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Appalachian welcomes alumni, celebrates students during Homecoming 2016

Senior Pooja Adial of Four Oaks named ‘Top of the Rock’ student

By: Chris Grulke

BOONE—During Appalachian State University’s 2016 Homecoming celebration, alumni and families joined students, faculty and staff for a weeklong celebration.

Fall Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University to continue with appearances by Carol Tyler Nov. 3 and Robert Olen Butler Nov. 10

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE—The annual Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University is like an exclusive club. Only the best authors out there can meet the requirements for membership.

Freeman-ASIA scholarship helps fund semester in Japan for Appalachian State University sophomore Jason Le

By University Communications

BOONE—Jason Le, a sophomore from North Wilkesboro who is majoring in computer information systems in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, is spending the current academic year studying at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.

“The Schaefer Center Presents” at Appalachian features screening of “Remember,” a Holocaust film, followed by a panel discussion

By University Communications

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s performance series, “The Schaefer Center Presents,” will screen the film “Remember” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Appalachian’s Humanities Council to present Oct. 7 symposium titled “Intersectionality, Pedagogy, and the Humanities: Rethinking Knowledge”

By University Communications

BOONE—The Humanities Council at Appalachian State University will present a symposium called “Intersectionality, Pedagogy, and the Humanities: Rethinking Knowledge” from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Appalachian’s Plemmons Student Union (PSU). Admission is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP at the Humanities Council’s website at

Gormly: Appalachian is the right place for veterans and active duty personnel

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Appalachian State University is ranked seventh among regional universities in the South as a “Best College for Veterans” by U.S. News and World Report. That ranking could be one more reason veterans and active-duty military members select Appalachian.

Nominations sought for Global Leadership and Local to Global awards

By University Communications

BOONE—Nominations are being sought for the 2016 Global Leadership awards and the 2016 Local to Global award. The deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 12; for details about the awards and how to submit nominations, click on “Global Symposium” at, the webpage for Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development, which administers the awards.

Appalachian State University leadership passes resolutions in support of underrepresented students, revises chalking policy

By: Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees adopted a resolution in support of underrepresented students on Friday, Sept. 23. Appalachian’s Faculty Senate adopted a similar resolution on Monday, Sept. 19. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts announced a change in the facilities use policy related to chalking messages on university sidewalks.

Appalachian State University to host inaugural conference of Women in Educational Leadership Symposium; Appalachian’s Chancellor Everts to be among the keynote speakers

By: Ken Keuffel

BOONE—Dr. Sheri N. Everts, the chancellor of Appalachian State University, will be among the keynote speakers at the inaugural conference of the Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS), which Appalachian will host Sept. 30 through Oct. 2.