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Spring 2023 Cratis D. Williams Society inductees Zoë Benfield (upper left), Krystal Carter (upper middle), Nic Garzone (upper right), Natalie Moyer (lower left), Gabriel Paredes (lower middle) and Skyler Prowten (lower right)

Cratis D. Williams Society inductees include six CAS graduates
May 22, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — In the Spring and Fall, Appalachian State University's Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies seeks nominations for the Cratis D. Williams Society. The Society is designed to recognize the top two percent of graduates from the School of Graduate Studies each year.

University News, Awards & Honors, Students
Holmes Convocation Center on the Boone campus of Appalachian State University was full of excitement as the Class of 2023 prepared to graduate on May 12 and 13 during Spring Commencement ceremonies. Graduates were joined by faculty, staff, family and friends to witness this milestone in their educational journeys. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Over 3,600 App State graduates earn degrees at Spring 2023 Commencement
May 17, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — More than 3,600 students graduated at the Holmes Convocation Center on the Boone campus of Appalachian State University during Spring Commencement ceremonies, which were held May 12 and 13.

University News, Students, Events

Eleven Finalists Named for the Appalachian State University Student Teacher of the Year
May 8, 2023

Eleven student teachers have been named finalists for Appalachian State University’s Student Teacher of the Year Award.

University News, Students
Appalachian Journal, founded in 1972, is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly featuring field research, interviews, and other scholarly studies of history, politics, economics, culture, folklore, literature, music, ecology, and a variety of other topics, as well as poetry and reviews of books, films, and recordings dealing with the region of the Appalachian mountains.

Appalachian Journal marks 50 years of spotlighting Appalachia
Mar 9, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review marks its 50th anniversary this academic year, with the journal’s semicentennial volume set to publish later this spring.

University News, Arts & Cultural, Alumni, Faculty & Staff
App State Chancellor Sheri Everts, center, and flag ceremony attendees applaud the unfurling of the flag of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina in the university’s Plemmons Student Union on Feb. 27. App State first-year student Cierra Bell, immediately to the left of the chancellor, and assistant professor Dr. Seth Grooms, pictured fourth from right, unfurled the flag. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Lumbee tribal flag now hangs in App State’s student union, honoring the Lumbee people and their history
Mar 3, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University recognized and honored the nearly 60,000 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and their history on Feb. 27 with the hanging of the Lumbee tribal flag in Plemmons Student Union.

University News, Faculty & Staff, Students, Diversity & Inclusion
An App State student reads on the banks of Boone Creek in Durham Park, located at App State’s Boone campus. Photo by Chase Reynolds

6 award-winning authors to visit App State for spring 2023 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
Feb 22, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Six acclaimed authors will visit Appalachian State University’s Boone campus this spring, as part of the university’s 2022–23 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

University News, Arts & Cultural, Events
This badge signifies App State’s status as a Top Producer of Fulbright scholars and students for the 2022–23 academic year. The university is one of 18 schools nationwide to receive this honor. Image courtesy of Fulbright Program

App State honored as a Top Producer of Fulbright scholars, students for 2022–23
Feb 15, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University is one of 18 higher education institutions nationwide to be named a Top Producer of Fulbright scholars and students for the 2022–23 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State and Institute of International Education.

University News, Global Learning, Awards & Honors
Dr. Katherine Ledford, professor of Appalachian studies at Appalachian State University

App State professor Katherine Ledford awarded 2022–23 Fulbright to teach in Jordan
Feb 13, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Katherine Ledford, professor of Appalachian studies at Appalachian State University, is spending the spring 2023 semester in Amman, Jordan, where she is fostering cross-cultural understanding through literature.

University News, Grants & Research, Global Learning, Faculty & Staff