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Construction starts on West Campus, Duck Pond Field closed off

Construction starts on West Campus, Duck Pond Field closed off

Jackie Park, Associate News Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Matt Dull, assistant vice chancellor for finance and operations was interviewed by Dave Blanks of University Communications Feb. 11 about the changes that will come with construction on campus. On Thursday, residents of West Campus woke up to a large number of parking spaces in Stadium Lot coned off t...

Financial difficulties rise as salaries fall for faculty

Financial difficulties rise as salaries fall for faculty

Anna Muckenfuss, News Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

As the cost of living rises and faculty salaries stagnate, some App State faculty are considering a part-time retail job while others can no longer afford proper health care. Salaries have fallen $6,085 below the university’s goal amount set in 2009, and the cost of living has increased 48.3 per...

New hotel in downtown Boone offers jobs and internships to App State students

New hotel in downtown Boone offers jobs and internships to App State students

Anna Muckenfuss, News Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Top Stories

After being under construction for a year, the 15-room hotel located on King Street called the Horton Hotel will open on Feb. 13. Denise Lovin, owner of the Horton Hotel, said the Horton will be a place for all to gather and enjoy a space with a touch of sophistication, craft beer and cocktails. Lovi...

App State alumnus Brock Long resigns as FEMA administrator

App State alumnus Brock Long resigns as FEMA administrator

Moss Brennan, News Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Top Stories

Federal Emergency Management Administration administrator and App State alumnus Brock Long announced his resignation Wednesday. Long graduated from App State in 1997 with a bachelor’s of science degree and graduated in 1999 with a master’s degree in public administration. "It has been a great...

Voter fraud a priority for newly appointed Board of Elections member Stella Anderson

Voter fraud a priority for newly appointed Board of Elections member Stella Anderson

Jackie Park, Associate News Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Community, Top Stories

Stella Anderson, App State management professor, was appointed to the North Carolina State Board of Elections Jan. 31 and plans to tackle accusations of voter fraud in the 9th Congressional District as soon as possible. The board will host a public hearing on Feb. 18 in which evidence collected agai...

Stacy Eggers: Lawyer, Boone native and Board of Visitors member

Stacy Eggers: Lawyer, Boone native and Board of Visitors member

Jackie Park, Associate News Editor

February 9, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Stacy “Four” Eggers IV firmly believed as a teenager that if he ever got into trouble or arrested, the bars in the jail would be for his protection from his disappointed lawyer relatives. Eggers has lived in Boone his whole life and has taken on the business of his father and grandfather before h...

Local grocery store stays in business for students despite losing money

Local grocery store stays in business for students despite losing money

Reilly Finnegan, Managing Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Boone Appetit, Community, Features, News

Every day when Allen Curtis turns the key on the door of Fruits, Veggies, and More, it costs him around $300. Most of this money, he said, he doesn’t get back. Curtis has owned Fruits, Veggies, and More, a small grocery store located on King Street, for eight years, selling products from farmers i...

App State Police rely on neighboring counties for bomb threats

App State Police rely on neighboring counties for bomb threats

Anna Muckenfuss, News Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

If Boone ever needed an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, the town would have to call upon law enforcement from several towns away. Andy Stephenson, chief of the App State Police Department, said that because of Boone’s location, it could take a couple of hours for an EOD team to respond. “It ...

ASC Center helps local schools talk about mental health

ASC Center helps local schools talk about mental health

Emily Broyles, News Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Every day, seven schools across the High Country have access to mental health care through the Assessment, Support and Counseling Center. App State clinician graduate students give K-12 students the mental health support they need. Founded in 2006 by assistant department chair of psychology Kurt Mic...

Faculty Senate sends survey to evaluate Chancellor Everts

Faculty Senate sends survey to evaluate Chancellor Everts

Moss Brennan, News Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Students, faculty and staff can voice their thoughts on Chancellor Sheri Everts until Feb. 12 with a evaluation survey, mandated by the University Faculty Handbook. The survey asks questions about Everts’ leadership in fiscal management, how she advocates for the university and how she realizes ...

WE COACH provides peer-to-peer help for students

WE COACH provides peer-to-peer help for students

Erin O'Neill, News Reporter

February 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Wellness Educators Creating Opportunities and Casting Hope, or WE COACH, is program that was created in 2018. Although the service had only nine appointments in the fall semester, Elisabeth Cavallaro, coordinator for student mental health wellness, said she hopes students will take advantage of the pro...

Wellness and Prevention Services help students by teaching spirituality

Wellness and Prevention Services help students by teaching spirituality

Cameron Stuart, News Reporter

February 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Wellness and Prevention Services is working to inform App State about and provide resources for spiritual wellness. “The concept of spirituality is a value system, which can be connected or not connected to a formalized religion or faith,” said Alex Howard, director of Wellness and Prevention Serv...

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