Business Matters in sixth week of broadcasting

Business Matters, featuring Walker College of Business Dean Norris as host, is in the sixth week of broadcasting on AppTV, Appalachian State University's recently launched, student-run television station.

The program provides tips from guest experts from a variety of backgrounds on investments, securities, money management and budgeting, among other topics.

The first episode, which aired May 27, featured Norris interviewing Appalachian's Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship (TICFE) Faculty Director Heather Dixon-Fowler, TICFE Managing Director Erich Schlenker, Entrepreneurship professor Mark Lewis, and student entrepreneur Merick Marquie, who owns Corner Tailors. The segment centered on TICFE programs and the services available to students and the local community.

The June 10 episode highlighted Associate Dean for International Programs Martin Meznar and Marketing Chair Unal Boya, who recently earned an Appalachian Global Leadership Award. The segment focused on International Business offerings at Appalachian, including study abroad opportunities as well as global learning on campus.

The June 17 and June 24 episodes featured interviews with Dana Clark, Director of Appalachian's Hospitality and Tourism Management, and leaders of Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE), respectively. CARE representatives included Director Joseph Cazier, Faculty Fellow Shawn Bergman and Professor Trent Spaulding.

Business Matters on AppTVThe July 1 episode of Business Matters underscored the college's commitment to global learning, airing a conversation with Sandra Vannoy, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in the Walker College, pictured second from right, discussing international study opportunities for graduate students in the Walker College. Vannoy was joined by two MBA students, Darin Hodges, pictured left, and Emily Goldberg, pictured second from left, who have both recently traveled abroad to participate in international service through the college.

On July 8, viewers will meet BB&T Student Leadership Center Executive Director Michelle Boisclair, Assistant Director Amy Odom, and student employee Connor Murdock. Planned topics for future shows include the college's commitment to sustainability and its Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders.

Business Matters airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and can be viewed on channel 23.3 on Appalachian's campus, Charter Cable channel 198 in North Carolina's High Country and Johnson County, Tennessee, and via

Business Matters on AppTV
Published: Jul 6, 2015 1:00pm