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Winter Storm Warning

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Watauga County by the National Weather Service from 7 pm Wednesday, November 14 until 1 pm Thursday, November 15. This includes Appalachian State University. Significant accumulations of sleet and freezing are expected. Tree damage, power outages, and hazardous driving conditions are likely. Prepare now for limited travel and power outages. Monitor local media and the National Weather Service for the latest weather forecast. Visit emergency.appstate.edu for preparedness tips.

Posted at 7:28am on November 14, 2018 via Blackboard Connect.

Message from Dean Vahlbusch

jeff_small_0.pngDear Honors students, faculty, and friends

As I mentioned in this space recently, we are one of the few Honors Colleges nationwide with an international education requirement, helping our students develop global expertise.

This coming spring, the Honors College is offering three interdisciplinary HON courses and trips:

Dr. Joe Gonzalez and Dr. Emily Daughtridge:  Cuba

Dr. Brian MacHarg and Dr. Garner Dewey:  Ethiopia

Drs. Jim Toub, Victor Mansure, Alexandra Hellenbrand: Vienna, Austria

Honors College students who complete these courses and trips fulfill their Honors international education requirement and earn HON course credit. Other Honors students are welcome as space permits!

We also invite Honors students to join other outstanding short-term faculty-led study-abroad experiences offered by Appalachian this coming spring and summer. With these, too, Honors students can meet their international education requirement. Here are a few whose faculty have invited Honors students to join them:

Dr. Rick Klima:  Secret Codes of World War II.  England

Dr. Randall Reed and Dr. Jack Kwong:  Life, Love, and Death in Paris and Rome

Dr. Anthony Bly:  Santería Religion in Cuba

Dr. Kevin Kennedy, Dr. Ed Behrend-Martinez, Dr. Cameron Lippard:  War in Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, & Luxembourg)

Dr. Joshua White:  Scotland May-June 2019

Dr. Carla Ramsdell, The Physical Principles of Energy and Sustainability in Italy:  

And don’t forget:  The Honors College has (limited) funds to help you get there. Apply soon!


Click here for the full Wednesday Memo for November 7, 2018. 



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The Honors College at ASU!

The Honors College at Appalachian offers an enhanced intellectual experience for the most academically motivated students on campus, one that fosters independent and creative thinking, global engagement, and personal integrity. The Honors curriculum includes topically focused, interdisciplinary, and discussion-based seminars. It extends to a required international experience, and culminates in an Honors thesis as original research or a creative endeavor. Students in the Honors College are supported and challenged by a community of like-minded learners. From the Honors experience, students emerge as lifelong learners well prepared for post-graduate training—leaders of the future.