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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.”...

National Geographic Explorer Dr. Alison Criscitiello ascends Mount Logan in Canada in 2022 to conduct an ice core extraction for her continued study of climate data from the world’s highest peaks. Criscitiello’s team extracted a 1,073-foot-deep core during this expedition. Photo by Leo Hoorn/National Geographic

November 10: "Climate Change on Canada’s Highest Peak" with Alison Criscitiello
Oct 31, 2023

"Climate Change on Canada’s Highest Peak" with Alison CriscitielloFriday, November 10, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsBOON...

Dr. Kinji Ito

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kinji Ito
Oct 31, 2023

Dr. Kinji Ito, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and CulturesStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund Recipient: Fall 2022Pr...

Haley Herman joined the Appalachian State University Department of History as the Administrative Support Associate in August 2022.

October 2023 CAS Staff Spotlight: Haley Herman
Oct 30, 2023

Each month of the academic year, the Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) randomly selects one staff member to be featured ...

CAS Corps member Jana McManus is a junior psychology major from Monroe. Photo by Lauren Andersen.

CAS Corps Feature: Jana McManus
Oct 27, 2023

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Corps are chosen to serve as representatives to all constituents of CAS and to create, promote and execute oppo...

Dr. Kevin Schilbrack, professor of religious studies in Appalachian State University's Department of Philosophy and Religion

Professor Kevin Schilbrack Awarded a Grant for a New Course on What Makes Life Worth Living
Oct 25, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Kevin Schilbrack, professor of religious studies in Appalachian State University's Department of Philosophy and Religion...

Aaron Lubkemann '23

SAFE Student Spotlight: Aaron Lubkemann '23
Oct 24, 2023

Aaron Lubkemann '23, B.S. MathematicsStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund Recipient: Fall 2022Project: "Undergraduate Poster Presentation at Joi...

CAS Corps member Angela Sajewicz is a junior criminal justice major from Wake Forest. Photo by Lauren Andersen.

CAS Corps Feature: Angela Sajewicz
Oct 20, 2023

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Corps are chosen to serve as representatives to all constituents of CAS and to create, promote and execute oppo...

High Country Humanities at Appalachian State University has received a large grant from North Carolina Humanities, a statewide nonprofit and the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

App State High Country Humanities Receives Grant from North Carolina Humanities
Oct 17, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — High Country Humanities at Appalachian State University has received a large grant from North Carolina Humanities. This $20,000 grant ...

The Veterinary Technology Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University

The College of Arts and Sciences celebrates National Vet Tech Week 2023
Oct 16, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Rural Resilience and Innovation, Appalachian State's Veterinary Technology p...