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  • Appalachian State University / Faculty Profile: Dr. Scott Marshall
    area of interest we have made several revolutionary discoveries just in the last decade he said Students interested in pursuing the quantitative aspects of geology will find ample opportunities to work on high tech and cutting edge research He added that his experiences with earthquake modeling have shown him the power and usefulness of quantitative skills skills that I try to focus on in my courses One of Marshall s courses called Quantitative Data Analysis for Earth and Environmental Scientists teaches students to write code to process a wide variety of geology datasets They re then able to easily tackle research projects with very large datasets Marshall plugged excellent equipment facilities and a broad curriculum that covers nearly all subdisciplines of geology from paleontology to geophysics He also said his department serves undergraduates only enabling ample opportunities for students to do research Our program is challenging he said But our students have gone onto some of the best graduate schools in the nation and many now work for top geoscience companies including several large petroleum mining and environmental consulting companies Our curriculum trains students in both classic geology and modern quantitative skills that are highly valued by both graduate schools and industry Meet more faculty Dr Scott Marshall s students have gone on to some of the best graduate schools and many now work for top geoscience companies including large petroleum mining and environmental consulting companies Apply Visit Info Program Geology BS Quantitative Geoscience The Geology Quantitative Geoscience BS degree prepares you for the environmental field geophysics resource industries and oil and natural gas exploration Department Department of Geology Western North Carolina is the perfect setting to study geology and Appalachian s Department of Geology offers these degrees Geology BA Geology BS Geology Environmental Geology BS Geology Quantitative Geoscience BS

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/scott-marshall (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Student Profile: Hannah Krueger
    where she is a Chancellor s Scholar in The Honors College are providing an excellent background to do just that in such areas as geophysics earth processes and scientific writing Krueger s interest in seismology has its roots in a mentorship program she participated in at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham At Appalachian she is conducting geophysical research acquiring skills in several areas including computer coding that are vital for success in the study of geophysics in graduate school I was able to start doing this research as a freshman Krueger said noting that Appalachian s Department of Geology serves only undergraduates At a bigger university that s virtually impossible Specifically Krueger is researching seasonal ground movements recorded by continuous GPS in southern California She s learned for example that sites overlying an aquifer have signals that are strongly influenced by human activity She s also helping enhance the quality of southern California GPS data for the improvement of earthquake hazard models As part of a summer internship at the University of Washington Krueger studied the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate which is sinking under the North American tectonic plate at a boundary called the Cascadia subduction zone Hannah Krueger has a full ride Chancellor s Scholarship designed for students with ambitious academic goals involving graduate or professional post baccalaureate degrees It is Appalachian s oldest competitive merit based full scholarship Apply Visit Info Program Geology BS Quantitative Geoscience The Geology Quantitative Geoscience BS degree prepares you for the environmental field geophysics resource industries and oil and natural gas exploration Department Department of Geology Western North Carolina is the perfect setting to study geology and Appalachian s Department of Geology offers these degrees Geology BA Geology BS Geology Environmental Geology BS Geology Quantitative Geoscience BS

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/hannah-krueger (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Faculty Profile: Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand
    they consider an ideal major to match their interests She ended up earning a master s degree and doctorate in German and is an expert in German language and culture What excites her about the Global Studies major is that it combines a lot of what she was looking for as an undergraduate a program that pulled together seemingly disparate parts She calls Global Studies the major for the 21st century because it lets students combine topics make connections and consider the processes local and global past and present that shape the world It will make them thoughtful engaged global citizens Sterling Hellenbrand said of the degree which is housed in the Department of Cultural Gender and Global Studies They take focus area courses and in the senior capstone we pull all them together We develop their intercultural skills integrate them in a comprehensive way and they find relevant fascinating career paths Like other faculty in the Global Studies program Sterling Hellenbrand leads her classes in a collaborative discussion based way Her upper level classes enroll about 15 students Lower level classes may have as many as 40 students but they still include small class opportunities for group projects and presentations A researcher in medieval German literature and Arthurian legends Hellenbrand also plays the violin and enjoys travel and cooking She was named the Outstanding Faculty Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2014 Meet more faculty Apply Visit Info Program Global Studies BA The interdisciplinary Global Studies BA degree educates globally competent students at a very high level by getting them to think broadly of the issues that shape the world Department Department of Cultural Gender and Global Studies The department offers degrees in Global Studies Interdisciplinary Studies and Gender Women s and Sexuality Studies It promotes

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/alexandra-sterling-hellenbrand (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Student Profile: Emma Labovitz
    more local scale working with different communities abroad The reverberation from that change can have a more lasting effect she said Since starting college Labovitz quickly has become a globe trotter As a Wilson Scholar she started her first year with a study abroad to Paris France to explore social justice which she said opened my eyes to global issues She took a Birthright Israel trip during the holiday break and participated in an Alternative Service Experience in Ecuador during spring break helping Appalachian alumni with a three day English immersion camp for 5 to 17 year olds In Summer 2015 she interned in India with the nonprofit Madras Christian Council of Social Service using experiential scholarship funds available to her as part of the Wilson Scholars program Before she graduates she hopes to study abroad in Spain do an internship in Europe and visit Africa Having already traveled to Guatemala before college she said she takes an interest in seeing how poverty differs and is handled in various parts of the world This major is for someone who definitely loves to travel but not to take cute photos or go shopping It s a love of traveling for understanding new cultures bringing your perspective and looking at their perspective and thinking how we can create a better world by sharing our ideas and beliefs she said Global Studies requires a minor and Labovitz has chosen Spanish along with a second minor of political science Her described her classes as small discussion based and contributing to Appalachian s overall sense of community Emma Labovitz in France during her study abroad as a freshman in the Wilson Scholars program Apply Visit Info Program Global Studies BA The interdisciplinary Global Studies BA degree educates globally competent students at a very high level

