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Boone protesters take stand for reproductive rights

Zoey Sigmon, Reporter | June 27, 2022

App State students and Boone locals protested Saturday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in downtown Boone.  The official overturn of Roe v. Wade occurred Friday, as five of the nine Supreme Court Justices voted in favor. Following this decision, the support or ban of abortion laws reciprocates to the state level, allowing all 50 states to create individual...

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App State community holds celebration for Juneteenth

Will Hofmann, Enterprise Editor | June 22, 2022

App State students, faculty and staff met June 15 to attend a university event honoring Juneteenth. The event included a unity vigil; a discussion with App State Police on student, faculty and police relations; and a ‘lunch-and-learn’ presentation by Rodney Dawson, an education curator from the Greensboro History Museum. Events lasted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and were organized by Chief Diversity...

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App State opens applications for veterinary technology students

Andrew Rice, Reporter | June 16, 2022

App State began accepting new students for its veterinary technician program. The new program is taking applicants until July 1 after spending the past academic year designing and recruiting faculty, according to a May 10 release from the university’s news and media directory, Anna Oakes.   The program is accepting first-year student applicants as well as applicants who have prior educational...

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Everts names new vice chancellor of finance and operations

Jenna Guzman, News Editor | 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, News Editor | 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, News Editor | 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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