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.
An article authored by senior gender, women’s and sexuality major Sope Kahn and Appalachian’s Drs. Ellen Lamont and Teresa Roach “demonstrates some of the ways LGBTQ people are challenging heterosexual hookup culture” on college campuses.
The La-Z-Boy Foundation’s $75,000 gift will fund the creation of L.I.D.A. — the student-designed Lab for Innovating in Design. The lab will house laser and vinyl cutters, 3D printers, as well as space for a technician’s office.
A collaboration between Appalachian’s Physical Plant, Mountaineer Athletics and the Marching Mountaineers helped sophomore Cam Hunter deliver bottled water to Wallace and Elizabethtown — areas hit hard by Hurricane Florence.
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.
First-year students Bailey Gardin, Hudson Miller, Cece Ramseur and Ashelyn Stevens are the recipients of Appalachian’s Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship, which covers the students’ full in-state tuition and fees.
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.”
Research by Appalachian’s Dr. Brooke Christian, professor in the Department of Chemistry, could “change the paradigm of drug delivery,” potentially reducing the cost of drug storage and transportation.
Appalachian alum Shohei Tsutsumi, of Osaka, Japan, exceled in the university’s Appalachian studies graduate program — receiving scholarships for studies on local music traditions, winning prizes at old-time music contests and more.
Young Eisner Scholars (YES) provides second- and third-year funding for its partnership with Appalachian, which benefits regional middle school through ninth-grade scholars by giving them the resources, support and academic skills necessary for success.