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Student scientists and instructors test the water quality in Boone Creek, a waterway that travels through Appalachian’s main campus. Plans to daylight the creek are part of a larger resiliency initiative. Photo by Marie Freeman

The case for resiliency
Apr 18, 2019

Appalachian biology professor Dr. Shea Tuberty and former FEMA Administrator Brock Long discuss how developing a culture of preparedness fosters resil...

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"A Celebration of American/Irish Poets" - Poetry Reading
Apr 18, 2019

Thursday, April 255 - 6 p.m.Attic Window Room - 137C, Plemmons Student Union“Open-Eyed, Full-Throated: An Anthology of American/Irish Poets” cente...

Appalachian alumnus Chris Waldon ’16 ’18, a site reliability engineer at IBM. Photo submitted

Surrounded by inspiration, Appalachian alumnus keeps applications running at IBM
Apr 17, 2019

As a site reliability engineer at IBM, Appalachian State University alumnus Chris Waldon’s favorite aspect of his job is working with great peo...

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Uses of Applied Statistics in Math Placement and Volleyball Skill Evaluation
Apr 17, 2019

Dr. John Wagaman, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Western Carolina UniversityApril 19, 20193-4pm103A Walker HallThis talk is free and open to...

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Valerie Plame, former CIA Spy: My Story and Lessons Learned
Apr 16, 2019

Valerie Plame, a former career covert CIA operations officer, will give a public talk titled“Valerie Plame, former CIA Spy:  My Story and Lesso...

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The Humanities Council welcomes Dr. Chiara Lepora for a book discussion of “On Complicity and Compromise”
Apr 16, 2019

The Humanities Council is proud to announce that Dr. Chiara Lepora will be digitally hosting a book discussion on Wednesday, April 24 at Appalachian S...

A fall scene along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Shutterstock/TheBigMK Image

Dr. Mark Spond assesses condition of agricultural parcels along Blue Ridge Parkway using NPS funding
Apr 15, 2019

Thanks to $21,820 in funding from the National Park Service (NPS), Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian State University’s liaison to the NPS, has compl...

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Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents Novelist Abigail DeWitt
Apr 15, 2019

Abigail DeWitt is the author of three novels: LILI (W.W. Norton), DOGS (Lorimer Press), and NEWS OF OUR LOVED ONES(Harpe...

Dr. Eric Spana is an Associate Professor of the Practice in Biology and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in Biology at Duke University. photo submitted.

Biology Seminar Series hosts "Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizarding" and "A Couple of CUREs for Flies" with Dr. Eric Spana
Apr 11, 2019

The Tri Beta Biological Honor Society has invited Dr. Eric Spana from Duke University to visit Appalachian next week to give two seminars on Thursday,...

Book Cover of Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network by Michael Fisch

Mediating the Gap: An Anthropological Exploration of the Internet and Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network
Apr 11, 2019

The Department of Anthropology presents: Dr. Michael Fisch, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago"Mediating the Gap: An Anthropological Ex...