Over the last few decades, the United States’ relationship with Iraq has been tense, to say the least. But 6,000 miles away in Boone, N.C., bridges of understanding are being built in the world of academics.
More than 60 years after it went bankrupt, sold off its campus near Asheville and formally dissolved, Black Mountain College exerts an enduring influence on art and education in the U.S. and abroad. Appalachian State University is celebrating that legacy this spring with a series of events and programs centering on Black Mountain’s history and some of the people who taught, studied and made art there.
The Caldwell County Board of Education has unanimously selected Dr. Donald W. Phipps as the next superintendent for Caldwell County Schools. Dr. Phipps will take office on July 1 of this year. Phipps earned a master’s degree in school psychology and a doctorate in educational leadership from Appalachian State University.
Brig. Gen. John R. Evans Jr.’s last day at the helm of U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command was Thursday. A Greensboro-native who attended Appalachian State University, Evans said Fort Bragg has been special to him since he attended ROTC summer camps here while in college.
A new study explores the relationship between college basketball scandals and admissions
April 26, 2018
When a school’s men’s basketball team is banned from post-season play by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the number and quality of its applicants suffers, a new working paper from researchers at Appalachian State University and Seton Hall University suggests.
Appalachian alumnus Christian Williams has a lifelong love for Lake James and its wildlife. That is why he, along with fellow local man Neil Saunders, formed VIS Boats to offer a potential solution to pollution they say is created by gasoline-powered boats and can harm the lake.
A working paper released by economists at Appalachian State University and Seton Hall University found that an athletics scandal at an individual university—as measured by NCAA postseason tournament bans of men’s basketball teams—“lowers both the quantity and quality” of the students who enroll.
Team Sunergy, the solar car club from Appalachian State University, is getting a new photonically-powered vehicle ready for this summer’s American Solar Challenge (ASC). Built for the cruiser class, this racer features amenities unheard of in traditional solar cars: seating for two, conventionally-opening doors, a gauge cluster, and turn signals. Heck, it’s even got cup holders! One thing it doesn’t have, though, is a name.
A new data analysis by researchers at Appalachian State University and Seton Hall University finds that the ramifications of athletic scandals are typically wide-reaching, affecting both the quantity and quality of applications and enrollment.
‘Construction rodeo’ links CTE students to local industries
The News Herald
April 12, 2018
High school students recently participated in the Burke County Public Schools Construction Rodeo, an event organized in partnership with Western Piedmont Community College and the N.C. Center for Engineering Technology (NCCET). NCCET provides facilities for applied research in engineering related fields and serves as a conduit to a bachelor’s degree. NCCET’s Construction Management program is delivered by Appalachian State University.
Park Prescription or “Park Rx” programs help to motivate people to be active in parks. They’re becoming more and more popular, and physicians often "prescribe" them to patients. Appalachian State University faculty members Dr. J. Joy James, Dr. Becki Battista and Dr. Richard W. Christiana discuss how to meet the challenges of designing a successful program.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected outstanding University faculty members to receive the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The 17 recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities as well as the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees based on their home campuses and were selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.
A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery, according to a new study comparing the cellular effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports.
New research out of Appalachian State University shows that the humble banana may have some hidden benefits. The study suggests that a combination of water and a banana is not only as effective as sports drinks for exercise recovery, but quite likely more effective.
Talking about sexism is fine, but it also should bring about some change for the better, according to Chloe Fishman. The sophomore at Appalachian State University wants frank conversations to spur people to acknowledge and address discrimination, which is why she and a classmate are helming a project to collect first-person stories from students on the Boone, N.C., campus who have encountered sexism.
A study found that bananas were just as good at replacing nutrients and preventing post-workout inflammation.
March 23, 2018
Skip the Gatorade and pain pills. A banana may offer your body all it needs to perform and bounce back after a punishing workout, according to a new study published in PLOS One. David Nieman, Dr.P.H., first author of the study and director of Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab on the North Carolina Research Campus says his current study found some banana metabolites "knock down" a gene that promotes pain and inflammation after exercise.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in this country, there are approximately 75 million women in the civilian labor force—around 47 percent of all U.S. workers. “In my current role as communications liaison for Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education, my counterparts—all women—and I are building a supportive and mutually beneficial community.”