Appalachian’s most-viewed news and feature stories of 2014

Feature Stories:

  1. Maison Reciprocity row house design ranks 9th in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014
    Appalachian State University came in at No. 9 with its design Maison Reciprocity, created in collaboration with Université d’Angers in France.
  2. Scholarly Teaching Academy honors first graduates
    Six faculty members completed the inaugural Scholarly Teaching Academy sponsored by the university’s Hubbard Programs for Faculty Excellence, designing and implementing a plan to improve their teaching.
  3. Wilson Scholars begin college with study abroad in France
    A new scholarship program that rewards and develops community service as much as academic drive welcomes it first recipients to Appalachian State University.
  4. Chemistry major wins Goldwater Scholarship, completes NIH internship
    Honors College student and chemistry major Corbin Ester achieves distinction in research and academics.
  5. Chancellor Everts begins her tenure with community-building events
    Dr. Sheri N. Everts began her tenure July 1 as Appalachian State University’s seventh leader.


  1. Bananas are as beneficial as sports drinks, researchers find
    Research conducted at Appalachian’s Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) found that bananas provided cyclists with antioxidants not found in sports drinks as well as a greater nutritional boost.
  2. Carbohydrate found in pistachio nuts and other foods impairs athletic performance
    A special type of carbohydrate found in pistachio nuts and other foods reduced athletic performance when consumed prior to intense exercise, according to a study by Dr. David Nieman.
  3. Winkler Hall to be imploded June 1
    Appalachian implodes the 11-story residence hall built in 1974, which housed 132 students.
  4. Sheri N. Everts named chancellor of Appalachian State University
    The incoming chancellor praised the state’s support of higher education and the university’s commitment to undergraduate education during her acceptance remarks.
  5. A simple solution to a complex problem proves a winner at design competition
    Seniors Sean Smith of Weddington and Zach Starin of Fredrick, Md., won second place and $10,000 at the annual Retail & Health Innovation Challenge held at Wake Forest University.