This Women’s History Month, learn more about a few of the App State administrators, alumni, students, faculty, staff and campus visitors who are leading the way and inspiring others, as well as university events and initiatives focused on women’s history.
Appalachian State University recognized and honored the nearly 60,000 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and their history on Feb. 27 with the unveiling of the Lumbee tribal flag in Plemmons Student Union.
I.W. Carpenter Jr. Herbarium houses 30,000 plant specimens
Feb. 24, 2023
For nearly 65 years, App State’s herbarium has served as a vital record of the flora biodiversity in the Southern Appalachian Mountains region. Faculty and students engage with its 30,000 specimens for teaching, research and plant conservation.
App State’s Office of Diversity offers a monthly read-aloud program to students at the university’s two lab schools: the Academy at Middle Fork and the Academy at Elkin. Reading themes include Black history, disabilities awareness, military appreciation and more.
The poets and novelist will share their work, give talks on the craft of writing
Feb. 21, 2023
This spring, App State will host five esteemed authors — including a former U.S. poet laureate — as part of its 2022–23 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series. The authors will read from their work and deliver talks on the craft of writing.
App State’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service — now called Mobilize the Mountains — was held Feb. 18, with more than 50 students volunteering for a day of reflection, education and service. Mountaineers have been taking part in this event for more than two decades.
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.
In this Valentine’s Day edition of Dave by the Bell, Dave and University Communications intern Madi chat it up with friendly passersby to get at the heart of this question — “What is the most romantic place on campus?” Find more App State podcasts and subscribe at podcasts.appstate.edu.
Okon to be featured at Appalachian Symphony Orchestra concert Feb. 19
Feb. 6, 2023
Clement Okon moved from Nigeria to Boone to pursue his master’s degree in music performance for violin at App State. Okon has received several honors since he’s been at App State, including a Red Chair sponsorship in the Symphony of the Mountains.
App State's Department of Theatre and Dance was selected to perform its production of “The Moors” at the 55th annual regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. App State is one of only four programs in the Southeastern U.S. chosen to participate.
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.
This Black History Month, learn more about a few of the Black leaders, alumni, students, staff and campus visitors who enrich the App State Experience every day of the year, as well as university events, initiatives and research endeavors focused on Black history.
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.
Business, education, nursing programs recognized in annual U.S. News & World Report rankings
Jan. 27, 2023
App State’s online bachelor’s programs and online graduate programs in business, education and nursing — offered through App State Online — rank among the best in the nation for 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2023 Best Online Programs” rankings.
App State students and campus leaders traveled to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to attend the 27th annual Conference of Parties (COP27) in November. The trip marked the second consecutive year that App State was represented at the event, which is held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
App State junior pursues internships, student media opportunities to build portfolio
Jan. 19, 2023
App State junior Noah Cornelius, a Waxhaw native, dreams of working as a NASCAR broadcaster. With academic pursuits in the electronic media/broadcasting program, hands-on work for student outlets AppTV and WASU-FM and multiple internships in the industry, he’s racing toward that goal.
App State held its annual Global Symposium on Nov. 16, 2022, as part of International Education Week. Three students and one faculty member received Global Leadership Awards at the event, recognized for their efforts to initiate, develop and support opportunities for global learning at App State.