Appalachian lauds opportunities for student research
September 27, 2008
Are bridges in Watauga County structurally sound? What effect does waste water treatment effluent have on fish? Can adding music to pre-school activities better engage children in learning? These are among the questions student researchers ask at Appalachian State University, which values academic inquiry because of the opportunities it provides for learning, faculty/student collaboration and career development. What better way to apply classroom knowledge than to conduct actual experiments and other forms of scholarship?
Robertson, who is from Dobson, graduated with honors in summer 2008 from a Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, KY. In the five-week training, she earned the highest score of any cadet—including her male peers—in physical conditioning, and a team award in land navigation-orienteering. She also had the privilege of being asked to help teach other cadets.
Few people get the opportunity to spend time in a foreign military. ROTC Cadet Michael Hoffman did. The political science major earned a spot in last summer's competitive Cadet Culture Immersion Program sponsored by Army ROTC. He traveled to Slovakia and spent five days training alongside members of the Slovak army at the European nation's equivalent of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point.
One hundred and eighty years ago, Charles Darwin enrolled in Christ's College, University of Cambridge after a disastrous year studying medicine at Edinburgh University. He was 20 years old. Darwin graduated in 1831 with a degree in theology. By the end of the year, he was on board the HMS Beagle as it left Britain on a voyage that lasted almost five years, and changed his life forever.
Students learn about themselves while exploring New Zealand
September 19, 2008
The New Zealand expedition gave students from seven different academic majors—recreation management, biology, health education, public relations, art, business and communication—the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in real-life situations.
New Zealand trip kicks off new approach to studying abroad
September 19, 2008
To show kindness to the planet and increase environmental awareness, Appalachian State University has formed a partnership among its academic areas, Outdoor Programs and Office of International Education and Development to design carbon-neutral international travel.
It's all about tradition. The step dancing of the historically African-American Greek organizations on campus pounds out a rhythm that echoes through generations of Appalachian's minority student population. The steps and chants symbolize unison, a unique sisterhood and brotherhood.