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Tom Hansell wins Visual Art Residency Award
Apr 7, 2021

Professor of Appalachian Studies and Co-Director of University Documentary Film Services Tom Hansell has been awarded the 2021 McClure-Scanlin Visual Artist Residency award.

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Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for STEM Departments
Apr 7, 2021

With Dr. Jennifer Burris, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Friday, April 9, 2021
4 p.m.

Virtual Event
Contact Angela Owen owenat@appstate.edu for access to the event.

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Matthew Wimberley, adjunct professor, Department of English, recipient of the 2020 Weatherford Award for poetry and soon to be the Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professorship of Creative Writing. Photo submitted.

Professor awarded for book of poetry on Appalachia
Apr 6, 2021

Matthew Wimberley, adjunct professor, Department of English and soon to be the Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professorship of Creative Writing in fall 2021 has been awarded the 2020 Weatherford Award for poetry for his book “All the Great T

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Dr. Eric Karchmer, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology, in Taiwan with his family. Photo courtesy of Dr. Eric Karchmer

App State Fulbright awardee Dr. Eric Karchmer researches adapting ancient Chinese medicine to treat emerging illnesses
Apr 6, 2021

Adapting ancient Chinese medicine to treat emerging diseases and illnesses, primarily in children, is the focus of Dr.

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Dr. Katherine Ledford

Dr. Katherine Ledford recognized with 2020 Clark Medallion Book Award
Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Katherine Ledford, professor in the University’s Appalachian studies program, received the 2020 Clark Medallion Book Award for her book titled  “Writing Appalachia: An Anthology.” Ledford received this award alongside Dr.

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Lucian Murray, a PandA member, leads a physics demonstration with liquid nitrogen at a Buildfest event. Photo submitted.

Physics and Astronomy Student Club Nationally Recognized
Mar 22, 2021

The Physics and Astronomy Club (PandA), a Society of Physics Students Chapter at Appalachian State University, has received two national awards this academic year.

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Dr. Andy Heckert, far left, enjoys the progress his students are making on a 2014 dig in the Triassic of Arizona as part of his field course known as the “Triassic Trip.” Students seated on the ground are, from left to right, Devin Hoffman ’17, now a Ph.D. candidate in geosciences at Virginia Tech; Chelsea Vaughn ’16, a sergeant in the U.S. Army; and Mathew Sandefur ’16, a geologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Standing in back is dig site volunteer Scott

Revealing Earth’s story through the geologic record
Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Andy Heckert has more than 25 years of experience as a practicing paleontologist, and he shares his passion for fossils with Appalachian State University students.

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Announcing Fall 2020 SAFE and Helton Award Recipients
Mar 1, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund provides resources that can be used to transform the undergraduate and graduate experience and support faculty teaching, research and engagement. The grant has two funding cycles each year for the fall and spri

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