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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.

Appalachian awards 10 students Diversity Scholarships for 2017-18

By Cameron Thomasson

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

Two Appalachian faculty members named Fulbright Scholars

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Anatoli Ignatov, assistant professor in the Sustainable Development Department and Dr. Susan Lappan, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, both at Appalachian State University, were honored with prestigious Fulbright Scholar Awards this spring.

Workers celebrated in ‘topping ceremony’ for Beaver College of Health Sciences building

By Elisabeth B. Wall

BOONE, N.C.—More than 100 craftworkers looked upward, many with visible pride, as the final steel beam was lifted by crane to the top of Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) facility June 8. The building is slated to open in August of 2018.

$100K grant from National Endowment for the Humanities provides funds to explore war and its effects through art

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Three Appalachian State University professors have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to bring together veterans and their families to discuss how the humanities affect the understanding of armed conflict.