Coronavirus information: The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Instruction has transitioned online for summer sessions. Read the latest update posted 6/2/2020 at 6:30 p.m.
App State’s Food Resource Hub provides food and personal care items for university students, faculty and staff in need. Despite the global pandemic, it remains an operational resource for the Appalachian community.
Nearly 40 members of Appalachian’s faculty are working collaboratively to address topics related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Such topics include the virus’s economic impact on the region and how to support rural, socially vulnerable community members living alone.
As one of seven members chosen to serve on the Coretta Scott King (CSK) Book Awards Jury, Appalachian librarian Jewel Davis is responsible for helping select CSK Book Awards winners — awards recognizing the artistic expression of the black experience through literary and graphic arts.
Sophomore Isaac Wood, an interior design major at Appalachian, has won the top prize — a $1,000 scholarship — in the 2019–20 Otto Zenke Student Design Competition for North and South Carolina students. Appalachian’s applied design program received a matching $1,000 prize.
Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass was once on track to become a professional opera singer — until she discovered her love for teaching. Now she has earned the 2020 UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award for Appalachian.
Research results from a paper co-authored by Appalachian professor Dr. Ellen Cowan and published in the journal Nature Communications show that “increased glacial melting and sediment delivery may delay catastrophic retreat of large marine glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica in a warming world.”
In the latest North Carolina Climate Science Report, N.C. scientists, including Appalachian State University professor Dr. Baker Perry, report greenhouse gases promise a warmer, wetter and more humid climate for the state.
Appalachian State University’s Career Development Center is working to ensure university students have virtual access to career resources — including new options created specifically in response to the shift to virtual platforms, due to COVID-19.
Appalachian’s student-run media outlets — The Appalachian newspaper, The App (WASU-FM 90.5) radio station and AppTV — were recognized for excellence in communication at the 80th annual Intercollegiate Broadcast System International Media Conference held March 6–8 in New York City.