“If this storm had come through two weeks later, it would have had a bigger impact. So, my forecast is that we're still in pretty good shape,” said Howard Neufeld in an Asheville Citizen-Times story. Neufeld is known as the “Fall Color Guy” and is a professor of biology at Appalachian State University in Boone.
Appalachian’s Leon Levine Hall leads to innovative and collaborative learning for thousands, and more graduates prepared for the health sciences workforce. It is the first completed project of the Connect NC Bond referendum.
Appalachian State University is in its fourth week of school at a state-mandated laboratory school it launched in Winston-Salem this year. The Academy at Middle Fork is a public school and partnership between the Reich College of Education at ASU and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools that serves kindergarten through fifth grades.
Numerous Appalachian students, student organizations and advisors were recognized (by the university’s Division of Student Affairs) during the 2017–18 Student Organization Leadership Awards ceremony on the university’s campus.
Sustainability efforts in place on Appalachian’s campus — from a zero waste commitment to biodegradable straws — have earned the university top rankings in AASHE’s 2018 Sustainable Campus Index and SIERRA magazine’s 2018 index of “Cool Schools.”
For North Carolina native and Appalachian alumnus Brock Long ’97 ’99, Hurricane Florence is personal. Long, who grew up in Newton, was 14 in 1989 the night Hurricane Hugo swept in, toppling trees and damaging buildings.
For a short time Thursday afternoon, Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts returned to a familiar scene: a K-12 classroom. Everts stopped by each classroom at Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork, handing out books for every student to take home with them. Her visit was meant to be both an opportunity to increase literacy options for students, as well as show the university’s support to those in the elementary school.
Abundant August rains shouldn't have an impact on fall leaves showing their colors in western North Carolina, according to a university professor. Appalachian State University professor Howard Neufeld said it's an old wives' tale that if you get a lot of rainfall in the summer it dilutes the fall color, the Asheville Citizen Times reports.