College News

Students at Commencement

December 2018 Commencement
Dec 14, 2018

Saturday, Dec. 15, 201810 a.m. and 2 p.m.Holmes Convocation CenterStudent PresenterCollege of Arts and SciencesRazan Farhan AlaqilRazan Farhan Alaqil ...

Appalachian State University junior Madison Cook, from Apex, provides security coverage at a Mountaineers football game. She is a graduate of the Appalachian Police Academy, part of the university’s Appalachian Police Development Program, which was created to equip Appalachian students with the knowledge, skills and training to become law enforcement officers. Photo by Marie Freeman

With App State Police, Madison Cook follows in family footsteps of service
Dec 13, 2018

Junior Madison Cook — a part-time police officer with Appalachian State University Police — has a deep-seated desire to serve and help others, a f...

2019 New River Symposium

2019 New River Symposium – Call for Presentations
Dec 12, 2018

The biannual New River Symposium celebrates the ecological and social values of the New River bringing together the river’s diverse constituents, wh...

The team receiving the Expedition of the Year award in Atlanta, G.A..  From left: Olivia Paschall, a senior geology major from Grand Rapids, Michigan; Dr. Sarah Carmichael (associate professor of geology, PI, expedition leader); Dr. Johnny Waters (professor emeritus in Geology, co-PI, expedition co-leader) and Allison Dombrowski, a junio geology major from Raleigh. Photo submitted.

The Explorers Club of Atlanta grants Appalachian Undergraduate Students and Faculty “Expedition of the Year” Award
Dec 10, 2018

“Looking for mass extinctions in all the ‘wrong’ places: the Late Devonian of Mongolia,” a research expedition featuring Appalachian State Uni...

A floating shelter for campus ducks was installed on the Appalachian Duck Pond Monday. The block A logo on the shelter’s roof is made of recycled metal. Photo by Marie Freeman

New duck house built for Appalachian’s campus flock
Dec 6, 2018

Campus ducks have new digs at the Appalachian State University Duck Pond. A 64-square-foot floating shelter was installed Monday to provide the ducks ...

This slide from Bill Pfleger’s Sustainable Energy Speaker Series presentation displays Schneider Electric’s definition of a microgrid: “An integrated energy system consisting of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER), which as an integrated system can be controlled as a single entity and operate in parallel with the grid or in an intentional islanded mode.” Image courtesy of Schneider Electric

Appalachian alumnus Bill Pfleger explores ‘The New Energy Landscape’ through microgrid technology
Dec 5, 2018

During the kick-off talk in Appalachian State University’s fall 2018 Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Alumni Edition, Bill Pfleger ’04 ’06 ’...

Jenny Reilly receiving the practitioner of the year award, and Dr. Jim Deni who received the liftetime achievement award.

Psychology students and faculty receive top awards from the North Carolina School Psychology Association
Dec 4, 2018

At the North Carolina School Psychology Association (NCSPA) fall conference in October, three Appalachian State University Master of Arts students and...

Dr. Rene Harder Horst receiving the Distniguished Professor Award of History

Dr. René Harder Horst named the 21st I. G. Greer Distinguished Professor of History
Dec 3, 2018

Dr. Rene Harder HorstProfessor, Department of HistoryI.G. Greer Distinguished Professor of HistoryHorst has been named the successor and will assume t...

ASC Centers operate through an interdisciplinary team of school personnel, Appalachian graduate students and Appalachian faculty who, together, discuss each student referral’s issues and needs. Here, Dr. Kurt Michael, second from right, and Jennifer Wandler, Watauga High School social worker and ASC coordinator, look at a computer file as other ASC Center team members look on. Photo by Marie Freeman

Teens and mental health
Nov 30, 2018

Dr. Kurt Michael says he got “a front-seat view of human suffering” while volunteering for a crisis line for three years as a psychology major at ...

Jeff Miller CAS Corps headshot

CAS Corps Feature of the Month: Senior Physics Major Jeff Miller
Nov 29, 2018

The CAS Corps are chosen to serve as representatives to all constituents of the College of Arts and Sciences and to create, promote and execute opport...