For senior Amanda Buffa, her February day of class in Appalachian’s Reich College of Education started out as normal. Then, when one of her classmates collapsed and became unresponsive, her CPR skills were put to the test.
A 21-year-old Appalachian State University student found a way to turn a stress-relieving hobby into a business in the area. Nina Halas, originally of Weddington, launched her new business Boone N’ Batter LLC in February with the help of the university’s Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship.
Throughout October, students, faculty and staff at Appalachian are taking their medicine one push-up, one dead lift and one hike at a time by participating in the Exercise Is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) program.
As part of the Carolina Geological Society’s 79th annual meeting, the geologists toured Appalachian’s Fred Webb Jr. Geology Laboratory, along with local businesses Vulcan Materials Boone Quarry and Sky Valley Zip Tours.
Allie Link, a senior communication, public relations major and one of five members of the Link family, credits her father, Appalachian alumnus Jeff Link ’90, for instilling her family with a love of Appalachian.
Drs. David Dickinson, Dave Bruner and Dave McEvoy, of Appalachian’s Department of Economics, will use their awarded funding to perform a weeklong study on the effects of sleep restriction in young adult participants.
By pairing leftover food items donated to the Hunger and Health Coalition with the freshly prepared entrees, senior nutrition and foods majors in Appalachian’s Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management offer hot, “Grab and Go” meals for local residents in need.
A food insecurity and homelessness survey conducted by Appalachian professor Jeffrey Bortz found 62 percent of Appalachian students experienced some aspect of food insecurity in the 2017–18 academic year.
An article authored by senior gender, women’s and sexuality major Sope Kahn and Appalachian’s Drs. Ellen Lamont and Teresa Roach “demonstrates some of the ways LGBTQ people are challenging heterosexual hookup culture” on college campuses.
Fifteen Appalachian State University students in Scott Ludwig’s Relief Printmaking course hand-printed, engraved and painted wood blocks to display along the Beech Tree Trail, an easy 1-mile loop within Elk Knob State Park in Todd, N.C. The project is part of a revitalization of the Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization’s Art Plan to promote sustainability of the Elk Knob communities’ culture, heritage and natural resources.
The La-Z-Boy Foundation’s $75,000 gift will fund the creation of L.I.D.A. — the student-designed Lab for Innovating in Design. The lab will house laser and vinyl cutters, 3D printers, as well as space for a technician’s office.