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Winter Storm Diego Hits Honors during Finals
Dec 12, 2018

Winter story Diego hit Boone beginning Saturday evening, December 8, 2018, right smack in the middle of final exams! This has left rescheduled exams, campus closures, and faculty and staff stuck behind snow walls in their homes.

Chancellor’s Scholars Miniconference on Ireland
Dec 11, 2018

On November 29 in the Three Top Mountain room of the Student Union, the Chancellor’s Scholars held a miniconference to present on several topics from their exciting trip abroad. Dr.

Creativity Seminar Visit the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Nov 30, 2018

This Fall semester Dr. Ray Miller, professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance has been teaching a junior level Honors seminar, HON 3515:  Creativity: In Art, in Life, and in the World.  The course description states, 

Clark Streets ('17) Teaches and Studies Language in Madrid
Aug 2, 2018

Honors Clark Streets (May ’17) has been teaching and studying language for the past year in Madrid, Spain. He taught English in a primary school called El Olivar in a city named San Fernando de Henares on the outskirts of Madrid.

Jarrod Mayes ('16) Designs for Change in New York City
Jul 30, 2018

This past May, Honors Jarrod Mayes (Dec ’16) was selected as a finalist for the Fellowship for Change in Design with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). As he described,

Mathew Streets Interns at the Polish History Museum
Jul 26, 2018

Honors rising junior Matthew Streets has spent this summer interning at the Polish History Museum in Warsaw, Poland. As Matthew explained,

Mariann King Travels to Europe to Study War and Genocide
Jul 12, 2018

In May, Honors rising junior Mariann King traveled to Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, and Poland with the faculty-led study abroad course, War in Europe. This trip was organized and led by Dr. Cameron Lippard, assistant professor of sociology, and Dr.

Caroline Shriver Spends Spring Semester in Angers, France
Jul 11, 2018

Honors rising senior Caroline Shriver studied abroad this past spring semester in Angers France. Like most Honors students, Shriver has broad and varied interests that fall under a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Two Honors Students Join South African Clinical Shadowing Program
Jul 11, 2018

Honors rising juniors and pre-med majors Makayla Wood and Hannah Davenport traveled to South Africa this summer for a clinical shadowing and emergency medicine program. This faculty-led study abroad program was designed and led specifically for Appalachian pre-med and pre-PA students by Dr.

Honors Students Observe Health Care in Zambia
Jul 5, 2018

Honors rising seniors and pre-med biology majors Kierdre McFadden and Tanner Orders spent the first part of the summer in a clinical shadowing program at Lusaka's Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital in Zambia.

Alumnus Shares Thriving Career in Journalism
Jul 5, 2018

Honors Gerald Witt ’03 (photo below) currently serves as an investigator for the Knox County Public Defender’s office. He took this position after working 15 years in journalism, most recently as the politics and government reporter for the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Two Honors Alumnae Awarded NSF Fellowships
Jul 5, 2018

Two Honors alumnae and former Chancellor's Scholars, Rachel Jordan ’18 and Hannah Krueger ’17 have been awarded highly competive NSF Fellowships to their support graduate-level studies in the science disciplines.

Two Honors Students Join Faculty-led Study Abroad to Poland
Jul 5, 2018

Embarking a week after the end of Spring 2018 semester, Honors Tyler Hotz and Nora Smith, both rising juniors and communication majors, traveled to Poland for a month long faculty-led study abroad. Dr.