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Archive for July, 2017

Appalachian’s Carson Rich ‘17 appointed UNC General Administration Presidential Scholar

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Carson Rich, a 2017 graduate of Appalachian State University, is one of four recent University of North Carolina system graduates selected to serve University of North Carolina General Administration (GA) as a Presidential Scholar.

Communication faculty member receives Wade H. Hargrove Community Leadership Award

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Dan “Vallie” Hill, practitioner-in-residence in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University and WASU-FM manager, was awarded the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) 2017 Wade H. Hargrove Community Leadership Award in June at the annual awards luncheon in Durham. The award is given to North Carolina broadcasters who have demonstrated a commitment to public service in their communities.

High Country Half Marathon Announces New Route for 2017 Race

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announced a new route for the High Country Half Marathon scheduled for Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. Race director Mary Sheryl Horine stated, “Our race has a fantastic following of runners but not everyone is thrilled with the uphill finish. This year we’ve changed the route slightly in order to offer a long downhill finish for the last couple of miles!”

Community and campus events lead up to the Great American Eclipse; two occur July 28 and 29, with more in mid-August

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C. – As the Great Solar Eclipse approaches this August, there is much to learn about and participate in during the lead up to this rare event. Members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University have partnerships and community outreach events happening for the next month across the area.

Women in Educational Leadership Symposium is Sept. 22 – 24

By Heather Brandon
BOONE, N.C. – The second annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS) will be held in the Reich College of Education (RCOE) building on the campus of Appalachian State University, Friday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 24.

The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017

By Ellen Burnette
BOONE, N.C.  – On Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will occur over the United States. Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Physics and Astronomy have been working for months to share the experience with the campus and community.

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted Aug. 2

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.— Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Summer Symposium Aug. 5-10 will focus on global history and complex connections in remembering the Holocaust and crises today

By Ellen Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The 16th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on “Remembering the Holocaust” will be held Aug. 5-10 at the Marriott Hotel in Boone, near the Appalachian State University campus. This year’s symposium puts a particular emphasis on the Holocaust as an event in global history and explores the complex connections between the Jewish refugee crisis of the 1930s and early 1940s with the present refugee crises around the world.

Robert Netherland to present on his book ‘Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking’ July 26

Submitted by Lynn Patterson

BOONE, N.C.—Robert Netherland will share his interpretation of southern cooking in the Appalachian Mountains on Wednesday, July 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Broyhill Family Room (421) in Belk Library and Information Commons, during a library-sponsored author talk.