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Latin American Film Festival begins Aug. 28

BOONE—A Latin American Film Festival will be held Thursdays beginning Aug. 28 at Appalachian State University. Admission to the films is free.

Assistant professor combines passions for public service and research

BOONE—A stint in the Peace Corps combined with an interest in plant biology helped solidify the research interests of Dr. Matt Estep, an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology.

Appalachian’s Energy Center will help improve life for Brazil’s catadores

BOONE—A community-based landfill gas project in Brazil piloted in 2009 by the Appalachian Energy Center located at Appalachian State University will soon become reality.

Anastasiou, Julian and Frisco join Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development

BOONE—Three individuals have joined the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University. They are Dr. Maria Anastasiou, who has been named director of international student and scholar services and outreach within OIED, Adam Julian, who has been named assistant director, and Chanel Frisco, who has been named program coordinator.

Appalachian receives $397,713 grant to continue Pakistani schools exchange program

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a third grant totaling $397,713 from the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, to continue an exchange project between public schools in Watauga County and Taxila, Pakistan.

Appalachian’s American Cultural Center in China focuses on sustainability

BOONE—Sustainability was the theme for recent activities at the American Cultural Center in Shenyang, China.

The center, located at Northeastern University in Shenyang, is co-directed by Appalachian State University. It was launched in May 2013 with an initial $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State.

Appalachian receives $183,000 grant to train international science and English teachers

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $183,000 Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program grant to implement a training program designed to enhance the capacity of 20 teachers representing 17 countries to teach science and English. The program will run from Sept. 19 through Nov. 3.

Students prepare Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 entry for cross-Atlantic journey

BOONE—Thirty-four students from Appalachian State University will soon begin packing for a 4,000-plus mile trip to Versailles, France. But before they pack their luggage, they first have to prepare their 1,200-square foot house for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 competition.

Celebrate Brazilian culture April 10-11 at Appalachian

BOONE—Festa Do Brasil, a festival celebrating Brazilian culture, will be held April 10 and 11 at Appalachian State University.