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DeHart named chair of Appalachian’s Department of Communication

BOONE—Following a national search, Dr. Jean DeHart has been named chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University. DeHart served as interim chair following Dr. Janice Pope, who returned to the faculty.

Call for papers for 10th Annual Conference in World History and Economics

BOONE—Feb. 10 is the deadline for a call for papers and panel presentation proposals for the 10th Annual Conference in World History and Economics to be held in April 10 – 11 at Appalachian State University.

Video stream of program on advancing civil rights for the LGBT community shown Jan. 19

BOONE—The Appalachian State University and Boone communities are invited to a live streaming of a panel discussion on advancing civil rights for the LGBT community.

Julian Bond to speak at Appalachian’s MLK commemoration Jan. 23

BOONE—Civil rights activist and professor Julian Bond will speak Jan. 23 for the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at Appalachian State University.

Hill appointed to North Carolina Psychology Board

BOONE—Dr. Robert Hill, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Appalachian State University, has been reappointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to a three-year term on the North Carolina Psychology Board.

Sustainability Film Series begins Jan. 20

Panelists include N.Y. Times bestselling author Colin Campbell

BOONE—The 2015 Sustainability Film Series at Appalachian State University begins Jan. 20 with the screening of “Fed Up,” which examines America’s obesity epidemic.

Campus emergency alert system will be tested Feb. 4

BOONE—Appalachian State University will conduct a full test of its emergency notification system – including siren, email, voice and text messaging and the Alertus desktop notification system – Wed., Feb.4 , at 11:55 a.m.

Carnegie Foundation renews Appalachian’s community engagement classification

BOONE—Appalachian State University has retained its community engagement classification by the Carnegie Foundation first awarded to the university in 2008. The designation is valid until 2025.

Race named university registrar at Appalachian

BOONE—Debbie Race of Asheville has been named university registrar at Appalachian State University.