Sustainability

Appalachian alumnus Jake Dorsett ’18, left, and his research mentor, Dr. Scott Marshall, professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES), view their three-dimensional model of faults and earthquake locations in California’s Imperial Valley. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian graduate’s research advances the understanding of earthquakes
Nov 20, 2019

While an undergraduate at Appalachian State University, Jake Dorsett ’18 conducted some earthshaking research that was recently published ...

Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Biology, dives off the coast of Bocas del Toro, Panama, during her summer 2019 research to study sea sponge filtration. Photo courtesy of Dr. Cara Fiore

App State receives more than $600K from NSF in support of sea sponge research
Oct 31, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Depa...

Appalachian alumna Tasse Little ’86, from Charlotte, is a member of the Appalachian Builds a Home planning committee. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Mountaineer alumna picks up her hammer to help with App Builds a Home
Oct 2, 2019

Tasse Little ’86 combines two of her passions — Appalachian State University and Habitat for Humanity — into her role on the planning team for&n...

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"Dirt" as Artifact: Geoarchaeology and the Study of "Prepared Surfaces"
Sep 25, 2019

The Department of Anthropology Presents: "Dirt" as Artifact: Geoarchaeology and the Study of "Prepared Surfaces" with Dr. Sarah C. Sherwood ...

Participants last year on Sanford Mall enjoying Community FEaST at Appalachian State. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

Community FEaST 2019: Food Engagement and Storytelling
Sep 23, 2019

AppalFRESH, the Appalachian Food Research for Equity Sustainability and Health Collaborative is hosting the third annual Community FEaST (Food En...

Brock Long ’97 ’99, executive chairman of Hagerty Consulting. Photo Submitted

‘Emergency Management: Successes, Challenges and Community Involvement’ panel discussion with Brock Long, executive chairman of Hagerty Consulting
Sep 19, 2019

Brock Long, former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with several local emergency services management members, wi...

“When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild: Being a Woman Outdoors in America” by Lilace Mellin Guignard - Book jacket cover image, photo submitted.

What Happens When Women Hear the Call of the Wild?
Sep 19, 2019

“When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild: Being a Woman Outdoors in America” with poet and award winning author Lilace Mellin GuignardTuesday, Oc...

Professor Shea Tuberty, second from left, assists Eli Fried, a student at Chapel Hill High School, with his waders. Andrew Degele, far right, a student at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, and Salil Pai, a student in the Early College at Guilford Community College, observe. Photo by Marie Freeman

High water, higher expectations — a STEM learning experience for all ages at App State
Sep 13, 2019

For three days in mid-July, 15 North Carolina high school rising juniors and seniors enrolled in the North Carolina School of Math and Sciences’&nbs...

Appalachian senior Jordan Greene, a senior mathematics major with a concentration in statistics. Greene returned to college after more than a decade in retail management and marketing analytics. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State senior and former market analyst awarded NC Space Grant
Jul 16, 2019

After more than a decade in retail management and marketing analytics, Jordan Greene returned to college and shifted his focus to the skies. He enroll...

Appalachian is partnering with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity to build a home from the ground up, with groundbreaking scheduled for September. This is the first time the university has taken ownership of a project with Habitat. A build such as the one pictured here will be a reality soon. Photo submitted

App State engages with local community to build Habitat for Humanity home
Jul 12, 2019

Appalachian State University is partnering with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity (WCHH) to build a home from the ground up. While Appalac...