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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 ...

An aerial view of Appalachian State University’s campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian named among nation’s top colleges and universities by 4 recognized national publications
Oct 8, 2018

The value of an Appalachian State University education, along with Appalachian’s academics, innovation and benefits for student veterans, has consis...

What is a forest carbon offset? According to its website, The Climate Trust defines a forest carbon offset as “a metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) — the emission of which is avoided or newly stored — that is purchased by greenhouse gas emitters to compensate for emissions occurring elsewhere.”

Appalachian Carbon Research Group awarded UNC System funding to develop accounting guidelines for forest carbon offset projects
Sep 18, 2018

Members of Appalachian State University’s Carbon Research Group (ACRG) will expand upon their multidisciplinary work through an inter-institutional ...

Students walk by a fence positioned around the site of the former College Bookstore, built in 1934, at Appalachian State Teachers College (1929–1967) after its demolition in 1967. The Education Building, built in 1925, can be seen in the background. In addition to renting and selling textbooks, the College Bookstore also provided Appalachian merchandise, supplies and refreshments, while the second floor provided space for three apartments. A snack bar was added in 1955. In 1967, the building was demolished

Celebrating 50 years — Appalachian’s growth in university status and its Class of 1968
Jun 20, 2018

In 1968, Appalachian State University officially evolved from a teachers college into a multidisciplinary state university with three undergraduate co...