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App State sets new record for Fulbright U.S. Student grant awardees in 2020–21

App State sets new record for Fulbright U.S. Student grant awardees in 2020–21
Jun 11, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College at Appalachian State Universi...

A passion for the environment: App State energy manager Jonathan Pierson

A passion for the environment: App State energy manager Jonathan Pierson
Jun 9, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Working and living in Alaska for a decade allowed Appalachian State University alumnus Jonathan Pierson ’06 ’08 to see how energy ...

Meeting students’ mental health needs in a crisis, and beyond

Meeting students’ mental health needs in a crisis, and beyond
Jun 5, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — The Appalachian State University Division of Student Affairs continually examines ways to expand and improve student mental ...

Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app

Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app
Jun 4, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” is a saying attributed to Peter Drucker (1909–2005), one of the most widely known...

A commencement in the cloud — App State virtually celebrates 3,600-plus graduates

A commencement in the cloud — App State virtually celebrates 3,600-plus graduates
May 29, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — The black and gold pride — the hugs, tears and cheers — typically reserved for Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation...

Spring 2020 Commencement (Premiering) Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. EST

A Commencement for the History Books
May 14, 2020

Spring 2020 Commencement (Premiering) Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. EST...

Each flag displayed in the International Hallway of Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union represents an Appalachian student or faculty member studying abroad in another country or an international student studying at Appalachian. Approximately 50 international students attending Appalachian remain in Boone during the COVID-19 conditions. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State international students — far from home but not alone
May 6, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — They’re far from home but not alone. Approximately 50 international students attending Appalachian State University remain in Boone ...

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2020 Board of Governors Appalachian faculty awards announced
Apr 30, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — The Board of Governors also named six other Appalachian faculty members to receive awards. A university awards committee from App...

Appalachian State University faculty have transitioned all courses to online instruction or alternative course delivery methods due to COVID-19. Pictured at his workstation is Greg Simmons, an instructional technology consultant in Appalachian’s Center for Academic Excellence who facilitated webinars to assist faculty. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State faculty champions help colleagues transition to virtual platforms, settle into online instruction
Apr 22, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University identified approximately 50 key faculty to provide technical and instructional support to their colleague...

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App State re-envisions spring semester, transitions to virtual academic experiences
Apr 20, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — In late March, Appalachian State University moved to virtual modes of learning due to concerns posed by COVID-19. Faculty and sta...