Two women walk the Greenway Trail in Boone — an approximately 4-mile paved trail that follows and crosses the South Fork of the New River through open meadows and forests. The Greenway is among more than 100 places to exercise that viewers can find in the Park Rx database that are within 80 miles of Boone. Photo by Chase Reynolds

A dose of exercise: App State's HOPE lab partners with Park Rx to develop outdoor recreation database
Jun 5, 2019

By Jan ToddBOONE, N.C. — If a walk in the park is what the doctor ordered, the team from Appalachian State University’s Healthy Outdoor Play ...

Kristin Agee - Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian celebrates its Class of 2019 — nearly 4,000 students — at Spring 2019 Commencement
May 15, 2019

Vanna Lorraine Labi pictured above. Kristin Marie Agee pictured in thumbnail. Photos by Marie Freeman.  On Friday, May 10, Appalachian State...

Pham Phights

Pham Phights for Phit Phoods — nutrition student to promote AppEats on Instagram
May 3, 2019

By Elisabeth Wall BOONE, N.C. — Is “a healthy chocolate peanut butter cup” an oxymoron? Is Banana Nice Cream a thing? Is it possible t...


NSSLHA Chapter at Appalachian State University Awarded 2019 Silver Chapter Honors
May 2, 2019

Boone, NC, May 1, 2019—The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (National NSSLHA) has awarded the NSSLHA Chapter at Appalachian Stat...

Nursing students at Ashe Memorial Hospital

Health care in a rural setting
Apr 30, 2019

By Jessica Stump BOONE, N.C. — Every Wednesday during February–April — save for university breaks — a group of nursing students donn...

Leah Bouchard

Making an Impact
Apr 19, 2019

By Audrey GurkinBoone, NC — From a very young age, Leah Bouchard knew that earning a college degree was expected of her. More importantly, it was so...

BCHS Student Award winners

BCHS Student Awards Ceremony 2018-2019
Apr 12, 2019

Boone, NC — On April 10, 2019, the Beaver College of Health Sciences held their annual Student Awards Ceremony and honored a total of 26 students fo...

Yoga at Bethel School

A partnership that supports Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child
Apr 8, 2019

By  Teri MitchellBoone, NC — On Wednesday, April 3 student majors from Health, Physical Education and Coaching (HPEC) provided instruction to s...

Jenny and Dane Ward

Appalachian’s Walk to Defeat ALS nearly doubles fundraising goal
Apr 4, 2019

By Audrey Gurkin BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University and its Beaver College of Health Sciences, along with Appalachian Regional Healthca...

Simulated facial injury

A successful collaboration between two unlikely programs
Apr 1, 2019

Simulated facial injury. Photo submitted.By Audrey GurkinBoone, NC — Who would have thought athletic training and theater and dance students would m...