 2024 and will carry out through 2029. The selected topic for the QEP is “Climate Literacy and Response-Ability: Cultivating Resilient and Just Communities,” Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Heather Norris wrote in an email  Tuesday. According to the QEP's website, the plan serves as...

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App State hosts first annual diversity, equity, inclusion summit

Andrew Rice, Reporter | May 7, 2022

App State’s interim Chief Diversity Officer hosted the first annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit April 28.  The summit included a gathering of departments throughout the university explaining their achievements toward Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity goals aligned with the university. Jamie Parson is an associate professor in the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance. She...

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Best of Boone 2022: Best of App State Campus Life

Jenna Guzman, Hollie Moore, Cameron Stuart, Emily Broyles, Will Hofmann, Megan Pettey, Georgia Dixon, Andrew Rice, Kayla Slade, Emily Milano, and Cameron Marshall | May 4, 2022

Best Residence Hall: Thunder Hill By Will Hofmann | Incoming Enterprise Editor Opened in 2020 and named after a popular overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Thunder Hill Residence Hall is home to 587 students. Its large study spaces, open hallways and the option of suite or apartment-style housing make it a popular residence hall for both returning residents and those fortunate enough to live in...

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Boone location becomes first fully unionized Starbucks in NC

Jenna Guzman, Reporter | May 3, 2022

The Boone Starbucks, located on Pride Drive and Blowing Rock Road, became the first legally unionized Starbucks location across North Carolina and South Carolina Saturday. The Starbucks location held its union election where employees vote whether or not they want to unionize Saturday. According to a press release the employees posted on their personal Twitter, the results of the election were 32-2. As...

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