Appalachian State University alumna Meredith Lindsey Draughn ’15 is the 2023 National School Counselor of the Year — giving her the opportunity to spotlight the school counseling profession and the school counselors who support K–12 students every day.
Okon to be featured at Appalachian Symphony Orchestra concert Feb. 19
Feb. 6, 2023
Clement Okon moved from Nigeria to Boone to pursue his master’s degree in music performance for violin at App State. Okon has received several honors since he’s been at App State, including a Red Chair sponsorship in the Symphony of the Mountains.
Enzyme research by Dr. Michael Reddish, App State undergrads could lead to improved disease treatments
Feb. 2, 2023
A five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health — the largest NIH grant in App State’s history — is the latest to support enzyme research led by Dr. Michael Reddish that could aid in the development of new and safer therapies, including those for cancer.
Funding to support ongoing permafrost research, K–12 education collaborations
Jan. 31, 2023
App State’s Dr. Sarah Evans, assistant professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. The award comes with a federal grant to support Evans’ research and education activities for five consecutive years.
Business, education, nursing programs recognized in annual U.S. News & World Report rankings
Jan. 27, 2023
App State’s online bachelor’s programs and online graduate programs in business, education and nursing — offered through App State Online — rank among the best in the nation for 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2023 Best Online Programs” rankings.
App State will celebrate Black History Month in February 2023 to recognize the many important contributions that Black people have made to our institution, our community and our nation. This monthlong celebration will include a wide variety of activities and events.
Appalachian State University is hosting Fulbright Week 2023, an annual event organized and supported by multiple partners across campus, including administrative offices and faculty. A plethora of events have been planned to help share the many opportunities available to you through Fulbright, answer questions you have about the program, and help you prepare a strong Fulbright application.
We invite students of all majors who thrive in outdoor activity to meet with employers who are looking to turn their passions into a profession. The annual Outdoor Jobs Fair will host top camps, conference centers, and resorts from throughout the US who are eager to make a connection and recruit for their organizations.
Join Rachel Lang of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for a presentation on antisemitism and extremism in the United States. Lang will provide information on the history of antisemitism and how it manifests today. In addition, she will provide an overview of the work that ADL does in our communities with a specific focus on community safety and security, law enforcement, education programs for K-12 schools and college campuses.
App State will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service during the Mobilize the Mountains Day of Service. Students will serve with local community partners and reflect on social issues affecting North Carolina’s High Country region. Afterward they will engage in group discussions about racial inequality and King’s impact as a servant leader.
During Black History Month this year, the Hayes School of Music and the Department of English will host the third annual concert series celebrating the contributions that African-American composers and poets have made — and continue to make — to our community, our country and our world. This concert will feature a diverse array of performances and readings, including the musical works of L. Viola Kinney and Duke Ellington, as well as the poetry of Haki R. Madhubuti.
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