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Students in the summer 2018 STARTALK Program at Appalachian practice tai chi with Tim Winecoff, an adjunct lecturer in the university’s Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education, center in blue shirt. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

‘The High Country Meets the Middle Kingdom’
Jun 28, 2019

This summer, 20 regional high school students will have the opportunity to explore Chinese language and culture without ever leaving the High Country — an experience made possible through Appalachian State University’s S

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Haitham S. Hamza is the R&D Department Manager at the Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) of ITIDA.

“Demystifying the IoT Platforms” with Dr. Haitham S. Hamza
Jun 27, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
1 - 2 p.m.
Anne Belk Hall, Room 310

Free and open to the public. There will be a reception from 12:30 - 1 p.m. prior to the talk with light snacks. 

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Caroline Sager. Photo Submitted.

Baku Bound: Appalachian Student Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from U.S. Department of State
Jun 19, 2019

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is pleased to announce that Caroline Sager, a recent graduate at Appalachian State University has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS).

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At 8,430 meters above sea level, the high-altitude expedition team celebrates after setting up the world's highest operating automated weather station during National Geographic and Rolex's 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest. Among them is Appalachian’s Dr. Baker Perry. Learn more at www.natgeo.com/everest. Photo by Mark Fisher, National Geographic

App State researchers scale Mount Everest to conduct climate research as part of National Geographic expedition
Jun 17, 2019

From April to June, as part of a robust effort to improve understanding of and resilience to the impacts of climate change on mountain systems, National Geographic and Tribhuvan University led what is likely the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to Mount Everest.

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Dr. Baker Perry, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, on a study abroad in Pucarumi, Peru, at an altitude of 13,500 feet. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State’s Dr. Baker Perry to be featured in National Geographic livestream June 13
Jun 12, 2019

As part of National Geographic’s three-day Explorers Festival, Appalachian State University’s Dr. Baker Perry will talk as part of a livestreamed panel discussion titled “Fueling Earth’s Engines” Thursday, June 13, at 9:05 a.m. EDT.

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Matthias Kramer, a graduating Appalachian senior earning a B.A. in English with dual concentrations in literary studies and creative writing, along with a B.A in languages, literatures and cultures – East Asian languages and cultures. He will begin a doctoral program in comparative literature at University of Oregon this fall. Photo by Marie Freeman

Intertwining triple majors open the door to a doctorate for Appalachian graduating senior
Jun 4, 2019

Matthias Kramer’s childhood passion for Pokémon led him on a path toward Asian studies and comparative literature.

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Students in Appalachian’s summer 2018 STARTALK Program learn a Chinese fan dance with Rachel Zhao, a teacher at Eastway Elementary School in Durham, far left in foreground, who participated as an instructor in the program. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Appalachian awarded funding for second STARTALK Program — an immersion in Chinese language, culture
May 16, 2019

For the second consecutive year, high school students of the High Country will have the opportunity to embark on a virtual journey to Beijing and learn about Chinese language and culture through Appalachian State University’s 

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Dr. Wendy Xie teaching Chinese to Appalachian State University students. Photo by Marie Freeman

Learn a language, expand your worldview
May 14, 2019

Appalachian’s Dr. Wendy Xie teaches Chinese. She talks about the value and importance of learning another language.

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