If you are the kind of student who likes to discover your own solutions to complex problems, alongside faculty who challenge you to keep inquiring, assessing and learning, then Appalachian might be the place for you. Appalachian’s nationally recognized academic programs include more than 150 bachelor’s degrees and 70 graduate programs, plus two doctoral degrees.
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.
Peterson’s — the world’s leading educational services company — recently named Appalachian in its “The 20 Best Colleges for Outdoor Enthusiasts” list, highlighting the university’s Outdoor Programs and academic programs that may lead to outdoor careers.
This advanced training is designed for solar professionals who want to further their understanding of PV system operation including proper use of testing equipment and interpreting test results. Students in this class will learn the theory behind and gain experience with a range of state-of-the-art analytical tools.
An ongoing open studio experience that explores the magic of alcohol inks. Experienced inkers and novices alike play with the vibrant medium, often finding success as they explore new ways of creating art. There is a fun intergenerational aspect to the class when Appalachian students attend, bringing laughter and music.
Solar rooftops. Wind farms. Electric vehicles. Battery storage. Grid modernization. These are the clean energy topics that most North Carolina advocates, policymakers, utilities and consumers are focused on in 2019. What’s missing? The largest, least-cost and most impactful sector of our state’s clean energy economy: energy efficiency.
Nihad Dukhan is a Palestinian-American master of Arabic and Islamic calligraphy. In his public lecture he will address the development and styles of Arabic/Islamic calligraphy as well as its religious, cultural and artistic significance. His personal calligraphy designs are described as highly stylized and modern, while remaining legible with tremendous simplicity. His work has been exhibited in major US cities and in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Dukhan is a professor at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Join author Rick Van Noy for an exploration of climate change stories from the South. Van Noy’s “Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South” is a portrait of what climate change looks like in specific Southern places to specific people. Combining stories from residents with local experts from geology, conservation and government, this book details who climate change affects, what it does and how communities are dealing with it.
Filmmaker Camden Watts explores the rise of craft beer in North Carolina and its positive impact on the agriculture, community and economy. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion including the filmmaker, local craft brewer Tim Herdklotz, Co-Founder of Booneshine Brewing Company and Dr. Cameron Lippard, Department Chair and Professor of Sociology, and Co-editor of “Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer” (2017).
Artists William Paul Thomas and Antoine Williams will talk about their exhibition “Acting Hard,” a two person exhibition exploring representations of black masculinity. Thomas and Williams have art practices which are grounded in painting, but move through many different media–– assemblage and site specific art for Williams, video and social practice for Thomas.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.
Stories Beyond Borders, includes five short films that provide insight into the threats and challenges immigrant families and communities are currently facing in the United States. These films tell real stories of resilience and strength, and illustrate opportunities for concerned individuals and communities to contribute time, energy and resources towards the support of immigrant communities.
Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.” Her academic research focuses on the design of digital media platforms on the internet and their impact on society.