Appalachian State University has received high honors in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings for its academics, value, innovation and other factors. Appalachian has placed among the top 15 public and private southern universities since the rankings were first published in 1986.
The purpose of the meeting was two-fold: to provide an opportunity for campus emergency team members and first responders to get to know one another, and to offer the chance for safety leaders in the community to provide information that would be useful to everyone in attendance in the case of an emergency.
If the cool, sunny days September has seen so far continue throughout the month, the fall colors—especially the reds—should be bright and prevalent, according to Dr. Howard Nuefeld, professor at Appalachian State University.
Appalachian donates fresh produce to local organizations for residents in need
Sep. 9, 2017
Thanks to an idea from alumna Lindsey Giglio ’16, all excess food harvested at the university’s Blackburn Vannoy Teaching and Research Farm and in the campus gardens was collected and donated to families in need across the High Country.
Jeremy B. Jones, Randall Kenan, Susan Ludvigson and Vivian Shipley to visit Appalachian during fall 2017 semester
Sep. 8, 2017
Each semester, the series brings four distinguished and up-and-coming creative writers of varying genres to Appalachian’s campus to read from and discuss their works. The series also features craft talks led by the author on the craft of writing. Craft talks provide aspiring writers suggestions for refining their techniques, developing sounder work habits and gaining a greater appreciation of the writing process. They also drive home lessons initially difficult to embrace and implement.
The 28th annual Walk for Awareness was consolidated to the Schaefer Center on Tuesday due to rain, but the scheduled speakers and performances went on just as they have been since 1990. The walk is a community gathering to remember and support both victims and survivors of interpersonal violence that started after an Appalachian staff member, Jeni Gray, was raped and killed in 1989.
Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development has forged a partnership with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) to donate excess food harvested at the university’s Blackburn Vannoy Teaching and Research Farm and campus gardens to families in need.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Appalachian State University are among a handful of institutions selected to help transform public schools in grades K-8. The colleges will run the experimental lab schools. This includes hiring teachers and principals, who will become university employees.
Appalachian State University has earned the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s highest “green light” rating for protecting student and faculty free speech, a distinction held by only 35 institutions nationwide.
Five Appalachian students have been chosen to participate in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program for 2017-18. JET is a competitive employment program that gives young professionals a chance to live and work in Japan while representing the United States as cultural ambassadors.