Kirkpatrick received the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry for her newest poetry collection — “The Fisher Queen.” She is a two-time winner of the award, having first won the award in 2004 for her collection “Beyond Reason.”
Anna Biache, a senior sociology major, presented findings about Latina deportation trends at the Association of Humanist Sociology’s annual conference in El Paso, Texas. Her research was conducted in collaboration with Appalachian sociology professors Dr. Felicia Arriaga and Dr. Cameron Lippard.
Powell, professor of creative writing at Appalachian, will teach a course on contemporary U.S. literature at Ovidius University of Constanta, in Romania, during spring 2020, as well as conduct research for his seventh novel.
Appalachian’s Sornito-Carter, an assistant professor of anthropology, will travel to the University of the Philippines Visayas in August 2020 to complete Fulbright research on heritage conservation and disaster management in relation to climate change in the Philippines.
Campus Dining’s move to a totally vegan meal station in Roess Dining Hall has been a resounding success. Christened Terra Verde (“green Earth”), the station is generating double the sales of its predecessor, Healthy Select, which had menued vegan and vegetarian fare alongside other dishes that did contain animal proteins but which were still deemed healthy.
This grant funding supports graduate student Chelsey Johnson’s work during the 2019–20 academic year to document living folk traditions in Appalachia. The project is part of the “In These Mountains” initiative, which aims to preserve Central Appalachia’s arts and culture.
Appalachian alumna Lindsay Bookout ’16, a self-professed “grammar nerd,” uses her English-professional writing degree to save court transcripts from spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. Her next goal? Attend law school to study animal and environmental law.
In and out of the classroom, Mountaineers across the university — from professors, staff and students, to a librarian and a retired administrator — have been involved in the Appalachian Theatre’s opening act.
Appalachian’s Second Story Media is a student-run communication agency that partners with university and community nonprofit clients to provide communication materials. Department of Communication faculty Laura Brittain and Dr. Lynn Gregory are advisers for the agency.
Appalachian State University’s second annual Founders Day was celebrated on Sept. 5 with the dedication of the Lillie Shull Dougherty statue, the ringing of the Founder’s Bell and a panel discussion featuring a former chancellor and former interim chancellor of Appalachian State University.
The campus and local community celebrated Appalachian State University’s 120-year legacy of educational leadership with the second annual Founders Day celebration Sept. 5. The day included dedication of the Lillie Shull Dougherty statue, the ringing of the Founders Bell, a panel discussion with past leaders, and research by faculty, staff and students.