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Appalachian student builds and sells electric tricycles

Senior Tommy Ausherman was looking for a quick, safe ride to class each day. What developed not only got him to school on time, it's now become a business.

He builds and sells electric-powered, recumbent tricycles through a company he founded with two friends called FFR Trikes—which stands for Fast, Far, Real. "I was riding my bike...

Dr. Diane “Daisy” Waryold, Assistant Professor in College Student Development

Dr. Diane “Daisy” Waryold is an Associate Professor in the College Student Development graduate preparation program here at ASU. Dr. Waryold received a Bachelor of Science degree (Recreation) from the State University College at Cortland, NY, a Master’s of Education degree (Student Personnel) from the University of Florida, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the...

Nature always in flux along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Many types of plants and animals once native to the region constantly disappear, victims of disease and invasive pests.

By Diane Tennant | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot

On a Virginia mountainside, in a location too valuable to reveal, ecologist Chris Ulrey knelt next to Orchid No. 10.

"It's alive," he said. "It's got three fruits,...

Green and Solar Home Tour held Oct. 16

Posted October 11, 2010 at 2:08 pm · By ASU News 

BOONE – High Country residents are invited to participate in the “Boone Green and Solar Home Tour” on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  The cost is $5 for students and $15 for the general public.   Some transportation will be provided but participants will be...

Appalachian awarded funds to support wind energy education in the public schools

Posted October 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm · By ASU News 

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Technology has been awarded $59,951 for the first year of a potential three-year project through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America’s Wind for Schools project. The award will be used to develop educational programs to improve...

CORE Meeting

Please join us for the first CORE meeting of 2010! We will meet on  Friday Sept. 10 in HCC 13A from 1-4. Our agenda will be to set our strategic objectives for the coming school year with regards to outdoor recreation.

Spotlight Icon Jessica Blount, Equipment Manager, National Outdoor Leadership School Patagonia, Coyhaique, Chile

The December before I graduated high school, I received a pamphlet about this hiking trip called First Ascent. I asked my Dad for the backpacking trip as my High School graduation gift. We went to REI to shop for all the gear I would need and all I wanted him to buy me was a backpack. He obviously said, “No,” seeing as I had never even set foot on a trail before. “What if you...

Spotlight Icon Derek DiLuzio, Adventure Photographer

Derek graduated from Appalachian in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management

It was in Boone while I attended Appalachian where I discovered the outdoors and first picked up a camera. I began by leading trips through Outdoor Programs.   At first, I hated people who would take photographs on my trips. It drove me nuts. Constantly stopping, holding the...

News Icon Blue Ridge Outdoors Names Appalachian a "Cool School"

BRO’S Honor Roll of the Region’s Greenest Colleges and Universities

We did our homework for this assignment. Blue Ridge Outdoors researched, interviewed, and examined all of the region’s colleges and universities to determine which schools are not just teaching about a better world but also are actually doing something about it. Over the past year,...

News Icon Appalachian named “green college” by Princeton Review

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been included in The Princeton Review’s first “Guide to Green Colleges.”

In an effort to recognize the impressive environmental and sustainability programs at universities and colleges across the country, The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has released “The Princeton...


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