University News

Students at Commencement

December 2018 Commencement
Dec 14, 2018

Saturday, Dec. 15, 201810 a.m. and 2 p.m.Holmes Convocation CenterStudent PresenterCollege of Arts and SciencesRazan Farhan AlaqilRazan Farhan Alaqil ...

Appalachian State University junior Madison Cook, from Apex, provides security coverage at a Mountaineers football game. She is a graduate of the Appalachian Police Academy, part of the university’s Appalachian Police Development Program, which was created to equip Appalachian students with the knowledge, skills and training to become law enforcement officers. Photo by Marie Freeman

With App State Police, Madison Cook follows in family footsteps of service
Dec 13, 2018

Junior Madison Cook — a part-time police officer with Appalachian State University Police — has a deep-seated desire to serve and help others, a f...

Appstate Graduation Cap Photo by Marie Freeman

Where can an Appalachian degree take you?
Dec 11, 2018

Anywhere you want to go! Appalachian State University generates passionate and engaged alumni, who become leaders in their communities and chosen prof...

Susan Ballard ’79, Appalachian alumna and the first female chief of police of both Honolulu and the state of Hawaii. Photo submitted

Appalachian alumna is Honolulu’s first female police chief
Dec 7, 2018

In 1982, Susan Ballard ’79 shelled out $89 for a one-way ticket to Honolulu, Hawaii, with no firm career plans or living arrangements. Today, this A...

“Curious Lion” by Dr. Terry Waldspurger, adjunct instructor in Appalachian’s General Education Program and faculty/staff runner-up in the Landscapes or Wildlife category.

Appalachian announces winners and runners-up of 2018 International Education Week Photo Contest
Nov 27, 2018

Appalachian State University’s 2018 International Education Week (IEW) Photo Contest is part of a weeklong celebration of transformational global ex...

Dr. Julie Keys, a staff psychologist in Appalachian’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center, is the winner of the Staff Shout Out program’s October drawing. Keys is also the training coordinator for Appalachian’s master’s in psychology program. Photo submitted

Dr. Julie Keys, a staff psychologist in Appalachian’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center was the winner of the Staff Shout Out Award
Nov 26, 2018

Dr. Julie Keys, a staff psychologist in Appalachian State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center, was recently announced as ...

Say What? Examining Freedom of Speech at App State

Say What? Examining Freedom of Speech at App State
Nov 2, 2018

November 12-16, 2018A weeklong series of conversations, panel discussions, speeches and forums. See the full schedule at: https://diversity.appst...

Dr. Rene Salinas, professor of Mathematical Sciences (left), with head coach of the baseball team, Kermit Smith and sophomore Cameron Lyons talk stats looking at Trackman data from the previous game. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Finding the Strike Zone: Data Analytics in the Classroom and on the Field
Oct 31, 2018

Head coach of the baseball team, Kermit Smith is excited about the partnership between the department of mathematical sciences and athletics at Appala...

Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor and assistant chair in Appalachian’s Department of Biology, far left, works with biology graduate students Grant Buckner, of Burnsville, center, and Cristina Sanders, of Taylorsville, to check water samples from a creek in Durham Park on campus just before the flooding associated with Hurricane Michael took place. Photo by Marie Freeman

Responding to flood threats — prevention and planning at Appalachian
Oct 29, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — Rain from recent back-to-back hurricanes put flood control measures to the test at Appalachian State University....

Aerial view of the west side of Appalachian State University's campus

Appalachian State University’s improvement and development projects approved by UNC Board of Governors
Oct 23, 2018

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted to approve several items this week that will solidify improvement and development plans for ...