BOONE—Nominations are being sought for the 2016 Global Leadership awards and the 2016 Local to Global award. The deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 12; for details about the awards and how to submit nominations, click on “Global Symposium” at https://international.appstate.edu/, the webpage for Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development, which administers the awards.
The recipients of this year’s awards will be recognized Nov. 16 during the fourth annual Appalachian Global Symposium. This year’s symposium will focus on Global Learning, Global Sustainability, and Global Diversity through class projects, travels, research and collaborations between faculty, staff and students.
Both the Global Leadership awards and the Local to Global award recognize “extraordinary contributions of students, faculty and staff who have initiated, developed and/or supported opportunities for global learning.”
Recipients of the Global Leadership awards belong to one of two categories: faculty/staff or students.
In the faculty/staff category, one faculty member and one staff member will each receive an award, which includes $2,000 to be used for professional development or for travel to advance global learning opportunities for the Appalachian Community.
In the award category for students, at least one graduate student and at least one undergraduate student will be recognized for up to a total of four awards. Student award winners will each receive a plaque and a gift card to the University Bookstore.
The Local to Global award will go to a student who has “engaged with our local community in an innovative way and (is) prepared to expand his/her work on the global level at an international location.” The winner of the Local to Global award will receive up to $2,000 to defray travel expenses, and will make a presentation at Appalachian on the global connections cultivated during travels.
About the Office of International Education and Development
The OIED is responsible for spearheading the internationalization efforts at Appalachian. The internationalization mission of Appalachian is to develop awareness, knowledge, appreciation and respect of cultural differences in both domestic and international contexts in its students, faculty, staff and the surrounding communities. The university is also dedicated to creating a campus environment that builds the theoretical and practical skills needed to interact effectively in a global society.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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