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Appalachian receives NSF grant to address math and science teacher shortage in rural schools

BOONE—A four-year, $1,165,039 grant from the National Science Foundation awarded to Appalachian State University will help address the shortage of math and science teachers in rural schools.

Zackary Vernon receives first Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize

BOONE—Zackary Vernon, a new faculty member at Appalachian State University, is the winner of the premiere Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize for his essay titled “Boone Summer: Adventures of a Bad Environmentalist.” Vernon will receive a cash prize and his essay will be published in the 25th issue of the North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) in 2016.

Appalachian awarded $273,922 from U.S. Department of Education to support Student Veterans

BOONE—A $273,922, three-year grant awarded to Appalachian State University from the U.S. Department of Education will be used to support Student Veterans on campus.

Appalachian is the only UNC system school to receive DOE Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS) funding.

Celebrating Happily Ever After with Homecoming 2015, Oct. 1-3

BOONE—The Appalachian State University community will celebrate 2015 homecoming with old and new traditions, including the homecoming blood drive, parade and APPtoberfest. The Mountaineer football team will take on the University of Wyoming Cowboys in Kidd Brewer Stadium at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 3.

Moore receives AAUP Chapter’s Academic Freedom Award

BOONE—Dr. Michael Moore, an emeritus professor in the Department of History at Appalachian State University, has received the 2015 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Employees receive Staff Award from Appalachian

BOONE—Four employees at Appalachian State University have received a Staff Award for 2015 for their service to the university. The employees who were honored during convocation Sept. 3 are Sandi Jones, Russell Paige, Lynn Patterson and Tracey Tardiff.

Humanities symposium held Oct. 9 at Appalachian

BOONE—How the life stories of colonized peoples reclaim and transform the humanities today and how they affect the multicultural landscape burgeoning in western North Carolina is the topic of the Third Annual Humanities Symposium Oct. 9 at Appalachian State University.

Plemmons Medallion presented to Marquie, Deloglos, Boya and Cole

BOONE—Four individuals known for their service to others have received the W.H. Plemmons Medallion from Appalachian State University. The 2015 honorees are May graduates Merrick Marquie and Zoe Deloglos, faculty member Unal Boya and chief legal officer Dayton Cole.

Education can be life changing, speaker says

BOONE—Never take your college education for granted, students at Appalachian State University were told during fall convocation Sept. 3. That caveat was delivered by Ishmael Beah, author of the memoir “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier,” which was selected for the university’s Common Reading Program this year.