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Dr. Cameron Gokee awarded NSF grant to conduct archaeological research in Bandafassi
Jun 20, 2019

During the next two academic years, Dr. Cameron Gokee, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University...

Caroline Sager. Photo Submitted.

Baku Bound: Appalachian Student Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from U.S. Department of State
Jun 19, 2019

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is pleased to announce that Caroline Sager, a recent graduate at Appalachian State University has be...

At 8,430 meters above sea level, the high-altitude expedition team celebrates after setting up the world's highest operating automated weather station during National Geographic and Rolex's 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest. Among them is Appalachian’s Dr. Baker Perry. Learn more at www.natgeo.com/everest. Photo by Mark Fisher, National Geographic

App State researchers scale Mount Everest to conduct climate research as part of National Geographic expedition
Jun 17, 2019

From April to June, as part of a robust effort to improve understanding of and resilience to the impacts of climate change on mountain systems, Nation...

Dr. Baker Perry, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, on a study abroad in Pucarumi, Peru, at an altitude of 13,500 feet. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State’s Dr. Baker Perry to be featured in National Geographic livestream June 13
Jun 12, 2019

As part of National Geographic’s three-day Explorers Festival, Appalachian State University’s Dr. Baker Perry will talk as part of a livestreamed ...

Matthias Kramer, a graduating Appalachian senior earning a B.A. in English with dual concentrations in literary studies and creative writing, along with a B.A in languages, literatures and cultures – East Asian languages and cultures. He will begin a doctoral program in comparative literature at University of Oregon this fall. Photo by Marie Freeman

Intertwining triple majors open the door to a doctorate for Appalachian graduating senior
Jun 4, 2019

Matthias Kramer’s childhood passion for Pokémon led him on a path toward Asian studies and comparative literature. A graduating senior from Raleigh...

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in Appalachian’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand awarded Fulbright to teach abroad in spring 2020
May 17, 2019

Through the Fulbright Scholar Program, Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in the Department of Langu...

Students in Appalachian’s summer 2018 STARTALK Program learn a Chinese fan dance with Rachel Zhao, a teacher at Eastway Elementary School in Durham, far left in foreground, who participated as an instructor in the program. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Appalachian awarded funding for second STARTALK Program — an immersion in Chinese language, culture
May 16, 2019

For the second consecutive year, high school students of the High Country will have the opportunity to embark on a virtual journey to Beijing and lear...

Dr. Wendy Xie teaching Chinese to Appalachian State University students. Photo by Marie Freeman

Learn a language, expand your worldview
May 14, 2019

Appalachian’s Dr. Wendy Xie teaches Chinese. She talks about the value and importance of learning another language....

With Ausangate Mountain looming large in the background, Dr. Baker Perry and his research group traverse a trail from the Jampa Pass, at an elevation of about 16,400 feet. Local Peruvians consider the mountain to be sacred. Photo by Marie Freeman

From the Appalachians to the Andes
May 6, 2019

From the highest peaks to the Amazon rainforest floor, two groups of students led by Appalachian State University professors trekked through Peru in s...

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Appalachian sets new record with 4 Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists
May 2, 2019

An Appalachian State University senior and three university alumni have been named Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists for the 2019–2...