In and out of the classroom, Mountaineers across the university — from professors, staff and students, to a librarian and a retired administrator — have been involved in the Appalachian Theatre’s opening act.
Appalachian’s Second Story Media is a student-run communication agency that partners with university and community nonprofit clients to provide communication materials. Department of Communication faculty Laura Brittain and Dr. Lynn Gregory are advisers for the agency.
Appalachian’s University Staff Doctoral Program, a project jointly coordinated by the Office of International Education and Development and the Center for Appalachian Studies, aims to increase the number of university academics in South Africa who hold doctoral degrees.
Appalachian honored the 2019–20 recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Awards during its Fall 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting. These awards are designed to recognize and reward exemplary teaching within the UNC System’s 17 institutions.
Appalachian announced the four recipients of its 2019 Staff Excellence Awards during the Fall 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting held on the university’s campus. The awards recognize staff members’ exemplary service, commitment, collegiality and leadership to the university community.
Appalachian alumna Stephanie Billings ’92 to assume role as the university’s executive director of alumni affairs Oct. 16. An active alumna, she has served on multiple university boards and was named among Triad Business Journal’s “40 Leaders Under 40.”
Creativity and sustainability go hand in hand at Terra Verde — Appalachian’s newest Campus Dining station. Terra Verde offers culinary options for diners with a plant-forward diet — one focused on, but not limited to, healthy and sustainable plant- based foods.
App Builds a Home takes shape as 200-plus volunteers turn out for two days of construction. The Habitat home, built in partnership with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity, is located in Boone’s GreenWood subdivision and will be inhabited by the Barker family.
Three returning members and three newly appointed members of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees were sworn in by North Carolina District Court Judge Rebecca Eggers-Gryder ’83 during the board’s Sept. 13 meeting on Appalachian’s campus.
Appalachian’s Impact Clinic, an initiative of Appalachian’s Walker College of Business that began in fall 2017, helps local businesses pursue B Corp status. B Corporations balance purpose and profit while working for the greater good.