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Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in Appalachian’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand awarded Fulbright to teach abroad in spring 2020
May 17, 2019

Through the Fulbright Scholar Program, Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in the Department of Langu...

Students in Appalachian’s summer 2018 STARTALK Program learn a Chinese fan dance with Rachel Zhao, a teacher at Eastway Elementary School in Durham, far left in foreground, who participated as an instructor in the program. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Appalachian awarded funding for second STARTALK Program — an immersion in Chinese language, culture
May 16, 2019

For the second consecutive year, high school students of the High Country will have the opportunity to embark on a virtual journey to Beijing and lear...

During the College of Arts and Sciences’ commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon, graduates and their families and friends, along with Appalachian faculty, staff and leadership, fill the university’s Holmes Convocation Center. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian celebrates its Class of 2019 — nearly 4,000 students — at Spring 2019 Commencement
May 15, 2019

The palpable excitement of Appalachian State University’s Class of 2019 — nearly 4,000 students — was evident throughout Friday and Saturday’s...

Dr. Wendy Xie teaching Chinese to Appalachian State University students. Photo by Marie Freeman

Learn a language, expand your worldview
May 14, 2019

Appalachian’s Dr. Wendy Xie teaches Chinese. She talks about the value and importance of learning another language....

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CAS Outstanding Alumni Award nominations due May 24
May 13, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award. Each year we hon...

Graduation in the Holmes Convocation Center. Photo by University Communications

Watch Spring 2019 Commencement
May 13, 2019

Watch Archived streamsThe following Spring 2019 Commencement streams have been archived and are available online:College of Arts and SciencesWalker Co...

Left Dr. Martial K. Frindéthié, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and right: Dr. Thomas B. Ellis, Department of Philosophy and Religion. Photos by University Communications.

College Interim Chair Announcement for fall 2019
May 10, 2019

Starting on July 1, Dr. Martial K. Frindéthié and Dr. Thomas B. Ellis will begin interim department chair positions in their respective departments....

alumnae, Caroline Noel ’13 holds a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in English with a concentration in film studies. Photo Submitted.

Appalachian alumnae wins NSF Fellowship: Support for graduate-level global study
May 9, 2019

Appalachian State University alumnae, Caroline Noel ’13 has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow...

Dr. Michael J. Turner, the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University. Photo submitted.

Appalachian’s Department of History faculty member to return to Oxford as Visiting Research Fellow
May 8, 2019

Dr. Michael J. Turner, the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University, will be spending the academic year ...

Amerity Head, a junior from Forest City, N.C. at Appalachian State University is the winner of the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing in prose for 2019-20. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

2019-20 Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing winner announced
May 7, 2019

Amerity Head, a junior from Forest City, N.C. at Appalachian State University is the winner of the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creati...