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Dr. Christina Verano Sornito named Fulbright Scholar for 2020

Dr. Christina Verano Sornito, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a 2019–20 re...

Dr. Thomas R. Whyte featured in Appalachian Today for toad research

Dr. Tom Whyte likes to dig in the dirt — and solve old mysteries while he’s at it. As a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropolo...

Dr. Cameron Gokee awarded NSF grant to conduct research in Bandafassi

Dr. Cameron Gokee awarded NSF grant to conduct archaeological research in Bandafassi — a West African ‘shatter zone’ Edited by Jessica...

Dr. Susan Lappan featured in UNC System release on Fulbright awards

Dr. Susan Lappan spent much of last year in Malaysia. In the mornings, the gibbons—small Asian apes hidden in the treetops—would serenade her with...

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Dr. Thomas R. Whyte featured in Appalachian Today for toad research

Dr. Tom Whyte likes to dig in the dirt — and solve old mysteries while he’s at it. As a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropolo...

Dr. Timothy J. Smith receives UNC Board of Governors Campus Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has received one of the 2019-2020 UNC Board of Governors Campus Excellence in Teaching Awards. This is the second of these awards...

Dr. Dana E. Powell awarded Cornell University SOH Fellowship

Dr. Dana E. Powell has been selected for a Cornell University Society for the Humanities (SOH) Fellowship for the 2019–20 academic year [r...

Alumni Spotlights

Caroline Noel ('13) wins NSF Fellowship for study at the University of Virginia

Appalachian State University alumnae, Caroline Noel ’13 has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow...

NPR features story on alum Sarah Stacke's ('02) new book on the U.S. South

Sarah Stacke (anthropology alumna, '02) has released a new book, Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum, that is featured in a rece...

Appalachian alumnae preserve history through National Park Service internships

BOONE, N.C. — Anthropology majors Cala Castleberry ’17, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Hayley Wynn ’17, of Huntersville, aren’t afraid to get th...

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Five anthropology majors successfully defend honors theses

Five anthropology majors successfully defended honors theses this academic year to earn Departmentental Honors and/or graduate from the Honors College...

Rachel Anderson selected for the American Indian Language Development Institute

Anthropology major, Rachel Anderson, has been selected to participate in this summer's American Indian Language Development Institute at the...

Hannah Broome named as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Dr. L. Jill Loucks Outstanding Senior Award

Hannah Broome has been selected as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Award for Outstanding Senior in Anthropology. Ev...

Lia Kitteringham named as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Dr. L. Jill Loucks Outstanding Senior Award

Lia Kitteringham has been selected as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Award for Outstanding Senior in Anthropology. Ever...

Rachel Anderson selected as recipient of Loucks Memorial Scholarship

Rachel Anderson has been selected as the 2020-2021 recipient of the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Scholarship in Anthropology. This scholarship is ...

Bobbie Shreiner selected as recipient of Weller Memorial Scholarship

Bobbie Shreiner has been selected as the 2020-2021 recipient of the Stephen Richard Weller Memorial Scholarship in Anthropology. The Weller ...