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Appalachian receives IIE Generation Study Abroad grant funds to increase and diversify population of students who study abroad

BOONE—Appalachian State University was selected to receive $7,500 to support new study abroad scholarships as part of its commitment to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad® initiative to increase the number and diversity of students who study abroad by the end of the decade.

Orlando program of remembrance scheduled for 6 p.m.

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a program of remembrance in response to Sunday’s Orlando shooting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium, with brief remarks at 6:30 p.m.

Writer Matt Gallagher to present writing workshop for veterans and a public reading

BOONE—Matt Gallagher, an Iraq War combat veteran and writer, will be in residence at Appalachian State University June 13 and 14. Gallagher is the author of two highly acclaimed books: the memoir, “Kaboom,” and the recently published Iraq War novel, “Youngblood,” cited by the New York Times as “an urgent and deeply moving novel.”

Memorial Day is ‘day to give thanks’

BOONE—At Appalachian State University’s Memorial Day ceremony May 30, retired Spc. Anthony Corso told the story of 31-year-old Army Capt. Clayton Carpenter who died when the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting suffered a hard landing during a routine training mission, just days before he planned to propose to his girlfriend.

Documentary ‘After Coal’ premieres in U.S. and United Kingdom film festivals

BOONE—“After Coal,” a feature-length film created through Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies, premieres on two continents this spring.

The hour-long film was shown at New Jersey’s Princeton Environmental Film Festival and Ohio’s Athens International Film Festival in April. On May 27, it will premiere at Wales’ Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye in the United Kingdom, featuring the music of two Appalachian alumni who assisted with the film’s production and soundtrack.

Students share the stage with dozens of statewide theatres in collaborative “Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days”

RALEIGH—Twenty current students and recent graduates of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University participated in two different productions performed as part of the “Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days” at the North Carolina Museum of History. Over a 118-hour period of non-stop, round-the-clock theatre, every one of Shakespeare’s plays was performed live in the sequential order of their writing.

Yom HaShoah at Appalachian begins April 30 with play by second-generation Holocaust survivor

BOONE—For this year’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies has worked with partners throughout North Carolina to organize two events. The public is invited.

Cuban professors visit Appalachian State University for sustainability tour

BOONE—Professors from Universidad de la Habana visited Appalachian State University recently to learn about Appalachian’s sustainable technology programs. Appalachian was one of only a few campuses the professors toured.

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement three-part series opens Monday, April 25

BOONE—The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, the Center for Appalachian Studies, as well as the Africana Studies program, Black Faculty and Student Association, Black Student Association, the College of Arts and Sciences and a number of other organizations and departments around the Appalachian State University campus are hosting a three-part series on the voices of the Civil Rights Movement, April 25 through April 26.