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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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Dr. Tom Whyte talks with anthropology majors Amanda Neumeyer of Hendersonville and Emma Jones of Reidsville at an archaeology experiment site in Fall 2016. Only 10 percent of archaeology is digging, he tells students – the rest is making meaning of what is found. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Tom Whyte, uncovering human history
Jun 16, 2017

Dr. Tom Whyte was less than a year away from graduating with an art degree from James Madison University when he took a field archaeology class the summer before graduation. - See more at: http://appalachianmagazine.org/stories/id/750#sthash.yRZW25X0.dpuf

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Rachael Hoch at North Carolina's Conservation Aquaculture Center

North Carolina Biologist Recognized for Work to Recover Endangered Species
Jun 15, 2017

ASHEVILLE (June 6, 2017) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized N.C.

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Appalachian State University graduate student Jacob Meadows is the first recipient of a teaching fellowship with the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C. Photo provided by Jacob Meadows

Appalachian student becomes first recipient of teaching fellowship with the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C.
Jun 14, 2017

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through a partnership with Appalachian State University is launching its first Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Fellowship.

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Judson MacDonald, CAS Outstanding Teacher of the Year photo by Amanda Romjue

College of Arts and Sciences names Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year for 2016-17
Jun 13, 2017

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences has named Judson MacDonald the Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Dr. Tim Ludwig, keeping workers safe
Jun 12, 2017

Dr. Tim Ludwig is a behavioral psychologist, which means, as he puts it, “I don’t care what you think or feel. I care about what you do.” 

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Appalachian’s 2017 Fulbright awards
Jun 8, 2017

Two faculty, one alumna and one graduating senior from Appalachian State University have received awards from the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S.

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Shaina Katz, a junior from Apex majoring in political science and minoring in Arabic at Appalachian State University, has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic this summer in Morocco. Photo courtesy of Shaina Katz

Appalachian’s Shaina Katz has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic this summer in Morocco
May 30, 2017

Shaina Katz, a junior from Apex who is majoring in political science and minoring in Arabic at Appalachian State University, has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic for eight weeks in Meknes, Morocco beginning in early June.

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An interdisciplinary project scheduled for the 2017-18 academic year, “Blurred Boundaries: The Experience of War and Its Aftermath” was funded as part of the NEH’s Dialogues on the Experience of War.

$100K grant from National Endowment for the Humanities provides funds to explore war and its effects through art
May 30, 2017

Three Appalachian State University professors have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to bring together veterans and their families to discuss how the humanities affect the understanding of armed conflict.

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Appalachian State University students Kelsey Simon, left, and Ali Moxley took second place in the Food Solutions Challenge in April.

Concept for turning corn chip oil into biodiesel fuel earns Appalachian students second place in international Food Solutions Challenge
May 25, 2017

What has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could.


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Kay Jones, a five-year volunteer with the Appalachian Foster Grandparent program, assists elementary school students with reading and math. Photo by Kathy Graham

Senior citizens find volunteer sites through Appalachian Senior Programs
May 25, 2017

Thanks to the Appalachian Senior Programs, senior citizens in the High Country are volunteering to meet the needs of their neighbors.

Through the Appalachian Senior Companion Program and the Appalachian Foster Grandparent Program,

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