• Students Showcase Documentaries in Roots of Resilience Film Festival

    For the past semester, the students of Laura England’s special topics course, Outreach Skills for Sustainability, have been collaborating with nonprofit organizations in Boone to study sustainability efforts in our community. The students have been doing more than studying, however. England’s students have been working to create short documentaries...
  • Office of Sustainability Begins Earth Month with No Impact Week

    The Office of Sustainability kicked off its celebration of Earth Month with its first ever No Impact Week, focusing on six themes of sustainability and inviting students to examine their everyday lives and adopt sustainable habits. Events ran from April 3 through 8, Each day of the week had...
  • IDEXLAB unveils HOW space, to promote community collaboration

    On April 7, faculty and students of the IDEXlab joined student artists and the public to celebrate the unveiling of the HOW Space, a multipurpose collaboration space on Howard Street. The IDEXlab, or the Integral Design Experience Laboratory, is an Appalachian State University program designed to provide students with...
  • Electric Jelly Funk prepares to release first album

    Electric Jelly Funk is probably best known by Appalachian State students right now for its recent win of the 2017 Battle of the Bands, an annual competition held at Legends, this year on Feb. 23. EJF is a self-described funk fusion band featuring eight Appalachian State students that has...
  • Visiting professor talks edible insects

    Bugs, despite turning some stomachs in western culture, have been a staple of the human diet since humans were mere hominids, and are still a prevalent food source around the world today. Julie Lesnik, assistant professor in anthropology at Wayne State University in Detroit, visited App State on March...
  • Turchin offers students weekly classes

    The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is providing free opportunities to Appalachian State students this semester by offering a collection of workshops that rotate each week. Students can participate in open studio sessions, tai chi and yoga classes, and specialized workshops in alcohol inks and moon journals. The...
  • John Foster West and Marian Coe Scholarship winners announced

    The 2016-17 winners of the John Foster West and Marian Coe creative writing scholarships were announced by Appalachian State’s English department on Jan 18. The John Foster West Scholarship was named in honor of the founder of creative writing at Appalachian and is awarded annually to an App State...
  • First Friday art crawl of 2017 kicked off at Turchin

    As a part of Boone’s first Friday Art Crawl of the year, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts took the opportunity to celebrate four new exhibitions recently unveiled in the Turchin’s galleries. The four new exhibitions included a sculpture composed of trash cleaned from the New River, organized...
  • Environmental Activism in Boone

    Following a giant, handmade paper mache fox, almost 200 Watauga residents marched through downtown Boone on Jan. 23 in the Peaceful People’s Parade. The attendees gathered together despite gray and rainy weather to walk in honor of climate and social issues and to bring attention to their concerns in...
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