App State Athletics and Charlotte 49ers Athletics announced Aug. 12 they have agreed to add two more games to their upcoming series, with the first matchup scheduled for Sept. 12 at Appalachian’s Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone. Charlotte will host the second game in 2030 — date to be announced.
The six Gilman Scholars are the most Appalachian students to be recognized in a single Gilman award cycle. Each will receive up to $5,000 to study or intern abroad during 2021, with additional funding available for the study of critical languages overseas.
Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts has named Cara Hagan as its Dean’s Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion, a role she assumed in July. Hagan is an associate professor of dance studies in the college and president of Appalachian’s Black Faculty and Staff Association.
A collaboration between AppalCART and Appalachian State University has secured more than $1 million in grant funding to be used toward the purchase of an electric bus and charging station for AppalCART. The funding was awarded through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
Leadership of Appalachian’s fraternities and sororities have issued a joint statement that outlines guidelines and actions for the safety of students and others in the community returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Appalachian alumni Jenny S. Lanier ’01 and Kameron L. Radford ’08 are among 216 music educators recognized nationally as quarterfinalists for the 2021 Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum.
Appalachian senior Abigail Miles and alumna Barclay Ann Blankenship ’20 are the recipients of Appalachian’s inaugural David Hodgin English Award. They will each receive a $350 scholarship and their creative works will be published in Appalachian’s literary journal, Cold Mountain Review.
Appalachian professors Dr. Howard Neufeld and Dr. Megen Culpepper, recipients of the Office of Student Research’s 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentorship Excellence Award, share the rewards of student mentoring.
Appalachian’s Dr. Megen Culpepper, Dr. Leah Hamilton, Dr. Vicky Klima and Dr. Rachel Wilson have been accepted into the 2020 BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women program. The theme of this year’s program is “Leading in a Time of Transformation.”
Dr. Conrad E. “Ozzie” Ostwalt, professor of religious studies at Appalachian, has been appointed interim director of the university’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Appalachian studies academic program. Ostwalt assumed his new role July 1.
By working with speech-language pathologists in Appalachian’s Communication Disorders Clinic, a 3-year-old child diagnosed with severe childhood apraxia of speech is learning to communicate. The speech therapy has given him the ability to call his mother “mama” for the first time.
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, Appalachian State University’s New River Light and Power (NRLP) is asking new customers and customers transferring service this summer to use its online forms to schedule a connection and/or disconnection in advance.
Appalachian art professor Dr. Mira Rai Waits has been named a 2020 American Council of Learned Societies Fellow for her book project “Colonial Carcerality: The Birth of the Modern Prison in India,” which explores the spatial history of British colonial prisons in India.