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Archive for September, 2017

New trustees sworn in, chancellor marks progress on priorities at Board of Trustees meeting

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—New and reappointed members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees were sworn in during the Sept. 22 board meeting, with James Barnes of Raleigh being named chair. Also during the meeting, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts shared enrollment data and the board approved a resolution making a regional wildflower the official flower of the university.

Community invited to Oct. 1 recognition of African-Americans at rest in Old Boone Cemetery

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—For many years, the graves of over 160 African-Americans laid in the open field below Old Boone Cemetery behind Appalachian State University’s Cone Residence Hall unknown and mostly forgotten.

Appalachian’s Jane Rex creates transfer success path

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—As director of the Office of Transfer Services at Appalachian State University, Jane Rex knows the frustrations, insecurities and obstacles that students coming into a large university can face. She knows because she once walked in their shoes.

UNC President Spellings and new members of the UNC Board of Governors visit Appalachian campus Sept. 22

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—As part of their continuing tour of the University of North Carolina system’s 17 campuses, the five new members of the UNC Board of Governors spent Friday afternoon, Sept. 22, touring Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s Truman Capote scholarship winner and runner-up announced

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Madelyn Marie Kittle, a senior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing and film studies, has been awarded Appalachian State University’s 2017-18 Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing.

Appalachian’s NSF-funded scanning electron microscope supports undergraduate research

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The National Science Foundation, through a major research instrumentation program grant, awarded the College of Arts and Sciences’ Dewel Microscopy Facility at Appalachian State University $562,842 for a new scanning electron microscope (SEM).

Appalachian’s Humanities Council Symposium ‘Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistence, Resistance’ Sept. 29

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—The Humanities Council under the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University will present a symposium titled “Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistence, Resistance” from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Appalachian’s Plemmons Student Union. Admission is free and the event is open to the community.

Author Randall Kenan speaks in Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Sept. 28

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University will continue Sept. 28 with two presentations by Randall Kenan.

Five Appalachian legacy first-year students earn Alumni Memorial Scholarships

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Five first-year students at Appalachian State University have received an Alumni Memorial Scholarship (AMS), awarded by the Appalachian Alumni Association to children of the university’s graduates.