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Appalachian students a major presence during the 12th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University encourages undergraduate research, and the university’s representation at the 12th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) at N.C. Central University in Durham last November is testimony to that fact. According to information supplied by the Office of Student Research (OSR), Appalachian and N.C. State University hosted the largest number of undergraduate research presentations at the symposium – 60 each.

Award-winning science journalist Carl Zimmer to speak Sept. 16 at Appalachian

BOONE—The New York Times science journalist Carl Zimmer will speak Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.

Gibbard and Hester recognized for excellence in student advising and mentoring

BOONE—Two individuals who exemplify outstanding student advising at Appalachian State University are Bob Gibbard and Dr. Brooke Hester, co-winners of University College’s Excellence in Student Advising and Mentoring Award for 2015. The award is presented to a faculty or staff member for their superior performance in promoting and fostering student learning, development and self-authorship through their advising and mentoring activities.

West receives Excellence in Community Engagement Award

BOONE—Dr. Stephanie West has received the Excellence in Community Engagement Award from University College at Appalachian State University. The award recognizes a faculty or staff member who participates actively in the local community and encourages students to engage with local communities and organizations as well.

Conway and Pope honored by Appalachian’s University College

BOONE—Two lecturers in the Department of English at Appalachian State University have been honored by University College and its general education program for their teaching and work with undergraduate students.

Social entrepreneurs Doc Hendley and Hannah Davis to speak at Global Opportunities Conference

BOONE—Wine to Water founder Doc Hendley will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Global Opportunities Conference: Business for a Better World to be held Friday, April 10 at 9 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Grandfather Ballroom at Appalachian State University.

Civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry speaks March 23 at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Mary Frances Berry will present “Whatever Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?” Monday, March 23, as part of the 2014-15 Forum Series at Appalachian State University. The series theme is “The Civil Rights Act After 50 Years: Is There Justice for All Now?”

Climate activist Timothy DeChristopher speaks Oct. 20 at Appalachian

BOONE—Well-known climate activist Timothy DeChristopher will speak Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.

Contemplative pedagogy and the transformation of higher education to be discussed Sept. 30

BOONE—Dr. Daniel Barbezat, co-author of “Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning” will speak at Appalachian State University Sept. 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union.