Outreach & Community Engagement

Appalachian studies graduate students Camden Phillips, Kevin Freeman, Sammy Osmond, Megan Hall and Yndiana Montes met with MountainTrue's High Country Watershed Coordinator, Hannah Woodburn, as part of their microplastics project.

App State's Center for Appalachian Studies prepares for AppalachiaFest
Mar 6, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Appalachian Studies is preparing for the 46th Annual Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) C...

App State’s Andrew Jenkins ’12, senior lecturer in the Department of Biology, displays an oak leaf while guiding App State students and local community members on a May 2022 hike in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Blue Ridge Conservancy photo

Since 1958, App State's Southern Appalachian plant collection has aided research, teaching and conservation
Feb 27, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — With a High Country winter settled over Boone, thousands of plant specimens rest in perpetual bloom on Appalachian State University’...

Veterinary Technology at Appalachian State University

Veterinary Technology program announces spring speaker series
Feb 8, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Veterinary Technology program, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announ...

The Mountains to Sea North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program at App State, to begin in spring 2023, will support 100 underrepresented App State students in STEM fields over the next five years. It is funded by a $3.4 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to App State, UNC Greensboro, Western Carolina University, East Carolina University and UNC Wilmington. Photo by Chase Reynolds and Wes Craig

App State awarded National Science Foundation funding to recruit, support underrepresented students in STEM fields
Dec 15, 2022

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University is one of five University of North Carolina System institutions awarded $3.4 million in grant funding fro...

App State's Dr. Alice Wright, associate professor of anthropology, far left, Dr. Susan Keefe, App State professor emerita of anthropology, second from left, and Roberta Jackson ’91, lead facilitator of the Junaluska Heritage Association, welcome volunteers to the Boone Cemetery in 2022, where they helped place stones over unmarked graves of Black individuals. Photo submitted

App State archaeology project partners with Junaluska to document Black history in Boone
Dec 15, 2022

BOONE, N.C. — App State faculty and students and the broader community have joined forces to work on the Junaluska Community Archaeology Project, he...

Veterinary Technology at Appalachian State University

Veterinary Technology program holds pet food drive through December 2
Nov 21, 2022

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Veterinary Technology program, in collaboration with the App State Watauga Humane Society (WHS) Club, i...

Laura Yates Clark, captured by Melissa Key (2021)

Psychology alumna Laura Yates Clark '99 gives back to the community
Oct 10, 2022

BOONE, N.C. — As the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Way of Central Carolinas, College of Arts and Sciences alumna Laura Yates...

Join us Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. on Sanford Mall for the Sixth Annual Community FEaST!

The Sixth Annual Community FEaST
Sep 15, 2022

Join us Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. on Sanford Mall for the Sixth Annual Community FEaST!...

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 ...