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Dr. Rebecca Kappus

8 tips for a happy healthy heart during the holidays, from an Appalachian expert
Dec 5, 2018

By Dr. Rebecca KappusDepartment of Health and Exercise Science, Appalachian State UniversityThe holiday season is here, and so is one of the unhealthi...

ASC Centers operate through an interdisciplinary team of school personnel, Appalachian graduate students and Appalachian faculty who, together, discuss each student referral’s issues and needs. Here, Dr. Kurt Michael, second from right, and Jennifer Wandler, Watauga High School social worker and ASC coordinator, look at a computer file as other ASC Center team members look on. Photo by Marie Freeman

Teens and mental health
Dec 3, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Kurt Michael says he got “a front-seat view of human suffering” while volunteering for a crisis line for three years as a psyc...

Susan Ballard

Appalachian alumna is Honolulu's first female police chief
Nov 27, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — In 1982, Susan Ballard ’79 shelled out $89 for a one-way ticket to Honolulu, Hawaii, with no firm career plans or living arrangement...

Rise Market & Bakery Sign

Fuel up for success with the new Rise Market + Bakery
Nov 21, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — Helping Appalachian State University’s health sciences community stay fueled for success and good health is a top priority for the n...

Dylan Harris and Alexandra Stivers

Military couple pursues degrees together in Beaver College of Health Sciences
Nov 9, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — A military couple who served in the U.S. Navy together is now pursuing degrees in Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of H...

Special Olympics Tennis

Special Olympics Watauga County Expo — Appalachian State University students lend a hand
Nov 6, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — Mountaineer volunteers made an impact at the 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Watauga County Sports Expo last wee...

Chef Monica Smith

At Appalachian, chef Monica Smith 'put some meat to her love of food'
Nov 5, 2018

For celebrity chef Monica Smith '94, a native of Gastonia and alumna of Appalachian State University, the answer to the oft-debated question, "What ca...

Caleb Ruiz performing a bench press

October is 'Exercise is Medicine Month' at Appalachian
Oct 31, 2018

What if, instead of taking a prescribed pill, the doctor’s orders were as simple as taking a walk with a friend, choosing the steps over the elevato...

Ann Sekutowski

Appalachian-community partnership serves Boone residents in need with Grab and Go Meal Program
Oct 29, 2018

 A sustainable answer to local food insecurity is being served up — one hot, nutritious meal at a time — by students in Appalachian State Uni...

Ruthanne Combs

An educator for life
Oct 25, 2018

Ruthanne Combs graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with a degree in Health Promotion (which has since transitioned to a Public Health ...