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Archive for June, 2016

Appalachian receives IIE Generation Study Abroad grant funds to increase and diversify population of students who study abroad

BOONE—Appalachian State University was selected to receive $7,500 to support new study abroad scholarships as part of its commitment to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad™ initiative to increase the number and diversity of students who study abroad by the end of the decade.

First Appalachian cohort of Wake Forest physician assistant students graduate

BOONE—The inaugural class of the Boone cohort of Wake Forest School of Medicine physician assistant (PA) students graduated with Master of Medical Sciences degrees during a ceremony in Winston Salem May 14. The cohort launched in June 2014 and marked the first class of Wake Forest PA students to study on the Appalachian State University campus.

Library’s Summer Author Series begins June 30

BOONE—High Country Sustainability is the theme of the 2016 University Libraries Summer Author Series to be held at Appalachian State University. The series is sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library.

Orlando program of remembrance scheduled for 6 p.m.

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a program of remembrance in response to Sunday’s Orlando shooting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium, with brief remarks at 6:30 p.m.

Rheingans named chair of Sustainable Development at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Richard D. Rheingans will chair the Appalachian State University Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development beginning in July. Rheingans will replace Dr. Sandra Lubarsky, who is retiring after six years with the department.

Appalachian students again take home top honors at SOURCE Awards

BOONE—Appalachian State University students Elizabeth Hundley, Megan Everhart and Kaitlyn Hutchens have been named SOURCE Awards winners for their conceptual lighting design projects in power management company Eaton’s 39th annual lighting design competition. This marks the third year in a row that a student from the university has taken home the top honor, and the second year that all three winners have been Appalachian students.

Industrial design student secures prestigious Adidas Design Academy apprenticeship

BOONE—Rider Evans, a 2016 graduate of Appalachian State University, competed against more than 2,000 students and recent graduates to become a footwear designer at the Adidas Design Academy in Herzogenaurach, Germany. He will spend two years perfecting the art of shoe design while learning best practices from senior designers in studios around the world.