Stories

  • 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.

  • Young entrepreneur finds success in gourmet cookies
    May 24, 2010

    Eric Lippert of Apex has always been interested in baking and business. As a college freshman, he worked for a gourmet cooking company called A Sweet Reminder located in Hillsborough. Once he understood how the business operated, the owners gave him more responsibilities. Lippert saw the business's potential and purchased it two years later.

  • HISTORY MATTERS for undergraduate students around the world
    May 17, 2010

    After spending time writing a research paper and turning it in, what can you do with it next? Undergraduates from around the world can submit their papers to HISTORY MATTERS, an undergraduate journal of historical research that is based at Appalachian State University. It is funded and run by students and is published annually.

  • Student's honors thesis features fossils found in North Carolina
    May 6, 2010

    When Jonathan Mitchell began sifting through the waters of a quarry pond near Raleigh for possible fossils, he had no idea what he would encounter.

  • A letter from a role model
    February 16, 2010

    Olivia Sanchez has an extra bounce in her step these days. The Appalachian State University freshman, who is the first in her family to attend college, received a personal note from a woman she greatly admires – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

  • Developing future leaders
    January 13, 2010

    Today's employers demand strong leadership skills, and getting involved in campus life isn't the only way to develop them. At Appalachian State University, students can actually pursue a minor in leadership studies as they participate in clubs and organizations.

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