- Creating tomorrow’s entrepreneurs
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.
Student interest in entrepreneurship has been growing at Appalachian. Nearly half of all students taking entrepreneurship courses and attending related activities in the Walker College of Business are non-business majors. [ more . . . ]
- Planting trees of hope: the gift that keeps on giving
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. [ more . . . ]
- Student awarded prestigious grant for undergraduate research
One student works toward his life goals by researching solutions for a better world. [ more . . . ]
- Appalachian student receives U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship
BOONE—Brian Clee heads to Kazan in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, this summer. The Appalachian State University sophomore has received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Russian. He is one of 32 students to receive the summer scholarship from a competitive applicant pool. A resident of Charlotte, Clee was drawn [ more . . . ]
- Appalachian’s College of Education building receives LEED® Silver certification
- Risk management and insurance students visit highway safety institute and nation’s capital
- Honorary doctorates awarded to Beasley, Bodenheimer and Carle
- Summer dance series runs June 3-26 at Appalachian
- Life’s lessons shared with Appalachian graduates during May commencement
- Appalachian’s Human Resource Services to move to new location begins May 13
- From Appalachian graduates to Army officers
- Burris receives Durham Freshman Advocate Award
- WNC economy grows at a sluggish pace
Students have an amazing energy and deep commitment for serving the community through volunteer work and service-learning.
Appalachian has more than 100,000 living alumni who are leaders in their communities across the country and around the world.
Through 2014 award-winning poet and novelist Joseph Bathanti will tour the state as North Carolina's leading ambassador of literature. The creative writing professor at Appalachian is North Carolina's newest Poet Laureate. It's a fitting role for this gentleman. For the past 35 years, Joseph Bathanti has helped people find their voice through writing, from prison inmates, to college students, to combat Veterans.
Appalachian State University combines a strong liberal arts foundation with a comprehensive, integrated commitment to internationalization. Through the curriculum, co-curricular activities, relationships with scholars and students from around the world, education abroad programs, grants and scholarships for collaborative research abroad, and numerous cross-cultural programs, Appalachian creates opportunities for students to understand the world and be active participants in it. Appalachian's ability to fulfill the commitment to internationalization is the result of bright and curious students working with an inspired and diverse faculty, a demanding and interdisciplinary curriculum, and a thriving international program.
Appalachian State University offers a wide variety of transfer distance education degree programs at the undergraduate level and both degree and certificate programs at the graduate level. Programs are offered at sites/locations across western North Carolina and online ... Learn more
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