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.


Hutchins receives National Translation Award

BOONE—William M. Hutchins, a professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Philosophy and Religion, has received the National Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association in the prose category. The award recognizes his Arabic to English translation of "The New Waw: Saharan Oasis" by Ibrahim al-Koni.

"William M. Hutchins' translation of 'New Waw:...

Humanities Council continues 2015-2016 lecture series with “Intersectionality: Moving from Tolerance to Solidarity,” a conversation with Ange-Marie Hancock

Boone - Last month the Humanities Council at Appalachian State University hosted their annual symposium. Ninety-eight people attended the day long series of lectures focused on the intersection of humanistic academia and colonized peoples.

Beginning this Thursday, November 12, from 7pm-9pm, the Humanities Council will continue their 2015-2016 lecture series with Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock,...

Professors honored at Faculty & Staff Awards

BOONE - Last Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the College of Arts and Science at Appalachian State University honored exemplary faculty and staff at their annual Faculty & Staff Awards Ceremony & Reception.

The Ceremony was held in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium and was presided over by the College of Arts and Science's Dean, Anthony G. Calamai.

Each year the college...

What is the Microscopy Lab?

Boone - Dr. Guichuan Hou (Biology) came to Appalachian State University in 2006 to run the William C. and Ruth Anne Dewel Microscopy Facility. There you can find him presiding over the use and maintenance of the universities most expensive microscopes.

This lab, named for its former directors and long time faculty at Appalachian, is a core facility managed by the College of Arts and...

X-rays uncover gut of 320-million-year-old animal

BRISTOL, ENGLAND—The inner workings of a tiny fossil have been studied using X-ray microscopy, revealing evidence of its digestive system for the first time.

Researchers from the University of Bristol in England, Appalachian State University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Paul Scherrer Institute analyzed the unique fossil specimen using high-energy X-rays at the Swiss...

Student News

Students participate in the 11th Annual SNCURCS research event

BOONE—A total of 146 undergraduate students and faculty from Appalachian State University attended the 11th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium at High Point University Nov. 14.

Presentations were made from disciplines including art, biology, business, chemistry, communication, computer science, education, English, environmental sciences,...

Student shares love of dinosaurs

BOONE—Senior geology major Haviv Avrahami was a winner on two counts at the recent 75th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology held in Dallas.

A replica of a Desmatosuchus skull has been added to the McKinney Geology Teaching Museum at Appalachian State University thanks to student Haviv Avrahami. He is pictured with Professor Andrew B. Heckert. Photo credit: Marie...

Appalachian alumna, Keana Tripplett, awarded North Carolina Teacher of the Year

Keana Tripplett wanted to be a teacher since the first day of Kindergarten, but it wasn't until she received the North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarship to Appalachian State that she knew teaching was her calling.

Today, ten year after earning a BA in Secondary English Education at Appalachian State University, Keana Tripplett is teaching English at Ashe County High School, and has...

CAS Strategic Planning

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