Stories

  • Industrial design program gives students real-world experience, competition
    May 31, 2011

    During the 2010-11 academic year, students in Professor Richard Prisco's furniture design classes were given the chance to enter their creative work in a competition sponsored by Groovystuff Inc., a Dallas-based wholesale manufacturer and supplier of traditional rustic home furnishings and décor. Those students with winning designs then received the opportunity to see their work produced as part of Groovystuff's recently licensed Dick Idol Legends collection.

  • Students explore sustainable practices in Brazil
    May 6, 2011

    Appalachian State University has its sights on Brazil, one of the world's fastest growing economies and one that can teach the U.S. about renewable energy and sustainable business practices.

  • New discoveries celebrated at special research events
    May 3, 2011

    Appalachian encourages undergraduates to make new discoveries because it expands instruction and gives valuable experience for jobs and for graduate school.

  • What grows on your roof?
    April 7, 2011

    The installation of green roof systems on top of buildings in urban areas has the potential to provide solutions to some of today's pressing issues, including rainwater runoff and local food production.

  • Campus energy and water use are down
    April 6, 2011

    Appalachian decreased its energy use by 16 percent between 2003 and July 2010, and water use decreased 22 percent between 2007 and July 2010.

  • A leader in sustainability education
    April 6, 2011

    Appalachian State University has been a leader in sustainability education for more than 25 years.There are more than a dozen environmental academic program areas on campus.

  • Appalachian students experience the world
    March 28, 2011

    Appalachian's Office of International Education and Development (OIED) works with students to help them understand the many opportunities available and to help them make a plan that incorporates an international experience into their individual programs of study.

  • Students create art from old pianos
    March 4, 2011

    Students at Appalachian State University played the last notes on an out-of-tune, 80-year-old piano—ragtime pieces, reminiscent of bygone era. Then, with sculptor Michael Frassinelli, they respectfully dismantled the instrument for a new life in the visual arts.

  • Spring at the Turchin Center brings hemlocks, sculpture, photography and alumni
    March 1, 2011

    The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts stands as a pivotal cultural connection between Appalachian and the High Country community. With 25 exhibits, numerous lectures and seemingly countless workshops presented each year, Brook Bower, the museum's assistant curator, proclaims: "The Turchin Center's program offerings are the most diverse of any you will find in the High Country."

  • Will early study abroad inspire future global learning?
    February 28, 2011

    Exploring a rain forest, touring a pineapple plantation and teaching children at a rural school were among activities that started the college experience for 13 students at Appalachian State University.

  • Plants for biofuels also clean the environment
    February 24, 2011

    To help reduce dependence on fossil fuels, biologists at Appalachian State University are exploring an Asian grass and algae for use as feedstocks for biofuels.

  • Graduate students gain top research experience with GRAM
    January 27, 2011

    Close, personal instruction from faculty. Data that improves people's lives. These are among the outcomes of Appalachian State University's special Graduate Research Associate Mentor (GRAM) program.

  • Master's thesis leads to successful non-profit organization
    January 20, 2011

    Jake Gentry traveled to Tanzania in 2008 to conduct research for his master's thesis about the impact of refugee camps on their host communities. Emotionally touched by the many abandoned children in the camps, Gentry and his friends started a non-profit organization that supports orphanages becoming self-sufficient and sustainable.

  • Legacies at Appalachian
    January 3, 2011

    Students in a First Year Seminar course at Appalachian State University focused on leadership and legacy this fall. The freshmen explored examples of people who took the initiative to leave a place better than they found it. They also considered what legacy they could leave behind at Appalachian.

  • Find Yosef a Holiday
    December 17, 2010

    Since 2004, Appalachian has presented a fun and interactive fair that provides easy and accessible ways to learn about cultural and religious international holidays.

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