Stories

  • 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.

  • 5th Annual Energy Summit provides students platform for change
    July 25, 2016

    With the theme of “Knowledge. Collaboration. Action.”, Appalachian welcomes more than 450 leaders to its 5th Annual Appalachian Energy Summit.

  • Appalachian alumnus follows vigorous path to Johns Hopkins Hospital clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship
    July 15, 2016

    The mental toughness he developed as a student-athlete has served him well as he advances his medical career.

  • Making History at the Mob Museum
    Appalachian State University history majors find dream jobs in Vegas discover a fellow Mountaineer, just a cubicle away
    July 4, 2016

    Are there jobs for a history major? You bet! The opportunities are rife. Learn how two Appalachian graduates from the Department of History found dream jobs and a fellow Mountaineer at the Las Vegas Mob Museum.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for Beaver College of Health Sciences marks more than 10 years of planning; funding possible through Connect NC bond
    June 29, 2016

    A new building, funded by the Connect NC bond and located on State Farm Road, will soon be a reality for Appalachian’s Beaver College of Health Sciences.

  • Appalachian graduate selected for Adidas shoe design apprenticeship
    June 16, 2016

    Rider Evans ’16 competed against more than 2,000 students and recent graduates to become a footwear designer at the Adidas Design Academy in Germany.

  • Documentary ‘After Coal’ premieres in U.S. and U.K. film festivals
    The film embodies three characteristics of Appalachian State University’s culture: sustainability, global learning and community engagement
    May 26, 2016

    Appalachian State University’s documentary ‘After Coal’ premieres in U.S. and U.K. film festivals. It was created by the Center for Appalachian Studies.

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