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Dr. Christine Hendren, director of Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics and professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo submitted

Hendren named director of App State Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics
Oct 6, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — After a national search, Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren has been named director of Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE). Hendren, who began her new position Aug.

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Daniel Parker, operations manager for the fermentation facility and lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, pitching the yeast into the fermentation tank. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

App State Fermentation Sciences program distills hand sanitizer for campus during COVID-19
Oct 2, 2020

Appalachian State University’s Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences has completed its first few batches, producing almost 45 gallons of freshly made hand sanitizer with more batches currently fermenting in tanks to help supply the

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Dr. Judkin Browning and Dr. Timothy Silver. Photo Submitted University Communications

Appalachian professors publish a new perspective: An Environmental History of the Civil War
Sep 30, 2020

Two Appalachian State University Department of History professors, Dr. Judkin Browning and Dr. Timothy Silver, recently published a book reevaluating the Civil War from a fresh perspective focused on the environment.

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App State hosts virtual celebration of research and creative activity, honors two faculty members
Sep 28, 2020

The Appalachian State University Community had a virtual front row seat to a wide-ranging selection of faculty research and creative activity through the second annual Research and Creative Activity at Appalachian event, S

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Pictured, from left to right, are the members of Appalachian State University’s ADVANCE APPALACHIAN team: Dr. Jennifer Burris, professor in and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Dr. Claudia Cartaya-Marin, chair of and professor in the A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences; Dr. Willie C. Fleming, App State’s chief diversity officer; Dr. Brooke Hester, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Dr. Andrew Bellemer, associate professor in the Depa

App State awarded nearly $1M grant to ADVANCE APPALACHIAN women in STEM academic careers
Sep 23, 2020

Appalachian State University has been awarded nearly $1 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement ADVANCE APPALACHIAN — a program designed to promote gender equity in STEM fields at App State, with an empha

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CAS continues Zoomer Series for Alumni Engagement
Sep 21, 2020

Over the summer and in the midst of a global pandemic, the College of Arts and Sciences started a virtual zoom series to engage with Appalachian alumni and friends.

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4 Lauded authors to appear in App State’s first virtual Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
Sep 17, 2020

Pivoting in response to 2020’s pandemic plot twist, Appalachian State University has adapted its fall 2020 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series into virtual events featuring renowned national authors, in

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Dr. Felicia Arriaga, assistant professor, Department of Sociology. Photo by University Communications.

Dr. Felicia Arriaga publishes timely article on social issues during COVID-19
Sep 14, 2020

So far, 2020 has seen the emergence and strengthening of various social movements. More than ever, there are discussions of what our society can improve upon. One of the people taking a closer look at current social issues is Dr. Felicia Arriaga, assistant professor, Department of Sociology.

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App State Global Symposium poster/graphic. Image provided.

Appalachian Global Symposium
Sep 10, 2020

Presentation proposals are now being accepted from students, faculty and staff for the eighth annual Appalachian Global Symposium that will take place virtually during International Education Week on Wednesday, October 28th.

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In fall 2020, Appalachian State University saw its largest enrollment in university history — 20,023 students. Pictured here is an aerial view of Appalachian’s Sanford Mall, with Anne Belk Hall shown prominently on the far left. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State enrollment reaches 20,023, breaks records for underrepresented students
Aug 31, 2020

In August 2020, Appalachian State University welcomed 20,023 students, a landmark enrollment for the university. In addition, numbers from the fall 2020 census data and the Office of Admissions as of Aug. 28 also show significant increases in first-year underrepresented students.

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