- 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 . . . ]
- Taylor named interim chairman of Appalachian’s Department of Art
BOONE—Dr. Jesse Taylor will serve as the interim chair of the Department of Art at Appalachian State University during the 2013-14 academic year, according to an announcement from the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Taylor will serve in the position while the department conducts a national search for a chair. Taylor earned a Doctorate of [ more . . . ]
- Appalachian student receives U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship
- 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
Personal attention from faculty members is a hallmark of the Appalachian experience. Average class size is 25 students.
Appalachian's Honors College enrolls more than 800 high-achieving students, offering enhanced academic preparation.
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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