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Presidential debate viewing and discussion to take place Sept. 26 on Appalachian’s campus

By: University Communications

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a public viewing and discussion of the U.S. Presidential debate in Room 420 (Parkway Ballroom) of the Plemmons Student Union on Sept. 26.

AppTV expands presence in North Carolina and Tennessee

BOONE—In partnership with SkyBest Communications, Inc., Appalachian State University’s television station, AppTV, will expand its programming to Ashe, Alleghany and Johnson counties in Tennessee as well as increase coverage in Avery and Watauga counties.

10th annual Kellar Radio Talent Institute prepares participants for the airwaves

BOONE—More than 20 university students and recent graduates came together to kick off the 10th annual Kellar Radio Talent Institute at the Beasley Media Complex on Appalachian State University’s campus in late May. The institute is a 10-day workshop, training and networking event hosted by the Department of Communication in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Appalachian State University launches original programming on student-run AppTV

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s television station, AppTV, kicks off its daily original programing with Health Talk at 7 p.m. (EDT) on May 26, 2015.

AppTV is Appalachian’s student-run television station featuring original and acquired programming. It can be viewed on channel 23.3 on Appalachian’s campus, Charter Cable channel 198 in North Carolina’s High Country and Johnson County, Tennessee, and via http://www.watchapptv.com.

Student’s love of television news nets him a $10,000 prize

BOONE—Appalachian State University freshman Tyler Hardin is this year’s winner of the Fox News Channel College Challenge Contest, a nationwide contest where students submit news stories for consideration.

DeHart named chair of Appalachian’s Department of Communication

BOONE—Following a national search, Dr. Jean DeHart has been named chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University. DeHart served as interim chair following Dr. Janice Pope, who returned to the faculty.

McCorkindale named PRSSA National Faculty Adviser for 2015-17

New York—The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has announced that Dr. Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, has been elected to a two-year term as PRSSA 2015-2017 National Faculty Adviser on the National Committee, starting June 1.

Communication student wins BEA Festival of Media Arts award

BOONE—The creativity of a senior in Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication has garnered honors from the 2014 Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.

DeHart named interim chair of Appalachian’s Department of Communication

BOONE—Dr. Jean DeHart has been named interim chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University effective Jan. 1, 2014. DeHart replaces Dr. Janice Pope, who will be returning to the faculty after serving as interim chair from 2007-09 and chair from 2009-13.