“Buildings ought to create delight when entered and satisfaction, health, happiness (and) productivity when occupied. Regret when departed. They ought to look like they grew there.” — Amory Lovins, chief scientist at the Rocky Mountain Institute, on integrated design goals for the built environment.
Current App State students share why others should consider attending the university. Some of the top answers? Helpful professors, a beautiful location in the Blue Ridge Mountains and a friendly Appalachian Community.
Host Dr. Lee F. Ball, Appalachian's chief sustainability officer, interviews one of the founders of the sustainability education movement — Dr. David Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics Emeritus at Oberlin College and special assistant to the college's president. "Can you make a sustainable, just, fair, decent and prosperous world?" Orr asks. "I think the answer is yes. I take my hope from just the work that we all do. And the doing of the work is what generates hope."
Anywhere you want to go! Appalachian State University generates passionate and engaged alumni, who become leaders in their communities and chosen professions. They exemplify how an Appalachian education can and does make the world a better place.
Appalachian attracts and retains an exceptionally talented and committed faculty. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark. Meet a few of our extraordinary faculty who create life-changing experiences in the classroom and beyond.