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Baker Perry, left, shows Alpaca farmer Don Pedro Godfredo how to take precipitation measurements from his farm, located at an elevation of 16,700 feet near Peru’s Quelccaya Ice Cap. Perry, an assistant professor of geography at Appalachian State University, has received a five-year National Science Foundation grant to expand his research of precipitation and climate change in the Andes Mountains in Peru and Bolivia. (Photo by Dr. Anton Seimon)

Perry receives $494,000 NSF grant to study precipitation in the Andes Mountains
May 22, 2015

BOONE—Baker Perry has been studying precipitation and climate change in the Andes for more than 15 years – even longer if you consider the time he...

Faculty Member Receives 2015 National Council on Public History Book Award
May 7, 2015

Department of History faculty member Andrea Burns has been awarded the 2015 National Council on Public History Book Award for her work, From Stor...

Mara Cloutier

Cloutier receives awards from Cave Research Foundation and Geological Society of America
May 5, 2015

BOONE—When Mara C. Cloutier chose to attend graduate school at Appalachian State University, the Asheville resident said it was because she could ex...

Bathanti receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine
Apr 30, 2015

Faculty member and former Poet Laureate of North Carolina Joseph Bathanti has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, an honor which is given to...

Bennett wins Capote Literary Trust Scholarship
Apr 28, 2015

Andrew D. Bennett of Cary has won the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing (prose) for 2015-16. Bennett is a junior at Appala...

Sarah Marshburn, interim director of the Department of Biology’s general biology program, helped lead a restructuring of the curriculum to make it more relevant to science and non-science majors at Appalachian State University. (Photo submitted)

Faculty restructure biology curriculum for science and non-science majors
Apr 21, 2015

BOONE—Changes to modernize the biology curriculum and address a variety of learners has resulted in a restructuring of the four-year biology curricu...

Ed Cabbell Scholarship Benefit Concert
Apr 16, 2015

The Center for Appalachian Studies invites you to join us on April 16, 2015 from 6:30-9:00 for a concert of students, friends, and alumni of the Cente...

Tulips on ASU campus

Faculty research gains national attention
Apr 14, 2015

Faculty members Marian Williams and Jeff Holcomb, both of the Department of Government and Justice Studies, conducted a study on asset forfeiture to b...

Trapped in Guyland?
Apr 13, 2015

In 1960, by the age of 30 almost 70% of American men had left home, completed their educations, found a partner and started work. By comparison, today...

ASU Graduation

Four graduating seniors to speak at the spring 2015 commencement
Apr 8, 2015

For the first time, the College of Arts and Sciences has offered graduating seniors the opportunity to be selected as the college’s keynote speakers...