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Alumna Kit Gruelle fights domestic violence in HBO documentary ‘Private Violence’

BOONE—As part of her ongoing battle against domestic violence, Appalachian State University alumna Kit Gruelle is featured in the HBO documentary “Private Violence.” Gruelle is featured in the film as an advocate and community activist fighting for rights and resources for women and children who experience violence at home. “Private Violence” centers on a North Carolina woman who has survived domestic violence.

Self-defense training should be part of a college’s sexual assault prevention and education programs, professor says

BOONE—If colleges want to effectively change their campus culture regarding rape, they should also focus on self-defense training for women rather than just improving their policies and training bystanders to intervene, according to an Appalachian State University professor who has been researching the women’s self-defense movement since 1993.

Series addresses the death penalty in N.C. and the U.S.

BOONE—A series of programs addressing various issues related to the death penalty is being held at Appalachian State University. All presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons unless otherwise noted. The public is invited.

Thomas receives State Department Critical Language Scholarship

BOONE—Elizabeth J. Thomas of Matthews has received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Russian this summer. Thomas is a junior sociology/social inequalities major at Appalachian State University.

Professor to collaborate on cross-cultural gerontology research

BOONE—Ed Rosenberg’s academic interests on issues related to aging and gerontology are taking him to France, where he will be a visiting researcher at the University of Angers. It’s a return trip for the Appalachian State University professor who was an exchange professor in 2004-05 at the university located in France’s Loire Valley.

Appalachian’s Diversity Lecture Series begins Sept. 21

bonnilla_silva_t.jpgBOONE—Known for attracting influential leaders and thinkers with national and international reputations, Appalachian State University’s Office of Multicultural Student Development will present an array of outstanding speakers as part of its Diversity Lecture Series. They include leading scholars in the fields of sociology, religion, civil rights, social justice and children’s literature.

Teacher of the Year began journey as an Appalachian student

lippard_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Cameron Lippard has come full circle. He graduated from Appalachian State University in 1998 with degrees in psychology and sociology. Now, he is an award-winning faculty member teaching in the same building where he once was a student.

Research ranks counties in terms of child well-being

childwellbeing_t.jpgBOONE — A child well-being study has ranked all N.C. counties in terms of overall child well-being and component categories such as health, safety, education, and economic well-being.

Scholar discusses youth engagement, social trust and the future of democracy April 12

BOONE—Connie Flanagan will present the talk “Youth Engagement, Social Trust, and the Future of Democracy” April 12 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114 at Appalachian State University.