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Appalachian State University’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of late alumna Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68, left. She is pictured with her husband, William “Bill” Frank. Photo by Marie Freeman

4 lauded Appalachian authors to visit App State as part of fall 2021 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
Sep 16, 2021

Interested in gaining different perspectives on the Appalachian region and its culture? This season’s speakers for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiti...

SAFE student recipient Maira Ezerins, a former graduate student in the Department of Psychology. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Maira Ezerins ‘20, Psychology
Sep 15, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Maira Ezerins ‘20, PsychologyMaira Ezerins was a graduate student from Middleboro, M.A.Student and Faculty Excellence ...

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Making Math Relevant
Sep 14, 2021

Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series presents Dashiell Young-SaverFriday, September 17, 20213 p.m.Zoom event, email Kristen Roland, r...

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SAFE Fund Accepting Fall Applications
Sep 14, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund is accepting applications with a deadline of Monday, October 4, 2021.The C...

Emma Allen, Computer Science major, CAS Corps 2021-22 member. Photo submitted.

CAS Corps Feature: Emma Allen
Sep 13, 2021

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...

Nataly Jimenez, from High Point, is an Appalachian State University Honors College senior majoring in sociology-criminology, deviance and law, with a minor in psychology. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and become an immigration lawyer. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State’s Nataly Jimenez: A scholar and an advocate
Sep 10, 2021

Growing up in an immigrant family, Appalachian State University senior Nataly Jimenez said she watched her parents and extended family encounter hards...

Rhiannon Reed-Kelly ’20, who lives in Dublin, Ireland, graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in community and regional planning, a B.S. in geography with a certificate in geographic information systems and a minor in sustainable development. She is pictured in the Dublin Mountains. Photo submitted

Mountaineer alumna Rhiannon Reed-Kelly ’20 has her eye on international urban design
Sep 9, 2021

Rhiannon Reed-Kelly ’20 dreams of designing a world of happy, healthy cities — inspired by a book she read as a geography student at Appalachian S...

Traditional data center designs have servers set up in rows and racks, with cables connecting devices. Appalachian State University’s Dr. Abdelbaset Hamza and his App State research team are simulating different configurations — such as this geometric cell-based design — with the goal of improving efficiency and speed of data transfers. Hamza received a nearly $175,00 National Science Foundation grant in support of the project. Illustration provided by Dr. Abdelbaset Hamza

App State’s Dr. Abdelbaset Hamza studies efficiency in internet data centers
Sep 8, 2021

Answers to Google searches, information on websites, files stored in the cloud, and music and movies for streaming — all resources at people’s fin...

Colloquium Series Lecture Featuring Michael McRoberts

Football Analytics: Winning games through optimizing in-game strategy
Sep 8, 2021

 Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series presents Michael McRobertsFriday, September 10, 2021 3 p.m.Zoom event, email Kristen Rolan...

Grace Rogers, senior, SAFE fund recipient. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Grace Rogers, Mathematical Sciences
Sep 3, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Grace Rogers, Mathematical SciencesGrace Rogers is a senior from Durham, N.C.Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund ...