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Appalachian State University’s Zoe Huffines, from Holly Springs, is a senior majoring in management and minoring in both sustainable business and experiential, integrative learning. After she graduates in May 2021, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in higher education at App State. Photo by Marie Freeman

Rising above adversity: A Mountaineer’s road to success
Nov 16, 2020

Zoe Huffines, an Appalachian State University senior from Holly Springs, credits her academic success to the help of mentors — a high school teacher...

Appalachian State University Wellness Ambassadors Melina Tirrell (sophomore social work major from Pineville), center, and Jessica Phillips (sophomore finance and banking major from Charlotte), far right, hand out face coverings and coupons for good behavior to their peers. Each student, faculty and staff member were provided with three face coverings at the beginning of the fall semester. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State students use peer-to-peer efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19
Nov 13, 2020

Appalachian State University students are emphasizing healthy behaviors to their peers through a number of student-led initiatives to help limit the s...

Taylor Foote in Colorado to after presenting her research at the Global Monitoring Annual Conference of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Photo submitted

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Taylor Foote '19, Physics and Astronomy
Nov 12, 2020

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Taylor Foote '19, Physics and Astronomy Taylor Foote was an undergraduate student from Roxboro, N.C.Student and Fac...

Poster for the surprising history of pandemic at ASU event held by the Humanities Council

The surprising history of pandemic at ASU
Nov 11, 2020

A public lecture on the 1918-20 Spanish flu outbreak on campus and in surrounding Watauga County will take place virtually on Friday, November 13, 202...

The University of the Free State’s Qwaqwa Campus, located at the base of South Africa’s Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains. Appalachian State University and the UFS Qwaqwa Campus are partnering on a two-year mountain-to-mountain project funded through the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in South Africa. The project will engage faculty, staff and graduate students at both institutions in teaching, research, mentorship, scholarship and more. Photo by Evert Kleynhans

$500K grant funds mountain-to-mountain collaboration between App State and South Africa’s UFS
Nov 10, 2020

Appalachian State University and South Africa’s University of the Free State (UFS) will strengthen their existing partnership through a federally fu...

At 8,430 meters above sea level, the high-altitude expedition team celebrates after setting up the world's highest operating automated weather station during the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. Learn more at www.natgeo.com/everest. Photo by Mark Fisher, National Geographic.

Tune in to the Mountain Studies Lecture Tuesday Nov. 10
Nov 9, 2020

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, Nov. 10, Appalachian State University's College of Arts and Sciences kicks off the Inaugural Mountain Studies Lecture ev...

“The Unseen Hand” book cover alongside Bealer Moore’s sketchbook and memoir. Photo submitted.

App State alumnus publishes grandfather’s harrowing WWII memoir
Nov 5, 2020

Amidst the global pandemic, distinguished poet and prose writer Dr. Todd Atchison ’01, managed to edit and publish his grandfather’s memoir “The...

Chantelle Rondel conducting research in 2018 for her SAFE Grant project, holding an Appalachian elktoe mussel. Photo submitted

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Chantelle Rondel ‘19, Biology
Nov 4, 2020

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Chantelle Rondel '19, BiologyChantelle Rondel was a graduate student from Franklin, N.C.Student and Faculty Excellence (...

JoAnna Klein, a freelance science journalist and regular contributor to the New York Times visits the Math Colloquium Series virtually. Photo/graphic created by Dept of Math.

Math Colloquium Series: Science writing with alumna JoAnna Klein
Nov 3, 2020

Appalachian State University's Department of Mathematical Sciences is excited to host JoAnna Klein, a freelance science journalist and regular co...

Fleming Scholars Myasia Carson, Amaya Crawford, Dy’Quan Kearney, and Gracie Staser

4 diversity advocates named 2020–21 App State Fleming Scholars
Nov 2, 2020

Four first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded full tuition for up to eight semesters through the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Sc...