• Alumni Awards 2012: Wayne L. Sumner '75
    July 21, 2012

    Sumner, a 1975 graduate of the Walker College of Business, is president of Jackson Sumner & Associates, an excess and specialty lines managing general agent in Boone.

  • Energy Summit 2012 participant comments: Dr. Jamie Russell
    July 13, 2012
  • Energy Summit 2012 participant comments: Robert Hastings
    July 13, 2012
  • Energy Summit 2012 participant comments: Victoria Petermann
    July 13, 2012
  • Appalachian Perspective: Stephen J. Dubner
    June 29, 2012

    Stephen Dubner's successful book "Freakonomics" has been translated into 35 languages. It spawned a follow-up publication, an award-winning blog, a documentary and a public radio program. It also led this 1984 alumnus to become a regular contributor to ABC News and the NFL Network. His latest accolade, receiving the Distinguished Alumni award from Appalachian's Alumni Association.

  • Alternative Spring Break 2012
    June 18, 2012

    In 2012, Appalachian’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program engaged 322 faculty, staff and students in service opportunities in 18 U.S. locations, as well as in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru and Jamaica.

  • Appalachian Perspective: Martin Lancaster
    May 30, 2012

    A leader in public service, the honorable Martin Lancaster has led a long and distinguished career which encompasses his early years in the United States Army and Navy, a total of 16 years serving in both the U.S. and North Carolina Houses of Representatives, the president of the North Carolina Community College System, and now an attorney at Smith Anderson in Raleigh. He has received a multitude of awards recognizing his service, including the appointment of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

  • It Gets Better
    March 8, 2012

    At Appalachian, we welcome everyone into our family. We appreciate what each unique individual brings to Appalachian, because we know it makes our community richer. Whether you choose to come to our campus or you find another place to call home, we want you to know that it really does get better.

  • Reflections: Appalachian State University commencement December 2011
    January 13, 2012

    Nearly 1,300 candidates for graduation convened for their last official academic function Dec. 18, 2011 at Appalachian State University's Holmes Convocation Center.

  • What Does It Mean to Be a Mountaineer?
    January 11, 2012

    We asked students a simple question...and here's what we got.

  • Appalachian Perspective: The Solar Homestead
    November 1, 2011

    Students from Appalachian designed and built this affordable net-zero-energy home for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2011 Solar Decathlon. Their entry performed extremely well against 19 teams from around the world.

  • Appalachian Perspective: "Born to Run" Author Christopher McDougall
    October 3, 2011

    A Harvard graduate, Christopher McDougall was a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press and has written award-winning articles for The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men's Journal, Esquire and other publications. He is also an avid runner. In search of answers to his question "Why does my foot hurt?" McDougall ran across the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico and the story that ensued formed the basis of the best-seller "Born to Run."