The College of Arts & Sciences at Appalachian State University is home to 16 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.


NSF grant supports new approach to teaching botany

February 7, 2016

BOONE—A National Science Foundation grant awarded to two faculty members at Appalachian State University will support their work to develop engaging botany laboratory experiences for undergraduate students and, at the same time, build a database related to ecological changes occurring in the Southern Appalachians.

The $197,987 grant was awarded to Howard Neufeld...

College of Arts & Sciences chooses six recipients for summer grant research

February 3, 2016

Boone - This summer the College of Arts and Sciences will provide six $5,000 grants to faculty to work on scholarly research, creative projects and external funding proposals that will enhance the transformational experience of Appalachian students.

The reason for these grants, according to College of Arts and Science's Dean, Tony Calamai, is two-fold: "The...

Humanities Council welcomes the new semester with “Warm Up with the Humanities”

February 2, 2016

BOONE - This spring the Humanities Council will feature the works of new faculty during "Warm Up with the Humanities." The event will take place February 26, 2016, from 1pm to 4pm in Belk Library room 421. Hot chocolate will be served during the event.

"By featuring the research of new faculty, we will highlight the continuing importance of the humanities in...

Key Appalachian studies publications to be made available online through NEH and Mellon grant

January 29, 2016

BOONE—Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.

The NEH and Mellon...

Appalachian students to travel to Iowa to witness political history

January 27, 2016

BOONE—The venue and subject couldn't be more exciting for 10 political science majors at Appalachian State University who will travel with their professors to observe the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, which are the first of 16 to be held in the nation.

The course, "The Iowa Project," is taught by Professor Philip Ardoin and Visiting Professor Paul Gronke, both from the...

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Appalachian students share experience at the Iowa Caucus

February 1, 2016

Note: This narrative was written by Emily Montgomery and Katelynn Harris, two of the students traveling to Iowa with Dr. Phillip Ardoin from Government and Justice.

IOWA CITY - Appalachian State's "The Iowa Project" course, couldn't be more exciting for the 10 political science students who are participating the 2016 Iowa caucus process. As part of...

College of Arts & Sciences seeks spring commencement student speaker

February 2, 2016

This spring, the College of Arts & Sciences will select up to three distinguished graduating seniors to speak at the May Commencement Ceremony.

We are seeking candidates from any of the three divisions in the college: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Natural, Physical & Mathematical Sciences.

Applicants for this honor must have distinguished...

Non-traditional student proof that it’s never too late to follow your dreams

January 12, 2015

BOONE - Marty Tschetter is proof that it is never too late to follow your dreams. He was raised in an academic family in Greenville, NC which developed within him a passion for libraries, archives and local history. However, not until his late thirties, after moving around the country and exploring different careers, that he decided to pursue a degree in library science...