Three renowned authors — Robert Morgan, Annie Woodford and Megan Mayhew Bergman — will visit App State’s campus, in person and virtually, this spring as part of the university’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.
More than 50 App State faculty, staff and students rolled up their sleeves to volunteer at local nonprofit organizations during the university’s 2022 MLK Day of Service, Feb. 26. App State Community members have participated in this annual day of reflection, education and service for more than two decades.
This summer, App State is hosting the 2022 Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) — an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) initiative that aims to prepare the Appalachian region’s next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and thinkers. AEA is a partnership between ARC, App State, the National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education and STEM West.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has ranked App State No. 1 in its “Top 50 Alma Maters by Total Number of NBCTs” list for the sixth consecutive year. App State leads the nation for the number of National Board Certified Teachers — 2,211.
App State’s Dr. Sonja Ardoin, Dr. James A. Bryant, Dr. Julie Hasson and Dr. Amy Milsom published books in 2021, which cover topics that include teaching careers, how educators shape their students’ lives, counseling techniques to prepare PreK-12 students for career and college success, and ways to support low-income and working-class students in higher education.
Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy is first named professorship in Reich College of Education
Feb. 16, 2022
A $2 million gift from the C.D. Spangler Foundation has established the Spangler Distinguished Professorship of Early Child Literacy at Appalachian State University, the first named professorship in App State’s Reich College of Education.
At App State’s Spring 2022 Faculty and Staff Meeting, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Heather Hulburt Norris highlighted the university’s shared governance, which ensures the university meets, and continues to meet, the educational needs of the citizens of North Carolina — and beyond.
Deadline for 2022–23 project applications is Feb. 21
Feb. 9, 2022
The Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program at App State marked its five-year anniversary in 2021, with more than $275,000 awarded to 30 project teams since its inception. Applications are now open to fund projects for the 2022–23 academic year.
App State’s Skip the Bag program supports sustainable shopping by providing Mountaineers with wooden nickels as an incentive to forgo single-use plastic bags for their purchases. The wooden tokens are converted to monetary contributions made to campus organizations.
National Geographic highlights findings from a paper for which App State geography and planning professor Dr. Baker Perry served as a co-author. The paper, published in the Nature Portfolio Journal Climate and Atmospheric Science, identifies that Mount Everest’s highest glacier is now losing several decades of ice accumulation annually, which is attributed to the earth's warmer climate.
During the 2022 Chancellor’s Awards for Inclusive Excellence Luncheon, App State honored champions of inclusive excellence, including several faculty, staff and students from the university and a member of the local community.
The Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges, which formed in 2021 and is based at App State, unveils a new metric for identifying rural-serving institutions. Dr. Andrew Koricich, executive director of the ARRC and an associate professor in App State's Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, is interviewed about the alliance's work.
Dr. Virginia Corrigan appointed as director of new 4-year program
Jan. 21, 2022
App State’s new Bachelor of Science in veterinary technology will prepare students for meaningful employment in the growing veterinary medical profession and lead to career advancement opportunities for those already working in the field.
MBA human resources concentration named among nation’s top 10
Jan. 21, 2022
The Princeton Review has named App State’s Walker College of Business in its “The Best Business Schools 2022” list, which recognizes U.S. schools with the best on-campus MBA degree programs. App State also offers its nationally recognized MBA through App State Online.