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Appalachian awards 10 students Diversity Scholarships for 2017-18

By Cameron Thomasson

BOONE, N.C.—Ten first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Diversity Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

Two Appalachian faculty members named Fulbright Scholars

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Anatoli Ignatov, assistant professor in the Sustainable Development Department and Dr. Susan Lappan, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, both at Appalachian State University, were honored with prestigious Fulbright Scholar Awards this spring.

Tickets on sale, events announced for An Appalachian Summer Festival, June 27 – Aug. 5 in the High Country

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Now in it 33rd season, the 2017 An Appalachian Summer Festival, June 27 – Aug. 5, will feature a variety of attractions in several arts genres, from classical music performed by the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble to dance performed by MOMIX and Charlotte Ballet.

Appalachian student becomes first recipient of teaching fellowship with the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C.

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through a partnership with Appalachian State University is launching its first Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Fellowship. The fellowship was created to provide a student studying in Appalachia the opportunity to learn more about the region and the ARC’s investment efforts to strengthen critical, analytical and leadership skills.

Jordyne Blaise named associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity and compliance at Appalachian

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Jordyne Blaise will be the next associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity and compliance at Appalachian State University. She will begin work July 1, having most recently served as the inaugural director of community engagement and equity at Harvard Law School.

Chancellor and university specialists advise U.S. Senate-led Task Force On Appalachia on economics, energy and education

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s chancellor and faculty and staff representatives have a “seat at the table” for U.S. Senate-level bipartisan discussions around issues and initiatives impacting the 13-state Appalachia region.

Veteran Eric Gormly delivers moving address at Appalachian’s Memorial Day ceremony

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—“For those who fight for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know.”

$100K grant from National Endowment for the Humanities provides funds to explore war and its effects through art

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Three Appalachian State University professors have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to bring together veterans and their families to discuss how the humanities affect the understanding of armed conflict.

Coordinator of Veteran Services Eric Gormly to speak at Appalachian’s Memorial Day ceremony May 29

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will mark Memorial Day with a ceremony featuring remarks by Eric Gormly, the coordinator of student veteran services at Appalachian.