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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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Dr. Baker Perry and his research group traverse a trail from the Jampa Pass, at an elevation of about 16,400 feet.

From the Appalachians to the Andes
May 6, 2019

From the highest peaks to the Amazon rainforest floor, two groups of students led by Appalachian State University professors trekked through Peru in summer 2018.

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Appalachian sets new record with 4 Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists
May 2, 2019

An Appalachian State University senior and three university alumni have been named Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists for the 2019–20 academic year — a record-breaking number for the university.

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Student recipients of Israel travel grants will present research at Greensboro Jewish Federation and at Appalachian
Apr 30, 2019

In March 2019, five Appalachian undergraduate students (with a minor in Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies) became the first recipients of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies' student travel

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Holocaust Memorial Day - Yom HaShoah observed Thursday, May 2
Apr 29, 2019

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) is Thursday, May 2 and the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies along with the Temple of the High Country and Appalachian State University’s Hillel chapter and Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) chapter will be hosting a public reading of the names of Eu

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Appalachian Begins Days of Remembrance with Holocaust Cantata
Apr 24, 2019

 The campus and High Country communities are invited to a concert by the Appalachian Chorale, a combined student/community choir of some 85 members, that will revolve around the performance of American composer Donald McCullough’s “Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps.”

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Valerie Plame, former CIA Spy: My Story and Lessons Learned
Apr 16, 2019

Valerie Plame, a former career covert CIA operations officer, will give a public talk titled“Valerie Plame, former CIA Spy:  My Story and Lessons Learned” on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 7 - 9 p.m.

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