Oct. 2 will mark the sixth year of Appalachian State University gospel choir’s “Midnight Musical,” a yearly addition to homecoming activities and this year’s “Spirit Under the Stars” events. The event will be a large and energetic celebration, Gospel Choir director Keith McCutchen said, including the local Cornerstone Summit Praise Team, Gospel Choir Alumni and
October 1st, 2015 (Homecoming)
Stories for 2015 Homecoming issue
The state of Colorado has been in the news often in the past several years, mostly for its legalization of marijuana. However, this article is instead about Colorado’s other progressive initiative – its birth control experiment. Starting in 2009, this experiment funded by a private grant from the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (named for the
It was after homecoming a little under a year ago when Appalachian State football took a turn for the better. Beginning the season with a blowout 52-14 loss on the road against Michigan, the Mountaineers began the season with a 1-4 overall record, with their only win coming against Campbell, who doesn’t field scholarship athletes.
Appalachian State University have alumni in incredibly diverse vocations. To celebrate homecoming week, The Appalachian spoke with with two alumni, Boone-based graphic designer Derek Wycoff and Stephanie Beard, the founder of a fashion brand called “Esby.” The Appalachian: Describe your career as a graphic designer and experiences as an entrepreneur. Derek Wycoff: “My career is just beginning,
Appalachian State has accumulated a fair amount of experience with search firms over the last few years. Perhaps there is no greater testament to the importance of the search firm on our campus than the fact that a search firm was used to help hire the most essential of all university employees: The athletic director.
The Office of Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving will bring APPtoberfest and the Alumni Beer Garden to Appalachian State alumni and those 21 and over on Oct. 2 at Duck Pond Field. The idea is to create an event that will bring alumni back to campus and interact with students, Homecoming committee co-chair Tammy McCullars said.
No-fly zone Wyoming quarterback Cameron Coffman missed the first game of the Cowboys season, but has rebounded well, throwing for 944 yards and eight touchdowns in three games, despite the 0-3 record as a starter. Having been sacked eight times already this season in only three games, I expect to see the Mountaineers defense blitz
Reba and Grady Moretz, owners of the Appalachian Ski Mountain resort, will be honored with their own float in Appalachian State’s annual Homecoming Parade. Patrick Setzer, the executive director of Alumni Affairs, said grand marshals are selected for their efforts in positively advancing the university as well as the surrounding community. Setzer said Reba Moretz is also
Imagine driving up to your house and your garage, lights, blinds and even music are aware that you’re home. The lights turn on and the music starts playing what you were just playing a second ago. Imagine this kind of technology also connecting your fridge, washing machine and air conditioning, saving you both energy and
After three games, sophomore linebacker Eric Boggs has become a standout player for the Mountaineers, notching a team high of 22 total tackles. Boggs has been an obvious presence on the field this season for the App State defense, but he is not concerned with individual statistics. “I’m just going out to work each day,”