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Sarah Freeman-Thibault: Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachia
Nov 14, 2017

“At Appalachian, everyone is different, so everyone can be themselves. There’s no Appalachian ‘normal,’” said Freeman-Thibault.

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Dr. Robert Hill

Dr. Robert Hill, Appointed to North Carolina Psychology Board
Nov 14, 2017

According to his students. Dr. Hill has said that, given the diversity of human behavior and personality, “being normal is a myth, and often overrated.”

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Arts at the Center: A History of Black Mountain College at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

BRAHM Winter Exhibition: Featuring Black Mountain College
Nov 13, 2017

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) invites the community to celebrate the grand opening of three exhibitions with a reception on Thursday, November 30 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Museum will provide hors d’oeuvres, live music and free admission throughout the evening.

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Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy is in Australia, assisting Chilean solar vehicle Team Antikari.

Appalachian’s Team Sunergy travels to World Solar Challenge in Australia to advise Chilean team
Oct 5, 2017

Members of Appalachian’s solar vehicle team left Boone Friday, Sept. 29, for more than two weeks Down Under. They will advise the Chilean team on electrical engineering challenges while also learning about the race, in which Team Sunergy hopes to compete in 2019.

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From left to right: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, Chair of Computer Science; Dr. Neva J. Specht, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Norris, Professor of Computer Science; Mr. Mark Noble, VP of Development,  ECRS and Michel Dougherty, CS System Administrator. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

An ECRS donation makes GPU programming possible in the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian
Oct 4, 2017

Nearly all computers have a graphics processing unit (GPU) that generates two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) graphics, images and video for graphical user interfaces, video games, visual imaging applications and video.

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The Philosophy and Religion Department fall 2017 Colloquium Series

Gender Swapping and Political Identity in Video Games
Oct 3, 2017

Wednesday, October 18 
Dr. Chris Bartel, Associate Professor of Philosophy
"Gender Swapping and Political Identity in Video Games"

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UNC Asheville, Appalachian State Partner as Part of NSF-Funded Study of plant life

PRESERVING A REGION
Oct 3, 2017

There are those who would say that the Southern Appalachian region is the most beautiful area in the country. In order to preserve that beauty, the delicate ecosystem and plant-life of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee must be studied and catalogued.

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Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Poet, Susan Ludvigson

Craft Talk: Issues of Voice
Oct 2, 2017

The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series resumes Oct. 5 with Susan Ludvigson at Appalachian State University with readings and craft talks. The event will begin at 6p.m. with a prereading, followed by the full reading at 7:30p.m.

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Madelyn Marie Kittle, an Appalachian State University senior from Franklin County, has been awarded the university’s 2017-18 Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing.

Appalachian’s Truman Capote scholarship winner and runner-up announced
Sep 28, 2017

Madelyn Marie Kittle, a senior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing and film studies, has been awarded Appalachian State University’s 2017-18 Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing.

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Scanning electron microscope (SEM) at Appalachian State

Appalachian’s NSF-funded scanning electron microscope supports undergraduate research
Sep 25, 2017

The National Science Foundation, through a major research instrumentation program grant, awarded the College of Arts and Sciences’ Dewel Microscopy Facility at Appalachian State University $562,842 for a new scanning electron microscope (SEM).

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Humanities Council

Four book discussions centered around Timothy Snyder’s, ‘On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century’
Sep 20, 2017

In conjunction with the Fall Humanities Council Symposium on Sept. 29, the Council will host a four-part series of book discussions on Timothy Snyder’s most recent work, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.”

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Appalachian’s Humanities Council Symposium Fall 2017

Appalachian’s Humanities Council Symposium ‘Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistence, Resistance’ Sept. 29
Sep 20, 2017

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.

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Judson MacDonald

Judson MacDonald named Appalachian’s 2016-17 Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year
Sep 20, 2017

Judson MacDonald has been named the Appalachian State University Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year for the 2016-17 school year.

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