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/emma-labovitz (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Alumna Profile: Camille Hesterberg ’11
    study at the time called Global Studies was emerging that met Hesterberg s needs It enabled her to study developments on the ground in Budapest where she had been a Rotary Youth Exchange student The idea was to learn from people who had experienced the transition to EU democracy Hesterberg earned a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies in 2011 While at Appalachian she took courses in such subjects as economics geography history and political science She recalls an amazing experience You felt like you could be a part of many different departments she said But at the same time you always felt you had this home base Hesterberg is back in Budapest for a third time earning a master s degree in public policy at Central European University After graduation she plans to stay in Budapest and contribute research on Hungary s Roma that non governmental organizations can use to help that minority group Apply Visit Info Program Global Studies BA The interdisciplinary Global Studies BA degree educates globally competent students at a very high level by getting them to think broadly of the issues that shape the world Department Department of Cultural Gender and Global Studies The department

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/camille-hesterberg (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Faculty Profile: Dr. Scott Townsend
    school physical education internship and nationally renowned faculty with expertise in curriculum and instruction and self determination theory research It offers the best of knowledgeable faculty who understand and can translate theory to practice using engaging and exciting methods What is your research specialty and how does it fit into and or strengthen your teaching My specialty in research is focused on the curriculum and instructional model Sport Education This is the predominant model we teach for secondary physical education in our HPE program I am able to marry my research and apply it directly to my instruction I am also interested in program effectiveness so in my role as program director I am afforded the opportunity to be involved intimately with program accreditation and evaluation What do you hope students take away from the classes you teach I desire for my students to take away an enthusiasm for teaching and the knowledge to back up that disposition I also teach a neo revolutionary approach to physical education which focuses teacher candidates on teaching for emersion instead of mere exposure Why should a student interested in this profession choose Appalachian Our HPE program is a leader in the state in producing qualified health and physical education teachers Our program employs a cohort based structure which allows for greater relationships to be built between students and professors alike In addition we have several unique internships that provide authentic teaching experiences at both the elementary and secondary levels These internships separate Appalachian s HPE program from most other institutions in the region With the support of the excellent faculty and administration in the Reich College of Education and Beaver College of Health Sciences we simply have one of the best HPE programs around Meet more faculty Apply Visit Info Program Health and

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/scott-townsend (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Faculty Profile: Dr. David Williams
    has one of the oldest undergraduate health care management programs in the country being founded in 1972 and continuously certified since 1984 It is well known and well respected by academia and practitioners alike What is your research specialty and how does it fit into and or strengthen your teaching My research interests are related to entrepreneurship and strategic management as applied to health care organizations I m interested in how individuals and organizations use combine or create resources to the benefit of their organization region or community at large As an ex health care executive studying various theories and principles helps me to understand the bigger picture and how things relate not to mention what works and what does not which I then communicate to my students What do you hope students take away from the classes you teach Our program seeks to give the students the basic knowledge and skill sets to be a health care manager Our goal is to get them to understand the fundamentals of the U S health system the relationships among the various constituencies and to teach them how to begin to think like health care managers By example it s also to get them to start or continue to be lifelong learners all the health care managers that I know continue to seek to learn and improve their skill sets Why should a student interested in health care management choose Appalachian We are very much a theory to practice program All of our full time teaching faculty have Ph D s in their respective disciplines Additionally the majority of the faculty have been senior executives in health care organizations We bring both the theory and its practical application to every class All of my colleagues are in it for the program our

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/dave-williams (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Alumnus Profile: Brad Wilson ’75
    in history consider Appalachian as opposed to another college or university A I advise prospective students to visit all the schools in which they have an interest and attend the one that makes their heart sing Of course that presumes the course of study in which the student is interested is available at that university I also tell prospective students to go where they want to go not where anyone else parents primarily want them to go If you are happy and confident in your choice you will perform better So students should matriculate at the university that makes their heart sing So why Appalachian for history For the same reasons they should consider Appalachian for any course of study Outstanding faculty who truly care and are engaged with their student A nurturing challenging friendly academic environment A place where academics the arts and athletics are in balance where excellence is valued It has been a while since I was a history student but I am still in touch with a couple of my professors That doesn t happen everywhere I have had the privilege of meeting several of the current history faculty and I am confident they are doing for their students what was done for me stretching my mind while inspiring my heart Building confidence and intellectual strength Shaping a life of purpose To do well but never forget to do good That was my experience and that is why Appalachian students should find their way to the Department of History Q W hat aspects of your Appalachian experience best prepared you for law school and later accomplishments A I am a first generation college student Getting a college degree was a big deal much less going to law school So when I came to Appalachian I came with a healthy dose of fear fear of failure I didn rsquot know whether I had the right stuff to make it much less excel Well Appalachian offered so many opportunities to explore discover sample do participate challenge learn struggle question that is the wonder of a university The Appalachian environment has created what those of us who are the beneficiaries of that environment call the Appalachian Experience It is unique to each person but there is also a commonality For me Appalachian gave me confidence that I could do anything anything I wanted to do and my experience gave me the requisite tools to accomplish whatever I wanted to accomplish Now you have to keep sharpening the tools and acquire new ones throughout life but the foundation never changes Appalachian provided me with an excellent foundation Q Where there particular leadership opportunities that were helpful to you If so why should today s students consider getting involved on campus A Everyone should find the avenues of service and leadership that works for them so it is different for each individual This is what worked for me my fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha unfortunately no longer on campus Student Government Association

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/profiles/id/brad-wilson (2016-02-17)
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