After New York firefighter Doug Miller died in the World Trade Center, an unexpected relationship developed between his widow with three young daughters and Appalachian State University. It continues 10 years later.
After spring semester, many students look forward to summer as a time of relaxation. Students at Appalachian State University can take advantage of the summer programs offered through the university as a time to travel, make discoveries and continue their academics.
Twin brothers and Appalachian State University graduates Alex and Charlie Mauney, 30, have converted their great-great grandfather's hosiery mill in Kings Mountain, N.C., into their very own gin distillery. Less than a year old, Southern Artisan Spirits is the only legal gin-making operation in North Carolina and is earning awards and national recognition.
Young musicians from across North Carolina were invited to compete in the inaugural year of the Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition, a new initiative of Appalachian State University, co-presented by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the university's acclaimed Hayes School of Music.
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.