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4 Lauded authors to appear in App State’s first virtual Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
Sep 17, 2020

Pivoting in response to 2020’s pandemic plot twist, Appalachian State University has adapted its fall 2020 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writ...

Dr. Felicia Arriaga, assistant professor, Department of Sociology. Photo by University Communications.

Dr. Felicia Arriaga publishes timely article on social issues during COVID-19
Sep 14, 2020

So far, 2020 has seen the emergence and strengthening of various social movements. More than ever, there are discussions of what our society can impro...

App State Global Symposium poster/graphic. Image provided.

Appalachian Global Symposium
Sep 10, 2020

Presentation proposals are now being accepted from students, faculty and staff for the eighth annual Appalachian Global Symposium that will take ...

In fall 2020, Appalachian State University saw its largest enrollment in university history — 20,023 students. Pictured here is an aerial view of Appalachian’s Sanford Mall, with Anne Belk Hall shown prominently on the far left. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State enrollment reaches 20,023, breaks records for underrepresented students
Aug 31, 2020

In August 2020, Appalachian State University welcomed 20,023 students, a landmark enrollment for the university. In addition, numbers from the fall 20...

A marbled salamander sits atop her eggs at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri — the field work site of Appalachian State University biology professor Dr. Jon Davenport, who was awarded U.S. Geological Survey grant funding to research how climate change impacts Ozark salamander species. Photo courtesy of Dr. Jon Davenport

US Geological Survey funds App State research on climate change impacts to Ozark salamander species
Aug 27, 2020

From the hellbender to the eastern tiger, salamander species are under threat due to detrimental changes in climate — including increased temperatur...

The Office of research presents RECAPP 2020 Research and Creative Activity at Appalachian

Office of Research presents RECAPP 2020
Aug 25, 2020

RECAPP is a week-long virtual event with faculty research showcased every day, culminating in the presentation of the Chancellor's and Provost's award...

Olivia Bargoil, a junior industrial design major from Clayton, jogs along Rivers Street, which bisects Appalachian State University’s campus in Boone. Outdoor exercise, such as jogging, allows individuals to both enjoy the High Country’s many recreation opportunities and remain active during COVID-19, according to Appalachian faculty experts and University Recreation staff. Face coverings are not required while outside as long as the appropriate 6 feet of physical distance can be maintained. Photo by Chase

It’s Boone, it’s beautiful — get outside and get going
Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian’s liaison to the National Park Service, suggests exploring some of the area’s parks and trails less traveled.“I...

New College of Arts and Sciences positions and Faculty & Staff members Fall 2020

New CAS positions and Faculty & Staff members Fall 2020
Aug 18, 2020

Sophia Dent, Department of AnthropologyVisiting Assistant Professor, Dr. Sophia Dent, will be teaching Biological Anthropology in Appalachian’s ...

App State's clearinghouse website for Coronavirus

App State coronavirus information
Aug 17, 2020

Just a reminder, to stay informed visit the App State Coronavirus website for updates and more....

Archie, complete, at home and installed in the Fred Webb Jr. Outdoor Geology Laboratory - Interactive Rock Garden outside of Rankin Science. Photo by Dr. Lauren Waterworth

There is a prehistoric reptile waiting for students’ return to Appalachian’s campus
Aug 14, 2020

Appalachian State University faculty members, Dr. Andrew Heckert, Dr. Lauren Waterworth and Travis Donovan have collaborated with geology and art stud...