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2017 Appalachian Innovation Scholars

A year of progress for 2017 Appalachian Innovation Scholars
Apr 12, 2018

While five Appalachian State University faculty members were recently announced as recipients of the 2018 Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP) awards, last year’s recipients continue making progress

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Dr. Harvard G. Ayers, professor emeritus of anthropology at Appalachian State University, right, is co-author of “Train Wreck Earth.” Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian professor emeritus co-authors novel about climate change
Apr 10, 2018

If Mother Earth has a common enemy, who or what is it? Pollution? Nuclear war? An extraterrestrial species? The correct answer, according to “Train Wreck Earth,” the new novel by Dr. Harvard G.

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Jim Denniston

Appalachian’s Jim Denniston named American Council on Education Fellow
Apr 6, 2018

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced this week that Dr. Jim Denniston, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology, has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Q&A with Ramón Esquivel: Noted Latino playwright reflects on his residency at Appalachian
Apr 5, 2018

Playwright Ramón Esquivel joined Appalachian State University Theatre and Dance students in February to help develop ideas for the world premiere of his newest play, “The Hero Twins: Blood Race.”

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Appalachian’s 2018 Innovation Scholars: back row, left to right: Nicholas Shaw, Tammy Kowalczyk and Beth Davison; front row, left to right: Richard Christiana and Kevin Gamble. Photo by Marie Freeman

Chancellor’s Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program announces 2018 winners
Apr 3, 2018

For the second year in a row, Chancellor Sheri Everts’ Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program awards five Appalachian faculty members up to $10,000 each for their innovative proposals.

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Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field that discusses traditional academic areas of study through the studies of women, gender and sexual minorities, according to the program’s website.

The Appalachian State Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies program
Mar 30, 2018

“The idea is that there are theoretical constructs and all sorts of theories that people study and use to address issues of power, privilege and experiences,” Interim Director Sarah Greenwald said.

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Dr. Saskia van de Gevel Associate Professor Department of Geography and Planning|

Dr. Saskia van de Gevel Honored as the State National Geographic Geography Steward
Mar 29, 2018

When it comes to getting students excited about Geography, Dr. Saskia van de Gevel takes on the challenge. Her emphasis on hands-on learning gets students of all ages actively engaged in the geographic field, inside and outside the classroom.

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Julia Kark Callander

Faculty Highlight: Julia Kark Callander
Mar 28, 2018

New faculty member Dr. Julia Kark Callander (Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies), believes service learning is key to teaching.

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Dr. Zach Vernon, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of English, is co-editor of “Summoning the Dead: Essays on Ron Rash,” a book-length collection of scholarship on award-winning author Ron Rash. Photos submitted

Appalachian’s Zach Vernon co-edits new collection of essays on Ron Rash
Mar 23, 2018

Dr. Zack Vernon, assistant professor in the Department of English at Appalachian State University, is co-editor of “Summoning the Dead: Essays on Ron Rash” — the first book-length collection of scholarship on award-winning author Ron Rash. 

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