Outreach and Community Engagement

Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor in App State’s Department of Biology, center, introduces electric current into Wilson Creek to stun, then capture, classify, measure and return fish specimens to the water.

App State biology interns spend summer in Wilson Creek’s ‘natural playground’
Jun 29, 2022

Catching fish, salamanders and an occasional water snake is all in a day’s work for Appalachian State University biology students Nick Campany and C...

The four App State recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2022–23. Pictured, from left to right, are alumna Payton Blaney ’22, of Reidsville; alumnus Henry Campbell ’21, of Winston-Salem; alumna Ilya Wang ’20, of Rockwell and Taichung, Taiwan; and alumnus Andrew Williard ’22, of Winston-Salem. Photos by Chase Reynold

4 App State alumni awarded 2022–23 Fulbrights to teach or research abroad
Jun 17, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College, announces four ...

Senior Mailyn Greig-Ratz, a sustainability ambassador with the Office of Sustainability. Photo submitted.

Student Spotlight: Mailyn Greig-Ratz
Apr 20, 2022

Mailyn Greig-Ratz is a senior majoring in food outreach studies and minoring in public health, American Sign Language and photography. She is original...

Appalachian State University senior Ann-Marie Mignone, from Gibsonville, is the current undergraduate research assistant on the Linville Gorge Wilderness area survey team, led by Dr. Alice Wright and Dr. Cameron Gokee, associate professor and assistant professor, respectively, in App State’s Department of Anthropology. Mignone is majoring in anthropology and minoring in psychology and geology. Mignone said the project provides her the opportunity to “practice geology under an archaeological lens,” both in t

App State research team ventures into Linville Gorge Wilderness to discover archaeological sites
Apr 6, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Alice Wright and Dr. Cameron Gokee are leading an App State research team into the steep and ...

The cover of “Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community” — the 2022–23 book selection of Appalachian State University’s Common Reading Program. “Junaluska” is edited by App State’s Dr. Susan E. Keefe, Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology, with assistance from members of the Junaluska Heritage Association. Image submitted

‘Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community’ selected for 2022–23 Common Reading Program
Apr 1, 2022

For its 25th anniversary, the Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University has named “Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Com...

An Appalachian State University student lounges beneath a tree on Sanford Mall while reading a book. Photo by Marie Freeman

3 renowned, NC-connected authors to visit App State this spring
Mar 29, 2022

This spring, three acclaimed authors will visit Appalachian State University, in person and virtually, as part of App State’s Hughlene Bostian ...

Dr. Virginia Kiefer Corrigan, program director of App State’s four-year online program in Veterinary Technology and member of the prestigious Homeward Bound leadership initiative for women with a background in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine).

Veterinary Technology leadership tackles global lack of women leaders in STEMM
Mar 8, 2022

In an effort to tackle a global lack of women leaders in STEMM, Dr. Virginia Corrigan, director of Appalachian State University’s new four-year onli...

Honors alumna Maddie Gaillard ‘21. Photo submitted.

Honors alumna Maddie Gaillard ‘21 teaches English in Spain
Feb 25, 2022

Honors alumna and Chancellor’s Scholar Maddie Gaillard ‘21 has been serving as an English Language Assistant (ELA) through the North Ame...

Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) is a three-step process. First, genetic material is fractioned into 20,000 droplets per sample. This partitioning of the sample is a key component of ddPCR which allows for the quantification of copies per sample of a particular gene. Once the droplets have been generated, the second step is a typical PCR cycle, where the fluorescent probes for a gene will attach to present sequences.

Research continues on residence hall wastewater testing 
Feb 22, 2022

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, student dormitory life has been dominated by face masks, physical distancing and regular nasal swab testing....

Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts, center, with the winners of the 2022 Chancellor’s Awards for Inclusive Excellence: Dr. Brandon Nelson, far left, App State’s interim director of university housing, representing the Office of University Housing; Eris Jenkins, second from left, an App State graduate student; Lamont Sellers, third from left, App State’s director of intercultural student affairs; Chandler Smith, third from right, an App State undergraduate student; Yolanda Adams, second fro

App State honors champions of inclusive excellence, on campus and in the community
Feb 3, 2022

An a cappella rendition of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” opened the 2022 Chancellor’s Awards for Inclusive Excellence Luncheon, held in Appalach...