Our faculty engage in research critical to understanding environmental changes and their impacts, locally and across the globe. One example — installing Mount Everest weather stations to provide data on mountain conditions and monitor the upper reaches of the atmosphere.
At Appalachian, we continually develop ways for our students to work alongside their professors to research and innovate in areas of sustainability, and have maintained a long-standing position as a national leader in sustainable curriculum development.
We’re enhancing the Appalachian Experience — with a stronger physical infrastructure and five-year goals that further empower human potential. Get the full picture through a new, special website detailing our growth and change.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards ranked Appalachian No. 1 in its “Top 50 Alma Maters by Total Number of NBCTs” list for the fourth consecutive year. Appalachian leads the nation for the number of National Board Certified Teachers — 2,057.
Appalachian’s online bachelor’s and graduate education programs — including those financially beneficial for student veterans and active-duty military members — rank among the best in the nation for 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report.
A fog settles over a small town nestled on the banks of a pristine lake in Western Pennsylvania. As the play begins, the fog lifts over the lives of troubled 20-somethings, scrambling to escape the stifling weight of the past and leave naïve adolescent daydreaming for the hard work of creating lives that are meaningful.
Most writers produce work for an audience, but what steps must writers take before their work meets the world? This talk will address the craft practices and personal habits necessary to prepare manuscripts for publication.
Rescheduled from Feb. 20. Neurotypical is an unprecedented exploration of autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives.
Explore the world of texture, color and design. Play with paint, collage, pastels, pen and ink with facilitators who will help guide you. Rediscover your creative spirit in a community of peers as you explore different mediums in an inviting space. Open Studio is free and open to Appalachian students only.
2019-20 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Kayla Rae Whitaker returns following her fall residency to speak about her experiences in publishing and to read from her novel-in-progress.
The Blue Horizons Project was developed by the Energy Innovation Task Force (EITF) in the Asheville area to achieve two primary goals: 1) transition the Duke Energy Progress West Region to a cleaner, more affordable, and smarter energy future and 2) avoid or delay the construction of a new gas-fired peaker power plant planned for 2023. Sophie Mullinax, project coordinator, will discuss how the coalition formed and its efforts to date.
Dear Climate artist Oliver Kelhammer will discuss his personal practice as an ecological artist, and the way that this work connects to the projects that he creates as part of the Dear Climate collective.
Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mt. Everest team member Alex Tait will present a technical talk about multi-scale geographic data collection and compositing for science and storytelling. Tait holds the position of The Geographer at the National Geographic Society where he leads geographic information system and locational data collection mapping initiatives and resources for National Geographic Labs.
As part of a robust effort to improve our understanding and resilience to the impacts of climate change on mountain systems, from April to June 2019, National Geographic and Tribhuvan University conducted the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to Mount Everest in history. Featuring speakers and expedition members from National Geographic & Rolex’s 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mt. Everest: Dr. Baker Perry, Aurora Elmore and Alex Tait.
The symposium is designed to raise awareness of the importance of children’s and young adult literature. Author Meg Medina and author/illustrator Lauren Castillo will present keynote addresses. Medina and Castillo will lead break-out sessions that introduce approaches for using children’s literature to facilitate the language arts in educational settings. Lauren Castillo will lead participants in a foam printing illustration workshop.
Join us for an informative day designed just for high school students and prospective transfer students. Meet our faculty, tour campus, and learn more about majors and programs, scholarships, financial aid, the admissions process and what it’s like to be a member of the Appalachian community.