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Flood Watch

A Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Watauga County from 8 am Monday, April 23 until 4 pm Tuesday, April 24. This includes Appalachian State University. A prolonged period of moderate to occasionally heavy rain may result in small streams and creeks flooding. Be alert for rising water in flood prone areas. Have a plan to quickly evacuate should flooding occur. In addition to the flood watch, a wind advisory is also in effect from 12 am Monday, April 23 until 12 am Tuesday, April 24. Wind gusts up to 50 mph possible.

Posted at 6:27pm on April 22, 2018 via Blackboard Connect.

Campus Support Resources

Fulbright Awards are awarded directly to the person, not to the institution. However, it is essential that faculty applying for Fulbrights inform the Office of Research (grs@appstate.edu) of their plans to apply. Faculty should submit their application through Appalachian’s internal routing and grant processing system, AGrants, to ensure that they continue to receive their salary and benefits and understand how their salary and benefits will be affected while they are off campus.

With proper planning, communication, and enough lead time, department chairs may be able to secure backfill money to cover your teaching and service responsibilities when you are away. Contact the Fulbright liaisons or Dr. Maria Anastasiou (anastasioum@appstate.edu) in the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) if you have further questions.

The Office of Research offers Research Development Travel Grants (up to $1000, reimbursable) in order to improve the competitiveness of research proposals by facilitating interactions with prospective sponsors. If you need to travel to make the necessary connections for submitting a winning application, you may be eligible for a Research Development Travel Grant. Apply here.

Academic Departments and Colleges reap great benefits from having a Fulbrighter among the faculty and this is supported by convincing research on the topic. The rewards are many and ripple into the future after a Fulbrighter returns home and integrates his/her new experiences into curriculum, courses, research projects, study abroad programs, and more.

Faculty Workshops and Information Sessions

Fulbright Liaisons

Fulbright@appstate.edu

Dr. Maria Anastasiou: anastasioum@appstate.edu, Executive Director, Office of International Education and Development

Dr. Jeanne Dubino: dubinoja@appstate.edu, Professor, Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies

Dr. Nina-Jo Moore: moorenj@appstate.edu, Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Communication

Inviting Fulbright Scholars to Appalachian State University

Encouraging and supporting visiting Fulbright Scholars from other countries to give guest lectures is a way to enhance the overall academic climate at Appalachian State. Visiting lecturers can internationalize faculty and student perspectives, classrooms and departments in short two- to three-day visits.

The Outreach Lecturing Fund enables Fulbright Scholars from other countries to come to Appalachian State to:

  • Share their specific research interests;

  • Speak on the history and culture of their countries;

  • Exchange ideas with U.S. students, faculty and community organizations;

  • Become better acquainted with U.S. higher education; and

  • Create linkages between their home and host institutions.

Members of the Appalachian State academic community reach out to Visiting Lecturers who, in turn, apply for a travel award to the Fulbright Program to visit our campus. Appalachian State provides local transportation, lodging, and meals. Visit the Occasional Lecturer Fund website for more details on how the program works and for a detailed list of current Visiting Fulbright Lecturers in the United States. Contact Dr. Maria Anastasiou in OIED for assistance and advice.

The Fulbright Scholar in Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange, by supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component and/or serve minority audiences.