Bob White, executive director of International Education and Development, talks about his experience while leading a group in Chengdu, China when the earthquake hit the region. He reflects on the collective good of the Chinese people, the unprecedented live reporting, the emergency management and the self-reflection of the students upon their return home.
Because of his expertise in American studies, Longin Pastusiak became a leading political figure in Poland as his homeland transitioned from communism to a democratic form of government in the 1990s. The college professor even served as president of the Polish Senate from 2001-05. Now a visiting professor of international politics at Appalachian, he talks about Poland's growing economy and U.S.-Eastern European relations.
Athletics Director Charlie Cobb talks about the success of Appalachian's 470 student-athletes, both on the field and in the classroom. The university offers 20 intercollegiate sports for men and women. While a few student-athletes pursue their chosen sport professionally, the majority come to Appalachian seeking a quality education for life and career success.
Gloria Steinem has been a leader in the women's liberation movement for 40 years. She discusses the progress of equality for American men and women, ways to improve our educational system, and the significance of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.