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Mark your calendars for National Graduate Education Week (April 7-11)
During this week, the Graduate School is hosting/sponsoring several events across campus to celebrate and honor the hard work and contributions of graduate and professional students, graduate faculty, and graduate alumni, and to enhance public awareness of graduate education in our state and nation. Specifically, National Graduate Education Week seeks to emphasize the impact and value of graduate and professional students, and the programs they are in on campuses throughout the United States. Please join us in celebrating our graduate students and faculty by participating in the many events planned. (Full schedule of events - pdf)

News About Appalachian's Graduate Students

  • Alex Kirk (Clinical Psychology), won a People’s Choice Award at the inaugural 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) Competition sponsored by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools at the CSGS annual meeting, February 23, in San Antonio, Texas.  Alex competed against graduate students (including PhD candidates) from universities across the southeastern region.  His research is titled Addressing Adolescent Suicidality in a School Mental Health Setting.
  • Matt Palmer (MM Performance-Guitar '06), was featured in a recital on February 27 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.  Mr. Palmer has won numerous first prizes in international competitions; in addition, he was named Guitar International Magazine’s “Up and Coming Guitarist of the Year” in 2010. He has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, South America and the Caribbean.
  • Bryce Oakley (Technology/Sustainable Design and Construction), won the top prize in the University of North Carolina Energy, Water, and Waste Conservation Research Poster Competition held at North Carolina A&T University during the 2014 Energy Summit. He competed against 20 other UNC-wide graduate students, including PhD candidates from NCSU. His research is titled Occupancy-Driven Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Control within University Academic Buildings and the Associated Energy Impacts: A Case Study of Two Implemented Techniques at Appalachian State University.
  • The National Association of Social Workers, North Carolina has named Shannon Saville (Social Work) as the recipient of the NAS-NC President’s Award for a Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate student for the 2013-2014 academic year.   Read more at http://www.news.appstate.edu/2014/02/07/shannon-saville/
  • Fran Thielman (English), received the Patrick O. Scott Award during the national Victorians Institute conference. The award recognizes the best graduate student paper presented at the conference, which is for faculty and graduate students in Victorian studies.  Fran’s paper was titled Jane Eyre and Public Health:  A Closer Look at the Lowood School Epidemic.  Read more at http://www.news.appstate.edu/2014/01/31/fran-thielman/