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A worm on the carapace of a New River crayfish. Photo by Wayne Van Devender.

Worm and Crayfish mutualism affects entire stream ecosystems
Dec 3, 2020

A recent paper by researchers at Appalachian State University and Virginia Tech, published in the journal Ecology, titled: “Strong effects of a mutu...

Graduate student Stella Harden and Dr. Maggie Sugg, professor, in the Department of Geography and Planning. Harden photo submitted. Sugg photo by University Communications.

Researching the Spread of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
Dec 2, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has threatened nursing home residents and employees across the United States for the past several months. Two Appalachian State...

Jules Bott, executive chef in Appalachian State University’s Campus Dining, preps food for one of the meals offered through App State’s Meals for Mountaineers program. The meals will be available for pickup on weekdays by students, faculty and staff Dec. 11–Jan. 14, 2021. Photo by Rachel Butts

Free meals for App State faculty, students and staff in need over extended winter break
Dec 1, 2020

A longer-than-usual winter break during the pandemic and an outpouring of support from the university and community have spurred Campus Dining&nb...

Appalachian State University alumnus Harrison Esterly ’19, a research technician in the lab of Dr. Gary Pielak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Esterly, of Belews Creek, graduated from App State in 2019 with a B.S. in chemistry — an American Chemical Society-certified degree — and minors in biology and mathematics. Photo submitted

App State alumnus credits Mountaineer experience for his research success
Nov 30, 2020

When reflecting on his experience at Appalachian State University, alumnus Harrison Esterly ’19 said he harbors a fondness for the “times when I d...

A 3D rendering of a tardigrade — a microscopic, eight-legged animal found in water and/or damp moss. Appalachian State University alumnus Harrison Esterly ’19 is a co-author of recently published research that shows a tardigrade-specific protein is safe for injection in mice and may therefore be suitable to stabilize vaccines at room temperature, which would eliminate the need for costly refrigeration during storage and transport. Shutterstock/3Dstock image

Out of cold storage — App State vaccine and drug research could speed delivery, cut costs
Nov 24, 2020

Co-authored research by three members of the Appalachian State University Community could yield a more cost-effective storage and delivery method for ...

Forrest Myers after graduating from Appalachian. Photo submitted

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Forrest Myers, Physics and Astronomy
Nov 23, 2020

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Forrest Myers '20, Physics and AstronomyForrest Myers was an undergraduate student from North Wilkesboro, N.C....

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences 2019-20 Outstanding Alumni award winner Carlton Paylor ’96, current Director of Person County Department of Social Services. Photo submitted.

College of Arts and Sciences announces Outstanding Alumni Carlton Paylor
Nov 20, 2020

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences announces its 2019-20 Outstanding Alumni award winner as Carlton Paylor ’96. Paylor wa...

Fall Scholarship Writing Competition: Poetry and Creative Prose, graphic image.

Fall Scholarship Writing Competition: Poetry and Creative Prose
Nov 19, 2020

Poetry, fiction, script, screenplay or creative nonfiction competitionOnline entries are being accepted now through December from undergraduate studen...

Claire Brown, Physics and Astronomy. Photo submitted

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Claire Brown, Physics and Astronomy
Nov 18, 2020

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Claire Brown, Physics and AstronomyClaire Brown is an undergraduate student from Waxhaw, N.C.Student and Faculty Excelle...

Dr. Kim Hall, professor of philosophy in Appalachian’s Department of Philosophy and Religion. Photo submitted.

App State professor promotes inclusivity within the field of philosophy
Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Kim Q. Hall, Appalachian State University professor of Philosophy, will serve as Co-Chair of the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Instit...