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‘Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community’ selected for 2022–23 Common Reading Program

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 1:49pm

For its 25th anniversary, the Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University has named “Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community” as its 2022–23 book selection for the incoming class of first-year and transfer students.

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App State Common Reading Program announces ‘Belonging’ as 2021–22 book selection

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 12:00am

Appalachian State University’s Common Reading Program has named Nora Krug’s award-winning graphic memoir “Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home” as its 2021–22 book selection for the university’s incoming class of first-year and transfer students.

Final "Rising" YouTube event: Joining university & community

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:41am

Our fourth and final YouTube livestream event with Rising author Elizabeth Rush will be on March 24, 2021, at 3:30 p.m.

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App State’s Common Reading Program announces ‘Rising’ as 2020–21 book selection

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:17am

The Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University announces its 2020–21 book selection: "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore" (Milkweed Editions, 2018) by Elizabeth Rush — a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist in general nonfiction.

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Common Reading Program 2020-2021: In Memory of Dr. Emory Maiden and Dr. Wayne Matthews

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 11:13am

As if this year's challenges weren't enough, I've been stunned and saddened by the loss of these two great gentlemen, and I know that many folks on campus share that loss and sadness.

Emory Maiden

Presnell Appointed Director of Common Reading Program

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:23am

Dr. Don Presnell will assume a new position as Director of the Common Reading Program in University College at Appalachian State University beginning July 1, 2019.

Don Presnell