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Archive for May, 2017

Team of Appalachian students wins international Phoenix Challenge competition

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Five students in the Thomas W. Reese Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (GAIT) program in Appalachian State University’s Department of Art took home top honors for the first time in the annual Phoenix Challenge competition, hosted at the Flexographic Technical Association Forum in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 29.

Four Appalachian professors and one instructor have received the 2017 Reich College of Education Outstanding Faculty Awards

By Heather Brandon

BOONE, N.C.—Five Appalachian State University faculty members in the Reich College of Education have received the college’s 2017 Outstanding Faculty Awards.

Fourth case of mumps confirmed in Watauga County, state, local health officials urge vigilance as college students disperse for summer

BOONE, N.C.—A new case of mumps was confirmed in Watauga County on May 11, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to four. The new case is in an Appalachian State University student.

New department chairs named in Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Three faculty at Appalachian State University have been named chairs of their respective departments.

Appalachian’s Shaina Katz has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic this summer in Morocco

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Shaina Katz, a junior from Apex who is majoring in political science and minoring in Arabic at Appalachian State University, has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic for eight weeks in Meknes, Morocco beginning in early June.

Iyer named program director of applied data analytics at Appalachian

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Lakshmi Iyer has been named program director of applied data analytics at Appalachian State University.

One student and one alum from Appalachian named Fulbright Scholars

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University has announced that student Ryan Hellenbrand of Boone and alumna Megan Holt-Smith of Mount Airy have been chosen as recipients of Fulbright scholarship awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad.

Appalachian faculty member awarded prestigious Rome Prize Fellowship

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Tricia Treacy, assistant professor of graphic design in Appalachian State University’s Department of Art, will attend the American Academy in Rome as part of a six-month design fellowship beginning this fall. Just 30 artists and scholars nationwide receive the competitive Rome Prize Fellowship annually.

Registration for upcoming Appalachian Energy Center workshops still open

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Energy Center is offering these workshops over the next three weeks: