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Appalachian recognizes Summeys as Family of the Year

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Rebecca Summey likes to say she bleeds black and gold. Her parents met at Appalachian State University, where she is currently a senior and her brother, Adam Summey, is a freshman.

Geography major finds adventure and stories in the field

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Digging a snowpit, setting up tents or strapping bags on horses high in the Andes is a long way from day-to-day life in Greensboro. For Evan Montpellier, who loves science and working with his hands, fieldwork for Appalachian State University’s Master of Arts in Geography pointed the way to a fulfilling course of study.

Poet Vivian Shipley to conclude Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Nov. 2

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University will conclude Nov. 2 with two presentations by Vivian Shipley, a poet, critic and award-winning teacher.

Black Mountain College Semester at Appalachian to include lectures, workshops, art, films and other events

By Mary Anne Redding

BOONE, N.C.—For Appalachian State University’s Black Mountain College (BMC) Semester in spring 2018, multiple departments across the university are collaborating with area museums and other venues to host exhibits, lectures and workshops that will highlight the importance of BMC’s influence within the Appalachian region’s creative, educational and political movements.

Alumnus’ new endowment fund and named space in Peacock Hall honor information systems professor

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—A new endowment fund and meeting and networking space at Appalachian State University have been established to honor Dr. Albert L. Harris, a longtime professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Walker College of Business (WCOB).

Poet Susan Ludvigson appears in Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Oct. 5

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University will continue on Oct. 5 with two presentations by Susan Ludvigson, an award-winning poet and the 2017-18 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian, where she is teaching a seminar in advanced poetry.

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).

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.