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Appalachian student receives scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation, engages community in biking

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—An Appalachian State University student who helped organize the first women’s cycling event in the Boone area in the summer of 2016 has been awarded the women’s Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation.

Presentation and discussion of the global garment industry and its labor held March 17

BOONE—A presentation and discussion of the global garment industry and the exploitation of labor will be held Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Price Lake Room in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Program on the Confederate battle flag presented Nov. 19

BOONE—Associate Professor Cameron Lippard will present “Heritage or Hate?: The Confederate Battle Flag in the 21st Century” Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. The public is invited to attend.

‘Guyland’ author Michael Kimmel lectures at Appalachian April 14

BOONE—Dr. Michael Kimmel will present the lecture “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” Tuesday, April 14, at Appalachian State University.

CHAMP screenings to improve balance to begin March 5

BOONE—To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at two locations in Watauga County beginning in March.

Alumna Kit Gruelle fights domestic violence in HBO documentary ‘Private Violence’

BOONE—As part of her ongoing battle against domestic violence, Appalachian State University alumna Kit Gruelle is featured in the HBO documentary “Private Violence.” Gruelle is featured in the film as an advocate and community activist fighting for rights and resources for women and children who experience violence at home. “Private Violence” centers on a North Carolina woman who has survived domestic violence.

Self-defense training should be part of a college’s sexual assault prevention and education programs, professor says

BOONE—If colleges want to effectively change their campus culture regarding rape, they should also focus on self-defense training for women rather than just improving their policies and training bystanders to intervene, according to an Appalachian State University professor who has been researching the women’s self-defense movement since 1993.

Series addresses the death penalty in N.C. and the U.S.

BOONE—A series of programs addressing various issues related to the death penalty is being held at Appalachian State University. All presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons unless otherwise noted. The public is invited.

Thomas receives State Department Critical Language Scholarship

BOONE—Elizabeth J. Thomas of Matthews has received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Russian this summer. Thomas is a junior sociology/social inequalities major at Appalachian State University.