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.

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Professors at Appalachian receive NSF grant to study dome formation in Georgia and Western North Carolina

BOONE—The Tallulah Gorge area in Georgia and Toxaway Falls in Gorges State Park in Western North Carolina are well known for their beauty and outdoor recreational offerings.

For Appalachian State University geologists Gabe Casale and Jamie Levine, the areas are also rich in geological information.

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Researchers use tree-ring science to study area log cabins

BOONE—Saskia van de Gevel looks closely at the ends of logs used to construct two cabins located in the Bear Paw State Natural Area in Watauga County.

The logs' coloration and wood anatomy indicates which ones are original to the structure and which ones were replaced because of damage. The closeness of the tree rings visible along the edge of the logs also is an indication of age....

Computer scientist at Appalachian helps researchers track honey bee health

July 21, 2015

BOONE—Tracking the health of honeybees across the U.S. is the work of a multi-university team, including a computer scientist at Appalachian State University.

The Bee Informed Partnership, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is comprised of scientists from eight universities, including the University of Maryland,...

Research team studies a local water resource, wins a national award

July 2, 2015

Dr. Kristan Cockerill, Assistant Professor in Cultural, Gender and Global Studies and Dr. William Anderson, Chair and Professor in Geology, were recently recognized as the 2015 Boggess Award winners by the Journal of American Water Resources Association (JAWRA). This prestigious award recognizes research conducted in the preceding year that best describes or analyzes a...

English faculty delivers a global perspective through literary research

July 1, 2015

Dr. Başak Çandar, an Assistant Professor of World Literature in the Department of English, will be returning to Appalachian State this fall after completing her participation in a prestigious ten month research program, the Europe in the Middle East, the Middle East in Europe (EUME) fellowship. Each year only ten postdoctoral scholars from around the world are invited to...

Student News

Student literary publication receives three national awards

BOONE—The spring 2015 edition of The Peel Literature & Arts Review won three national awards from the AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) Magazine Division. The awards was presented Aug. 8 at the annual AEJMC conference, to be held in San Francisco, California.

In the organization's 2015 Student Magazine Contest, The Peel won first place for design...

Anonymous Donor’s vision translates to $500,000 in scholarships for Wayne County Students

July 24, 2015

 

Albert Einstein was credited with saying, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.  He who understands it, earns it…he who doesn’t…. pays it.”  As an accountant and business professional, our donor knew well the wonders of compounding when he started an endowment that awarded a $20,000 scholarship to the minority...

Appalachian studies students present research at international conference

June 26, 2015

BOONE—Three graduate students and a faculty member from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University presented papers at an international mountain studies conference held at Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, in May.

Organized by the University of Alberta’s Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative, the academic conference,...


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