College News


Local resident’s research honored
Nov 30, 2017

Known for her work in the field of sediments and sedimentary rocks, Liutkus-Pierce said the environments in which the ancestors of humans lived and ho...

Carbon research

Appalachian Carbon Research Group (ACRG) Hosts Successful Forest Offset Workshop
Nov 30, 2017

 The Appalachian Carbon Research Group at ASU is an interdisciplinary and collaborative group of students, staff, and faculty, who are studying c...

Cole Edwards, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, was part of a team that linked oxygen increases to biodiversity growth between 445 and 485 million years ago. Photo submitted

Appalachian researcher helps link oxygen increase to biodiversity growth
Nov 27, 2017

Oxygen has provided a breath of fresh air to the study of the Earth’s evolution some 400-plus million years ago....

Maheder Yohannes

Accounting major earns U.S. citizenship, gives back to Ethiopia
Nov 22, 2017

Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Maheder Yohannes is a first-generation college student majoring in accounting at Appalachian State University....

Appalachian State University graduate student Judson MacDonald ’17 attends March for Equality, his first pride march, in Santiago, Chile in May 2016. MacDonald said he values transparency with his students and colleagues.

Appalachian education student aspires to teach lessons in individuality
Nov 21, 2017

Judson MacDonald ’17 wanted to be a teacher ever since he walked into his kindergarten career day in one of his father’s oversized business shirts...

Sarah Freeman -Thibault

Sarah Freeman-Thibault: Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachia
Nov 14, 2017

“At Appalachian, everyone is different, so everyone can be themselves. There’s no Appalachian ‘normal,’” said Freeman-Thibault....

Dr. Robert Hill

Dr. Robert Hill, Appointed to North Carolina Psychology Board
Nov 14, 2017

According to his students. Dr. Hill has said that, given the diversity of human behavior and personality, “being normal is a myth, and often overrat...

Arts at the Center: A History of Black Mountain College at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

BRAHM Winter Exhibition: Featuring Black Mountain College
Nov 13, 2017

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) invites the community to celebrate the grand opening of three exhibitions with a reception on Thursd...

Abraham Howell, sophomore, Charlotte, N.C.

Abraham Howell: Getting involved, trying new things
Nov 13, 2017

Applying to Appalachian State University seemed “a smart choice” to Abraham Howell of Charlotte. Now a sophomore who is excelling both academicall...

Dr. Nancy S. Love Professor, political science Department of Government and Justice Studies

2017 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance: Dr. Nancy S. Love
Nov 10, 2017

The Appalachian chapter described Dr. Love as a “tireless proponent of academic freedom issues.”...