BOONE, N.C. — What a year! Newly opened campus buildings and landmarks, a police academy, a winning solar car team, championship football and a record-breaking December snow. 2018 will be long remembered.
Experience again some of Appalachian State University’s key moments through news and feature stories that showcase what makes this university so incredibly special — for students and the community today, for our alumni and for future Mountaineers.
Oct. 5, 2018
Appalachian was recognized as one of the nation’s top-performing schools for its academics, value, innovation and veteran services, among other aspects.
Sep. 21, 2018
Appalachian’s Leon Levine Hall leads to innovative and collaborative learning for thousands, and more graduates prepared for the health sciences workforce. It is the first completed project of the Connect NC Bond referendum.
July 19, 2018
The Appalachian Police Officer Development Program — the second of its kind in the nation — begins training student police cadets in summer 2018.
Sep. 21, 2018
The Appalachian Academy at Middle Fork will be a living laboratory of educational research, collaboration, outreach and impact that will be life-changing for more than 300 K–5 students.
Sep. 7, 2018
Founders Day — a day recognizing and commemorating the history of Appalachian — featured a dedication and ribbon-cutting for Appalachian’s new Founders Plaza.
July 24, 2018
Appalachian’s solar vehicle team has secured a second-place tie in the 2018 American Solar Challenge (ASC), an international solar vehicle distance road race held biennially by the Innovators Educational Foundation (IEF).
Nov. 8, 2018
Many things have evolved with Appalachian women’s athletics over the years, but the passions of the athletes haven’t changed.
Oct. 5, 2018
Recently opened on the Appalachian campus, the National Pan-Hellenic Council Plots and Garden give alumni and current members of African-American Greek organizations that compose “The Divine Nine” a location for reflection and celebration.
Dec. 10, 2018
A winter storm dumped 16–20 inches of snow on campus and the surrounding areas, causing meteorologists to consult the record books and students to break out their sleds and snowboards. Campus fared well and is digging out.
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 more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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