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Honors alumna Maddie Gaillard ‘21. Photo submitted.

Honors alumna Maddie Gaillard ‘21 teaches English in Spain
Feb 25, 2022

Honors alumna and Chancellor’s Scholar Maddie Gaillard ‘21 has been serving as an English Language Assistant (ELA) through the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) in V

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Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) is a three-step process. First, genetic material is fractioned into 20,000 droplets per sample. This partitioning of the sample is a key component of ddPCR which allows for the quantification of copies per sample of a particular gene. Once the droplets have been generated, the second step is a typical PCR cycle, where the fluorescent probes for a gene will attach to present sequences.

Research continues on residence hall wastewater testing 
Feb 22, 2022

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, student dormitory life has been dominated by face masks, physical distancing and regular nasal swab testing.

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Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts, center, with the winners of the 2022 Chancellor’s Awards for Inclusive Excellence: Dr. Brandon Nelson, far left, App State’s interim director of university housing, representing the Office of University Housing; Eris Jenkins, second from left, an App State graduate student; Lamont Sellers, third from left, App State’s director of intercultural student affairs; Chandler Smith, third from right, an App State undergraduate student; Yolanda Adams, second fro

App State honors champions of inclusive excellence, on campus and in the community
Feb 3, 2022

An a cappella rendition of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” opened the 2022 Chancellor’s Awards for Inclusive Excellence Luncheon, held in Appalachian State University’s Parkway Ballroom on Jan. 10.

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Appalachian Regional Commission’s 15 participating Appalachian universities in the 2021 Appalachian Teaching Project, including App State. Map courtesy of ARC.

A critical perspective on food from the classroom to the community
Feb 2, 2022

Eighteen of Appalachian State University’s Watauga Residential College students participated in the 21st annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Symposium, a regional economic development conference sponsored by the&nbs...

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Sophomore, Kaela Sosa holding a yellow fin tuna she caught. Photo submitted.

What a catch! Sophomore holds positions in both baseball analytics and pro-fishing
Jan 26, 2022

Kaela Sosa is a sophomore at Appalachian State University majoring in Management (BSBA). Through her experiences at Appalachian, she has been able to pursue her interests in data analytics with the Baseball Analytics Team.

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Appalachian State University’s new Bachelor of Science in veterinary technology will prepare students for meaningful employment in the growing veterinary medical profession and lead to career advancement opportunities for those already working in the field.

App State to offer online veterinary technology degree beginning in August
Jan 24, 2022

Appalachian State University received approval from the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors on Jan. 20 to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary technology beginning in fall 2022.

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As part of its mission, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. As of spring 2021, more than 240 App State alumni were living and working abroad. Photo by Kate Brown ’16

A black and gold world — 6 Mountaineers share how App State prepared them for life, career success
Dec 17, 2021

Whether Mountaineers come to App State as domestic or international students, they leave with an App State Experience that has prepared them for life and career success, wherever their paths may take them — from Japan, to the land Down Under, or even back to Boone.

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Eddie Bowling, a current Forsyth Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate student and the fire chief in Thomasville. Photo submitted.

Grant writing pays off for one MPA graduate student
Dec 8, 2021

Eddie Bowling, a current Forsyth county Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate student and the fire chief in Thomasville participated in a summer grant writing class led by Dr.

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 Image of AmeriCorps members & AmeriCorps Senior Volunteers. Photo by Americorps.

Sociology faculty lead charity initiatives for the holidays
Dec 2, 2021

Appalachian State University’s Department of Sociology oversees two programs this time of year that benefits populations in need in the surrounding counties of the High Country.

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