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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.

Appalachian State University named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly Schools list

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.

MLK Challenge to be held Jan. 21 at Appalachian State University

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Approximately 200 students will participate in the annual MLK Challenge at Appalachian State University on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance hosts scholarship fundraiser Dec. 3

By Gordon Hensley

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the fundraiser “Roxanne’s Rivalry” in Room 420 (Parkway Ballroom) of the Plemmons Student Union on Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the show help fund five annual scholarships for students majoring in theatre education.

Appalachian ranks 3rd among master’s degree-granting institutions for study-abroad participation

By University Communications

BOONE—The strength of Appalachian State University’s study-abroad programs and student interest in global living and learning has placed the university near the top of rankings released Nov. 14 by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Appalachian State University marks Veterans Day with grand opening of Student Veteran Resource Center

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE—Appalachian State University, bolstering efforts to help veterans succeed in its classrooms and beyond, marked Veterans Day with the grand opening of the Major General Edward M. Reeder Jr. Student Veteran Resource Center.

German diplomat to speak at Kristallnacht commemoration Nov. 10

By University Communications

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a gathering and commemoration of Kristallnacht, the November 1938 anti-Jewish pogroms in Nazi Germany, Nov. 10 from 4-5 p.m. at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. The event will feature Klaus Becker, the Federal Republic of Germany’s Honorary Consul to North Carolina. The public is invited.

Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, to appear Nov. 10 in Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE—Robert Olen Butler, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has written 16 novels and six volumes of short fiction. He describes “Perfume River,” his latest novel, as “the best book I’ve ever written.” There are likely many reasons.