• New state-wide campaign promotes physical activity
    July 1, 2011

    The Be Active-Appalachian Partnership is participating in Be Active North Carolina's statewide Movement for Motion campaign, which strives to get 1 million North Carolinians more active more often by 2015. The campaign asks North Carolinians to make a commitment to devote 30 minutes each day to being physically active. It also seeks to implement greater policy and environmental changes that promote physical activity.

  • Students explore sustainable practices in Brazil
    May 6, 2011

    "Brazil is the eighth largest economy in the world and will be growing at a higher rate than the United States, probably for the next decade," says Dr. Martin Meznar, assistant dean for international programs in Appalachian's Walker College of Business. "I feel it is vitally important that students be exposed to opportunities beyond the border of the United States, and that's why we launched our study abroad to Brazil three years ago."

    The most recent group traveled to Brazil during the 2011 spring break—24 students representing business, appropriate technology and biology who learned about sustainable management practices. The study abroad trip was part of their semester-long coursework.

  • What is Distance Learning?
    May 6, 2011

    Appalachian State University recruited Jackson Group Interactive to put together a piece that would help spread the word about their Distance Learning Program.

  • Appalachian Perspective: Vatican Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno
    March 29, 2011

    Vatican Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno has spent his entire career exploring the connections of science, religion and society. A prolific writer, he has authored numerous books including the bestseller "Turn left at Orion." Brother Consolmagno has taught at several well-known universities including Harvard and MIT. His scholarly work addresses how the move to view and emotional appreciation of the stars to a deeper understanding of reason and truth.

  • Spring at the Turchin Center brings hemlocks, sculpture, photography and alumni
    March 1, 2011

    The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts stands as a pivotal cultural connection between Appalachian and the High Country community. With 25 exhibits, numerous lectures and seemingly countless workshops presented each year, Brook Bower, the museum's assistant curator, proclaims: "The Turchin Center's program offerings are the most diverse of any you will find in the High Country."

  • What do you think of when you hear... Costa Rica?
    February 28, 2011

    This video was produced by Appalachian State University students who participated in the semester-long 2010 Costa Rica Freshman Experience. It was created as their final project.

  • Appalachian Perspective: U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin
    January 4, 2011

    She is called America's doctor providing the best scientific information available on improving ones health and reducing the risk of illness and injury. She is Dr. Regina Benjamin who is the 18th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service appointed by President Obama. Surgeon General Benjamin began her medical career in rural Alabama and is now the top physician in the nation.

  • Find Yosef a Holiday
    December 17, 2010

    Since 2004, Appalachian has presented a fun and interactive fair that provides easy and accessible ways to learn about cultural and religious international holidays.

  • Appalachian Perspective: Dr. Todd Cherry on North Carolina's Economy
    November 3, 2010

    How do you improve policy- and decision-making? Appalachian State University students and faculty research current economic and policy issues, economic development, environment and energy, and public finance. They use three laboratories on campus to conduct their research. Meet Dr. Todd Cherry, the man who coordinates this research that is helping improve decision-making in North Carolina.

  • Appalachian Perspective: Hillary Jordan
    October 1, 2010

    Mudbound is Hillary Jordan's first novel but her work has already been compared to that of William Faulkner and Eudora Welty. Her story of racial prejudice in the 1940's Mississippi has been named one of the top ten debut novels of the decade by Paste Magazine and has won a Bellwether Prize.

  • Appalachian Perspective: The Solar Homestead (2011 Solar Decathlon)
    September 13, 2010

    How do you build the most affordable efficient home that uses renewable energy systems? Appalachian State University students and faculty comprise one of twenty select teams from around the globe crafting such a home as part of the 2011 Solar Decathlon, the world's largest and most recognized green building competition.

  • Appalachian Perspective: Dr. Fred Whitt: Improving the health and well-being of Western North Carolinians
    August 4, 2010

    Appalachian State University is dedicated to enhancing the physical, emotional and social health of residents of North Carolina and beyond—to advance our work in this area. The university has established a new college of health sciences. Coming up on Appalachian Perspective we'll meet the founding dean and learn what the new college means for preparing high quality professionals in these fields.