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Guin Thi: Finding ‘home’ on Appalachian’s campus

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—By the time she arrived on campus, ready to begin her college journey, Appalachian State University freshman Guin Thi had exceeded the hopes and dreams of her family. Now she is realizing her own dream, learning more about a profession that has intrigued her since childhood: architectural design. She is majoring in building sciences in Appalachian’s architectural technology and design program.

Dr. Edward Westermann, author of ‘Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars,’ to lecture Feb. 2 at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Edward B. Westermann, a professor of history at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, will lecture on his recent book “Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest” at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in Room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons on the campus of Appalachian State University.

Six Appalachian students awarded the Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE, N.C.—Six Appalachian students received a $2,500 scholarship to study abroad through the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad™ initiative.

Appalachian leads writing projects at Chinese universities

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—At several Chinese universities, instruction in writing English has taken on a distinctly American character, and Appalachian State University deserves much of the credit.

Appalachian ranks 3rd among master’s degree-granting institutions for study-abroad participation

By University Communications

BOONE—The strength of Appalachian State University’s study-abroad programs and student interest in global living and learning has placed the university near the top of rankings released Nov. 14 by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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

Freeman-ASIA scholarship helps fund semester in Japan for Appalachian State University sophomore Jason Le

By University Communications

BOONE—Jason Le, a sophomore from North Wilkesboro who is majoring in computer information systems in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, is spending the current academic year studying at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.

Nominations sought for Global Leadership and Local to Global awards

By University Communications

BOONE—Nominations are being sought for the 2016 Global Leadership awards and the 2016 Local to Global award. The deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 12; for details about the awards and how to submit nominations, click on “Global Symposium” at, the webpage for Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development, which administers the awards.

Evan Lohmann joins Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development as assistant director of education abroad

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE—Evan Lohmann joined Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development (OIED) as the new assistant director of education abroad in June.