Cloggers, Hmong dancers, poetry readings, international foods, music, costumes. Come experience all these and more at the 15th annual Diversity Celebration, 3–9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union.
The presentation titled “Undressing the Global Garment Industry Sweatshop Labor and Global Justice” will be informational, but will also focus on ways to be responsible consumers who promote economic justice through their purchasing power.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars in 2015-16 and Appalachian State University is on the list.
They are Christopher Lytle, director of education abroad within OIED; Mark Hagen, assistant director of education abroad; Karen Marshall, assistant director of international student and scholar services and outreach; and Amanda Harvey, office manager.
Appalachian State University has entered a partnership with Wenzhou University in Wenzhou, China, that will facilitate collaborative activities, including student and faculty exchanges, joint academic programming and research collaboration.
BOONE—The internationalization of higher education has become an imperative, according to the associate vice chancellor for international education at Appalachian State University. Speaking at a luncheon during International Education Week on campus, Jesse Lutabingwa said providing global learning opportunities has become part of the university’s fabric.
BOONE—Professor Al Harris from Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management has received the Walker College of Business’s Lifetime Achievement Award for devoting his career to providing students with international opportunities.
BOONE—AIESEC at Appalachian State University is looking for support to start its international volunteer program, Global Citizen. Support may include offering volunteer opportunities with High Country nonprofits, becoming a host family, or providing monetary sponsorships.
The strength of Appalachian State University’s study abroad programs and student interest in living and learning in a different culture has placed the university near the top of rankings released Nov. 16 by the Institute of International Education.