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Appalachian Regional Commission’s 15 participating Appalachian universities in the 2021 Appalachian Teaching Project, including App State. Map courtesy of ARC.

A critical perspective on food from the classroom to the community
Feb 2, 2022

Eighteen of Appalachian State University’s Watauga Residential College students participated in the 21st annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) S...

Sophomore, Kaela Sosa holding a yellow fin tuna she caught. Photo submitted.

What a catch! Sophomore holds positions in both baseball analytics and pro-fishing
Jan 26, 2022

Kaela Sosa is a sophomore at Appalachian State University majoring in Management (BSBA). Through her experiences at Appalachian, she has been able to ...

Appalachian State University’s new Bachelor of Science in veterinary technology will prepare students for meaningful employment in the growing veterinary medical profession and lead to career advancement opportunities for those already working in the field.

App State to offer online veterinary technology degree beginning in August
Jan 24, 2022

Appalachian State University received approval from the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors on Jan. 20 to offer a Bachelor of Scien...

Honors College senior Abby Bennett. Photo submitted.

Abby Bennett awarded Garrett Scholarship in support of Moringa oleifera thesis research
Jan 21, 2022

Honors College senior Abby Bennett has been awarded the 2021-22 George Williams Garrett Memorial Scholarship. Abby majors in chemistry with a min...

Tatum Schwartz, recipient of the Ann Louise Page Scholarship.

Student scholarship aids research in dance as therapy for victims
Jan 20, 2022

The Department of Sociology has awarded the inaugural Ann Louise Page Scholarship for Undergraduate Research Excellence in Sociology to Tatum Schwartz...

Photograph of Wataugan students in 1973. Photo submitted.

Watauga College Records Collection Added!
Jan 19, 2022

The Watauga Residential College records (UA 09.12) were recently processed and are available for research in the Special Collections Researc...

Dr. Micheal Opata

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael Opata
Jan 18, 2022

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael OpataDr. Michael Opata, assistant professor, Department of BiologyStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recip...

Triassic Trip 2008, including Anna A. Littlefield. This image shows students measuring the thickness of the layers of rock exposed in the Blue Hills near St. Johns, Arizona. This allowed the participants to put the fossils in stratigraphic order and compare them to other localities, such as Petrified Forest National Park. Photo by Kristan Cockerill.

252 million years ago, four alumni, one road trip and a cause
Jan 14, 2022

How a field experience created a lasting bond for App State alumsAt Appalachian State University our faculty support students to be successful in thei...

Dr. Sarah Carmichael, professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University, is a geochemist and a National Geographic Explorer. She specializes in Devonian period research, studying the causes and effects of mass extinction events that occurred 350–417 million years ago. She is pictured during a field expedition in Mongolia in 2018, where she and her team evaluated specimens preserved in volcanic rocks. Photo by Felix Kunze

App State research team examines ancient evidence in mass extinctions
Jan 12, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Sarah Carmichael describes her job as similar to that of a crime scene investigator — and the evidence she exam...

Student success shows up both inside — and outside — the classroom at Appalachian State University. Achieving a work-life balance, studying with others and other success strategies help students make the most of their Mountaineer experience. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State students share 7 tips for success — inside and outside the classroom
Jan 6, 2022

Student success shows up both inside — and outside — the classroom at Appalachian State University. Below, several students share their tips for e...