Third class of Wilson Scholars heads for Appalachian

BOONE – Appalachian State University will welcome six students this fall as the third class to receive the Wilson Scholarship, the university’s most prestigious merit scholarship. The scholarships were established in 2013 by Brad and Carole Wilson of Raleigh, both 1975 graduates of Appalachian.  Brad Wilson is the CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield… READ MORE

Seeing music as a student would at Appalachian

BOONE – At its best, a college education treads a fine line between learning and invention.   Students need the discipline to master existing knowledge, but also the creativity to discover and imagine new frontiers. Dr. Lisa Runner aims for that balance in her extraordinarily popular music education class at Appalachian State University.  As a professor… READ MORE

Appalachian’s newest college enhances health and life in NC

The $2 billion Connect NC bond proposal that will go to voters in North Carolina’s March 15 primary election includes $70 million for a new Health Sciences building at Appalachian State University. Appalachian Chancellor Sheri Everts discusses here what the Beaver College of Health Sciences does for students and for health care in North Carolina…. READ MORE

VIDEO: Don Flow: “The most important institution in the state.”

WINSTON-SALEM – Auto dealer Don Flow is a graduate of the University of Virginia. And he stepped down this year as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wake Forest University. But Flow doesn’t mince words in the accompanying video about the importance of the University of North Carolina system. “The University of North Carolina… READ MORE

SUSTAINABILITY: Not a trend but a tradition at Appalachian

By Dr. Sheri N. Everts Chancellor, Appalachian State University BOONE – Appalachian State University’s national reputation as a leader in sustainability was evident to me before I arrived on campus in July 2014. Here, I found a community where the grassroots work of students, faculty and staff had created a culture that considers whether our… READ MORE

HOUSE BONDS: $900M for Universities, $300M for Community Colleges

RALEIGH (Aug. 4, 2015) – A bond proposal unveiled Monday by state House leaders improves on a plan offered by Gov. Pat McCrory, devoting more than $900 million in bonds to University projects and $300 million to community college projects. House Speaker Tim Moore said the proposal – which would be put to voters in… READ MORE

House Budget a Breath of Fresh Air

RALEIGH (May 22, 2015) – A University budget that grows by $139 million, or 5.3%, as the overall budget grows by 6.3% is a welcome change in the spending plan for 2015-16 that the N.C. House approved early Friday.1 “It stops the cutting and begins to reverse the trend that began with the Great Recession,”… READ MORE

Six reasons to head for the hills: Why students love Appalachian State

6. Small-town charm, world-class value Settled into the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a college town with some of the best hiking, skiing, fishing, cycling and climbing anywhere in the eastern United States, Appalachian State offers a classic undergraduate experience. And with a student-faculty ration of 16:1, a Princeton Review Best Value ranking, and more… READ MORE