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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.

Appalachian State University’s Global Film Series presents ‘Journey to the West’ Sept. 21

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.

Latin American Film Festival to feature “The Liberator”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature “The Liberator” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.