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Appalachian is one of 61 Bee Campuses across the nation providing safe, sustainable habitats for pollinators. Appalachian received the designation from the The Xerces Society. Illustration courtesy of The Xerces Society Inc.

‘Beefriending’ pollinators
Jan 6, 2019

The Xerces Society has recognized Appalachian State University for providing a safe campus with sustainable habitats for some of its smallest, and one might say, most productive black and gold members — bees.

University News, College News, Awards & Honors, Sustainability
Collage of images from 2018 at Appalachian State University

Appalachian’s unforgettable 2018
Jan 3, 2019

What a year! Newly opened campus buildings and landmarks, a police academy, a winning solar car team, championship football and a record-breaking December snow. 2018 will be long remembered.

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CDC graphic

Career Development Center Spring 2019 Events
Jan 1, 2019

The Career Development Center signature events planned for Spring 2019 are listed below with a description of each as well as information about which student audience might benefit most from each event.

University News, Events, Faculty & Staff, Students
After the morning ceremony, graduating Appalachian State University senior Razan Farhan Alaqil embraces Traci Royster, director of staff development and strategic initiatives for Appalachian’s Division of Student Affairs, outside of the Holmes Convocation Center. Photo by Chase Reynolds

‘Honoring, praising and congratulating’ Appalachian’s graduates at Fall 2018 Commencement
Dec 18, 2018

About 1,600 students crossed the platform during the university’s Fall 2018 Commencement ceremonies held Saturday in Holmes Convocation Center.

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Students at Commencement

December 2018 Commencement
Dec 14, 2018

Saturday, Dec. 15, 201810 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Holmes Convocation Center

Student Presenter College of Arts and Sciences

Razan Farhan Alaqil

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Appalachian State University junior Madison Cook, from Apex, provides security coverage at a Mountaineers football game. She is a graduate of the Appalachian Police Academy, part of the university’s Appalachian Police Development Program, which was created to equip Appalachian students with the knowledge, skills and training to become law enforcement officers. Photo by Marie Freeman

With App State Police, Madison Cook follows in family footsteps of service
Dec 13, 2018

Junior Madison Cook — a part-time police officer with Appalachian State University Police — has a deep-seated desire to serve and help others, a feeling she said is influenced by having a father and stepfather who were in the Marines and a grandfather who was in the Army.

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Appstate Graduation Cap Photo by Marie Freeman

Where can an Appalachian degree take you?
Dec 11, 2018

Anywhere you want to go! Appalachian State University generates passionate and engaged alumni, who become leaders in their communities and chosen professions. They exemplify how an Appalachian education can and does make the world a better place.

University News, Alumni
Susan Ballard ’79, Appalachian alumna and the first female chief of police of both Honolulu and the state of Hawaii. Photo submitted

Appalachian alumna is Honolulu’s first female police chief
Dec 7, 2018

In 1982, Susan Ballard ’79 shelled out $89 for a one-way ticket to Honolulu, Hawaii, with no firm career plans or living arrangements.

University News, Alumni
“Curious Lion” by Dr. Terry Waldspurger, adjunct instructor in Appalachian’s General Education Program and faculty/staff runner-up in the Landscapes or Wildlife category.

Appalachian announces winners and runners-up of 2018 International Education Week Photo Contest
Nov 27, 2018

Appalachian State University’s 2018 International Education Week (IEW) Photo Contest is part of a weeklong celebration of transformational global experiences at home and abroad.

University News, Awards & Honors
Dr. Julie Keys, a staff psychologist in Appalachian’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center, is the winner of the Staff Shout Out program’s October drawing. Keys is also the training coordinator for Appalachian’s master’s in psychology program. Photo submitted

Dr. Julie Keys, a staff psychologist in Appalachian’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center was the winner of the Staff Shout Out Award
Nov 26, 2018

Dr. Julie Keys, a staff psychologist in Appalachian State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center, was recently announced as the October winner of the Staff Shout Out program’s monthly drawing.

University News, Faculty & Staff, Awards & Honors