The College of Arts & Sciences at Appalachian State University is home to 16 academic departments, two academic programs, two centers and one residential college spanning the humanities and the social, 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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Matt and Laura Parker, 2000 graduates of Appalachian State University, run The Exodus Road, a nonprofit that helps find and free slaves. Photo by Ariel Oliver
Jul 24, 2017

About a year ago, a nightmarish text flashed on the screen of Matt Parker’s smartphone.

“Please help me,” the message read. “I’ve been trafficked.”

Saving the Bees
Jul 19, 2017

Appalachian student and faculty researchers seek to recover declining honeybee population. Consider this fact from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: More than $15 billion in U.S.

PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
Jul 19, 2017

An active volcano in northeastern Tanzania known to the Maasai as the “Mountain of God” has been quietly rumbling—and it is showing signs that an eruption is imminent.

Holocaust survivor Ralph Preiss appears in this January 1939 photograph taken in Paris. He will speak during the 16th Annual Summer Symposium “Remembering the Holocaust” Aug. 5-10.
Jul 17, 2017

The 16th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on “Remembering the Holocaust” will be held Aug. 5-10 at the Marriott Hotel in Boone, near the Appalachian State University campus. 

Lucy Baron, a 2017 graduate of Appalachian State University, will present a poster on a water purification system at the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit. Photo by Elliot Baron
Jul 17, 2017

The sixth Appalachian Energy Summit will take place July 10-12 at Appalachian State University, focusing on a theme called “Perspectives: Policy & Practice.” More than 500 people are expected to

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