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Archive for April, 2017

Appalachian’s Sarah Carmichael joins John Glenn, Sally Ride, Jane Goodall and other well-known explorers in prestigious society

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Carmichael, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology, was received as a Fellow in The Explorers Club, headquartered in New York City, on March 24. Fellows in the society include distinguished persons who have contributed to scientific knowledge through exploration or outstanding field work, such as astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride, polar explorers and mountaineers Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, ocean explorers Don Walsh, Thor Heyerdahl, Sylvia Earle and Bob Ballard, and anthropologists Jane Goodall, Lewis and Richard Leaky, Donald Johanson and Dian Fossey, among others.

Five ‘original and collaborative’ projects funded by Chancellor’s first Innovation Scholars program

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Five proposals out of 40 submitted by faculty at Appalachian State University have been awarded funding through Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP).

Appalachian to serve as Institute Partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders; 25 African leaders will study, network on campus this summer

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—For the second time in two years, Appalachian State University will serve as an Institute Partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Appalachian’s annual Guitarfest will be presented April 21-23

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Classical guitarists and other musicians from across the U.S. and Europe will perform during the 22nd annual Appalachian Guitarfest April 21-23 at Appalachian State University.

Keith Knight, renowned cartoonist, to appear at Appalachian April 24

By Craig Fischer

BOONE, N.C.—On April 24, nationally renowned cartoonist Keith Knight will visit Appalachian State University. While on campus, he will be the focus of two events that are free and open to the public.

Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present six concerts beginning April 19

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present six concerts April 19-25. The performances will take place on the university campus.

‘One Amazing Thing’ selected for Appalachian’s 2017-18 Common Reading Program; author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni to speak on campus Aug. 21

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—All incoming first-year students at Appalachian State University will receive a copy of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel “One Amazing Thing” during summer orientation as part of the university’s Common Reading Program for the 2017-18 academic year.

Medders named Freeman Distinguished Professor of Insurance

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Lorilee A. Medders has been named the Joseph F. Freeman Distinguished Professor of Insurance in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

Dance Marathon at Appalachian raises over $39,000 for children’s charities

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Dancing the night away certainly paid off for children’s charities as the annual Dance Marathon at Appalachian State University raised $39,088.90 for two local nonprofits: Parent to Parent Family Support Network and Western Youth Network. Close to 200 students participated in the annual 15-hour event that took place Feb. 25 at Legends.