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A student from Cove Creek Elementary School’s Eco-Raiders after-school club steps onto App State’s Geobago. Photo submitted

From App State to Asheboro, Geobago brings hands-on education to K–12 students across North Carolina
Sep 26, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — This fall, Appalachian State University has once again rolled out its Geobago recreational vehicle to bring hands-on science activities to K–12 students in Western North Carolina and beyond.

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An App State student reads in the gazebo in Durham Park, located at App State’s Boone campus. Photo by Chase Reynolds

5 award-winning authors to visit App State for fall 2023 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
Sep 14, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Five acclaimed authors will visit Appalachian State University’s Boone campus this fall as part of the university’s 2023–24 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

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App State Chancellor Sheri Everts, center, cuts the ribbon on the new App State Hickory campus on Aug. 21. Pictured with Everts, from left to right, are App State Student Body President Juan Pablo “J.P.” Neri, UNC System Board of Governors member Philip Byers, App State Trustee Jeff Chesson, App State Board of Trustees Chair Kim Shepherd, Catawba County Economic Development Corporation President Scott Millar, App State Board of Trustees Secretary Tommy Sofield, Hickory Assistant City Manager Rick Beasley, A

App State opens Hickory campus, expanding educational access in Western North Carolina
Aug 22, 2023

HICKORY, N.C. — Appalachian State University marked a significant milestone in its 124-year history by opening the new Hickory campus on Aug.

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The 1.5-meter telescope housed in the University of the Free State’s Boyden Observatory in South Africa. App State professor emeritus and astrophysicist Dr. Richard Gray designed and built a spectrograph for the telescope, which he installed and commissioned this spring. This work, supported by Gray’s 2019–20 Fulbright award, began in fall 2019 and was put on hold in 2020 due to the global pandemic. Photo provided by Dr. Richard Gray

Spectrograph installed at South Africa’s Boyden Observatory to aid App State, UFS astrophysicists
Jun 30, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — A spectrograph designed, built, installed and commissioned by Appalachian State University astrophysicist Dr.

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