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Archive for September, 2017

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.

Appalachian Building Emergency Team members meet with first responders

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Building Emergency Team members from nine facilities on the Appalachian State University campus met with first responders from University Police and the Boone Fire Department on Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Parkway Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union.

Appalachian State sees record retention, diversity rates as ‘slow and steady’ growth continues

By Megan Hayes

BOONE, N.C.—In August, Appalachian State University welcomed 18,811 students to campus, including 3,306 first-year students who comprise the largest and most diverse first-year class in the university’s history.

Visiting Writers Series resumes Sept. 21 with readings and craft talks

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series resumes Sept. 21 at Appalachian State University with readings and craft talks.

RIEEE offers free offsets workshop Oct. 6

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) is hosting a daylong workshop Friday, Oct. 6, on the future of carbon offsets and carbon markets in the southeastern United States.

Appalachian earns FIRE’S highest rating for protecting free speech

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has earned the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s highest “green light” rating for protecting student and faculty free speech, a distinction held by only 35 institutions nationwide.