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Dr. Michael Madritch, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Dr. Michael Madritch Named Dean of App State’s College of Arts and Sciences
Feb 13, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — After a national search, Dr. Michael Madritch has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. His role became effective Feb. 9.

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Appalachian State University has released the Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists for the fall 2023 semester.

Fall 2023 Dean's and Chancellor's Lists Released
Jan 8, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has released the Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists for the fall 2023 semester.

766 students in the College of Arts and Sciences were included on the Chancellor's list and 1,189 were included on the Dean's list.

Awards & Honors, Students, University News
During App State’s 9 a.m. Fall 2023 Commencement ceremony on Dec. 15, Dr. Maryam Ahmed, professor of viral pathogenesis and immunity in the Department of Biology, center, is presented with the 2023 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award. She is pictured with App State Chancellor Sheri Everts, left, and UNC Board of Governors member C. Philip Byers. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State’s Fall 2023 Commencement honors more than 1,500 Mountaineer graduates
Dec 21, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University recognized more than 1,500 Mountaineer graduates during its Fall Commencement ceremonies, held Dec. 15 at the Holmes Convocation Center.

Events, Students, University News
App State’s corpse flower, Mongo, bloomed at the Department of Biology Greenhouse on Nov. 24. Photo by Wes Craig

App State’s rare corpse flower, Mongo, blooms in Biology Greenhouse
Nov 30, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Following 12 years of care and anticipation, Appalachian State University’s rare corpse flower graced observers with a long-awaited bloom on Friday, Nov. 24.

University News, Sustainability
Savannah Raley, sophomore political science major from Avenue, Maryland, is the recipient of North Carolina Campus Engagement's Community Impact Student Award.

Appalachian State University Student Receives the Community Impact Student Award for Outstanding Work in Civic and Community Engagement
Nov 14, 2023

ELON, N.C. — Over the weekend of November 4, Appalachian State University student, Savannah Raley, was presented with the Community Impact Student Award by North Carolina Campus Engagement for her outstanding commitment and contribution to civic and community engagement.

University News, Students, Awards & Honors
This 1758 map, authored by English cartographers Emanuel Bowen and John Gibson, shows the “Apalachaen Mountains” region of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and part of Virginia. According to App State’s Dr. Sandra Ballard, professor in the Department of English and the Center for Appalachian Studies, 16th century mapmakers splayed the word ‘Apalche’ (and other spellings) — indicating the homeplace of Native Americans called Apalachee — across large inland areas of the U.S., leading others to take it

'Appalachian' — how do you say it?
Nov 1, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — At Appalachian State University, Mountaineers have a preference in the pronunciation of Appalachian: “appa-latch-un.”

University News, Arts & Cultural
Dr. Paul Worley, professor in and chair of App State’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, right in foreground, and Andrea Elaver, assistant director of university events, unveil the rededicated portrait of Lillie Shull Dougherty — one of App State’s three founders — during the 2023 Founders Day ceremony at Founders Plaza. Photo by Troy Tuttle

App State celebrates 124 years of history with Founders Day festivities
Sep 28, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University celebrated its sixth annual Founders Day on Sept. 7 to commemorate the first day of classes held in 1899 at Watauga Academy — the predecessor of App State — and honor App State’s founders, B.B. Dougherty, D.D.

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