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Student guide to studying abroad

Madalyn Edwards, Reporter | November 27, 2023

The Office of International Education and Development allows students to explore the opportunity of studying abroad while at App State, providing students with several benefits while abroad. While abroad, OIED permits students to take various courses from universities that students can then transfer for credit toward their degree. CJ Maynard, an education abroad advisor, said students have choices...

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Ask a Mountaineer aims to connect students to alumni

Lorelei Roberts, Reporter | November 23, 2023

The process and transition from college to the workforce can raise questions about applying for jobs and having a good resume. Ask a Mountaineer is a website, launched in August 2023, for students and alumni to ask questions to other alumni about their networking and career development. “We wanted to find a way that we could help support students as they are going out into the workforce,” said...

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App State PD says farewell to gas-powered vehicles

Sam Deibler, Reporter | November 20, 2023

The App State Police Department is transitioning away from gas-powered police vehicles to an all-electric fleet in a push to reduce emissions and costs. The department has purchased six Teslas, with two Model 3s already on the road. Four Model Ys are currently finishing modifications and will join the fleet in early 2024, Chief of Police Andy Stephenson said in an email. The Model 3s started...

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Memorial held for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Lyndsay Hernandez, Reporter | November 18, 2023

The Henderson Springs LGBTQ+ center held a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Plemmons Student Union to remember the transgender lives that were lost in 2023.  Approximately 30 people gathered in the Summit Trail Solarium, consisting of App State students and community members.  There were campus organizations that contributed to the event with tables set up inside. The App State Women’s...

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Panel of international students offer their global perspectives

Madalyn Edwards, Reporter | November 17, 2023

International Appalachian hosted a Global Perspective Panel Monday from 5-7 p.m. where international students studying at App State shared their perspectives with attendees.  The panel, held in the Beacon Heights room in the Plemmons Student Union, featured five panelists: David Castillo Navarro from Spain, Paul Wetzel from Germany, Firzana Syazania from Indonesia, Kaz van Groningen from the Netherlands...

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Boone community members organize rally, march for Palestine

Siri Patterson and Ella Adams | November 15, 2023

Community members and App State students held a rally and march for Palestine Sunday from noon-1:30 p.m.  About 80 attendees gathered in front of the Jones House Cultural Center located on King Street.  The crowd consisted of students, faculty and staff of App State, community members, App State alumni and several children.  They held signs reading phrases such as, “Ceasefire now, free...

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