In his role as provost, Dr. Stan Aeschleman strengthened Appalachian State University's academic core and created the vision for which the University has become known—a unique institution that blends aspects of a research institution with those of a small liberal arts institution. After many years as an administrator, he has chosen to return to teaching later this year. We'll meet this visionary and beloved psychology professor on Appalachian Perspective.
The 111th United States Congress is tackling some of the most historic issues ever in our democratic society, including the reform of health care, financial services and campaign ethics as well as how to protect our natural resources for future generations. My guest Congressman David Price and I will discuss these topics and more.
Today's employers demand strong leadership skills, and getting involved in campus life isn't the only way to develop them. At Appalachian State University, students can actually pursue a minor in leadership studies as they participate in clubs and organizations.
The Blue Ridge Parkway brings thousands of visitors to the area each year to admire its beauty and recreational offerings. It also has been an outdoor playground for Appalachian students, faculty and the community of Boone for generations. However, high usage and careless behavior occurring in some areas leaves irreversible impact.
Why walk? In 1989, two young women from Appalachian State University were abducted and raped by the same man. One died. One survived. Although the events took place off campus, the Walk for Awareness began as a campus response to their experience.
Carefully digging, scraping and sifting. It's how archeologists seek clues into human history. Students at Appalachian State University learn these skills—and find cool artifacts—in a field archeology course each summer.
For many years Appalachian State University has been a leader in renewable energy and environmental research. A new institute on campus is now expanding the university's outreach as well as its ability to partner with business and industry in other institutions to find workable solutions. With me to discuss this new endeavor is John Pine, director of Appalachian's Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics.