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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, 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 awards 11 students Plemmons Scholarships for 2017-2018

Appalachian awards 11 students Plemmons Scholarships for 2017-2018
Aug 2, 2017

Eleven first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Plemmons Leadership Scholarships. Plemmons Scholars have shown outstanding leadership in either their high schools or communities.

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The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017
Jul 31, 2017

On Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will occur over the United States. Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Physics and Astronomy have been working for months to share the experience with the campus and community.

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Photo credit: NASA

Community and campus events lead up to the Great American Eclipse; two occur July 28 and 29, with more in mid-August
Jul 27, 2017

As the Great Solar Eclipse approaches this August, there is much to learn about and participate in during the lead up to this rare event.

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Matt and Laura Parker, 2000 graduates of Appalachian State University, run The Exodus Road, a nonprofit that helps find and free slaves. Photo by Ariel Oliver

Thwarting Human Traffickers
Jul 24, 2017

About a year ago, a nightmarish text flashed on the screen of Matt Parker’s smartphone.

“Please help me,” the message read. “I’ve been trafficked.”

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Saving the Bees

Saving the bees
Jul 19, 2017

Appalachian student and faculty researchers seek to recover declining honeybee population. Consider this fact from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: More than $15 billion in U.S.

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PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

'Mountain of God' Volcano Preparing to Erupt
Jul 19, 2017

An active volcano in northeastern Tanzania known to the Maasai as the “Mountain of God” has been quietly rumbling—and it is showing signs that an eruption is imminent.

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Holocaust survivor Ralph Preiss appears in this January 1939 photograph taken in Paris. He will speak during the 16th Annual Summer Symposium “Remembering the Holocaust” Aug. 5-10.

Summer Symposium Aug. 5-10 will focus on global history and complex connections in remembering the Holocaust and crises today
Jul 17, 2017

The 16th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on “Remembering the Holocaust” will be held Aug. 5-10 at the Marriott Hotel in Boone, near the Appalachian State University campus. 

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Lucy Baron, a 2017 graduate of Appalachian State University, will present a poster on a water purification system at the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit. Photo by Elliot Baron

2017 Appalachian Energy Summit provides students opportunities to network, exchange ideas and promote their work
Jul 17, 2017

The sixth Appalachian Energy Summit will take place July 10-12 at Appalachian State University, focusing on a theme called “Perspectives: Policy & Practice.” More than 500 people are expected to

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Appalachian State University student Annie Pharr of Tuxedo, who is majoring in recreation management and sociology, received a scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation. Photo by Yates Pharr

Appalachian student receives scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation, engages community in biking
Jul 14, 2017

An Appalachian State University student who helped organize the first women’s cycling event in the Boone area in the summer of 2016 has been awarded the women’s Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation.

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Jabari Moore Mint Hill, North Carolina

Meet the 2017 Wilson Scholars
Jul 12, 2017

Among the six new Wilson Scholars at Appalachian State University this year are a published author, the founder of a non-profit charity and an advocate for women’s empowerment. One recipient has worked to relieve hunger in his community.

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