The $3,000 grant will help support Appalachian’s Sydney Powell Fund for Infants and Children who are Medically Fragile, which offers financial assistance to families in need who have a child with a serious medical condition.
The root zone heat distribution system installed by Appalachian’s NEXUS team at Springhouse Farm in Vilas, North Carolina, has reduced the farm’s greenhouse energy consumption by 50 percent from January–May.
Middle and high school students in Appalachian’s Vietnamese Summer Academy are learning about American and Appalachian culture and improving their English language skills as they explore the region and interact with the community.
The academy allows visiting middle and high school Vietnamese students to learn about American and Appalachian culture and improve their English language skills as they explore the region and interact with the community.
Dr. Scott Relyea, assistant professor of history at Appalachian, will travel to China in September 2018 to continue his research on early 20th-century Sino-Tibetan relations in the Kham borderland of eastern Tibet.
Researchers in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment and the Appalachian Energy Center will study biochar’s ability to increase crop yields at Heritage Homestead Farm in Crumpler.
The scholarship is named in honor of John Weaver — the 1971 Appalachian alumnus who capped his 47-year coaching career at the university following the conclusion of the 2018 outdoor track and field season.
The professorships, which will take effect July 1, were awarded to Drs. Tracy Reed, Tammy Kowalczyk, Heather Dixon-Fowler and Ash Morgan, Scott Hunsinger, Peter Groothuis, Dana Clark and Pia Albinsson.
On the heels of the graduation of three inaugural Wilson Scholars, Appalachian names six incoming students as Wilson Scholars. The Wilsons Scholars Program is the university’s premier, merit-based scholarship.
Appalachian alumna Dani Iris ’18 is one of 10 students nationwide to receive a Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina. Iris is the first Appalachian student to be awarded the prestigious fellowship.