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Ward named dean of libraries at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Dane Ward has been named dean of libraries at Appalachian State University effective Aug.1. Ward comes from Illinois State University, Normal, where he has served as dean of the Milner Library since 2014.

Specht named dean of Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Neva J. Specht has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences after a national search. She begins her duties May 1.

Philosophy faculty member featured in recent Hi-Phi Nation podcast

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Christopher Bartel, an associate professor of philosophy at Appalachian State University, has contributed to “The Cops of Pop,” the fifth episode of “Hi-Phi Nation,” a story- and sound-driven podcast about philosophy.

Campus emergency siren test to be conducted April 5

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5.

March 29 lecture to complement ‘Useful Work’ exhibition at Appalachian’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University will present a March lecture that complements “Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm,” an exhibit on view at the center through May 6.

Dan German Speaker Series April 4 and 12 to include Princeton professor, University of Warwick chancellor and journalist

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The new Dan German Speaker Series at Appalachian State University has invited international experts to lead conversations in April on topics ranging from the current tensions in transatlantic relations to human rights in the 21st century.

International culture and customs come together at the 16th annual Diversity Celebration April 4

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—The 16th annual Diversity Celebration will be held Tuesday, April 4, from 3 – 9 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University.

Wells Fargo economist to speak March 31 at Appalachian

BOONE, N.C.—John Silvia, chief economist for Wells Fargo, will be the speaker at this spring’s Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture at Appalachian State University, to be held Friday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. A reception in the lobby will follow.

David Pogue, former personal technology columnist for The New York Times, to speak April 5 in University Forum Series

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—David Pogue, the former personal technology columnist for The New York Times, will present “America and Science: The Path to Success in the Unrecognizable New World of Tech and Culture” on April 5 as part of the University Forum Series at Appalachian State University.