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Senior actuarial science major Malik Hargrave, from Lexington, is president of Appalachian State University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council and chair of the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board for Diversity Recruitment. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Appalachian actuarial science major seizes opportunities ‘with full force’
May 15, 2018

Actuaries provide the statistical probability of an event occurring, so when actuarial science major Malik Hargrave says not to take any opportunity for granted, it isn't cliché advice — it's...

Walker College to offer Summer STEM program for girls

Walker College to offer Summer STEM program for girls
May 10, 2018

Appalachian State University will offer Aspire IT, a summer outreach program that aims to increase diverse...

A lower quantity and quality of students enroll at a university after men’s basketball scandals, according to a working paper co-authored in the Walker College of Business. Al Sermeno Photography/Shutterstock.com

Tournament bans impact universities’ enrollment, Appalachian study finds
May 5, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — Does a university’s athletic scandal impact its enrollment? Yes, according to a working paper by Appalachian State University faculty released in April.

Business students honored for outstanding academic performance

Business students honored for outstanding academic performance
Apr 22, 2018

Thirty business students were recognized Friday, April 20 during the 2018 Walker College of Business (WCOB) Honors Convocation, held in the...

Rachel Foutz, a Boone native and junior accounting major at Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Aspiring accountant aims for career working with veterans
Apr 22, 2018

For junior Rachel Foutz, accounting runs in the family. Foutz, who is from Boone, joked that her work and ethical values were secretly instilled...

Business students honored, organizations recognized during 2018 SOLA ceremony

Business students honored, organizations recognized during 2018 SOLA ceremony
Apr 20, 2018

Two Walker College of Business students were honored and four business-oriented student organizations were recognized during the...

From left, back row, clockwise: Appalachian State University Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Randy Edwards, North Carolina Representative Destin Hall, IIANC Vice President of Governmental Affairs Joe Stewart. Brantley Center Director David Marlett, Appalachian Gamma Iota Sigma Chapter President Christy Simpers and Appalachian Gamma Iota Sigma Chapter Vice President Shelby Weatherman (Photo Submitted)

NC State Representative Destin Hall meets with, advises business students at Appalachian
Apr 18, 2018

NC State Representative Destin Hall addressed a capacity crowd of Appalachian State University students during a recent event in...

Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) president Paul Matney, of Wilmington, third from left (foreground), and REI public relations officer Tomiwa Olufolabi, a senior from Durham, second from left (foreground), cut the ribbon at the solar charging picnic tables on the first-floor patio of Appalachian’s Peacock Hall. Chief Sustainability Officer Dr. Lee Ball, far right, and Walker College of Business Dean Heather Hulburt Norris, far left, hold the ribbon. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Solar charging station ribbon-cutting draws lunchtime crowd at Appalachian’s Peacock Hall
Apr 17, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — Around 40 people gathered on the first-floor patio...

Appalachian State University Student Alisha Sprinkle at National Conference for Undergraduate Research

In Pictures: Sprinkle presents on 'Building the Blockchain for Bees' at NCUR
Apr 16, 2018

Appalachian State University junior computer science major Alisha Sprinkle recently presented at the 2018 National Conference for Undergraduate...

Project management students help coordinate kickball tournament

Project management students help coordinate kickball tournament
Apr 16, 2018

Project management students at Appalachian State University have teamed up with the We Can So You Can Foundation for a kickball tournament...

Hospitality students help plan SAVOR

Hospitality students help plan SAVOR Blowing Rock
Apr 16, 2018

Students at Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business are helping to document and plan SAVOR Blowing Rock, a...

YOUTH GIVEN STEM OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH $1 MILLION GRANT

YOUTH GIVEN STEM OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH $1 MILLION GRANT
Apr 10, 2018

Professor of Information Systems Lakshmi Iyer is co-principal investigator for the study.

McNeil named chairperson for Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance

McNeil named chairperson for Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance
Apr 9, 2018

Dr. Chris McNeil, an associate professor of finance at Appalachian State University, has been named chair of the ...