Departmental News

Dr. Jonathan S. Jones, professor, Department of History, Virginia Military Institute, historian of the U.S. Civil War era and history of medicine assistant. Photo submitted.

Opium Slavery: Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction
Mar 25, 2022

As part of their annual “Civil War Speaker Series,” The Department of History and the College of Arts and Sciences will host Dr. Jonathan S. Jones...

Triassic Trip 2008, including Anna A. Littlefield. This image shows students measuring the thickness of the layers of rock exposed in the Blue Hills near St. Johns, Arizona. This allowed the participants to put the fossils in stratigraphic order and compare them to other localities, such as Petrified Forest National Park. Photo by Kristan Cockerill.

252 million years ago, four alumni, one road trip and a cause
Jan 14, 2022

How a field experience created a lasting bond for App State alumsAt Appalachian State University our faculty support students to be successful in thei...

Finding Our Way Back: Examining the Geography of the Black Past Mike Williams, Education Projects Manager for the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Finding Our Way Back: Examining the Geography of the Black Past
Sep 8, 2020

The Appalachian State University Department of Geography and Planning Speaker SeriesFinding Our Way Back: Examining the Geography of the Black PastMik...

2020-21 Truman Capote Literary Trust Creative Writing Scholarship winner, judge and runner-up. Left to right: Victoria Goff (photo submitted), author Jacinta White (photo submitted) and Jay Phillips (photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette).

Truman Capote Literary Trust Creative Writing Scholarship 2020-21 Winners Announced
Aug 11, 2020

Students Jay Phillips and Victoria Goff, were recognized for their achievements in poetry as the 2020-21 Truman Capote Literary Trust Creative Writing...

Dr. Thomas Whyte publishes new book on Boone's history before 1769

Dr. Thomas Whyte publishes new book on Boone's history before 1769
Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Thomas Whyte, Professor of Anthropology, has just published a new book on the history of Boone and Northwestern North Carolina, Boone Before ...

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"The Way We Live Now" Creative Writing Students’ memoirs of the semester lead to published work
Jul 23, 2020

Three students from the Department of English were chosen for publication by an online journal and news website, 100 Days in Appalachia. The essays we...

Then and Now Alumnus: John Misenheimer

Then and Now: John Misenheimer, Psychology
Jul 14, 2020

John Misenheimer '16M.A. Industrial- Organizational Psychology and Human Resource ManagementFrom Raleigh, N.C.THENMisenheimer recognizes that his expe...

How to keep students feeling connected and supported — 4 Excellence in Teaching Award winners weigh in

How to keep students feeling connected and supported — 4 Excellence in Teaching Award winners weigh in
Jul 7, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — At the beginning of the 2020 spring semester, no one at Appalachian State University could have imagined a complete transition to onli...

The Center Online: A Jewish Child Survivor of the Holocaust Gives Testimony  Monday, July 27, 2020

The Center Online: A Jewish Child Survivor of the Holocaust Gives Testimony Monday, July 27, 2020
Jul 6, 2020

The Center Online: A Jewish Child Survivor of the Holocaust Gives Testimony Monday, July 27, 20207 p.m.Online Zoom-based eventThis talk is free a...

Winners of David Hodgin English Award Announced

Winners of David Hodgin English Award Announced
Jul 2, 2020

We are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural David Hodgin English Award, which this year called for works that addressed the impact th...