Nearly 25 percent of Appalachian students are first generation college students. Many successful Appalachian faculty and staff were, too. Read how they charted a new course for themselves and their families.
According to data released by the university Sept. 12, total enrollment for academic year 2016 – 17 is the highest ever at 18,295, and the first-year class is the largest and most diverse in Appalachian’s history.
Kelly Davis, an assistant professor of electronic media and broadcasting in the Department of Communication at Appalachian, has directed the third season of “A Craftsman’s Legacy,” which begins airing at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 on UNC-TV.
Filled with lyrical language, music and mysticism, this coming-of-age story will fascinate theatregoers of all ages: an entry into a world filled with drama and adventure as a family reveals its secrets and a daughter is set free to find where she belongs.
The purpose of WIELS is to bring women together to share, learn, and grow in leadership. This year's theme is Advancing the Leader Within: Building Capacity. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Sheri N. Everts, Dr. June Atkinson and Dr. Stephanie Williams. Register now
The Black Saturday 5K course will start at the Holmes Convocation Center and end in Durham Park. The course is strenuous with areas of uneven pavement and terrain, while totaling over 200 feet in elevation.
The Appalachian Wind Ensemble will present “A Concert in Celebration of Life” for Dr. William A. Gora (1946-2016), who served as the director of bands and a professor of saxophone at Appalachian from 1976 to 2006.
Director of the International Center for Allied Health Evidence at the University of South Australia. Dr. Karen Grimmer's scholarly work includes allied public health quality and service delivery issues; evidence based practice theory, practice and implementation; discharge planning quality and ageing in place; and adolescent spinal health.
Under Dr. Kevin Gray Richardson’s direction, the Appalachian Symphony Band will perform four pieces: Julie Giroux’s “To Walk with Wings” (2002); Michael Daugherty’s “Vulcan” (2014); the fifth “Hobbits” movement from Johan de Meij’s “Symphony No. 1” (1988) and the “Mars” movement from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.”
Students will have an opportunity to talk with faculty, advisors, and upper division or graduate students in disciplines of interest and gain insight into minors, concentrations, internships, service learning, and study abroad opportunities.