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 7/30/2020 at 5:10 p.m.
Appalachian senior Abigail Miles and alumna Barclay Ann Blankenship ’20 are the recipients of Appalachian’s inaugural David Hodgin English Award. They will each receive a $350 scholarship and their creative works will be published in Appalachian’s literary journal, Cold Mountain Review.
Thanks to a second awarded grant, Appalachian’s New River Light and Power has received more than $1.1 million to complete an environmental restoration project at the site of the Payne Branch dam on New River. The work will begin the week of July 20.
Appalachian art professor Dr. Mira Rai Waits has been named a 2020 American Council of Learned Societies Fellow for her book project “Colonial Carcerality: The Birth of the Modern Prison in India,” which explores the spatial history of British colonial prisons in India.
Jane McIntyre Barghothi ’96 has been named Appalachian State University’s vice chancellor for university advancement. Barghothi has served as senior associate vice chancellor for university development since July 2019.
App State partners with ASU for grant-funded study of photovoltaic soiling loss
June 8, 2020
Appalachian’s Dr. Jaewon Oh has collaborated with members of Arizona State University’s Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory to analyze the soiling loss — or power loss due to dirt, dust and other particles — of six PV power plants across the U.S., including one in North Carolina.
Five Appalachian alumnae have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for the 2020–21 academic year — a new record for the university. Appalachian was named a top producing institution for Fulbright students among master’s institutions for the 2019–20 grant year.
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.