The College of Arts & Sciences at Appalachian State University is home to fifteen academic departments spanning the humanities, social sciences, and the mathematical and natural sciences. The college is dedicated to providing instruction and research essential to the University's mission and seeks to cultivate the habits of inquiry, learning, and service among all its constituents.
Physics professor receives Durham Freshman Advocate Award
Dr. Jennifer Burris, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, received the 2013 Harvey R. Durham Freshman Advocate Award. Burris teaches First Year Seminar courses as well as physics courses for non-majors.
The award includes $1000, a plaque and a university medallion that will be presented at convocation in September. It was established to recognize a full-time university...
Appalachian recognized for being a "green college"
Appalachian State University was recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the nation's most environmentally responsible "green colleges" in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges." It is the fourth edition of the guidebook and the third time Appalachian has been recognized.
The guidebook was created in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green...
Appalachian alumnus receives Award for Excellence in General Education Teaching
Jason Mitchell, adjunct instructor of composition in the Department of English, is the 2013 recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in General Education Teaching. The $1,000 award is given to a non-tenure track faculty member and can be used to enhance the faculty member's teaching, scholarship, or creative activity.
Mitchell, a former high school teacher, received his master's...
Geology professor receives Duncan Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship
Dr. Sarah Carmichael, assistant professor in the Department of Geology and part of the Appalachian Studies faculty, was awarded the Wayne D. Duncan Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching in General Education.
Carmichael teaches the course "The History of Coal: from the Pennsylvania to the Present" with Tom Hansell. Hansell is an assistant professor in the...
University of Chicago professor to give talk on evolution
University of Chicago professor, Dr. Jerry A. Coyne, will give a talk on May 2 at Appalachian State University titled "Why evolution is true and why Americans deny it." It will begin at 7 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.
Coyne is a professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago. He is also a member of...
Computer science student to travel to Russia with language scholarship
Computer science major, Brian Clee, received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian. Clee will spend the summer in Kazan in the Republic of Tartarstan, Russia, in a language immersion program.
Clee will live with a host family and study with 14 other students during the 10 week program. He is the second Appalachian student selected to study in Russia,...
Senior awarded Subaru Minority Student Scholarship
Reynaldo Ignacio, senior undergraduate student double majoring in geology and biology, received a $1500 scholarship from the Subaru Minority Student Scholarship Program. The award is the result of a partnership between Subaru and the Geological Association of America (GSA).
In addition to the monetary award, the scholarship provides free registration to the GSA Annual Meeting and...
Geography majors chosen for competitive summer research program
Undergraduate geography majors Gordon Buckingham and Peter Nasuti were selected to attend the competitive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer program.
Buckingham and Nasuti will specifically participate in the Geospatial Research and Mapping REU program at California State University Long Beach and O'ahu, Hawaii, this summer.
Nasuti said, "The REU program provides...
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