“I” in Appalachian

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“I” in Appalachian

Unread post by Appstate88 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:27 pm

Ok App Nation.

What kind of bird is used to dot the “i” in the Appalachian State University logo?
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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by bcoach » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:15 pm

A yellow one



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by mountaineerman » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:41 pm

Hawk?



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by T-Dog » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:51 pm

One with no feet.



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by APPdiesel » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:08 pm

A dead one if it craps on my jeep.



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by Yosef84 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:23 pm

I could be completely off base, but I always thought it was supposed to be a dove. That logo so I don't think birds of prey would be the theme. I could be totally off base and I'm honestly not sure why I've always thought that.



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by McLeansvilleAppFan » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:36 pm

Dr Byrd was Dean of College of Arts and Sciences. He came out of the Physics and Astronomy Department and was moved back to Physics and Astronomy. His demotion was part of the research/teaching aspects/emphasis of some departments if my memory is correct. There were a few bumper stickers at the time around some departments, and especially the physical and natural sciences about More Byrd brains and less bird brains" and they used the bird from the logo above. That all happened around 89-90 it seems and the logo had just changed it seemed.

If you really want to know more about the logo you might be able to find copies of The Appalachian from that time running a story on the new logo. At the time it seems most did not like the logo as the older logo have a mountain theme, whereas a bird..... not that much a part of Appalachian.


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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by HighlandsApp » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:54 pm

Yosef84 wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:23 pm
I could be completely off base, but I always thought it was supposed to be a dove. That logo so I don't think birds of prey would be the theme. I could be totally off base and I'm honestly not sure why I've always thought that.
Those are really long tail feathers for a dove, but I think that is what it is suppose to be. I vaugly remember when that was rolled out in 1985 or 1986....



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by CheckYosef94 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:47 pm

It's listed as a mountain songbird. Maybe a whippoorwill?



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by appaneer1984 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:58 am

I think it's a mockingbird


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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by mtnjax » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:49 am

Should be dotted with a moonshine jug



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by GreatAppSt » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:49 pm

Never liked the bird, it's missing a Cobb pipe.


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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by 1ASU78 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:38 pm

It is a yellow tail short beak mountain swallow. Indigenous only to mountainous areas. More specifically the Wataga region of western North Carolina. Mostly found on the logo of Appalachian State University where it has been hard to swallow for years.



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by YesAppCan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:43 am

A red-crested, web-footed lake loon.



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by AppinVA » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:50 am

1ASU78 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:38 pm
It is a yellow tail short beak mountain swallow. Indigenous only to mountainous areas. More specifically the Wataga region of western North Carolina. Mostly found on the logo of Appalachian State University where it has been hard to swallow for years.
Can that swallow carry a coconut? Does it migrate?
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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by appstatealum » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:17 am

It is an Appalachian Killer Bird. It attacks from the air or from the ground and is known for it’s smaller size but ferocious attitude and ability to take down prey larger than itself.


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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by appstate77 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:45 am

Florence has left us with too much time to kill.



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by NattyBumppo'sRevenge » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:30 am

It is a Duck with great ball hawking skills



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Re: “I” in Appalachian

Unread post by NewApp » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:45 pm

Yosef84 wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:23 pm
I could be completely off base, but I always thought it was supposed to be a dove. That logo so I don't think birds of prey would be the theme. I could be totally off base and I'm honestly not sure why I've always thought that.

A dove is exactly what it was.


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