• 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.

  • Appalachian student builds and sells electric tricycles
    November 16, 2010

    Senior Tommy Ausherman was looking for a quick, safe ride to class each day. What developed not only got him to school on time, it's now become a business.

  • Making a difference in Ghana
    November 15, 2010

    Studying abroad is usually a time to explore a new country, make international friends, and obtain credit hours somewhere other than one's home institution. While spending five months in Ghana, West Africa, I experienced all of these along with an additional life changing involvement. Being a social work major in Appalachian State University's College of Health Sciences, I knew I would want to spend some of my time volunteering with a needy non-profit. Little did I know, I would be a part of developing one.

  • Giovanni Modica: 'A' pin keeps the Appalachian Family close at heart
    November 11, 2010

    Before he deployed, Giovanni Modica attended a scholarship dinner at the chancellor's residence. "Dr. Peacock came up to me and said, 'I know you're about to leave us at Appalachian and I know you're going to be really far way, but I'd like you to take this 'A' pin with you so you will have a piece of Boone and the Appalachian Family with you at all times.'"

  • Natalie Graham Mallicoat: A pilot in Afghanistan
    November 11, 2010

    Piloting an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter just hundreds of feet off the ground with a two-person crew and a ground unit counting on your team for cover and intelligence is a profound responsibility. For 2005 graduate Natalie Graham Mallicoat, a staff officer at Fort Bragg, that was her life in Kandahar, Afghanistan from April 2009 to April 2010.

  • Brig. Gen. Edward M. Reeder Jr.: A commanding presence in the U.S. Army Special Forces
    November 11, 2010

    As the commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Brig. Gen. Edward M. Reeder Jr. '81 is responsible for more than 14,000 soldiers conducting special operations worldwide.

  • RLCs provide connections and engaging opportunities for students
    November 8, 2010

    Appalachian offers 20 different Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) for freshman and continuing students each fall semester. The university was chosen as a 2010 Best College for Learning Communities according to U.S. News and World Report.

  • Alternative Fall Break trips strive for carbon neutrality
    October 18, 2010

    In their commitments to sustainability, Appalachian State University students are focused on environmental service during Alternative Fall Break trips this month, while also striving to keep carbon emissions low.

  • Summer theatre entertains and educates
    September 24, 2010

    Appalachian State University's Department of Theatre and Dance began a new endeavor in 2010: summer community classes and a Front of the Curtain Festival, performed in August. Some participants of the acting workshops were cast in the festival's productions.

  • Who are among this year's best teachers?
    September 16, 2010

    Quality teaching is at the core of Appalachian State University's mission. Each year Appalachian and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors recognize outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level.

  • Asteroids research published in Nature magazine
    August 25, 2010

    Dr. Joe Pollock, a professor of astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University, is part of an international research team comprised of scientists from Central and Western Europe, Latin American, Canada and the United States identifying and observing pairs of asteroids called binary asteroids.

  • India and South Africa become popular destinations for service-learning
    July 22, 2010

    A growing number of Appalachian State University students are gaining overseas experience through Appalachian's International Community Development Initiative (ICDI).

  • Alumni Association honors three graduates
    July 1, 2010

    Appalachian State University's Alumni Association honored three graduates during the spring alumni banquet April 24, 2010. They were Alice Williams Brown of Burlington, James K. Reaves of Kernersville and Richard G. Sparks of Boone.