Stories

  • Appalachian State University professor Joseph Bathanti receives the North Carolina Award for Literature
    September 24, 2016

    Appalachian’s Joseph Bathanti, professor of creative writing and poet, novelist and essayist, receives the North Carolina Award for Literature.

  • Fulbright Scholar from Appalachian reflects on political unrest in Ethiopia
    September 16, 2016

    Does studying abroad change the way we respond to world news? Fulbright Scholar Dr. Vachel Miller reflects on his yearlong experience in Ethiopia as violence embroils his host city.

  • Vachel Miller, Faculty Member of Distinction
    Reich College of Education
    Associate Professor, Leadership and Educational Studies
    September 16, 2016

    As a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar, Appalachian’s Dr. Vachel Miller influenced the training of future educators at Ethiopia’s Bahir Dar University (BDU).

  • Preparing for Appalachian’s future
    The Chancellor’s Academic Leadership Development Program graduated its inaugural class of nine participants. A class of 14 more individuals is already underway in 2016-17.
    September 14, 2016

    The Chancellor’s Academic Leadership Development Program graduated its inaugural class of nine participants. A class of 14 more individuals is already underway in 2016-17.

  • Keeping students safe
    Wellness and Prevention Services makes stategic partnership with Jed Foundation Campus Program
    August 30, 2016

    Appalachian institutes a program to assess and enhance mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programming.

  • Walker College of Business hosts Business for Good
    Sustainable business leaders share local/global practices at zero waste event
    August 26, 2016

    Do business for good. Speakers share sustainable business practice theories and applications in the High Country and the world.

  • Oncology nurse Adams ’14 returns to serve Boone
    Running her own show
    August 25, 2016

    ACCESS alumna Hannah Sheets Adams ’14 joins Watauga Medical Center’s radiation oncology department. “Giving my patients my all is a big deal to me.”

  • Six students honored with Wilson Scholarship
    They are ‘passionate about service’ and ‘dedicated to understanding the world around them’
    August 24, 2016

    Six incoming students earned the Wilson Scholarship this year, Appalachian’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship. Selected on academic achievements, service and leadership, these students are passionately engaged!

  • Racing the Sun
    An Appalachian team seeks to change the future of transportation with a solar race car
    August 17, 2016

    Take a dozen Appalachian students, three passionate faculty and an institutional commitment to sustainability and you get a race car powered by the sun that wins third place in a three-day track race and places sixth in a cross-country race lasting eight days and nearly 2,000 miles. You get innovations in sustainable technology. And, you get a roadmap to the car of the future.

  • Racing the Sun: History of Apperion
    August 17, 2016

    How does a group of students end up building a solar car and entering it in an international, collegiate competition? It began with Dan Blakeley, an Army Ranger who was looking to the future, and who would become the leader of Team Sunergy. Inspired to build a solar car by his sustainable transportation instructor, Blakeley found funding and academic support to convert a golf cart from gas to solar power, build a race car prototype, and learn from everyone and every opportunity he could find.

  • Racing the Sun: The Competition
    August 17, 2016

    What is this competition, anyway? An international event that involves designing, building and racing solar vehicles, the competition is two-fold. It is comprised of the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) and the American Solar Challenge (ASC).

  • Racing the Sun: The Team
    August 17, 2016

    Meet the Sunergy solar vehicle team led by student leader and veteran Dan Blakeley — leading, taking charge, delegating and all actively learning.

  • Racing the Sun: A Vision for the Future
    August 17, 2016

    Dream along with Appalachian’s Team Sunergy about a cruiser class solar vehicle, the next generation for sustainable transportation.

  • Top 5 tips for academic success
    August 16, 2016

    Follow these tips from Appalachian’s Academic Strategy Instruction for setting academic goals and achieving success.

  • Making Change
    How a student moved from activism to action, and changed Appalachian's business practices
    August 5, 2016

    An Appalachian global studies student takes on fast-fashion, engaging the university along the way to improve conditions for workers producing licensed collegiate apparel.

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