What will it be like at Appalachian State University this fall? This is the question on the minds of Mountaineers everywhere, with the fall 2020 semester set to start Aug. 17. Read on for a look at the changes that have taken place on campus.
Nearly 16,000 incoming and current students received an unexpected, personal phone call this summer from Appalachian State University as part of the university’s Mountaineer Connect campaign. Staff offered support and helped connect students with resources as needed.
Catawba County Library is partnering with Appalachian State University’s social work programs to launch its Community Navigators program designed to eliminate barriers to service by helping vulnerable people access community agencies, programs and resources more quickly and efficiently. The program is based at the Main Library in Newton.
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.
Thanks to continued federal funding, marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling interns at Appalachian are helping to increase the availability of culturally sensitive behavioral health services for residents of Northwestern North Carolina. The four-year project has received $1.75 million-plus in support.
As part of a series on innovative approaches to health in schools, this article features Appalachian State University psychology professor Dr. Kurt Michael and is work partnering with three rural school districts to prevent teen suicide.
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.
Appalachian’s Belk Library and Information Commons hosted an online book talk on “Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community,” a collection of narratives from Boone’s historically Black community edited by Dr. Susan Keefe. The retired Department of Anthropology professor worked closely with the community since the 1970s.
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.
Thanks to a second awarded grant, Appalachian’s New River Light and Power has received more than $1.1 million to complete an environmental restoration project at the site of the Payne Branch dam on New River. The work will begin the week of July 20.
Western North Carolina’s High Country region is rich with economic and environmental ecosystems, and its peaks and valleys create a living laboratory for exploration, research and fun. Read on to learn about the abundant opportunities the university’s regional setting affords Mountaineers.
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’s Dr. Maggie Sugg and Dr. Jennifer Runkle are interviewed about their collaborative research with the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies that found a significant association between low humidity and transmission of COVID-19 in some U.S. cities.
Department of Geography and Planning's Dr. Maggie Sugg and Dr. Jennifer Runkle discuss their research study on COVID-19 transmission and weather, conducted in partnership with North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies. The study found a significant association between low humidity and transmission of the virus in some U.S. cities.