Double Wood Farm, owned by Appalachian Board of Trustees Secretary Mark E. Ricks ’89, donates two scholarships to Appalachian to recognize students for academic excellence and service to the community. The scholarships were awarded during the Oct. 31 football game.
Rwany Sibaja, who trains future social studies teachers at Appalachian State University, says teachers who avoid talking about the impeachment because it may be polarizing are missing an opportunity to help their students ask questions and be critical thinkers.
Appalachian State University honored military service at its annual Veterans Day Ceremony, held on the university’s campus Nov. 11. Appalachian alumnus and retired U.S. Army Maj. Ali Donnell Davis served as the event’s keynote speaker.
Anna Biache, a senior sociology major, presented findings about Latina deportation trends at the Association of Humanist Sociology’s annual conference in El Paso, Texas. Her research was conducted in collaboration with Appalachian sociology professors Dr. Felicia Arriaga and Dr. Cameron Lippard.
A month after graduating from Appalachian, Andrés Rosa ’19 joined the Peace Corps in Peru, where he is using his B.A. in psychology degree and dance minor to help young people overcome challenges and build self-esteem.
Environmental sciences professor Gregg Marland, who is part of a global effort to track carbon dioxide emissions, spoke out against the withdrawal. This Associated Press article was also picked up by TIME, ABC News, MarketWatch and other major news outlets.
Over the 2019 fall break, teams of Appalachian students chose to participate in one of three Alternative Service Experience programs offered through the university’s Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT) office.
Appalachian professor and 2019–20 Fulbright awardee Dr. Paul Wallace is spending the 2019–20 academic year teaching at NovSU in Russia and refining the curriculum for a new App State Online graduate certificate in international leadership.
Powell, professor of creative writing at Appalachian, will teach a course on contemporary U.S. literature at Ovidius University of Constanta, in Romania, during spring 2020, as well as conduct research for his seventh novel.
Campus Dining’s move to a totally vegan meal station in Roess Dining Hall has been a resounding success. Christened Terra Verde (“green Earth”), the station is generating double the sales of its predecessor, Healthy Select, which had menued vegan and vegetarian fare alongside other dishes that did contain animal proteins but which were still deemed healthy.
Dr. Joseph Cazier and Dr. Todd Cherry were recognized with this year’s Green E Awards, conferred by the Walker College of Business. The awards honor individuals in the college for their outstanding accomplishments in the area of sustainable business.
Dr. Tempestt Adams in Appalachian’s career and technical education (CTE) program uses research-based techniques to develop high school instructors for classes that could directly impact their students’ college and career choices.