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EmergencyFest Fire
Bring the whole family out to EmergencyFest.   When:  Saturday, June 4th from 10am - 2pm Where:  Peacock Parking Lot (Off Rivers Street) Why:  Learn about fire safety through interactive pop-up events  ...
Update March 4, 2016 The Town of Boone has advised that water is now safe to drink without boiling. March 3, 2016 The Town of Boone has issued a notice to boil water after a water main break. **As of 1:00pm, March 4, 2016- water is now safe.***...
Compost Collection Carts
REI, the student-led "Renewable Energy Initiative" group at Appalachian State University donated $7,150 toward the purchase of two hydraulically-equipped, waste-collection carts.  The carts will make it possible for the Physical Plant to...

Zack Cook Earns an Upgrade

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:35am
Congratulations to Zack Cook for his recent promotion to Journey Level HVAC Technician. Zack joined the Appalachian State University Physical Plant right after his graduation and has consistently increased his knowledge and capabilities through 4...

Stream Restoration Underway

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 7:43pm
November 10, 2015 - Phase One of a four-part plan to restore Kraut Creek as it runs through campus got underway in high spirits today as faculty, staff and students joined Physical Plant employees in planting 35 trees along the creek bank. Chris...
Keith Younce, long-time employee of Appalachian State University's Environmental Services (custodial) division has been promoted to lead the department of approximately 90 staffers.  Environmental Services technicians are tasked with keeping...
Justin Carver

Carver Promoted to Environmental Services Supervisor

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 12:50pm
Justin Carver, Environmental Services, has been promoted to first shift supervisor.  Justin will oversee the teams that clean 8 buildings on campus: Turchin, Valborg, Chapell Wilson, LS Dougherty, DD Dougherty, Varsity Gym, University Hall,...
The Physical Plant's Landscaping team and App State Department of Biology deserve a round of applause for achieving the coveted "Tree Campus USA" designation.  This award is granted by the National Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of meeting...
Campus Construction
      While the students have been away and the weather is cooperative (at least not icey), we've accomplished a lot of necessary improvements to campus.  We appreciate everyone's patience with the inconveniences. ONGOING CAMPUS...
A simple purchase and some very thoughtful "sequencing" of air flows enabled the Bookstore to lower its energy costs by $23,000 in a single year's span. Heating and cooling are typically the biggest energy drains in any building, so improving the...

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