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 Two Paid Internships Available with the National Park Service

Two Paid Internships Available with the National Park Service
Feb 7, 2020

The Kings Mountain National Military Park, near Blacksburg, South Carolina is seeking Appalachin State Universitystudents or recent graduates with a b...

Student volunteers in Appalachian State University’s 21st annual MLK Challenge, held Jan. 20, work at Helping Hands Woodlot Ministry, located beside the Hospitality House in Boone. Overall, challenge participants contributed 1,350 hours of service to 16 local organizations. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Students contribute 1,350 service hours in App State’s 21st MLK Challenge
Jan 29, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Despite unexpected snow, high winds and chilly temperatures, about 150 students gathered for the 21st annual MLK Challenge — a day o...

This aerial photo shows the rows of photovoltaic (PV) panels installed atop Appalachian’s Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State creates ‘roadmap to climate neutrality’
Jan 3, 2020

Appalachian State University’s new Climate Action Plan will be released April 22, 2020 — the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.The plan, authored...

A float in the 1953 homecoming parade celebrates “50 years of progress.” Appalachian began as Watauga Academy in 1899 and then became the state-supported institution Appalachian Training School in 1903. The pictured 1953 homecoming float refers to Appalachian’s 50th anniversary as a state-supported institution. In 1925, the university became Appalachian State Normal School; in 1929, it was named Appalachian State Teachers College; and in 1967, it became Appalachian State University, as it is known today. Ph

A Mountaineer tradition: Homecoming through the decades
Oct 18, 2019

In honor of Appalachian State University’s upcoming celebrations, enjoy a snapshot of the university’s homecoming history, which first b...

Young adult Sci-Fi writer Scott Reintgen. Photo Submitted.

Appalachian hosts Scott Reintgen, young adult Sci-Fi writer
Oct 3, 2019

Established author Scott Reintgen will be giving a craft talk on Friday, October 25 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Parkway Ballroom of the Plemmons ...

Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor in and assistant chair of Appalachian’s Department of Biology, far left, works with biology graduate students Grant Buckner, of Burnsville, center, and Cristina Sanders, of Taylorsville, to collect water samples from Boone Creek. Their water quality studies are among the many campus research and creative endeavors that address issues or concerns within the High Country area, benefitting the region while providing students with skills that are sought after from both employers and

Peterson’s recognizes App State as top-20 school for outdoor enthusiasts
Jun 21, 2019

Whether you’re an aspiring geologist or a mountain biker, a budding archaeologist or a kayaker, Appalachian State University and its Blue Ridge Moun...

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...