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Peace and genocide education club honored with 2021 Student Organization Leadership award
May 19, 2021

At the end of this term, the Peace and Genocide Education Club (PGEC) garnered another recognition by receiving the 2021 “Outside the Box” award f...

STARTALK — a project funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center — to host the Chinese immersion program (virtually this year) by Appalachian State University from July 12 - July 30, 2021. Graphic for STARTALK.

STARTALK — an immersion in Chinese language and culture for high school students
May 18, 2021

High school students have the opportunity to embark on a virtual journey to Beijing and learn about Chinese language and culture through Appalachian S...

Spring 2021 Commencement. Photo by Marie Freeman.

App State celebrates more than 3,600 Class of 2021 graduates
May 17, 2021

Appalachian State University’s black and gold pride was on full display during its Spring 2021 Commencement. For the first time since December 2019,...

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Spring 2021 Chancellor’s or Dean’s Lists announced
May 17, 2021

The Office of the Registrar announces that 7,588 undergraduate students have been named to the Chancellor’s or Dean’s List&nbs...

Jesse Barber, an Appalachian State University senior from Sawmills, is pursuing a self-designed B.A. in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in documentary studies in Appalachia and a minor in sustainable development. Photo by Mike Belleme

Mountaineer photographer Jesse Barber focuses on storytelling
May 12, 2021

World traveler, writer, photographer, volunteer and passionate environmentalist — at 28, Jesse Barber is just getting started.A native of Sawmills, ...

Dr. Maggie Sugg, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning. She studies climate and health. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Dr. Maggie Sugg receives NSF’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty
May 11, 2021

Dr. Maggie Sugg, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Planning has been awarded a CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF). T...

Top to Bottom: Nathan Minton graduated in December 2020 with a B.S. in history, social studies education. He completed his student teaching with Terry Henthorne at Hibriten High School in Caldwell County. Carman Crook is graduating with a B.S. in mathematics secondary education. She did her student teaching with Jessica Rowe at Wilkes Central High School in Wilkes County. Photos submitted.

Two CAS Student Teacher of the Year finalists: Nathan Minton and Carman Crook
May 10, 2021

Nathan Minton, originally from Granite Falls, North Carolina, chose App State because, to him, it felt like home. “From the moment I stepped foot on...

Pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, the Lowe’s Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and CS department chair; Dr. Cindy Norris, professor of computer science; and Dr. Jay Fenwick, professor of computer science and director of App State’s computer science graduate program. Photos by Chase Reynolds

App State’s CS4ALL Program expands access to computer science education for rural Appalachian students
May 7, 2021

Appalachian State University has created and implemented Computer Science for All (CS4ALL) — a program designed to expand access to and di...

Top left (clockwise): Dr. Krista Lewis (photo submitted), Dr. Petia Bobadova (photo submitted), Dr. Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce (photo by University Communications) and Dr. Laura Ammon (photo by University Communications).

App State’s College of Arts and Sciences announces new department chairs and director
May 6, 2021

Three new department chairs in Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will begin their positions on July 1, 2021. Dr. Kris...

Appalachian State University graduate Emily Hatem ’19. Photo submitted

Sociology major begins career with AmeriCorps before heading to graduate school
May 3, 2021

After graduating from Appalachian State University, sociology major Emily Hatem ’19 joined AmeriCorps, a federal agency that brings people together ...