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Appalachian students lounge beneath the shade of a campus tree on Sanford Mall during a sunny fall day. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian — a Tree Campus since 2014 — welcomes new trees to campus
Apr 25, 2019

The Arbor Day Foundation has again awarded Appalachian State University its Tree Campus USA distinction — a title the university...

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Winners announced for 2019 Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program
Apr 1, 2019

Six winning entries by Appalachian State University faculty and staff have been announced for the 2019 Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program. The...

“Artists like Moisés Kaufman help us see the world from new perspectives that can help us respond to our world and the big problems we face with creativity and compassion.”  Dr. Martha McCaughey, professor and Common Reading Program director. Photo submitted

Reading and book signing with ‘The Laramie Project’ author Moisés Kaufman
Apr 1, 2019

Part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, Appalachian State University’s 2018 Common Reading Program author, Moisés Kaufman, will...

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Common Reading Program announces ‘Just Mercy’ as its 2019–20 selection
Mar 13, 2019

The Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University announces its 2019–20 book selection — “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption...

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Appalachian Alumni Association seeking nominations for Alumni Awards and Alumni Council membership
Jan 28, 2019

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDSEach year, the Appalachian Alumni Association recognizes exemplary alumni for service to the university as well as notable pr...

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Watauga County Schools funds continued support of Appalachian ASC Center
Jan 25, 2019

A $30,000 grant awarded to Appalachian State University by Watauga County Schools has ensured students in the school district’s Watauga High School ...

Social psychologist Dr. Andrew Monroe, leading a class at Appalachian State University. Photo by Marie Freeman

Certain moral values may lead to more prejudice and discrimination, study finds
Jan 22, 2019

Appalachian social psychologist Dr. Andrew Monroe studies relationship between moral values and prejudice“How do we morally communicate? It can be i...

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Internship Expo
Jan 9, 2019

Students seeking internships are strongly encouraged to attend. Learn the basics about internships, such as how to apply, what goes into your applicat...

Appalachian is one of 61 Bee Campuses across the nation providing safe, sustainable habitats for pollinators. Appalachian received the designation from the The Xerces Society. Illustration courtesy of The Xerces Society Inc.

‘Beefriending’ pollinators
Jan 6, 2019

The Xerces Society has recognized Appalachian State University for providing a safe campus with sustainable habitats for some of its smallest, and one...

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Appalachian’s unforgettable 2018
Jan 3, 2019

What a year! Newly opened campus buildings and landmarks, a police academy, a winning solar car team, championship football and a record-breaking Dece...