Participants in Appalachian’s 2018 Dance Marathon raised $42,696.46 for Parent to Parent Family Support Network-High Country and the Western Youth Network — organizations that support High Country children and their families.
December 2017 graduate Ireri Krueger has had vivid dreams since she was a child growing up in Mexico City, Mexico. It wasn’t until she became a studio art major at Appalachian — more than 20 years after she first pursued higher education in the arts — that she realized she could turn her dreams into art and achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a trained artist.
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.
Three Appalachian State University industrial design majors – Ginny Stern ’15, Cary Cook ’16 and senior Eric Antolic – researched and designed an observational beehive that has become a hit for N.C.-based company Bee Downtown.
Appalachian State University art and geology students are collaborating on a sculpture of a Triassic aetosaur based on a handful of pre-historic bones unearthed in North Carolina. The finished piece is expected to be placed in the Fred Webb Jr. Outdoor Geology Laboratory/Interactive Rock Garden alongside Rankin Science South in fall 2018.
Appalachian State University students gave over 1,200 combined hours of local community service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and legacy during the MLK Challenge held Jan. 21. A total of 23 charitable organizations in the Boone area were served. All Photos by Marie Freeman