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.
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.
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.
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.