Stories

  • Continuing a legacy of sustainability
    May 31, 2013

    Appalachian gains another environmental accolade - inclusion in The Princeton Review's "Guide to 322 Green Colleges."

  • Creating tomorrows entrepreneurs
    May 2, 2013

    The U.S. Small Business Administration stated in its 2013 newsletter that small businesses “significantly impact North Carolina’s economy.” They represent 98 percent of all employers and employ 47.8 percent of the private-sector labor force.

  • Planting trees of hope: the gift that keeps on giving
    April 15, 2013

    Completing a service-learning project at the Hospitality House of Boone, AIM High participants planted 24 pear and apple trees and constructed two raised garden beds for the shelter’s community garden.

  • A winning tradition in audio production
    April 11, 2013

    Four students continue Appalachian's winning tradition at the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts.

  • Student awarded prestigious grant for undergraduate research
    March 20, 2013

    One student works toward his life goals by researching solutions for a better world.

  • Country singer sums up recent success as ‘almost surreal’
    February 28, 2013

    Alumnus Eric Church ’00 won the Country Music Association’s album of the year in 2012, but before he got his break, he could be found studying between gigs at Waffle House in Lenoir.

  • New Student Union Addition
    February 19, 2013

    New student union addition reflects values of togetherness and sustainability.

  • Elk Knob Community Heritage
    January 23, 2013

    In the community of Elk Knob, NC, Art has the ability to preserve the community’s heritage and connect individuals to their rich history.

  • Creativity. Expression. Art.
    January 14, 2013

    The arts are an important aspect of Appalachian State University’s campus. The university hosts diverse and vibrant arts programs that enrich and preserve the cultural and intellectual climate of the campus and region – expanding students’ minds, deepening their understanding of the world and encouraging creative thinking.

  • A dark moment in history inspires beautiful work
    January 7, 2013

    A professor's art reflects his interpretation of the Holocaust.

  • Students learn cutting-edge economics research in Cuba
    December 19, 2012

    A collaboration between the Center for Study of the Cuban Economy at the University of Havana and Appalachian's Walker College of Business allows for the exchange of ideas between Appalachian students and faculty, and thought leaders in Cuba who are key to effecting change and building relationships between Cuba and the U.S.

  • A passion for travel leads to overseas success
    December 17, 2012

    Melanie Whitaker '01 is the learning and development manager for the Dorchester Collection, three, five-star luxury hotels in the United Kingdom. She oversees training and development for more than 1,100 employees. A study abroad opportunity led her to discover a passion that developed her career.

  • Study abroad fosters critical and creative thinking
    December 17, 2012

    Appalachian's undergraduate and graduate degree programs are preparing graduates to be critical, creative and global professionals.

  • Global Learning at Appalachian
    ‘Multiple and varied’ experiences are central for students in new plan
    December 15, 2012

    A five-year plan called “Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian Students,” to be implemented beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, emphasizes strengthened activities which are offered both at home and abroad and earlier in a student’s college career.

  • Professor earns award for water research
    December 11, 2012

    People might assume that water in the mountains is pristine, but the local headwaters are increasingly at risk from urbanization, according to Appalachian State University’s Dr. Chuanhui Gu. He is determining to what extent local streams are harmed by pollutants and other change.

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