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Save the Dates: CAS Zoomers Continue
Jan 28, 2021

In the midst of a global pandemic, the College of Arts and Sciences started a virtual zoom series to engage with Appalachian alumni and friends. We are continuing the series this spring with three sessions. These are free virtual events, open to the public.

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Billy and Del Hunt Helton ’79, photo submitted.

Putting College First: App State alum creates pathway for faculty support
Jan 28, 2021

Del Hunt Helton saw firsthand how private support for faculty could transform teaching and learning experiences for hundreds of students.

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Philip Hinson, SAFE fund recipient

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Philip Hinson '20, Psychology
Jan 22, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Philip Hinson '20, Psychology Philip Hinson was a graduate student from Gastonia, N.C. College News, SAFE Grant, Grants & Research, Alumni
Joe Graber ’20, from Tryon, earned a B.S. in computer science from Appalachian State University in December 2020 and is now working toward his master’s degree in computer science through App State’s Accelerated Admission program. Photo by Marie Freeman

First-generation App State student hammers out a new perspective
Jan 21, 2021

A few years ago, Joe Graber ’20 — hammer in his hand — was working in construction and unsure of what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.

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Aric Thoresen '16, Anthropology major. Photo submitted.

Aric Thoresen on combining anthropology and teaching
Jan 13, 2021

After Aric Thoresen received his degree in anthropology from Appalachian State University in 2016, he travelled throughout Latin America and became TEFL certified.

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More than 3,600 Appalachian graduates were conferred degrees during the university’s virtual Spring 2020 Commencement. Numerous Class of 2020 graduates took to social media to share their celebratory commencement photos, some of which are shown in this photo collage. Photos submitted

Fall 2020 Chancellor’s and Dean’s List
Jan 7, 2021

Appalachian State University is pleased to announce that 7,861 undergraduate students in total have been named to the Chancellor’s or Dean’s List for Fall 2020. The Registrar’s Office has 

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More than 1,700 Appalachian State University graduates were conferred degrees during the university’s virtual Fall 2020 Commencement Dec. 11. This photo collage shows a handful of the numerous celebratory commencement photos shared by App State’s Class of 2020 graduates via social media. Photos submitted

A December to remember for App State’s more than 1,700 graduates
Jan 5, 2021

Approximately 4,000 Appalachian Community members gathered virtually during Appalachian State University’s Fall 2020 Commencement to celebrate App State’s more than 1,700 graduates — a class that has persevered during a global pandemic to reach this momentous milestone.

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Titlemark and block A representing the Cratis D. Williams School of Gradate Studies.

Cratis D. Williams Society inductees include three CAS graduates
Dec 11, 2020

Each year, the Graduate School seeks nominations for students to induct into the Cratis D. Williams Society. This society is designed to include the top two percent of graduates from the School of Graduate Studies each year.

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Displayed in front of the Appalachian State University sign, located in Founders Plaza on App State’s campus, are the university mace and banner, along with the banners for App State’s College of Arts and Sciences, Beaver College of Health Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Hayes School of Music, Reich College of Education, Walker College of Business and Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies. The state flag is shown at far right and the U.S. flag is pictured at far left. Photo by Marie Free

Fall Commencement
Dec 7, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close — a year marked by the global pandemic — Mountaineers near and far will celebrate more than 1,700 Class of 2020 graduates during Appalachian State University’s virtual Fall 2020 Commencement.

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A worm on the carapace of a New River crayfish. Photo by Wayne Van Devender.

Worm and Crayfish mutualism affects entire stream ecosystems
Dec 3, 2020

A recent paper by researchers at Appalachian State University and Virginia Tech, published in the journal Ecology, titled: “Strong effects of a mutualism on freshwater community structure,” shows how some small worms can influence entire

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