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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Make your own chocolate at a cocoa farm in Belize, live in the rain forests of Costa Rica, hike the countryside of Ecuador, visit ancient Inca ruins in Peru, or explore indigenous cultures in Guatemala - do the "alternative" over spring break.