Coronavirus information: The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Instruction has transitioned online for summer sessions. Read the latest update posted 6/2/2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Many of Appalachian’s 2019–20 Fulbright scholars were overseas when COVID-19 took hold. Though these faculty members have since returned to the U.S., they have opted to continue their work remotely — demonstrating the importance of fostering international connections, especially during a global pandemic.
The “Supporting the STEM Pathway” project is designed to boost student success in calculus courses at Appalachian. Such courses span majors other than math, including biology, chemistry, geology, computer science, geography and physics.
Appalachian assistant professor Dr. Sonja Ardoin has received grant funding from American College Personnel Association (ACPA)-College Student Educators International for her proposed study to explore how social class and classism in higher education influence the experiences of administrators and faculty.
Dr. Johnathan Sugg, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, along with geography students Tatiana Magee and Will Hutchinson ’16 ’19, has completed a GIS analysis that supports the climate advocacy efforts of nonprofit Protect Our Winters.
Blue Cross NC has awarded Appalachian State University a $500,000 grant to support scholarships for community college transfer students intending to study within the Reich College of Education and teach in their home communities.
Appalachian State University’s biochar project in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment is among 15 projects to receive funds from the N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative and the New and Emerging Crops Program. The project will receive $80,738.
Appalachian State University and East Carolina University are among nine organizations receiving funds as part of the company’s investment. Both universities will use their allotment to support scholarships awarded to community college transfer students who wish to teach in their home communities.
Pianist and Appalachian music performance graduate student Molly Reid ’14 will compete in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Performance Competition in March for a top prize of $5,000.