BOONE, N.C.—Relive a slice of this year’s Appalachian Experience through our most-read news and feature stories of 2017. Here’s a toast to great accomplishments, remarkable people and high anticipation for what 2018 may bring.
June 30, 2017
Appalachian State University’s solar-powered Team Sunergy took second place at the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix after thousands of hours of preparation and three days of intense strategy and track racing.
Nov. 9, 2017
The commitment represents the university’s largest outright gift to date.
July 13, 2017
Appalachian students and faculty are developing research and special projects to help the recovery of bee populations and using campus space to promote hive activity.
Feb. 14, 2017
The university’s up-close relationship with Joe Snow includes meteorological research, clean water advocacy and photographic artistry as much as salt, snowplows and shovels.
Aug. 4, 2017
Meet some Mountaineers who are living intentional lives and making a difference for others.
July 26, 2017
Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Physics and Astronomy worked for months to share the experience with the campus and community.
Sep. 12, 2017
Appalachian has placed among the top 15 public and private southern universities since the rankings were first published in 1986.
Nov. 1, 2017
When the Appalachian Community explores a social problem like food insecurity, it doesn’t “just talk.”
Dec. 12, 2017
The three are nominated in the Jazz and Composing/Arranging categories.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Dec. 27, 2016
Revisit some of our most-read news and feature stories from the past year. They highlight the special people, activities and accomplishments that make the Appalachian Experience so unforgettable.