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Archive for 2017

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.

Home School Physical Education Program accepting students, classes begin Sept. 12

By Audry Gurkin

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Physical Education Program will offer the Home School Physical Education Program for the 2017-18 academic year.

Appalachian students accepted in Japanese exchange program

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE, N.C.—Five Appalachian State University students have been chosen to participate in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program for 2017-18.

Registration open for Black Saturday 5K to be held Sept. 23

By Kali Woodlief

BOONE, N.C.—Registration is open for the annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk taking place Saturday, Sept. 23. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Management Scholarship Endowment of the recreation management program in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University.

Meeting and Working with Nelson Mandela: Politics and Memory in a Democratic State

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—On Tuesday, Sept. 5, Robert Haswell, geographer, political activist and former member of the Democratic Party of Parliament in South Africa, will present a lecture entitled, “Meeting and Working with Nelson Mandela: Politics and Memory in a Democratic State.” The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114 on the campus of Appalachian State University. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion including Dr. Ike Udogu and Dr. Rob Eskridge of the Department of Government and Justice Studies.

Author Susan Rivers to speak Sept. 7, proceeds support University Libraries’ Student Employee Scholarship Program

By Lynn Patterson

BOONE, N.C.—Back by popular demand, the University Libraries at Appalachian State University will sponsor “A Novel Experience” fundraising dinner on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Blowing Rock Country Club in Blowing Rock. The event speaker will be award- winning playwright Susan Rivers.