Supported by a $531,902 grant from the National Science Foundation, a team of App State researchers in the Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research (AppalAIR) program will conduct a three-year study on aerosols and how they affect climate change.
App State’s rare corpse flower, Mongo, bloomed on Nov. 24, marking the plant’s first bloom since it arrived in Boone more than a decade ago. The public was invited to the Department of Biology Greenhouse to witness the bloom firsthand.
Three first-year students at App State are the newest recipients of the Bill and Hughlene Frank Scholarship. The scholarship, established by The Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family Foundation, is awarded to graduates of Guilford County high schools.
Robert Thomas "Tommy" Sofield Jr. '76, his wife, Debbie, and the Sofield family have donated a significant gift to Appalachian State University in support of athletics facilities enhancements, including a new multipurpose indoor practice facility.
On this episode of the Appalachian Today podcast, University Communications’ Dave Blanks provides a quick rundown of some of the latest news stories available at today.appstate.edu — App State’s official news and events website. Story topics include: a National Council on Aging grant awarded to App State’s Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services to improve flu and COVID-19 vaccine rates among older adults across Western N.C.; the 10 first-year students named recipients of the 2023–24 Chancellor’s Scholarship; the sixth academy class of App State’s Police Officer Development Program; the five-year anniversary of App State’s mobile earth and environmental science lab, known as the Geobago; and national publications' recognition of App State as a “best” and “top” school for 2023–24.
Flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics to be held in 10 Western NC counties through November
Sep. 27, 2023
App State has received a $481,378 grant from the National Council on Aging to improve vaccination rates among older adults in 10 Western North Carolina counties. Partnering with High Country Community Health, App State's Interprofessional Clinic is hosting free flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics in each county this fall.
Undergraduate students across the U.S., including those at App State, have greater access to enriched neuroscience education — and are engaging in real-world research — as part of an App State-led project funded by nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation.
The 6-week Institute develops Fellows’ leadership, civic engagement skills
July 26, 2023
This summer, 25 young leaders from across Sub-Saharan Africa are visiting App State’s Boone campus to develop their leadership and civic engagement skills as part of the university’s 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship Leadership Institute.
App State’s Mountaineer Food Hub has new resources to address food insecurity within the Boone campus community thanks to a $50,000 donation from Harris Teeter — marking the largest corporate gift in the food hub’s history.
Funds to support more than 200 university programs
May 4, 2023
App State’s 10th annual iBackAPP giving celebration raised a record amount of funds — nearly $1.75 million — to support more than 200 university programs. Donors from across the country gave gifts, with 42 states and 16 alumni chapters represented during the event.
Namings recognize leadership and philanthropy of Mary Bickers, Christine Petti and Edith S. Peiser
April 13, 2023
Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has new names for two of its galleries, honoring longtime arts leaders and philanthropists Mary Bertini Bickers, Christine Petti and Edith Peiser.
The university is one of 3 master’s institutions nationwide to receive the honor
Feb. 15, 2023
App State has been named a Top Producer of Fulbright students and scholars for 2022–23, with two faculty and four alumni receiving a Fulbright to teach, perform research and/or study abroad. This marks the third time the university has received this honor in the past four academic years.
Her project aims to foster cross-cultural understanding through literature
Feb. 13, 2023
Dr. Katherine Ledford, professor of Appalachian studies at App State, is spending the spring 2023 semester in Amman, Jordan, where she teaches at Al-Ahliyya Amman University — working to foster cross-cultural understanding between the people of Appalachia and Jordan through literature.
Enzyme research by Dr. Michael Reddish, App State undergrads could lead to improved disease treatments
Feb. 2, 2023
A five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health — the largest NIH grant in App State’s history — is the latest to support enzyme research led by Dr. Michael Reddish that could aid in the development of new and safer therapies, including those for cancer.
Funding to support ongoing permafrost research, K–12 education collaborations
Jan. 31, 2023
App State’s Dr. Sarah Evans, assistant professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. The award comes with a federal grant to support Evans’ research and education activities for five consecutive years.
With another year in the books, App State has much to celebrate. Take a look back at the university’s accomplishments in 2022, including a return trip to Mount Everest, a three-hour feature on ESPN and the best fundraising year in more than a decade.
App State students, alum share their tips on how to pay for college
Dec. 19, 2022
In this feature, App State students and an alumna share examples of the many ways to pay for college. Two-thirds of App State students receive financial aid during their time in school, including scholarships, grants, loans, work-study programs and tuition assistance.