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Four award-winning authors will visit Appalachian State University’s Boone campus this spring as part of the university’s 2023–24 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

4 Acclaimed Authors to Visit App State for Spring 2024 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
Feb 16, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Four award-winning authors will visit Appalachian State University’s Boone campus this spring as part of the university’s 2023–2...

App State’s online bachelor’s programs and graduate programs in business, education and nursing rank among the nation’s best for 2024, according to U.S. News & World Report, which recognized the university in its annual “Best Online Programs” rankings. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State Online Bachelor’s, Master’s Programs Named Among Nation's ‘Best’ for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report
Feb 16, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has strengthened its standing among the nation’s best schools for online education, according to U.S. N...

Dr. Michael Madritch, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Dr. Michael Madritch Named Dean of App State’s College of Arts and Sciences
Feb 13, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — After a national search, Dr. Michael Madritch has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Science...

Appalachian State University has released the Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists for the fall 2023 semester.

Fall 2023 Dean's and Chancellor's Lists Released
Jan 8, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has released the Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists for the fall 2023 semester.766 students in the College...

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer, professor in App State’s Department of Geography and Planning and senior scholar in App State’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics, is pictured with the Khumbu Glacier, Mount Everest and Mount Nuptse in the background. Photo by Ngawang Tenzing Sherpa/National Geographic

Reflections on App State’s 124th year of continued innovation and excellence
Jan 8, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Throughout its 124th year, Appalachian State University reaffirmed its status as an innovator and leader in higher education, setting ...

During App State’s 9 a.m. Fall 2023 Commencement ceremony on Dec. 15, Dr. Maryam Ahmed, professor of viral pathogenesis and immunity in the Department of Biology, center, is presented with the 2023 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award. She is pictured with App State Chancellor Sheri Everts, left, and UNC Board of Governors member C. Philip Byers. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State’s Fall 2023 Commencement honors more than 1,500 Mountaineer graduates
Dec 21, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University recognized more than 1,500 Mountaineer graduates during its Fall Commencement ceremonies, held Dec. 15 at...

Dr. James Sherman, professor in App State’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, checks cables and connections on the Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research (AppalAIR) tower while Ethan Barber ’22, an engineering physics graduate student from Durham, center, and Shawn Beekman ’22, an engineering physics graduate student from Cary, far right, hold the ladder below. Sherman, Barber and Beekman are part of the research team that received a three-year, $531,902 grant from the National Science Founda

App State faculty awarded $531,902 National Science Foundation grant to study aerosols’ effects on the climate
Dec 8, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — This fall, the National Science Foundation has awarded three faculty at Appalachian State University a three-year, $531,902 grant to s...

App State’s corpse flower, Mongo, bloomed at the Department of Biology Greenhouse on Nov. 24. Photo by Wes Craig

App State’s rare corpse flower, Mongo, blooms in Biology Greenhouse
Nov 30, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Following 12 years of care and anticipation, Appalachian State University’s rare corpse flower graced observers with a long-awaited ...

Appalachian Scholarship Application Portal (ASAP)

2024-25 Appalachian Scholarship Application Portal (ASAP) open December 1 through February 7
Nov 30, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — The 2024-25 Appalachian Scholarship Application Portal (ASAP) opens Friday, December 1, 2023, and closes Wednesday, February 7, 2024. ...

Savannah Raley, sophomore political science major from Avenue, Maryland, is the recipient of North Carolina Campus Engagement's Community Impact Student Award.

Appalachian State University Student Receives the Community Impact Student Award for Outstanding Work in Civic and Community Engagement
Nov 14, 2023

ELON, N.C. — Over the weekend of November 4, Appalachian State University student, Savannah Raley, was presented with the Community Impact Stud...