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Appalachian remains 4th among master’s degree granting institutions for study abroad participation

BOONE—The strength of Appalachian State University’s study abroad programs and student interest in living and learning in a different culture has placed the university near the top of rankings released Nov. 16 by the Institute of International Education.

Campus community invited to test educational computer game

Faculty and students in the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University have developed an educational, Kinect-based computer game and are seeking campus volunteers to try it out.

A veteran’s commitment continues long after military service ends

BOONE—A veteran’s commitment to serve doesn’t stop when he or she leaves the military. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Vickie Hughes, now associate professor in the Department of Nursing faculty at Appalachian State University, illustrated that point with a story she told during a Veterans Day ceremony on campus.

IIANC makes $250,000 investment in Appalachian’s Brantley Risk and Insurance Center

BOONE—The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) has made a $250,000 gift to the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center at Appalachian State University. The gift will be used to help modernize the center located in the Walker College of Business. Aubie Knight, CEO of IIANC, presented the check to Walker College of Business Interim Dean Heather Norris Nov. 5.

Hutchins receives National Translation Award

BOONE—William M. Hutchins, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion, has received the National Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association in the prose category. The award recognizes his Arabic to English translation of “The New Waw: Saharan Oasis” by Ibrahim al-Koni.

Appalachian senior honored for community service

ELON—Appalachian State University senior Kelsey Trevethan has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to community engagement.

Appalachian earns 2016 Military Friendly® School designation

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a leader in connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.

Appalachian’s SDAP program receives federal funds to help students thrive

BOONE—Ask any college student about their goals and the most likely response is finding a good job and supporting themselves after graduation.

Students with intellectual disabilities are no different.

Veterans Day ceremony held Nov. 11 on campus

BOONE—Appalachian State University will hold a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located on the west side of the Dougherty Administration Building. A continental breakfast will follow in the administration building lobby. The public is invited.