Teaching is one of Jennifer Burris’ passions, and that passion has been recognized by the UNC Board of Governors. Burris, an associate professor of physics at Appalachian State University and director of the engineering physics graduate program, is one of 17 professors from across the UNC system who will receive a UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award for Teaching Excellence.
While part of the research team is studying living echinoderms, such as starfish, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sea lilies, Waters, White and Nguyen are part of a larger research team studying fossil echinoderms including blastoids.
Derrick C. Jones, a 1979 graduate of Appalachian State University, will return for a residency featuring lectures and presentations on the Negro Leagues baseball era for audiences on campus, at public schools and in the community.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the April 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble (AMTE) presents the multi-award winning musical “Assassins” by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman.
Spend a dollar on education at Appalachian State University and that dollar will yield another $6.40 in benefits to taxpayers, or a 15.9 percent return on investment, according to an economic impact value of higher education conducted by the Idaho-based company Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) for the University of North Carolina system.