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Archive for January, 2017

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted Feb. 1

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will conduct a full test of its emergency notification system – including siren, email, voice and text messaging and the Alertus desktop notification system – at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb.1.

Appalachian’s new Center for Academic Excellence becomes one-stop shop for effective teaching and learning

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Sandi Lane, an assistant professor in the health care management program at Appalachian State University, recently taught a fully online course for the first time. She did so after working with on-campus experts to design an effective course that covers content in an engaging way.

Dr. Edward Westermann, author of ‘Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars,’ to lecture Feb. 2 at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Edward B. Westermann, a professor of history at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, will lecture on his recent book “Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest” at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in Room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons on the campus of Appalachian State University.

Appalachian secures funding for community-wide suicide prevention training

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The North Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has awarded $19,150 for training in an innovative suicide prevention program to the Counseling and Psychological Services Center and the Assessment, Support, and Counseling (ASC) Center at Appalachian State University. The program is called the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality Model (CAMS) and is an evidence-based suicide prevention program.

Six Appalachian students awarded the Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE, N.C.—Six Appalachian students received a $2,500 scholarship to study abroad through the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad™ initiative.

Appalachian one of 8 UNC institutions to host Laboratory School, will partner with Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools to advance literacy

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will collaborate with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) in a Laboratory School program to enhance student education and outcomes in K-8 classrooms in low-performing school districts across the state.

Appalachian leads writing projects at Chinese universities

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—At several Chinese universities, instruction in writing English has taken on a distinctly American character, and Appalachian State University deserves much of the credit.

Sparks receives honorary degree from Appalachian

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Among those receiving degrees from Appalachian State University during its Fall Commencement on Dec. 10, 2016, was Richard G. Sparks, president and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Sparks, a two-time graduate of Appalachian who holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management (1976) and an MBA (1978), is now a recipient of the university’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Appalachian continues building engaged community through Sustained Dialogue initiative, now in its second year

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University begins its second year of participation in the international Sustained Dialogue Institute program in spring 2017 semester, with the goal of building a more cohesive, engaged and understanding campus community.