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...

Dr. Isaac Garfield Greer, I.G. Greer

Keeping a Legacy Alive: You Can be a Part of History Too
May 23, 2017

Ensuring the Future of Excellence in TeachingThe History Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University houses the I. ...

Student Ryan Hellenbrand and two-time alumna Megan Holt-Smith have each received a 2017 Fulbright award.

One student and one alum from Appalachian named Fulbright Scholars
May 23, 2017

The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University has announced that student Ryan Hellenbrand of Boone and ...

Jackson Weisner, a senior at ASU, embodies what the internship hopes to accomplish. Weisner, a criminal justice major, spent his summer interning with the police department in his hometown of Thomasville. After he graduates in December, Weisner said he plans on going to the police academy in January and then apply for a job with one of the police departments or sheriff’s offices in the Triad area.

Internship Program Provides Students with Financial Support and help for Communities
May 22, 2017

by Phillip RamatiUniversity of North CarolinaA System of Higher Learning ...

The research of four additional Innovation Scholars and their collaborators was funded by Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) and the College of Arts and Sciences. They are, from left: Dr. Nathan Mowa, Dr. Suzanna Brauer, Grace Plummer, Kevin Gamble, Hei-Young Kim and Dr. Steve Seagle. Photo by Marie Freeman

RIEEE and College of Arts and Sciences fund 4 additional Innovation Scholars projects
May 19, 2017

Appalachian State University leadership in the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics and the College of Arts and Sciences announced...

Recipients of the first Appalachian Innovation Scholars grants are, standing from left, Dr. Kyle Thompson, Dr. Paul Wallace, Dr. Ok-Youn Yu; seated, Anna Ward and Dr. Anne Fanatico.

Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program
May 19, 2017

Five proposals selected as ‘stunning examples of original thinking and collaboration,’ receive $10,000 each ...


Tuesday History: What Ray’s Saying
May 19, 2017

by Thomas Calder, Mountain XpressAsheville, N.C. Last year, historian and eight-time Story Slam winner, Ray Christian, launched his pod...

“The arts and the humanities give us the opportunity to consider multiple perspectives and cultivate empathy.” – Ann Pegelow Kaplan, who has graduate degrees in photography and folklore/ethnography

Kaplan conveys immigration struggle through historic and modern imagery
May 8, 2017

Ann Pegelow Kaplan, assistant professor in the Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies at Appalachian State University, compares the presen...

Stephanie Stegemoller, left, and Caitlynne Garland sort books Thursday, April 20, 2017. They will open Dog-Eared Books on Atlantic Avenue in Raleigh on April 29. Madison Iszler

Independent bookstores find an unlikely boost: the internet
May 8, 2017

Two Raleigh women are opening a bookstore this month, confident the appeal of printed words will persist in a digital society. ...