The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Leon Levine Health Sciences building took place Friday, ushering in a new chapter for the Beaver College of Health Sciences. The 203,000-square-foot building is the largest academic building on App State’s campus. It features lecture halls to house the 2,330 students attending classes there this semester, as well as fully
Debates about where Appalachia is located, as well as what it is and is not, have made its influences increasingly hard to agree on. The amount of cultural diversity naturally existing in Appalachia is often dismissed at App State due to the “dominant narrative” so often discussed here. Coal mining, rural living and the “mountaineer”
Security guards sweep the floors of Belk Library as it draws near 11 p.m. New security measures require students, frantic for a long night of studying, to show their AppCard after 11 p.m. Although the Belk Library hours have not changed, a new security measure has been installed at both entrances of the building, requiring
Nearly a decade after the Henderson Springs LGBT Center opened its doors for the first time, the center marks a time for reflection and novelty. When it officially opened on Oct. 3, 2008, the center sought to “provide resources, support, information, and a welcoming atmosphere for LGBT individuals and their allies,” according to the LGBT
During the first week of September, International Appalachian, or INTAPP, hosted information sessions for prospective students to learn about the organization. Applications for membership opened on AppSync on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. and close on Sept. 13. INTAPP is a student-run organization that works to promote studying abroad, international relations and recruitment, and leadership.
In February, 25 students and faculty members associated with United Students Against Sweatshops walked a letter to Chancellor Sheri Everts’ office. Now, a living-wage clothing brand, Alta Gracia, is now available in the University Bookstore after collaboration between USAS and the Office of Sustainability. Alta Gracia is a clothing brand formed in the Dominican Republic
On Wednesday, App State unveiled the new Founders Plaza honoring B.B. Dougherty, D.D. Dougherty and Lillie Shull Dougherty, founders of the university. The Founders Plaza features a new double-sided sign made of granite and seating areas throughout. Administrators, faculty members and students were all in attendance, as well as Boone Mayor Rennie Brantz and several members
On May 14, students at App State with the hopes to become police officers started basic law enforcement training. On Aug. 25, they became sworn-in officers for the campus police department. These students now work security at the Appalachian Panhellenic Hall, and the new health sciences building, Bryce Helms, one of the student officers and
Plastic straws and non-compostable cups are very harmful to the environment. In fact, they impact marine life as well. In 2015, a marine biologist, Christine Figgener, took a video of a plastic straw in the ocean being pulled out of a sea turtle’s nostril, which changed the way most people viewed plastic straws forever. It
Garner Dewey, the new associate dean for the College of Fine and Applied Arts, is a great pick for the position due to his experience and dedication to App State students. Dewey, who had served as the interim associate dean for the 2017-18 academic year, officially assumed the position on July 2, according to AppalachianToday.