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Tatum Schwartz, recipient of the Ann Louise Page Scholarship.

Student scholarship aids research in dance as therapy for victims
Jan 20, 2022

The Department of Sociology has awarded the inaugural Ann Louise Page Scholarship for Undergraduate Research Excellence in Sociology to Tatum Schwartz...

Photograph of Wataugan students in 1973. Photo submitted.

Watauga College Records Collection Added!
Jan 19, 2022

The Watauga Residential College records (UA 09.12) were recently processed and are available for research in the Special Collections Researc...

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SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael Opata
Jan 18, 2022

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael OpataDr. Michael Opata, assistant professor, Department of BiologyStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recip...

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...

Dr. Sarah Carmichael, professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University, is a geochemist and a National Geographic Explorer. She specializes in Devonian period research, studying the causes and effects of mass extinction events that occurred 350–417 million years ago. She is pictured during a field expedition in Mongolia in 2018, where she and her team evaluated specimens preserved in volcanic rocks. Photo by Felix Kunze

App State research team examines ancient evidence in mass extinctions
Jan 12, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Sarah Carmichael describes her job as similar to that of a crime scene investigator — and the evidence she exam...

Student success shows up both inside — and outside — the classroom at Appalachian State University. Achieving a work-life balance, studying with others and other success strategies help students make the most of their Mountaineer experience. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State students share 7 tips for success — inside and outside the classroom
Jan 6, 2022

Student success shows up both inside — and outside — the classroom at Appalachian State University. Below, several students share their tips for e...

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Announcing Chancellor's & Dean's List for Dec 2021
Dec 17, 2021

The University Registrar has announced that 7,695 undergraduate students have been named to the Chancellor’s or Dean’s List fo...

As part of its mission, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. As of spring 2021, more than 240 App State alumni were living and working abroad. Photo by Kate Brown ’16

A black and gold world — 6 Mountaineers share how App State prepared them for life, career success
Dec 17, 2021

Whether Mountaineers come to App State as domestic or international students, they leave with an App State Experience that has prepared them for life ...

Dr. Baker Perry, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, right, and his expedition team member Dr. Tom Matthews, work on the automated weather station at the Mount Everest Base Camp. Perry and Matthews were members of the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. Learn more at www.natgeo.com/everest. Photo by Freddie Wilkinson, National Geographic.

App State leads climate research at the top of the world
Dec 16, 2021

Appalachian State University has stepped onto the world stage as the lead institution to coordinate the operation and maintenance of weather stations ...

Mortarboard decorating skills were on display at the Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies held Dec. 10 at Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds

More than 1,600 degrees conferred at App State’s Fall 2021 Commencement
Dec 15, 2021

Mountaineer graduates waved to their families and friends, pumped fists into the air and even shed a few happy tears at Appalachian State University...