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Dr. Tom Whyte talks with anthropology majors Amanda Neumeyer of Hendersonville and Emma Jones of Reidsville at an archaeology experiment site in Fall 2016. Only 10 percent of archaeology is digging, he tells students – the rest is making meaning of what is found. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Tom Whyte, uncovering human history
Jun 16, 2017

Dr. Tom Whyte was less than a year away from graduating with an art degree from James Madison University when he took a field archaeology class the su...

Rachael Hoch at North Carolina's Conservation Aquaculture Center

North Carolina Biologist Recognized for Work to Recover Endangered Species
Jun 15, 2017

ASHEVILLE (June 6, 2017) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Rachael Hoch with its Rec...

Appalachian State University graduate student Jacob Meadows is the first recipient of a teaching fellowship with the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C. Photo provided by Jacob Meadows

Appalachian student becomes first recipient of teaching fellowship with the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C.
Jun 14, 2017

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through a partnership with Appalachian State University is launching its first Appalachian Tea...

Judson MacDonald, CAS Outstanding Teacher of the Year photo by Amanda Romjue

College of Arts and Sciences names Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year for 2016-17
Jun 13, 2017

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences has named Judson MacDonald the Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017...

Dr. Tim Ludwig, keeping workers safe
Jun 12, 2017

Dr. Tim Ludwig is a behavioral psychologist, which means, as he puts it, “I don’t care what you think or feel. I care about what you do.” ...

Susan Lappan, Fulbright

Appalachian’s 2017 Fulbright awards
Jun 8, 2017

Two faculty, one alumna and one graduating senior from Appalachian State University have received awards from the Fulbright Program, the flagship inte...

Shaina Katz, a junior from Apex majoring in political science and minoring in Arabic at Appalachian State University, has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic this summer in Morocco. Photo courtesy of Shaina Katz

Appalachian’s Shaina Katz has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic this summer in Morocco
May 30, 2017

Shaina Katz, a junior from Apex who is majoring in political science and minoring in Arabic at Appalachian State University, has received a Critical L...

An interdisciplinary project scheduled for the 2017-18 academic year, “Blurred Boundaries: The Experience of War and Its Aftermath” was funded as part of the NEH’s Dialogues on the Experience of War.

$100K grant from National Endowment for the Humanities provides funds to explore war and its effects through art
May 30, 2017

Three Appalachian State University professors have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to bring togethe...

Appalachian State University students Kelsey Simon, left, and Ali Moxley took second place in the Food Solutions Challenge in April.

Concept for turning corn chip oil into biodiesel fuel earns Appalachian students second place in international Food Solutions Challenge
May 25, 2017

What has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportatio...

Kay Jones, a five-year volunteer with the Appalachian Foster Grandparent program, assists elementary school students with reading and math. Photo by Kathy Graham

Senior citizens find volunteer sites through Appalachian Senior Programs
May 25, 2017

Thanks to the Appalachian Senior Programs, senior citizens in the High Country are volunteering to meet the needs of their neighbors.Through the Appal...