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Interviewee Bill Alexander, right, instructs Appalachian State University graduate student Chelsey Johnson, of Knoxville, Tennessee, in how to strip hickory bark for lacing baskets and weaving chair bottoms. Johnson interviewed Alexander for her South Arts-funded grant project documenting living folk traditions in Appalachia. Johnson is an M.A. candidate in Appalachian State University’s Appalachian studies program. Photo by Jesse Barber

South Arts supports App State documentary on living folk traditions in Appalachia
Nov 1, 2019

Living folk traditions practiced by the people of diverse cultures in Western North Carolina will be preserved for generations to come thanks to the d...

Image of person writing. Stock image for the Creative Writing Scholarship Competition fall 2019.

Fall 2019 Creative Writing Scholarship Competition
Oct 31, 2019

This competition is for poetry and creative prose (fiction, script or screenplay, or creative nonfiction) and is open to full-time students of al...

Kevin Tain, senior Computer Science major, earns internship with the National Institute of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Photo submitted.

Computer Science major Kevin Tian earns an Internship with the National Institute of Health
Oct 29, 2019

Kevin TianComputer Science major, Department of Computer ScienceCary, North Carolina The National Institute of Health (NIH)- U.S. Environmental P...

Senior Rhiannon Reed-Kelly, double majoring in Community and Regional Planning and Geography, with a minor in Sustainable Development pictured in Budapest, spring 2018. Photo submitted.

Rhiannon Reed-Kelly: Planning for positive impact in the future
Oct 28, 2019

Each year, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) bestows the Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Awards on communit...

Josh Arford, a senior from Waynesville majoring in mathematics, right, analyzes data with his Faculty Transfer Mentor, Dr. Trina Palmer, a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Faculty mentors help pave the way to success for App State transfer students
Oct 11, 2019

Students who transfer to Appalachian State University find support programs tailored to promote their success — including opportunities to connect w...

Lights illuminate the facade of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country as the sun sets over downtown Boone. App State faculty, staff and students across the university have contributed toward the reopening of the renovated Appalachian Theatre in Boone, which will take place Monday, Oct. 14. Photo by Leslie Rostivo

Behind the scenes: App State faculty, staff and students partner with community in Appalachian Theatre project
Oct 10, 2019

After eight years of planning and construction, the restored and renovated Appalachian Theatre in downtown Boone will open Oct. 14 — and Appalachian...

Appalachian State University junior Jenny Ly, a computer science major who is originally from Vietnam. She lives in Sherrills Ford. Photo submitted

Success is in her code: App State’s Jenny Ly among up-and-coming women in computer science
Oct 7, 2019

Appalachian State University junior Chau “Jenny” Ly found her passion for programming and science during her first hackathon — a collaborative c...

Appalachian Police Department Capt. K.C. Mitchell, far right in back row, and Detective Tina Dunn, far left in middle row, with the 2019 graduates of the Appalachian Police Academy — part of Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Police Officer Development Program (APDP). Pictured, from front row to back row, left to right, are graduates Anthony Gibbs, of Wake Forest; Connor Malmstrom, of Concord; Brandon Southard, of Kernersville; John Sanders, of Durham; Abigail Rivera, of Durham; Haley Triplette, of

Appalachian Police Academy celebrates second graduating class
Oct 4, 2019

Fifteen recruits graduated from the Appalachian State University Police Academy in August and all passed the examination to become certified North Car...

Appalachian's Bryan Hill, a computer science major from Summerfield. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State’s Bryan Hill demonstrates the impact of a STEM scholarship
Sep 26, 2019

For Appalachian State University computer science major Bryan Hill, of Summerfield, the Appalachian High Achievers in STEM scholarship program&nb...

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...