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.”
Rwany Sibaja, who trains future social studies teachers at Appalachian State University, says teachers who avoid talking about the impeachment because it may be polarizing are missing an opportunity to help their students ask questions and be critical thinkers.
Appalachian State University honored military service at its annual Veterans Day Ceremony, held on the university’s campus Nov. 11. Appalachian alumnus and retired U.S. Army Maj. Ali Donnell Davis served as the event’s keynote speaker.
Appalachian honored Dr. Ellen Cowan and Dr. Baker Perry with the inaugural Chancellor’s and Provost’s Awards, respectively, during the university’s Research and Creative Activity at Appalachian event. They were recognized for superior achievement in their fields and sustained productivity.
Bridges has served as a visiting faculty lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Computer Science since 2016, teaching cybersecurity fundamentals. He brings over 39 years of information technology leadership to his teaching at Appalachian.
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.
Smith, an associate professor of psychology at Appalachian, received more than $40,000 in NSF grant funding for the first year of a three-year study on optimism biases. Such biases can cause people to engage in risky behaviors, he said.
Environmental sciences professor Gregg Marland, who is part of a global effort to track carbon dioxide emissions, spoke out against the withdrawal. This Associated Press article was also picked up by TIME, ABC News, MarketWatch and other major news outlets.
Appalachian professor and 2019–20 Fulbright awardee Dr. Paul Wallace is spending the 2019–20 academic year teaching at NovSU in Russia and refining the curriculum for a new App State Online graduate certificate in international leadership.
Powell, professor of creative writing at Appalachian, will teach a course on contemporary U.S. literature at Ovidious 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.
Through the Fulbright Scholars Program, Williams, a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management, will teach and perform research at Management Center Innsbruck in Austria in spring 2020.