‘Construction rodeo’ links CTE students to local industries
The News Herald
April 12, 2018
High school students recently participated in the Burke County Public Schools Construction Rodeo, an event organized in partnership with Western Piedmont Community College and the N.C. Center for Engineering Technology (NCCET). NCCET provides facilities for applied research in engineering related fields and serves as a conduit to a bachelor’s degree. NCCET’s Construction Management program is delivered by Appalachian State University.
Park Prescription or “Park Rx” programs help to motivate people to be active in parks. They’re becoming more and more popular, and physicians often "prescribe" them to patients. Appalachian State University faculty members Dr. J. Joy James, Dr. Becki Battista and Dr. Richard W. Christiana discuss how to meet the challenges of designing a successful program.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected outstanding University faculty members to receive the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The 17 recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities as well as the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees based on their home campuses and were selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.
A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery, according to a new study comparing the cellular effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports.
New research out of Appalachian State University shows that the humble banana may have some hidden benefits. The study suggests that a combination of water and a banana is not only as effective as sports drinks for exercise recovery, but quite likely more effective.
Talking about sexism is fine, but it also should bring about some change for the better, according to Chloe Fishman. The sophomore at Appalachian State University wants frank conversations to spur people to acknowledge and address discrimination, which is why she and a classmate are helming a project to collect first-person stories from students on the Boone, N.C., campus who have encountered sexism.
A study found that bananas were just as good at replacing nutrients and preventing post-workout inflammation.
March 23, 2018
Skip the Gatorade and pain pills. A banana may offer your body all it needs to perform and bounce back after a punishing workout, according to a new study published in PLOS One. David Nieman, Dr.P.H., first author of the study and director of Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab on the North Carolina Research Campus says his current study found some banana metabolites "knock down" a gene that promotes pain and inflammation after exercise.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in this country, there are approximately 75 million women in the civilian labor force—around 47 percent of all U.S. workers. “In my current role as communications liaison for Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education, my counterparts—all women—and I are building a supportive and mutually beneficial community.”
Noted Latino playwright reflects on his residency at Appalachian
March 22, 2018
Playwright Ramón Esquivel joined Appalachian State University Theatre and Dance students in February to help develop ideas for the world premiere of his newest play, “The Hero Twins: Blood Race.” The story, based on Mayan myths, brings many ideas of equality and worth to the stage in a compelling and entertaining manner.
Appalachian alumnus Breece Robertson ’00 discusses the journey that led her to The Trust for Public Land, where she serves as a vice president directing the Planning and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) team. “We help communities find consensus on what they want to protect or create,” says Robertson.
The Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork, which will have a reading literacy focus, last week accepted its first round of students — more than 200, with space for 315 before moving to a waiting list. The academy will be one of nine laboratory schools across the state, each of which is also run by an education college in the UNC system.
The Appalachian State University Police Department is starting a police academy for students, known as the App State Police Department Police Development Program, this summer. The program, headed by University Police Chief Andy Stephenson, will be only the second of its kind in the nation.