Thomas W. Reese Center for Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology

The Thomas W. Reese Center for Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology will compliment and work with the university's current Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (GAIT) program.

The center will expand opportunities for students and faculty at Appalachian to engage in training opportunities related to the graphic arts industry. In addition, the center will help deliver industry-related programs to professionals throughout the region working in the field.

Appalachian State University Energy Center

Housed within the College of Graduate Studies and Research, the center is an applied research and public service program through which the university makes its resources, faculty and professional staff available to address economic, business, government and social issues and problems related to renewable energy policy, technology and development. is a web-based resource linking entrepreneurs to regional, state and national small business service providers in order to nurture and grow new and existing business.

The website organizes the resources available to entrepreneurs by stages in the business cycle: idea, start-up, and growth. Within each section are tools, resources, and information to help you successfully address the business challenges related to your business.

Departmental Lecture Series

Many of our very own academic departments run lecture series and workshops throughout the fall and spring semesters that are free and open to the public!! 

To view the lectures available through these departments, please click on the department name, or visit our community event calendar which should be located in the left menu bar of this website:

Internships: Where Education Meets Experience

Internships are mutually beneficial for students and businesses or nonprofit organizations. The rewards of having an intern are numerous. Perhaps the most commonly named benefits are:

  • Completing unfinished projects with the help of the intern

  • Seeing a person new to your field learn and grow from their internship experience

  • Gaining innovative ideas from the fresh perspective of an intern