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.
Speaker to address the changing role of women in science
BOONE- Dr. Mary Wyer, Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies at NC State University, will be the 4th Annual Dean’s Advisory Council Interdisciplinary Speaker. Wyer’s talk is titled “Women, Science, and Social Change.” The talk will be held on March 24th at 7:00 p.m. in Belk Library room 114.
Prior to the presentation, a reception and...
Black Sheep Theatre premieres political satire
Black Sheep Theatre announces Dennis Bohr’s newest play, BROWN: Jesus from Another Planet, which will be performed on Friday, February 28 at 8pm, Saturday, March 1, at 8pm, and Sunday, March 2 at 2pm in I.G. Greer Arena Theatre on Appalachian State University’s campus. Admission is $5.00.
BROWN: Jesus from Another Planet is set in the near future in the USA after...
Anthropology professor working to preserve town’s culture and history in Guatemala
Dr. Timothy J. Smith from the Department of Anthropology has been working with the indigenous town of Sololá, Guatemala for the past seventeen years. Smith has been cultivating a relationship with the town since he was an undergraduate student at Tulane University. Recently, Smith's work culminated in a social science text written in the native language of Sololá: Kaqchikel Mayan.
Eastern Wayne Elementary student earns $20,000 Appalachian State University Scholarship
Goldsboro, N.C. – On Thursday, February 6, a fourth grade minority student in Wayne County with the highest standardized test score in math was awarded a $20,000 scholarship to attend Appalachian State University.
Eastern Wayne Elementary student, Keyara Wilson, was the winner of the Fall 2022 Freshman Class Scholarship. Miss Wilson will receive the monies when she...
Geology professors work with United Nations research team to investigate mass extinction
Geologist and Appalachian State University professor of Geology, Johnny Waters, was joined by Sarah Carmichael, a colleague in the Geology Department, and a United Nations research team to investigate a mass extinction that devastated tropical marine ecosystems in Central Asia 375 million years ago.
Waters and the team found evidence for catastrophic oceanographic events associated with...
Graduate student in psychology wins award at recent conference
Alex Kirk, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, was awarded the People's Choice Award at the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition during the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools in San Antonio, Texas. Kirk advanced after winning the first ever 3MT competition sponsored by the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School at Appalachain in December 2013.
Kirk's thesis and...
Anthropology alumna works with two former U.S. presidents
Alumna Caroline Federal put her degree in anthropology to use by working for two former United States presidents through internships at the Carter Center in Atlanta, GA and the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, NY. Federal said, “I can say with confidence that the anthropology department prepared me for my work in international development.”
In early 2013, Federal interned at...
ASU moot court team competes at regional meeting of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association
Congratulations to the ASU moot court team. Six ASU students participated in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association's regional moot court competition held in Lynchburg, Virginia, November 7-9. Our students competed against teams from a number of universities, including the James Madison University, the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Patrick Henry...
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