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Guin Thi: Finding ‘home’ on Appalachian’s campus

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—By the time she arrived on campus, ready to begin her college journey, Appalachian State University freshman Guin Thi had exceeded the hopes and dreams of her family. Now she is realizing her own dream, learning more about a profession that has intrigued her since childhood: architectural design. She is majoring in building sciences in Appalachian’s architectural technology and design program.

Miguel Zenón Quartet to perform at Appalachian March 7

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The quartet of acclaimed jazz saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón will perform at 8 p.m. March 7 in support of “Típico,” their new album, in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series will resume March 2 with Rose McLarney; other writers will be Bianca Spriggs, Al Young and Robert Gipe

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—The spring portion of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series will spring into action beginning March 2 at Appalachian State University.

Fans of poetry and fiction will have opportunities to experience how the work of three leading writers is defying stereotypes about Appalachia.

Former coal miner Nick Mullins to present ‘Blood on the Mountain’ Feb. 21 as part of Appalachian’s Sustainability Film Series

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Nick Mullins, a former coal miner interviewed in the film “Blood on the Mountain,” will introduce the award-winning documentary Feb. 21 during the Sustainability Film Series at Appalachian State University.

Student leader creates mentorship, leadership opportunities for women in computer science

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Mbiki is an advocate for the role academic and professional student clubs play in the Appalachian State University experience. The senior computer science major credits her experience in the Women in Computer Science club for providing her with support and mentorship opportunities as she completes a challenging major and prepares for work in a field that is traditionally male-dominated.

Dr. Edward Westermann, author of ‘Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars,’ to lecture Feb. 2 at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Edward B. Westermann, a professor of history at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, will lecture on his recent book “Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest” at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in Room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons on the campus of Appalachian State University.

Six Appalachian students awarded the Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE, N.C.—Six Appalachian students received a $2,500 scholarship to study abroad through the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad™ initiative.

Appalachian leads writing projects at Chinese universities

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—At several Chinese universities, instruction in writing English has taken on a distinctly American character, and Appalachian State University deserves much of the credit.

Appalachian continues building engaged community through Sustained Dialogue initiative, now in its second year

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University begins its second year of participation in the international Sustained Dialogue Institute program in spring 2017 semester, with the goal of building a more cohesive, engaged and understanding campus community.