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Appalachian State University geologist’s research on ancient footprints garners worldwide attention, will shed light on the roots of our origin

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—The spotlight is on Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce. Big time.

Her recently published research around the age and formation of the largest assemblage of Homo sapiens footprints discovered to date, in the shadow of the Ol Doinyo L’engai volcano in Tanzania, led to an Oct.10 article in National Geographic

Paul Thompson to deliver the Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture Oct. 28 in the Holmes Convocation Center at Appalachian State University; talk will illuminate seven attributes of a great leader

By University Communications

BOONE—Paul Thompson, founder and chairman of Transportation Insight and a supporter of business programs at Appalachian State University, will deliver the fall Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 in Appalachian’s Holmes Convocation Center.

Fall Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University to continue with appearances by Carol Tyler Nov. 3 and Robert Olen Butler Nov. 10

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE—The annual Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University is like an exclusive club. Only the best authors out there can meet the requirements for membership.

Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents the North Carolina Dance Festival Oct. 27–29

By: Morgan White and Matt Denney

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) in the Valborg Theatre on the university campus Oct. 27–29 at 7 p.m. The festival is a celebration of the state’s legacy of accomplished and admired dancers, and prices are $10 for students and $17 for adults.

Appalachian State University takes pledge as healthy campus partner

Joins growing list of institutions and organizations working to improve the health of campus communities

By: Dr. Alex Howard

BOONE—Appalachian State University took the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus Pledge and is now considered a Healthy Campus 2020 Partner. This pledge demonstrates a campus’ commitment toward achieving the Healthy Campus 2020 goals and objectives. Appalachian has joined a growing group of diverse, motivated institutions and organizations working every day to move campuses across our nation toward better health. This list includes neighboring institutions N.C. State University and Wake Forest University, as well as many more around the country.

Appalachian State University Board of Trustees elects new officers, passes resolution supporting underrepresented students

By: Megan Hayes

BOONE—Three members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees were elected into new executive positions on Sept. 23. Vice Chair Alice G. Roess is the new chair of the board, replacing Bradley T. Adcock, who has served as chair since 2014. James M. Barnes is now vice chair, and John M. Blackburn replaced Barnes as the board’s secretary. The trustees were approved to fill their new roles by a unanimous vote of the full board.

Documentary ‘Come Hell or High Water’ explores Western North Carolina flood of 1916, its impact and implications

By University Communications

BOONE—“Come Hell or High Water, Remembering the Flood of 1916,” directed by documentary filmmaker David Weintraub, will have its Boone premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7pm in the I.G. Greer Auditorium on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Gormly: Appalachian is the right place for veterans and active duty personnel

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Appalachian State University is ranked seventh among regional universities in the South as a “Best College for Veterans” by U.S. News and World Report. That ranking could be one more reason veterans and active-duty military members select Appalachian.

Faculty and alumna of Appalachian’s Department of Communication benefit from being named Kopenhaver Fellows

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE—Three faculty members in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University and one of the department’s alumna are now enjoying the benefits of two organizations advocating for them and other early- and mid-career women working in communication fields.