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Appalachian’s Shaina Katz has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic this summer in Morocco

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Shaina Katz, a junior from Apex who is majoring in political science and minoring in Arabic at Appalachian State University, has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic for eight weeks in Meknes, Morocco beginning in early June.

Iyer named program director of applied data analytics at Appalachian

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Lakshmi Iyer has been named program director of applied data analytics at Appalachian State University.

One student and one alum from Appalachian named Fulbright Scholars

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University has announced that student Ryan Hellenbrand of Boone and alumna Megan Holt-Smith of Mount Airy have been chosen as recipients of Fulbright scholarship awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad.

Appalachian faculty member awarded prestigious Rome Prize Fellowship

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Tricia Treacy, assistant professor of graphic design in Appalachian State University’s Department of Art, will attend the American Academy in Rome as part of a six-month design fellowship beginning this fall. Just 30 artists and scholars nationwide receive the competitive Rome Prize Fellowship annually.

Registration for upcoming Appalachian Energy Center workshops still open

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Energy Center is offering these workshops over the next three weeks:

Appalachian’s doctoral program accepted into prestigious Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s doctoral program in educational leadership has been accepted into the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a consortium of over 100 graduate schools of education working together to redesign professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of preK-20 education and the organizations that support it.

Senior citizens find volunteer sites through Appalachian Senior Programs

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Thanks to the Appalachian Senior Programs, senior citizens in the High Country are volunteering to meet the needs of their neighbors.

Appalachian to hold commencement ceremonies May 12-13

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Approximately 3,400 students will receive degrees during Appalachian State University’s commencement May 12-13. AppTV will sponsor a live stream of the events, which will be available at and on Appalachian’s Facebook page.

Concept for turning corn chip oil into biodiesel fuel earns Appalachian students second place in international Food Solutions Challenge

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—What has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could.