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Dr. Andy Heckert, professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University, is pictured in the Eastern Cape of South Africa in September during his 2021–22 Fulbright experience. Photo by Iekraam Adams

Fossils offer App State Fulbright Scholar clues on ancient animal evolution
Dec 14, 2021

Millions of years and thousands of miles stand between Appalachian State University paleontologist Dr. Andy Heckert and new insights into the evolutio...

Dr. Donna Lillian has been named interim associate dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) beginning January 3, 2022. Photo submitted.

App State College of Arts and Sciences welcomes interim associate dean for 2022-23
Dec 13, 2021

Dr. Donna Lillian has been named interim associate dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Beginni...

Assistant professor Dr. Michael Reddish, left, and Ethan Harris test samples in the lab in Appalachian State University’s A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, where they investigate treatments for triple-negative breast cancer — work funded by a grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Harris is a senior from Clemmons who is double majoring in chemistry-biochemistry and biology-cellular/molecular biology. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State team researches treatments for aggressive breast cancer
Dec 10, 2021

 A research team at Appalachian State University is investigating effective treatments for one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer — ...

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 ...

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Panel Discussion on Recent Trial Verdicts
Dec 7, 2021

Join us for a panel discussion on recent trial verdicts. All participants including the panelist are welcome to join via Zoom or in-person. ...

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(Alp)alachia: Celebrating Appalachia's International Connections
Dec 6, 2021

In celebration of the United Nations' International Mountain Day 2021When: Saturday, Dec 11, 202112 p.m. - 2 p.m. ESTWhere: Zoom. Registrati...

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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 ...

A research team at App State has received nearly $1.1 million in grant funding through the University of North Carolina System’s Research Opportunities Initiative to conduct a three-year honeybee research program aimed at addressing honeybee decline in the U.S. Photo by Todd Bush, courtesy of Hive Tracks

App State researchers working to save honeybees with informatics
Nov 30, 2021

Hardworking honeybee populations — responsible for a third of the food on Americans’ plates — are on the decline in the U.S., meaning ...

The 2021–22 recipients of Appalachian State University’s Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship — a merit-based award designed to support students from underrepresented populations. Pictured, from left to right, are Charles Johnson III, of Parkton; R.J. Johnson Jr., of Franklinton; Victoria Smith, of Raleigh; and Khaden Watson, of Charlotte. Photos of Charles Johnson III and Victoria Smith submitted. Photo of R.J. Johnson Jr. and Khaden Watson by Chase Reynolds

App State announces 4 recipients of its Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship
Nov 22, 2021

Four first-year students at Appalachian State University have been named recipients of the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship — a merit-bas...

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App State receives $25,000 from Ellucian Foundation to support students with PATH scholarships
Nov 22, 2021

Appalachian State University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences was selected to receive the 2021 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) ...