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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.

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.

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.

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.

Appalachian professor directs season four of ‘A Craftsman’s Legacy,’ premiering Sept. 9

Submitted by Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Kelly Davis, assistant professor of electronic media/broadcasting in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University, returns to “A Craftsman’s Legacy” to direct his second season. The show, now in its fourth season, will premiere on UNC-TV (WUNE locally) Saturday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. and follows host and renowned metal shaper and motorcycle builder Eric Gorges as he continues his quest for America’s finest craftsmen.

The Edible and Visual South: UNC scholars visit Appalachian Sept. 15

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Southern scholars Marcie Cohen Ferris and William R. Ferris of University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill will be on campus for two events Friday, Sept. 15, in Belk Library and Information Commons Lecture Hall 114. At 3:30 p.m., Cohen Ferris will speak about how food – as cuisine and as commodity – has expressed and shaped southern identity. Ferris’s talk from 6 – 8 p.m. will focus on his photography and documentary film work.

English major presents at American Literature Association

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—In May, Appalachian State University’s Tommy Young was one of a handful of undergraduates to present at the American Literature Association Conference, in Boston, Massachusetts. As a member of the Gertrude Stein Society, the English major was one of four scholars to present a paper on a panel titled “New Directions in Stein Studies.”