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
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 https://international.appstate.edu/, the webpage for Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development, which administers the awards.
By: University Communications
BOONE—The Global Film Series, a cooperative campus effort to provide a blend of cinema from around the world, will present the Chinese film “Journey to the West” directed by Stephen Chow, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s I.G. Greer Auditorium. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.
General Education geography class inspires future National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings scholarship recipient
By Elisabeth Wall
BOONE—Eric Burton, a senior geography major in Appalachian State University’s Honors College, could be the poster child for the university’s General Education program – a course of study that promotes critical and creative thinking; effective communication; making local-to-global connections and understanding responsibilities of community membership.