The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has awarded Upward Bound Director Aaron Gersonde with over $700,000 in funding for the program, which supports regional high schools students’ transition to and success in postsecondary education.
The additional Triangle Community Foundation funding will support Campbell, associate professor of history at Appalachian, as he continues his biography project on “one of North Carolina’s most important political and economic leaders” — Luther H. Hodges.
Spond — Appalachian’s liaison to the National Park Service — completed the assessment in fall 2018, evaluating the current conditions of the parcels to identify corrective actions and/or best management practices needed.
As part of the residency, Dance Theatre of Harlem members performed at Appalachian in the 2018–19 “The Schafer Center Presents …” series and conducted workshops and master classes with theater and dance students.
Appalachian psychology professors Drs. Shawn Bergman and Tim Ludwig will collaborate on a four-year pilot study funded by NIOSH to examine how using HSE data in analytics can help keep workers safe on the job.
The survey, conducted in fall 2018 by Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian’s liaison to the National Park Service, investigated the distribution and extent of white-nose syndrome in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
The Interdisciplinary Support for High-Intensity Needs in Education (iSHINE) grant helps prepare pre-professional speech-language pathologists, reading specialists and special educators to serve children with disabilities who have “high intensity” needs.
During fall 2018, students and faculty in the Building Science Architectural Design Studio III at Appalachian worked with the LIFE Village board to design living spaces that meet the needs of adults with autism.
This funding ensures that, for the 13th consecutive year, students in Watauga High School have access to the high-quality mental health services provided by Appalachian’s Assessment, Support, and Counseling Center.
Using NRPA data from 1,200 adults over the age of 50, Appalachian’s Dr. Stephanie West and Jill Naar will identify how parks and recreation departments can best facilitate older adult participation in sports and physical activities.
Fifteen High Country high school students with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese language and culture participated in the three-week culturally rich and academically rigorous program held on Appalachian’s campus.
Drs. David Dickinson, Dave Bruner and Dave McEvoy, of Appalachian’s Department of Economics, will use their awarded funding to perform a weeklong study on the effects of sleep restriction in young adult participants.
ACRG will partner with UNC System sister institutions UNC Asheville and North Carolina State University to “evaluate the cost and accuracy of forest inventory methodologies that could make forest carbon offset projects viable.”