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Billy and Del Hunt Helton ’79, photo submitted.

Putting College First: App State alum creates pathway for faculty support
Jan 28, 2021

Del Hunt Helton saw firsthand how private support for faculty could transform teaching and learning experiences for hundreds of students.As director o...

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 Univer...

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 schol...

Dr. Kristen Repa, Department of Physics, SUNY Brockport

Put a Spin on it: Tailoring Magnetic Properties for Spintronics Applications
Jan 25, 2021

Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series Spring 2021Friday, January 29, 20214 p.m.Free virtual event hosted in Zoom.Dr. Kristen...

Philip Hinson, SAFE fund recipient

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Philip Hinson '20, Psychology
Jan 22, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Philip Hinson '20, PsychologyPhilip Hinson was a graduate student from Gastonia, N.C.Student and Faculty Excellence (SAF...

Joe Graber ’20, from Tryon, earned a B.S. in computer science from Appalachian State University in December 2020 and is now working toward his master’s degree in computer science through App State’s Accelerated Admission program. Photo by Marie Freeman

First-generation App State student hammers out a new perspective
Jan 21, 2021

A few years ago, Joe Graber ’20 — hammer in his hand — was working in construction and unsure of what he wanted to do with the rest of his life....

Appalachian State University senior Steven Klingler, of Byron, Georgia, is majoring in applied physics with a concentration in engineering electronics and minoring in mathematics. He transferred to App State in fall 2017 after serving four years in the U.S. Army. Photo submitted

App State Mountaineer approaches physics with military discipline
Jan 20, 2021

Four years of military service has given Steven Klingler a new perspective as a student at Appalachian State University. “I treat my college classes...

Dr. Omer Bartov, the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. Photo Submitted.

American-Israeli Historian Omer Bartov on Rewriting the Holocaust
Jan 20, 2021

Monday, Feb. 8, 202111 a.m. and 7 p.m.These virtual events are free and open to the public.Registration is required.The Department of Languages, ...

Appalachian State University scientists Dr. Gregg Marland, left and Dr. Dennis Gilfillan ’08 are among 86 scientists worldwide who contributed their expertise to the Global Carbon Project’s 2020 Global Carbon Budget — an annual, in-depth report on the amount of CO2 produced by the world’s nations and how much enters the ocean, is taken up by growing plants or accumulates in the atmosphere. Marland holds a dual appointment as an adjunct research professor in App State’s Department of Geological and Environme

Climate change and the rise of CO2: App State scientists contribute to 2020 Global Carbon Budget
Jan 19, 2021

The Global Carbon Project (GCP) has released its annual 2020 Global Carbon Budget, which estimates CO2 emissions for the year have decreased by 2...