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Hankins’ first book garners Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Davis Hankins of Appalachian State University is one of 10 winners of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise this year. It is an international award given annually by the Forschungszentrum für Internationale und Interdisziplinäre Theologie (Research Center for International and Inter¬disciplinary Theology) to outstanding first books in theology and is a most prestigious award in the field of religious studies. He received this award for his work “The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence” (Northwestern University Press, 2015).

SECU continues to fund Appalachian internships; 10 students complete 2017 summer internships

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Ten students from Appalachian State University completed 2017 summer internships in public sector and nonprofit entities of rural and underserved regions of North Carolina as part of a program called the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Public Service Fellows.

Visual history archive with 55,000 testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses will be accessible this fall through Appalachian’s Belk Library and Information Commons

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—This fall semester, Appalachian State University will become one of 79 sites to provide full access to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.

Appalachian awards 11 students Plemmons Scholarships for 2017-2018

By Tanner McGuire

BOONE, N.C.—Eleven first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Plemmons Leadership Scholarships. Plemmons Scholars have shown outstanding leadership in either their high schools or communities.

High Country Half Marathon Announces New Route for 2017 Race

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announced a new route for the High Country Half Marathon scheduled for Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. Race director Mary Sheryl Horine stated, “Our race has a fantastic following of runners but not everyone is thrilled with the uphill finish. This year we’ve changed the route slightly in order to offer a long downhill finish for the last couple of miles!”

Summer Symposium Aug. 5-10 will focus on global history and complex connections in remembering the Holocaust and crises today

By Ellen Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The 16th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on “Remembering the Holocaust” will be held Aug. 5-10 at the Marriott Hotel in Boone, near the Appalachian State University campus. This year’s symposium puts a particular emphasis on the Holocaust as an event in global history and explores the complex connections between the Jewish refugee crisis of the 1930s and early 1940s with the present refugee crises around the world.

Appalachian’s Rosen Sculpture Walk highlights contemporary sculpture at An Appalachian Summer Festival

By Lynn Rees-Jones

BOONE, N.C.—Award-winning sculptor Gregory Elliot, who selected the sculptures for the 31st Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, will announce winners and offer insights into his choices when he leads the Rosen Sculpture Walk with the juror.

Appalachian student receives scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation, engages community in biking

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—An Appalachian State University student who helped organize the first women’s cycling event in the Boone area in the summer of 2016 has been awarded the women’s Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation.

Appalachian awards four Fleming Scholarships for 2017-18

By Tanner McGuire

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