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“Buildings ought to create delight when entered and satisfaction, health, happiness (and) productivity when occupied. Regret when departed. They ought to look like they grew there.” — Amory Lovins, chief scientist at the Rocky Mountain Institute, on integrated design goals for the built environment.
Powell, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropology, is using her ACLS funding to collaborate with Diné community experts in the Navajo Nation to explore human–water relationships and the impact of climate change on the region.
App State announces winning photos of International Education Week Photo Contest
Nov. 26, 2019
Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development announces the winners and runners-up of its 2019 International Education Week Photo Contest. The photos, taken by Appalachian faculty, staff and students, span 15 countries and six continents.
The award recognizes Moser, a professor of German and TESL/applied linguistics, for her years of service to foreign language education in North Carolina and the Appalachian region. Moser has taught at Appalachian more than 20 years.
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.
In this podcast hosted by the Greensboro History Museum, Appalachian State University’s Dr. Allison Fredette talks about the challenges of teaching controversial issues to learners in K-12 and institutions of higher learning and how she helps instructors learn to navigate and overcome the challenges encountered when touching on race, immigration, gender and other subjects. Fredette teaches in the Department of History.