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N.C. Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources shares her career journey and opportunities within her department

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Career Development Center facilitated a question-and-answer panel discussion with Secretary of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz in early November, during which the secretary shared her career path and opportunities within her department.

Appalachian State University earns highest overall sustainability ranking by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

By Elisabeth B. Wall

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been recognized as a top performer in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving the highest ranking overall, No. 1, among master’s institutions. The university also ranked No. 2 in the area of curriculum and No. 5 in buildings.

Energy savings at Appalachian State University – making strides toward a just and sustainable future

Sustainability at Appalachian State University is not a trend, it is a tradition. We are active stewards of our state’s interconnected financial, cultural and natural resources. Through engaged scholarship, we balance critical, creative and global thinking in a living laboratory, transforming theory into practice and fostering responsible citizenship. – Statement of Sustainability in Appalachian’s strategic plan

By University Communications

Hayes School of Music at Appalachian to present five concerts Nov. 15-18

By University Communications

BOONE—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present five concerts featuring either the university’s student ensembles or faculty between Nov. 15 and Nov. 18.

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.

Appalachian State University Sustainability Investment Committee takes a stand for impact investing

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—Call it what you will – “sustainable” or “impact” investing, “doing business for good,” “doing good to do well.” It boils down to companies, organizations and institutions investing funds or resources with the intention to generate positive social and environmental impact while reaping a financial return.

Smith Gallery presents ‘Slant’ Nov. 9-18, with an artists’ reception Nov. 17

By University Communications

BOONE—The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents “Slant,” a part juried, part curated exhibition featuring some of the best works made by students in Appalachian’s graphic design and commercial photography programs. The exhibition will be on view Nov. 9-18.

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.