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International education is key to preparing global citizens

BOONE—The internationalization of higher education has become an imperative, according to the associate vice chancellor for international education at Appalachian State University. Speaking at a luncheon during International Education Week on campus, Jesse Lutabingwa said providing global learning opportunities has become part of the university’s fabric.

Harris honored for promoting international opportunities for students

BOONE—Professor Al Harris from Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management has received the Walker College of Business’s Lifetime Achievement Award for devoting his career to providing students with international opportunities.

Want to bring an international volunteer to Boone? AIESEC seeks support for Global Citizen program

BOONE—AIESEC at Appalachian State University is looking for support to start its international volunteer program, Global Citizen. Support may include offering volunteer opportunities with High Country nonprofits, becoming a host family, or providing monetary sponsorships.

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.

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.

Global Film Series presents “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”

BOONE—The Global Film Series, a cooperative campus effort to provide a blend of cinema from around the world, will present “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium. Admission is free.

Step Afrika! performs Nov. 17 at Appalachian

BOONE—Step Afrika!, an African-American dance company, will perform Nov. 17 at Appalachian State University. The 8 p.m. performance in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is sponsored by the student-run Appalachian Popular Programming Society.

Appalachian student/faculty delegation presents at conference in Romania

BOONE—A delegation from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University traveled to Brasov, Romania, recently to present research at the Appalachians/Carpathians: Researching, Documenting, and Preserving Highland Traditions conference. Held at Transylvania University of Braşov, the conference brought together a group of international scholars to discuss sustainable development in global mountain regions.

Nominations sought for Appalachian’s Global Leadership awards

BOONE—Nominees are sought for the Global Leadership awards at Appalachian State University. The awards recognize students, faculty and staff who have made a significant contribution to advance global learning at the university.

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 14. The awards will be presented during the Appalachian Global Symposium Nov. 18