News

Dr. Maggie Sugg, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning. She studies climate and health. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Dr. Maggie Sugg receives NSF’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty
May 11, 2021

Dr. Maggie Sugg, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Planning has been awarded a CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF). T...

Top to Bottom: Nathan Minton graduated in December 2020 with a B.S. in history, social studies education. He completed his student teaching with Terry Henthorne at Hibriten High School in Caldwell County. Carman Crook is graduating with a B.S. in mathematics secondary education. She did her student teaching with Jessica Rowe at Wilkes Central High School in Wilkes County. Photos submitted.

Two CAS Student Teacher of the Year finalists: Nathan Minton and Carman Crook
May 10, 2021

Nathan Minton, originally from Granite Falls, North Carolina, chose App State because, to him, it felt like home. “From the moment I stepped foot on...

Pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, the Lowe’s Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and CS department chair; Dr. Cindy Norris, professor of computer science; and Dr. Jay Fenwick, professor of computer science and director of App State’s computer science graduate program. Photos by Chase Reynolds

App State’s CS4ALL Program expands access to computer science education for rural Appalachian students
May 7, 2021

Appalachian State University has created and implemented Computer Science for All (CS4ALL) — a program designed to expand access to and di...

Top left (clockwise): Dr. Krista Lewis (photo submitted), Dr. Petia Bobadova (photo submitted), Dr. Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce (photo by University Communications) and Dr. Laura Ammon (photo by University Communications).

App State’s College of Arts and Sciences announces new department chairs and director
May 6, 2021

Three new department chairs in Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will begin their positions on July 1, 2021. Dr. Kris...

Appalachian State University graduate Emily Hatem ’19. Photo submitted

Sociology major begins career with AmeriCorps before heading to graduate school
May 3, 2021

After graduating from Appalachian State University, sociology major Emily Hatem ’19 joined AmeriCorps, a federal agency that brings people together ...

Caity Duncan, senior, Community & Regional Planning major and CAS Corps member. Photo submitted.

CAS Corps Feature: Caity Duncan
Apr 30, 2021

The CAS Corps are chosen to serve as representatives to all constituents of the College of Arts and Sciences and to create, promote and execute opport...

Perry, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, is pictured working in high-altitude gear at the weather station he installed on the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru in 2018. Photo by Marie Freeman. Right photo submitted

App State climate ‘superhero’ Dr. Baker Perry inspires young Brazilian scientist
Apr 28, 2021

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Baker Perry in the Department of Geography and Planning is a superhero in the field of climate science ...

Kit Gruelle ’12, Sociology, is a survivor of domestic violence who has worked as an advocate for battered women and their children for 33 years. She is the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award winner for 2020-21. Image provided.

CAS 2020-21 Outstanding Alumni award winner: Kit Gruelle ’12
Apr 27, 2021

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences announces its 2020-21 Outstanding Alumni award winner as Kit Gruelle ’12. Gr...

Eric Greer in Appalachian State University’s Facilities Operations pours a wastewater sample from a university residence hall into a collection container. Photo by Marie Freeman

Residence hall wastewater testing supports App State’s COVID-19 management strategy
Apr 26, 2021

While face coverings, physical distancing and testing events have come to define COVID-19 for many colleges and universities, including Appalachian St...

College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior Awards graphic.

CAS Outstanding Seniors 2021
Apr 23, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences wishes to recognize the following Outstanding Seniors selected by their respective majoring department. We are extrem...