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Appalachian State University debuts on Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 list

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has a debut ranking on the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 list, an annual survey now in its eighth year. The survey assesses two- and four-year colleges, as well as online and nontraditional colleges and career and technical schools, based on their suitability for service members, military veterans and their families. The list, formerly known as Best for Vets, is an editorially independent news project.

Appalachian honors veterans, 1988 alumnus Col. Ralph L. ‘Bo’ Clayton III speaks

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—A crowd of approximately 150 gathered beside the B.B. Dougherty Administration Building on the Appalachian State University campus, Friday, Nov. 10, for a Veterans Day ceremony.

Appalachian’s Fleming Scholars honored at pinning ceremony Oct. 6

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Three of the four newest 2017-18 Fleming Scholars were recognized in a traditional pinning ceremony Friday, Oct. 6, on the Appalachian State University campus. The new scholarship recipients are Jonathan Winbush of Winston-Salem, Tamia Gowens of Greensboro, Ayah Hatcher of Raleigh and Jordan Moore of Indian Trail. Gowens was not present at the ceremony.

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 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.

U.S. News recognizes Appalachian for academics, value, innovation

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has received high honors in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings for its academics, value, innovation and other factors. Appalachian has placed among the top 15 public and private southern universities since the rankings were first published in 1986.

Appalachian earns FIRE’S highest rating for protecting free speech

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has earned the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s highest “green light” rating for protecting student and faculty free speech, a distinction held by only 35 institutions nationwide.

Appalachian students accepted in Japanese exchange program

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE, N.C.—Five Appalachian State University students have been chosen to participate in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program for 2017-18.