College News

Sanford Hall renovation approved

Trustees OK fee increase to renovate Sanford Hall
Dec 11, 2017

One of Appalachian State’s most used academic buildings is slated for renovation, to be funded from proceeds of the student debt services fee....

Aaron Ballance is a lecturer in English at Appalachian State University.

2017 Linda Flowers Literary Award Recipient: Aaron Ballance
Dec 7, 2017

On November 4, 2017 the North Carolina Humanities Council announced Mr. Aaron Ballance as the recipient of its 2017 Linda Flowers Literary Award for h...

Daniel Mabe

Students present at statewide research event
Dec 7, 2017

Senior physics major Daniel Mabe of Winston-Salem was among Appalachian State University students presenting at the 13th Annual State of North Carolin...

Paige Anderholm

2017 Global Leadership Undergraduate Student Award
Dec 4, 2017

“I am deeply impressed with Paige Anderholm. She is a global citizen, to be sure, but she is much more: she is a global citizen who helps others bec...


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....