Koontz first picked up a paintbrush when he was about 8, under the guidance of his grandmother, who was a primitive painter. He went on to feed his creative spirit at Appalachian State University, where he earned a degree in commercial design.
Mid-October is again shaping up to be the best time for western North Carolina, according to Howard Neufeld, a professor of biology at Appalachian State University. Neufeld, who shares his weekly observations and predictions on Facebook on the “Fall Color Guy” page, said he believes the next warmup in the forecast could delay the peak a few days later than usual in western North Carolina.
A marker commemorating the unmarked graves of African-American residents of Boone was unveiled Sunday to a crowd of around 100 people in Boone Cemetery in an effort to preserve the long history of Boone’s traditionally black Junaluska community.
On Saturday, September 30th, the Boone Shag Club and Appalachian State University Department of Theater and Dance hosted the 2nd Annual Community-Wide Fall Shag Dance. The event took place on Appalachian State University’s campus at the Reich College of Education Building.
North Carolina viticulture has blossomed into a $2 billion industry. It's got tourism to thank for the growth. A new Wine Quality Alliance program at Appalachian State University is beginning to distinguish high quality wines from around the state.
The swearing-in of new Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson was an affair of tears and pride Friday, as the new chief talked about growing up in Detroit and about the people and family members who helped her make it to where she is today.
Although there are several resources on our campus for Appalachian State students to study abroad in other countries, there are also many opportunities for other students around the world to come to App.
Jordan Boles entered ASU as a fully-supported ACCESS Scholar, became an employee at ASU’s Office of International Education and Development, and is now president of the Alpha Phi sorority chapter, to name just a few of her successes. Boles has made the most of her college experience—and the same can be said of her SECU Public Fellows Internship.
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.
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.
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.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington and Appalachian State University have both 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 in the country.
Catrina Amelia Thompson says she has big shoes to fill as the city's new police chief but feels more than up to the task. Thompson holds a master’s in public administration from Appalachian State University.
Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr., U.S. Army, was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Robert P. Ashley, Jr. Currently serving as deputy chief of staff, G-2, for the U.S.