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UCF sociologists lecture on racial attitudes in the U.S. and motherhood in the media

BOONE—Two sociologists from the University of Central Florida will present lectures Oct. 20 and 21 at Appalachian State University on topics that have been in the news in recent months – racial attitudes and motherhood in the media.

Historian Alon Confino lectures Oct. 21 at Appalachian

BOONE—Professor Alon Confino of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and the University of Virginia will present the talk “A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide” Oct. 21 at Appalachian State University. His program will begin at 7 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons room 114. The lecture is free of charge.

Faces of Courage Award presented to four Appalachian alumni

BOONE—They might not have realized it at the time, but many former Appalachian State University faculty, staff and students spearheaded the university’s diversity efforts beginning in the 1960s.

Four of those individuals were honored with a Faces of Courage Award presented Oct. 2 during a Commemoration of Integration held on campus.

Commemoration of Integration will be streamed via the Internet

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Commemoration of Integration ceremony Oct. 2 will be available for view at The stream will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The ceremony, to be held in the Holmes Convocation Center, is designed to inform, educate and provide deserved recognition and acknowledgement to the historic integration at Appalachian The program will honor former students and faculty who played a role during this time.

Appalachian commemorates integration with Oct. 2 ceremony

BOONE—Imagine you are attending Appalachian State University in the spring of 1965. Enrollment is just shy of 3,060 students. A total of 369 are enrolled in graduate school.

Now imagine you are an African-American attending what was then Appalachian State Teachers College as integration was spreading across the South.

Nominations sought for Appalachian’s Global Leadership awards

BOONE—Nominees are sought for the Global Leadership awards at Appalachian State University. The awards recognize students, faculty and staff who have made a significant contribution to advance global learning at the university.

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 14. The awards will be presented during the Appalachian Global Symposium Nov. 18

Fleming Scholarship awarded to Boyd, Gordon and Henderson

BOONE—The inaugural Willie C. Fleming Scholarship has been awarded to three freshmen at Appalachian State University.

They are Troy Boyd of Stanley, Latanya Gordon of Fayetteville and Jasmine Henderson of Charlotte. Each has received a $1,000 scholarship.

Student support services helps first-generation college students succeed

BOONE—For the past 43 years, Appalachian State University has been part of the federally funded Student Support Services Program (SSS) designed to help increase the number of low-income college students, first-generation students and those with disabilities successfully complete a postsecondary education.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak to speak at Appalachian Sept. 24

BOONE—Professor Gayatri Spivak will speak Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Rosen Concert Hall in Broyhill Music Center. The title of her talk is “The Subaltern, Again and Again.”