App State has returned to pre-pandemic operations for the Fall 2021 semester, with safety precautions in place. There are no current plans to move in-person classes online. All students, faculty and staff should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Face coverings are required in all indoor campus locations for students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Read the latest updates
Revisit key moments, from a landmark fall enrollment of more than 20,000 students to a public health campaign to help slow the spread of COVID-19, that show App State resilience during a year of historic challenges.
Appalachian State University will be among 15 University of North Carolina System institutions to receive new cold storage units designated for doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. App State will have the capacity to store 116,200 doses in its new units.
Washing hands, wearing face covering and getting a flu shot top the list. Read on to learn what else App State’s Taylor Rushing, M.D., medical director of the M.S. Shook Student Health Service, recommends.
When the weather is warmer outside it’s easier to get out and be active, but when the temps drop down in the 40s, finding that motivation is a little tougher. Dr. Rebecca Battista is with the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University. She joined us on QC Morning to talk about how you can still stay active in the winter.
Wearing face coverings and safely distanced during WinterFest, students gathered on App State’s Sanford Mall to snack on free food, sip hot cocoa and participate in a variety of games, as well as karaoke and a scavenger hunt.
An environmentalist, food physicist and cooking evangelist, Carla Ramsdell shares her passion and offers tips for learning how to cook with health and energy efficiency in mind. She teaches in App State’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Harrison Esterly ’19 said his undergraduate experience at App State prepared him for success in the field of chemistry. Now a research technician at UNC-Chapel Hill, he is continuing a project he began at App State — one that could yield cost savings for storing and transporting life-saving medications.
Recently published research co-authored by three members of the App State Community could yield a more cost-effective storage and delivery method for drugs and vaccines — one that eliminates the need for refrigeration. The new approach would allow life-saving medications to reach those in need sooner.
A longer-than-usual winter break during the pandemic and an outpouring of support from the university and community have spurred Campus Dining to offer free, chef-inspired meals to the Appalachian Community from Dec. 11–Jan. 14, 2021.
Dr. Sandi Lane discusses the various types of COVID tests used in nursing homes and how to limit spread of the coronavirus in these facilities. Lane teaches in the Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management.
App State’s Dr. Shea Tuberty is quoted about lead found in water supplies and aquatic life, and the lead-testing research he and his students conduct on the French Broad River. Tuberty teaches in the Department of Biology.
In this opinion piece, Dr. Geri Miller offers seven core suggestions that counselors can use as a guide in addressing substance dependence and pain management from a biopsychosocial perspective in their counseling approach. Miller teaches in App State’s Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling.
In the No. 2 reason for cycling, App State’s Dr. David Nieman shares his research on the ability to reduce the number of sick days by exercising regularly. Nieman is director of the university's Human Performance Lab.