The Princeton Review has named App State’s Walker College of Business in its “The Best Business Schools 2021” list, which recognizes U.S. schools with the best on-campus MBA degree programs. App State also offers its nationally recognized MBA through App State Online.
Revisit key moments, from a landmark fall enrollment of more than 20,000 students to a public health campaign to help slow the spread of COVID-19, that show App State resilience during a year of historic challenges.
Appalachian State University will be among 15 University of North Carolina System institutions to receive new cold storage units designated for doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. App State will have the capacity to store 116,200 doses in its new units.
Washing hands, wearing face covering and getting a flu shot top the list. Read on to learn what else App State’s Taylor Rushing, M.D., medical director of the M.S. Shook Student Health Service, recommends.
App State was awarded a nearly $98,000 grant to analyze COVID-19’s total economic impact on the Northwestern NC region. In April alone, the region lost an estimated $52.4 million in gross regional product due to COVID-related restaurant and bar closures, according to preliminary reports.
App State’s Lauren Moody is the recipient of a 2020 Community Impact Student Award from North Carolina Campus Compact. The award recognizes students with a deep commitment to community involvement and the ability to inspire their peers.
App State’s Dr. Baker Perry discusses the 2019 National Geographic expedition to Mount Everest and the data that are coming from the weather stations he and his team installed there. Among them, the Khumbu Glacier receives most of its moisture from the Bay of Bengal. Perry teaches in the Department of Geography and Planning.
Approximately 4,000 Appalachian Community members gathered virtually to celebrate more than 1,700 graduates of App State’s Fall Class of 2020. The keynote speaker for the university’s Fall 2020 Commencement was alumnus and WBTV News anchor John Carter ’79.
In a “What the experts say” sidebar to this news story, Dr. Ellen Lamont discusses why people think they need an engagement ring to be expensive. Lamont, who teaches in App State’s Department of Sociology, authored the book “The Mating Game: How Gender Shapes How We Date.”
When the weather is warmer outside it’s easier to get out and be active, but when the temps drop down in the 40s, finding that motivation is a little tougher. Dr. Rebecca Battista is with the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University. She joined us on QC Morning to talk about how you can still stay active in the winter.
App State alumna Missy Harrill ’93 and her sons, Jay Harrill and Brad Harrill, have made a $1 million commitment in support of App State basketball. The gift will fund improvements to the university’s Quinn Recreation Center, to be re-named the Mark E. Harrill Basketball Practice Facility in honor of Harrill’s husband.
App State’s Global Leadership Awards recognize students, faculty and staff who have made extraordinary contributions to global learning by initiating, developing and/or supporting opportunities for global learning at App State and in the local community. Read on to learn the awards winners for 2020.
App State will recognize more than 1,700 Mountaineer Class of 2020 graduates — including 1,348 undergraduate and 361 graduate students — during its virtual Fall 2020 Commencement. The guest speaker for this year’s event is alumnus and WBTV News anchor John Carter ’79.
App State has joined 18 other higher education institutions across the nation in a three-year effort to develop inclusive best practices for recruiting, hiring and retaining STEM faculty, as well as ensuring all STEM faculty engage in inclusive teaching, advising and research mentoring.
Dr. Mark Spond, App State’s liaison to the National Park Service (NPS), was awarded NPS funding to conduct studies of bats along North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway — data from which will help expand NPS knowledge of the area’s rare bat species and those affected by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fatal fungal disease.