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.
Reciprocal Exchange Award recipients Drs. Jesse Lutabingwa, Brian MacHarg, Suzi Mills and Chishimba Nathan Mowa will travel to sub-Saharan African countries this spring to implement four separate projects alongside Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni.
Professor Jason Miller speaks with WFDD’s Eddie Garcia about designing housing for adults with autism and about a collaboration between Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and LIFE Village, a nonprofit that provides services for exceptional individuals.
Eric Gormly, program director of student veteran services, is the drawing winner. He received a received a Staff Shout Out for being a volunteer coordinator for Appalachian’s December 2018 commencement ceremonies.
Appalachian alumnae Jennifer Reilly ’09 and Amy Lowder ’03, along with psychology professor Dr. Jim Deni, received the NCSPA’s 2018 Practitioner of the Year and Innovative Practice awards and Lifetime Achievement Award, respectively.
Cara Hagan, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance, spent nearly 18 months creating “Sound and Sole,” a short film that “shines a light on the rich African-American culture here in Appalachia.”
Correspondence from Appalachian’s Gregg Marland: The findings of the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report imply that we need to reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide within 12 years to where they were 41 years ago, to avoid a 1.5 °C increase in average Earth surface temperature. We need to make drastic changes in carbon emissions, soon. This means widespread global cooperation and unprecedented commitment.
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.