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Appalachian State University alumna Julianna Roupas ’21, of Charlotte, earned a self-designed B.A. in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in studies of integrative health sciences, as well as a minor in Spanish. She graduated summa cum laude from App State in May. Photo submitted

App State’s Julianna Roupas ’21 designed her own path to medical school
Jul 6, 2021

Julianna Roupas ’21 wrote her own ticket for her journey to medical school with a self-designed major at Appalachian State University. Roupas gradua...

Appalachian State University alumna and poet Dr. M. Soledad Caballero ’95, professor of English and chair of the women’s, gender and sexuality studies program at Allegheny College. Photo submitted

Alumna, professor and award-winning poet shares her Mountaineer journey
Jul 1, 2021

From her classes and poetry workshops at Appalachian State University, to campus green spaces and the many hours spent in Belk Library and Information...

Dr. Matt Estep, a plant geneticist and associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology, performs fieldwork at Rich Mountain Bald — part of the Tater Hill Preserve located in northern Watauga County. The preserve is a plant conservation project owned and managed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Plant Conservation Program. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

App State genetic diversity study to inform US Fish and Wildlife conservation efforts for endangered NC plant
Jun 30, 2021

Spreading avens, a rare plant that thrives in Western North Carolina — at elevations of more than 4,000 feet — is in danger of extinction.To help ...

Flyer for the “Escaping Nazi-Controlled Europe” event. Graphic submitted.

Center Symposium brings Kindertransport and Holocaust Child Survivor Margot Lobree to Appalachian Community
Jun 29, 2021

Center Symposium brings Kindertransport and Holocaust Child Survivor Margot Lobree to Appalachian Community Thursday, July 22, 2021 9-11 a.m...

Flyer for the “Kindertransporte During the Holocaust” event. Graphic submitted.

Center Symposium features renounced Holocaust Scholar
Jun 24, 2021

Center Symposium features renounced Holocaust Scholar Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2-3 p.m. This year's annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summe...

Dr. Martha McCaughey, professor in the Department of Sociology and member of the Heterodox Academy's Writers Group. Photo by Marie Freeman.

Sociology Professor joins Prestigious Writers Group
Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Martha McCaughey, professor in the Department of Sociology, has become a member of the Heterodox Academy's Writers Group, a nonprofit organization...

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Who's Who: CASSH Student Records and Advising
Jun 23, 2021

Getting to know our Staff: CASSH Student Records and Advising Natalie Blackwelder Natalie Blackwelder is a student records coordinator for t...

Caption: SAFE faculty recipient Dr. Sarah-Beth Hopton, associate professor and internship director, Department of English. Photo by University Communications.

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sarah-Beth Hopton
Jun 21, 2021

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sarah-Beth Hopton Dr. Sarah-Beth Hopton, associate professor and internship director, Department of English Stud...

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Who's Who: Administrative and Support Positions
Jun 18, 2021

Getting to know our Staff: Administrative and Support Positions Vivid Oguntoyinbo Vivid Oguntoyinbo is a university program associate i...

Headshot of Clarinda Ross, Los Angeles-based writer and a professional actor. Photo Submitted.

A Storytelling Tribute in Honor of Charlotte Ross, “The Legend Lady”
Jun 17, 2021

Local organizations partner to remember two Appalachian faculty and support student scholarshipsTwo High Country cultural organizations, Blue Ridge Co...