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Election Security Forum panel discussion: Future security in the N.C. election system
Oct 22, 2019

Friday, Nov. 1, 20193-5 p.m.Gordon Gathering Hall, Reich College of Education Building, 151 College St.This event is co-sponsored by the Dep...

Dr. Marjory Harper, professor of History at the University of Aberdeen and visiting professor and senior researcher at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Centre for History. Photo from https://www.uhi.ac.uk.

Scottish Settlers and Sojourners in the United States with Professor Marjory Harper from the University of Aberdeen
Oct 22, 2019

Thursday, Oct. 24, 20197 p.m. Anne Belk, Room 242This event is free and open to the public.Dr. Marjory Harper, professor of History at the Univer...

Appalachian alumnus Jonathan Kappler ’05 is the 2019 recipient of the Appalachian Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award. Kappler serves as chief of staff to the deputy secretary for behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State recognizes Young Alumni Award winner Jonathan Kappler ’05
Oct 21, 2019

“Appalachian was an obvious choice for me from the beginning,” said Jonathan Kappler ’05, Appalachian State University’s 2019 Young Alumni Awa...

A float in the 1953 homecoming parade celebrates “50 years of progress.” Appalachian began as Watauga Academy in 1899 and then became the state-supported institution Appalachian Training School in 1903. The pictured 1953 homecoming float refers to Appalachian’s 50th anniversary as a state-supported institution. In 1925, the university became Appalachian State Normal School; in 1929, it was named Appalachian State Teachers College; and in 1967, it became Appalachian State University, as it is known today. Ph

A Mountaineer tradition: Homecoming through the decades
Oct 18, 2019

In honor of Appalachian State University’s upcoming celebrations, enjoy a snapshot of the university’s homecoming history, which first b...

Dr. René Salinas, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and chair of the Athletics Council at Appalachian State University. Photo by University Communications.

Sports Analytics at Appalachian State
Oct 15, 2019

Dr. René Salinas, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and chair of the Athletics Council at Appalachian State UniversityFriday,...

Josh Arford, a senior from Waynesville majoring in mathematics, right, analyzes data with his Faculty Transfer Mentor, Dr. Trina Palmer, a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Faculty mentors help pave the way to success for App State transfer students
Oct 11, 2019

Students who transfer to Appalachian State University find support programs tailored to promote their success — including opportunities to connect w...

Lights illuminate the facade of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country as the sun sets over downtown Boone. App State faculty, staff and students across the university have contributed toward the reopening of the renovated Appalachian Theatre in Boone, which will take place Monday, Oct. 14. Photo by Leslie Rostivo

Behind the scenes: App State faculty, staff and students partner with community in Appalachian Theatre project
Oct 10, 2019

After eight years of planning and construction, the restored and renovated Appalachian Theatre in downtown Boone will open Oct. 14 — and Appalachian...

Caroline Davis ’16 ’19 interned with the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country while completing her Master in Public Administration degree at Appalachian. She now works at Western Youth Network in Boone. Photo submitted

App State alumna’s internship at Appalachian Theatre sets the stage for her career
Oct 9, 2019

Caroline Davis ’16 ’19 spent last summer working as an intern for the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC), setting the stage for h...

Appalachian State University junior Jenny Ly, a computer science major who is originally from Vietnam. She lives in Sherrills Ford. Photo submitted

Success is in her code: App State’s Jenny Ly among up-and-coming women in computer science
Oct 7, 2019

Appalachian State University junior Chau “Jenny” Ly found her passion for programming and science during her first hackathon — a collaborative c...

Dr. Laura Wright, professor of English at Western Carolina University. photo from: https://www.northcarolina.edu/content/Laura-Wright

“The Dangerous Vegan: The Politics of Scholarship, Identity and Consumption in the Anthropocene” with alumna Dr. Laura Wright
Oct 4, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 20195 p.m.Belk Library, Room 421This event is free and open to the campus and community.Dr. Laura Wright is professor of En...