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Archive for September, 2017

Appalachian’s Truman Capote scholarship winner and runner-up announced

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Madelyn Marie Kittle, a senior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing and film studies, has been awarded Appalachian State University’s 2017-18 Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing.

Appalachian’s NSF-funded scanning electron microscope supports undergraduate research

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The National Science Foundation, through a major research instrumentation program grant, awarded the College of Arts and Sciences’ Dewel Microscopy Facility at Appalachian State University $562,842 for a new scanning electron microscope (SEM).

Appalachian’s Humanities Council Symposium ‘Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistence, Resistance’ Sept. 29

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The Humanities Council under the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University will present a symposium titled “Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistence, Resistance” from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Appalachian’s Plemmons Student Union. Admission is free and the event is open to the community.

Author Randall Kenan speaks in Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Sept. 28

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University will continue Sept. 28 with two presentations by Randall Kenan.

Five Appalachian legacy first-year students earn Alumni Memorial Scholarships

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Five first-year students at Appalachian State University have received an Alumni Memorial Scholarship (AMS), awarded by the Appalachian Alumni Association to children of the university’s graduates.

Appalachian senior serves as student liaison to UNC Board of Governors

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—As the new president of the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments (UNCASG), Appalachian State University senior Tyler Hardin hopes to use his position to bring more student voices to the UNC Board of Governors.

Jeremy Jones, nonfiction writer, to open Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Sept. 21

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University will resume Sept. 21 with two presentations by Jeremy B. Jones, an award-winning writer of creative nonfiction.

Judson MacDonald named Appalachian’s 2016-17 Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year

By Heather Brandon

BOONE, N.C.—Judson MacDonald has been named the Appalachian State University Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year for the 2016-17 school year. Reich College of Education (RCOE) Dean Melba Spooner, and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Neva Specht, recognized him at the fall Opening Student Teaching meeting in August.

U.S. News recognizes Appalachian for academics, value, innovation

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has received high honors in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings for its academics, value, innovation and other factors. Appalachian has placed among the top 15 public and private southern universities since the rankings were first published in 1986.