If you’re the kind of student who wants to expand your career skills and competencies before graduation, Appalachian State University may be the school for you. App State encourages and supports internships and other experiential learning that employers and graduate schools say they value.
Last year, Appalachian students earned academic credit at more than 1,600 internship sites. Read how some of them found, applied for and succeeded in their internships.
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.
The Entrepreneur Summit is an all-day event, jam-packed with entrepreneurial insight, networking and inspiration from top entrepreneurial minds. Speakers include Teresa Spangler, Diana Kander and Cheryl Cutlip. The finale of the day is the Big Idea Pitch! The entire event is free of charge and open to students of all majors, faculty, staff, and community members.
The Big Idea Pitch is a competition that showcases students' amazing ideas for new ventures. This competition gives Appalachian State University students the chance to take ideas out of their heads and pitch them for real money, and since the ideas come from students across various majors with various passions, the variety of ideas never disappoints.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble at Appalachian State University is producing an all-student run musical with the international smash hit Mamma Mia! This jukebox musical is based on the award-winning catalog of songs by the Swedish pop music group ABBA, one of the most popular international groups of all time.
International Education Week (IEW) at Appalachian State University is a celebration of transformational global experiences at home and abroad. Everyone is encouraged to participate in these free events, which take place throughout the week!
Tommy Williamson, Jr., a utilities engineer with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) Public Staff, will provide an overview of the NCUC Public Staff and how this office serves North Carolina electric ratepayers. His talk will include a discussion about the evolution of the U.S. electrical grid, energy legislation that has led to the current electric utility environment in North Carolina, identifying cost effective grid modernization efforts, distributed energy resources (DER) integration with the electric grid, and ratepayer cost recovery considerations.
The Appalachian Global Symposium is one of the approaches that supports the University's Quality Enhancement Plan of "Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian Students." The Symposium highlights global activities engaged in by faculty, staff, and students. Symposium presenters will be discussing a variety of topics including science, technology, business, education, music and politics.
Dr. Kim Hall is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and an affiliate faculty of gender, women’s and sexuality studies. Her research interests include Her areas of research interests include feminist theory, disability studies, continental philosophy, queer theory, critical race theory, ethics and environmental philosophy.
Through stories and images, Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin, the authors of “Junctures in Women's Leadership: The Arts” will present a historical perspective on feminist arts leadership. Brodsky is distinguished professor emerita of visual arts at Rutgers University and Olin is distinguished professor emerita of library science at Rutgers University.
Filmmaker Lily Keber, a native of Boone who now lives in New Orleans, will present her film “Buckjumping” on the campus of Appalachian State University. “Buckjumping” takes the pulse of present-day New Orleans by turning to its dancers, the men and women who embody the rhythm of the city and prove it on the streets every chance they get.
Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music presents the 27th annual Holiday Scholarship Concert featuring a variety of choirs, singers, and ensembles — from winds and brass to percussion and vocals.