• Appalachian alumni wins best dissertation award from the London School of Economics

    Caroline Federal, a 2012 Appalachian State anthropology alumna, was awarded Best Dissertation in the Masters of Science in Comparative Politics program at the London School of Economics. Federal won the award for her thesis, “Mind the Gap: Gender in National Elections in Varieties of Capitalism.” “I have been interested...
  • Appalachian student takes home AICC graphic design award

    Morgan Batley, senior graphic arts and imaging technology major, won the best graphic design portion of the 2016 Student Packaging Design Competition of the AICC. Her design was originally made as a final project and Mandy Wu, assistant professor of graphic arts and imaging technology, picked the best project...
  • Appalachian wins award for military friendly schools

    Appalachian State recently received the Military Friendly School award for the fourth consecutive year. Appalachian is a Gold Award winner, which is the second highest honor the organization gives. “Being a Military Friendly School means that we strive to work with our student veterans in any way possible to...
  • Heard it through the grapevine

    A new American Viticultural Area was just approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. It is called Appalachian High Country and spans through select counties in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. An AVA is a designated area that tells consumers where there grapes were grown, if...
  • App State takes on Healthy Campus 2020

    In October, Alex Howard, the director of the Department of Wellness and Prevention Services announced that Appalachian State’s pledge for Healthy Campus 2020 has been accepted. The Healthy Campus initiative is sponsored by the American College Health Association and requires institutions to pledge their commitment to strategically promote specific...
  • Seven new bike repair stations added to campus

    Bike App, along with the Office of Sustainability and Alternative Transportation Sub Committee, collaborated on a grant to make bike repair stations possible. REI provided the funding to buy the tools and University Recreation provided the funding for the installation. In total, there are seven workstations, two were installed...
  • Elementary Education seeks to forge partnership with university in china

    Appalachian State’s Elementary Education program was recently recognized by Teacher.org as the eighth best elementary education program in the United States. “One of the strengths of our program, especially in comparison to other programs is the fact that we have ongoing field experiences,” Chrystal Dean, elementary education graduate director,...
  • Design students get national attention

    Appalachian State students submitted their design work to Design Emphasis, a national furniture design competition hosted in Atlanta this year by the International Woodworking Fair. Richard Prisco, an industrial design professor, said students from 32 schools across the country entered, with 150 entries in all being narrowed down to...
  • Fraternity clears site for Mountains-to-Sea Trail

    Appalachian State’s Delta Sigma Phi helped clear the site for a major new bridge on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail on Aug. 24. Gregory Merzigian, vice president of Delta Sigma Phi, said the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is North Carolina’s premier hiking trail that stretches from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer...
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