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Cuban professors visit Appalachian State University for sustainability tour

BOONE—Professors from Universidad de la Habana visited Appalachian State University recently to learn about Appalachian’s sustainable technology programs. Appalachian was one of only a few campuses the professors toured.

Sustainability professional Erin Meezan to speak at Friday’s 2016 Global Opportunities Conference

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s 2016 Global Opportunities Conference: Problems to Possibilities will be held on Friday, April 8, beginning at 9 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union. The conference will explore the role that innovative business and pioneering entrepreneurs can take in addressing pressing environmental and social issues.

Diversity Celebration offers community an international extravaganza April 5

BOONE—Cloggers, Hmong dancers, poetry readings, international foods, music, costumes. Come experience all these and more at the 15th annual Diversity Celebration, 3–9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The event is free and the public is invited. A schedule and location of events is online at

Course in international leadership offered this fall at Appalachian

BOONE—A partnership between Appalachian State University, Novgorod State University in Russia and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Pakistan is focused on increasing students’, teachers’ and others’ foundations of cultural awareness and communication.

Coffee Buzz 5K fundraiser held April 23 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Coffee Buzz 5K fundraiser will be held April 23 at Appalachian State University. The event is sponsored by International Appalachian, also known as INTAPP, an organization that seeks to increase international understanding and direct involvement with other cultures and countries.

Presentation and discussion of the global garment industry and its labor held March 17

BOONE—A presentation and discussion of the global garment industry and the exploitation of labor will be held Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Price Lake Room in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Appalachian named a top producer of Fulbright scholars

BOONE—The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars in 2015-16 and Appalachian State University is on the list.

New staff members join Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development

BOONE—Four individuals have joined the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University. They are Christopher Lytle, director of education abroad within OIED; Mark Hagen, assistant director of education abroad; Karen Marshall, assistant director of international student and scholar services and outreach; and Amanda Harvey, office manager.

Appalachian receives $150,000 grant to implement the Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute

BOONE–Appalachian State University has received a $150,000 grant from The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) to implement a six-week Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) Institute on campus. The MWF Institute at Appalachian will be focused on civic leadership for 25 young leaders from several African countries. It will be held June 17–30.