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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.

Appalachian State University to open new Student Veteran Resource Center

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—A new Student Veteran Resource Center, slated to open later this year on the campus of Appalachian State University, will serve the needs of Appalachian students who are active duty military personnel and veterans.

Appalachian State University’s Global Film Series presents ‘Journey to the West’ Sept. 21

By: University Communications

BOONE—The Global Film Series, a cooperative campus effort to provide a blend of cinema from around the world, will present the Chinese film “Journey to the West” directed by Stephen Chow, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s I.G. Greer Auditorium. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.

General Education geography class inspires future National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings scholarship recipient

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—Eric Burton, a senior geography major in Appalachian State University’s Honors College, could be the poster child for the university’s General Education program – a course of study that promotes critical and creative thinking; effective communication; making local-to-global connections and understanding responsibilities of community membership.

Renowned poet and veteran to host Sept. 28 writing workshop for veterans and families

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—Dr. Bruce Weigl, renowned poet and Vietnam veteran, Bronze Star winner and finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, will lead a workshop titled “Writing Trauma: A Workshop for Veterans and Their Families” Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Room 420 (Parkway Ballroom) of Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union (PSU) from 4 – 7 p.m.

World-renowned Holocaust scholar C.R. Browning to lecture at Appalachian Sept. 25

BOONE—The keynote lecture of the 2016 annual meeting of the North Carolina Jewish Studies Consortium at Appalachian State University will be delivered by Dr. Christopher R. Browning.

Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series continues Oct. 6 with Bruce Weigl, distinguished professor of creative writing

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—The fall Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University continues with Bruce Weigl Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Latin American Film Festival to feature “The Liberator”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature “The Liberator” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.