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.
An NCAHEC-funded partnership with Ashe Memorial Hospital is providing Appalachian nursing students with on-site, clinical experience in providing basic health care services to patients from underserved, rural communities.
Appalachian alumni Megan Holt-Smith ’15 ’16, John Kennedy ’16 and Emma Labovitz ’18, along with senior psychology major Caroline Webb, will use their Fulbright awards to study, conduct research and teach abroad during the 2019–20 academic year.
The High Country Triple Crown is celebrating its 15th year of existence as the premier running series in the High Country. Headquartered in Boone and sponsored by the Beaver College of Health Sciences, the Triple Crown consists of three races of varying difficulty and terrain. All races showcase the breathtaking scenery of the North Carolina mountains coupled with the vitality of the local community.
The Cub, a.k.a. "Valle Crucis 7-Miler," showcases the beautiful mountain community and countryside of Valle Crucis. This 7-mile mountain road race consists of a hilly, steep and challenging loop beginning and ending at Valle Crucis School. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country.
The May SAT Prep Course is meant to prepare students for the SAT Exam. We will cover all sections of the SAT including test strategies, practice questions, and individualized feedback for ways to improve for future exams. It's never too early to start preparing for college entrance exams - sign up your 9th, 10th, or 11th grader today!
Campers will participate in play-based activities, sport and cooking classes designed by Appalachian professors and local experts. Activates will be at the Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences and at the Greenway. The camp is for children 8-11 years old.
Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features an eclectic, diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming. Celebrating its 35th season in 2019, the festival has risen in stature to become one of the nation’s most highly respected summer festivals, acclaimed for the breadth and quality of its artistic programming.
Pianist, singer-songwriter and North Carolina native Ben Folds opens the 35th anniversary season of An Appalachian Summer Festival with an unforgettable evening of genre-bending music featuring the Winston-Salem Symphony. According to the Vibes Music Blog, “on stage, he is just a wonder to watch, as a pianist, as a lyricist, as a composer, a conductor and as a man.”
Regionally beloved sculptor and philanthropist, Bill Brown will provide a fascinating preview of his stunning exhibition entitled “Refugee,” a collection of sculptures created in response to the growing international crisis affecting millions around the globe.
The celebrated North Carolina Black Repertory Company returns by popular demand this summer with its production of “Plenty of Time,” following the forty-three-year romance between an unlikely pair, a debutant from an elite black family and a working-class young man with dreams of changing the world.
Multi Grammy Award-winning superstar singer and actress Patti LaBelle is widely regarded as the queen of rock and soul music. She has received acclaim for many of her songs, including “Lady Marmalade,” “When You Talk About Love,” “New Attitude” and the number one duet with Michael McDonald, “On My Own.”
Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, returns to the festival for an unforgettable night of smart humor and laughter. Bringing more than a dozen of her most memorable characters to the stage— from Frankie, of Netflix’s hit show, to Ernestine and Edith Ann— the show will provide comical insights and witty observations about the human condition.
Punch Brothers are the quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. The band has been acknowledged by the Washington Post of “…taking bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart.”