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Pictured in fall 2019, an Appalachian State University student walks by an on-campus sculpture depicting a child mid-read. As part of App State’s virtual spring 2021 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, three novelists from the Appalachian region — Charles Dodd White, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle and Carter Sickels — will read from their work and give talks on the craft of writing, and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will give a storytelling presentation. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State virtually hosts 4 acclaimed authors for spring 2021 Visiting Writers Series
Feb 4, 2021

This spring, virtual visits from four award-winning authors — Anna Deavere Smith, Charles Dodd White, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle and Carter Sickels — compose Appalachian State University’s Hughlene Bostian Fr

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CAS Zoomers continue Spring 2021 graphic

Save the Dates: CAS Zoomers Continue
Jan 28, 2021

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. We are continuing the series this spring with three sessions. These are free virtual events, open to the public.

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This October 2020 photo shows a free-flowing New River, unimpeded by the Payne Branch dam that was removed from its Middle Fork as part of the grant-funded environmental restoration project completed by Appalachian State University’s New River Light and Power. Young trees planted near the river as part of the project are visible in the foreground and will help stabilize the river’s banks. Photo by Matt Makdad

How New River got its flow back: App State’s NRLP completes Payne Branch environmental restoration project
Jan 27, 2021

After nearly three months of demolition, construction and restoration efforts, New River Light and Power (NRLP) — Appalachian State University’s nonprofit electric utility — has completed its grant-funded project to remove the

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Department of Philosophy and Religion

Grant-supported App State project explores relationship between religious studies and public issues
Jan 26, 2021

With a $50,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, religious studies faculty at Appalachian State University are envisioning teaching and scholarship methods in their field that explore the relationship of religion to topics at the center of public con

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A bat displaying signs of white-nose syndrome — a fungal disease that, according to the National Park Service (NPS), has killed millions of U.S. bats since its discovery in 2006. Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian State University’s liaison to NPS, recently conducted studies of bats along North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway as part of an NPS grant-funded project — data from which will help expand NPS knowledge of the parkway’s rare and WNS-affected bat populations. NPS image

App State funded to study rare bats along Blue Ridge Parkway area, investigate disease
Jan 8, 2021

With grant-funded assistance from Appalachian State University, the National Park Service (NPS) is expanding its knowledge of rare bat species found along North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as parkway species that may be infec

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Appalachian State University senior Lauren Moody, of Marietta, Georgia, is the recipient of a 2020 Community Impact Student Award from North Carolina Campus Compact. Moody is pursuing an individual designed interdisciplinary studies major at App State, with a concentration in community development. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Community Impact Student Award North Carolina Campus Compact
Dec 18, 2020

Appalachian State University senior Lauren Moody, of Marietta, Georgia, has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service — she is the recipient of a 2020 Community Impact Student Award from North Carolina Campus Compact, a state

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Logo for the National Park Service.

Two Paid Internships with the National Park Service
Dec 15, 2020

National Park Service, Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina
Two paid Internships - applications open

Position Description:

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Jules Bott, executive chef in Appalachian State University’s Campus Dining, preps food for one of the meals offered through App State’s Meals for Mountaineers program. The meals will be available for pickup on weekdays by students, faculty and staff Dec. 11–Jan. 14, 2021. Photo by Rachel Butts

Free meals for App State faculty, students and staff in need over extended winter break
Dec 1, 2020

A longer-than-usual winter break during the pandemic and an outpouring of support from the university and community have spurred Campus Dining at Appalachian State University to offer free, chef-inspired meals to those in need in the Appalachi

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Appalachian State University Wellness Ambassadors Melina Tirrell (sophomore social work major from Pineville), center, and Jessica Phillips (sophomore finance and banking major from Charlotte), far right, hand out face coverings and coupons for good behavior to their peers. Each student, faculty and staff member were provided with three face coverings at the beginning of the fall semester. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State students use peer-to-peer efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19
Nov 13, 2020

Appalachian State University students are emphasizing healthy behaviors to their peers through a number of student-led initiatives to help limit the spread of COVID-19 this fall semester.

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