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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...

Dr. Baker Perry, professor, Geography and Planning. Photo submitted.

Next-gen weather station installed near Everest’s summit
Jun 28, 2022

On a postcard day in 2021, Tenzing Gyalzen Sherpa crested the Balcony, a windswept rest spot high on Mount Everest’s Southeast Ridge. In front of hi...

Picture of the 2022 JHP Student Research Prize and Travel Research Grants for Israel awards ceremony. Photo submitted.

Recipients of the 2022 JHP Student Research Prize and Travel Research Grants for Israel Announced
Jun 23, 2022

At the end of another challenging academic year marked by the ongoing pandemic and a devastating war in Europe, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and ...

Elizabeth Perego, assistant professor, Department of History. Photo submitted.

National Endowment for the Humanities Provides Funds for University Research
Jun 21, 2022

Elizabeth Perego, assistant professor, Department of History has been named one recipient of funds distributed by the National Endowment for the Human...

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, Department of History. Photo by University Communications.

Resisting Persecution: Jews and Their Petitions during the Holocaust
Jun 20, 2022

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Department of History, has recently published a new arti...

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 ...

Students reading on campus. Photo by University Communications.

English Department Hosts Inaugural Summer Institute for Teaching Writing
Jun 15, 2022

English Department Hosts Inaugural Summer Institute for Teaching Writing Drs. Clarice Moran and Peaches Hash, both faculty in the Department of E...

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in App State’s Department of Geography and Planning, led a successful return expedition to Mount Everest in April and May, coordinating the maintenance of weather stations at the top of the world. The expedition built upon the record-breaking National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition in 2019. Photo by Dawa Yangzum Sherpa/National Geographic

A return to Everest: App State’s Dr. Baker Perry leads climate science expedition to the world’s highest mountain
Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, led a succe...

 Dr. Vicky Klima, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at App State and faculty member in the university’s Honors College. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Dr. Vicky Klima honored with regional award for distinguished teaching in mathematics
Jun 13, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Vicky Klima has been recognized with the Southeastern Section 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award, conferred by the...

Carla Ramsdell, pre-engineering advisor, practitioner in residence, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Photo by University Communications.

Food physicist offers Earth Day cooking tips
Jun 9, 2022

Cooking may never be the same.That, at least, is the hope of food physicist and educator Carla Ramsdell of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in ...