The academy allows visiting middle and high school Vietnamese students to learn about American and Appalachian culture and improve their English language skills as they explore the region and interact with the community.
Dr. Scott Relyea, assistant professor of history at Appalachian, will travel to China in September 2018 to continue his research on early 20th-century Sino-Tibetan relations in the Kham borderland of eastern Tibet.
Ramadan is the month of fasting and reflection in the Arab world. For many, it is also a month to reach out to others, to make things right. But this Ramadan is like no other in Jordanian history. This Ramadan has been marked by fasting and some of the most massive protests in Jordanian history. Appalachian State University professor Dr. Curtis R. Ryan looks at why the depth and breadth of the protest movements is especially important.
“Climate change, population, and poverty: vulnerability and exposure to heat stress in countries bordering the Great Lakes of Africa” — co-authored by Appalachian professor Anton Seimon — was recently published in the journal Climate Change.
Over the last few decades, the United States’ relationship with Iraq has been tense, to say the least. But 6,000 miles away in Boone, N.C., bridges of understanding are being built in the world of academics.
Appalachian geology majors Olivia Paschall and Allison Dombrowski will perform geologic research alongside Appalachian’s DAGGER (Devonian Anoxia, Geochemistry, Geochronology and Extinction Research) team in Mongolia in July and August 2018.
Nancy Contreras-Quinteros, Bethany Brotherton and Carly Peggs have received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and will study abroad in summer 2018. Lindsey Abdelfattah has been named as an alternate for the scholarship.
Appalachian’s Upward Bound program will continue to provide academic support to students of Alleghany County, Ashe County, Avery County, Watauga County, Freedom and West Wilkes High schools thanks to federal funding.
Appalachian’s Joseph Gonzalez, associate professor in the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies, receives UNC Board of Governors award established to both emphasize the importance of and support excellence in teaching.
A graduate of Appalachian’s Psychology (BS) – Business degree program, Rosemary Pierce-Messick now works for a startup in India focused on reducing pollution and poverty by improving the public transport system.