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$100K grant from National Endowment for the Humanities provides funds to explore war and its effects through art

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Three Appalachian State University professors have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to bring together veterans and their families to discuss how the humanities affect the understanding of armed conflict.

Coordinator of Veteran Services Eric Gormly to speak at Appalachian’s Memorial Day ceremony May 29

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will mark Memorial Day with a ceremony featuring remarks by Eric Gormly, the coordinator of student veteran services at Appalachian.

Appalachian faculty Goudas and Inlow use book clubs to provide learning platforms for faculty and students

By Kathy S. Bartlett

BOONE, N.C.—Book clubs have had resurgence ever since Oprah launched one 20 years ago, and a program at Appalachian State University that helps students with learning differences has adopted the format with great success. The program supports two clubs, one for faculty and one for students.

Appalachian’s Sarah Beth Anderson receives rural scholarship from the NBCC Foundation

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Beth Anderson of Boone, who is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the clinical mental health counseling program at Appalachian State University, has received a scholarship that includes $8,000 to defray the costs of her education as well as training in the counseling of underserved rural populations.

Senior citizens find volunteer sites through Appalachian Senior Programs

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Thanks to the Appalachian Senior Programs, senior citizens in the High Country are volunteering to meet the needs of their neighbors.

Appalachian’s Juliana J. Blanton receives $8,000 award from the NBCC Foundation; will receive training in the counseling of underserved minority populations

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Juliana J. Blanton of Boone, who is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the clinical mental health counseling program at Appalachian State University, has received a fellowship that includes $8,000 to defray the costs of her education as well as training in the counseling of underserved minority populations, specifically those ages 16 to 25.

Appalachian Gospel Choir to perform April 26

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Under Dr. DaVaughn Miller’s direction, the Appalachian Gospel Choir will present “Nothing to Fear” at 8 p.m. April 26 in Rosen Concert Hall of the Broyhill Music Center on the university’s campus.

Appalachian to present world premiere of play by Muthal Naidoo, noted South African author

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—Beginning April 26, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will present the world premiere of “Flight from the Mahabharath” by Muthal Naidoo, a noted South African author of Indian descent.

Appalachian to serve as Institute Partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders; 25 African leaders will study, network on campus this summer

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—For the second time in two years, Appalachian State University will serve as an Institute Partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.