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Appalachian Children’s Literature Symposium scheduled for Oct. 28

By Lynn Patterson

BOONE, N.C.—The fourth biennial Children’s Literature Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University. Poet and author Allan Wolf, authors Alan Gratz and Heather Bouwman and storyteller Donna Washington will present approaches for using literature to facilitate reading, creative writing and storytelling in educational settings.

Black Mountain College Semester at Appalachian to include lectures, workshops, art, films and other events

By Mary Anne Redding

BOONE, N.C.—For Appalachian State University’s Black Mountain College (BMC) Semester in spring 2018, multiple departments across the university are collaborating with area museums and other venues to host exhibits, lectures and workshops that will highlight the importance of BMC’s influence within the Appalachian region’s creative, educational and political movements.

Alumnus’ new endowment fund and named space in Peacock Hall honor information systems professor

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—A new endowment fund and meeting and networking space at Appalachian State University have been established to honor Dr. Albert L. Harris, a longtime professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Walker College of Business (WCOB).

One case of pertussis (whooping cough) confirmed in Watauga County

BOONE, N.C.—One case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, was confirmed in Watauga County on October 16, 2017. The case is in an Appalachian State University student.

Researchers link western wildfire activity to arctic warming

By Peter Soulé

BOONE, N.C.—Are the devastating wildfires in California potentially linked to larger atmospheric processes related to human-caused climate change? Researchers at Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro believe there might be a connection.

Appalachian’s Fleming Scholars honored at pinning ceremony Oct. 6

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Three of the four newest 2017-18 Fleming Scholars were recognized in a traditional pinning ceremony Friday, Oct. 6, on the Appalachian State University campus. The new scholarship recipients are Jonathan Winbush of Winston-Salem, Tamia Gowens of Greensboro, Ayah Hatcher of Raleigh and Jordan Moore of Indian Trail. Gowens was not present at the ceremony.

Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest is Saturday, Oct. 28

By Heather Brandon and Jeffrey Crawford

BOONE, N.C.—The 7th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday morning, Oct. 28, on the campus of Appalachian State University to benefit Parent to Parent Family Support Network™-High Country.

Poet Susan Ludvigson appears in Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Oct. 5

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University will continue on Oct. 5 with two presentations by Susan Ludvigson, an award-winning poet and the 2017-18 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian, where she is teaching a seminar in advanced poetry.

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted Oct. 4

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

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