Appalachian is known for close collaboration between faculty and students, and superb faculty mentorship. At the May commencement ceremonies, students shared memories of their favorite professors, and faculty shared why they are passionate about imparting knowledge.
Appalachian State University students enrolled in Principles of Fund Raising, an upper-level class within the school’s nonprofit management minor, raised over $12,000 for High Country nonprofits during the spring semester.
“After Coal,” a feature-length film created through Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies, premiers on two continents this spring. The film profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of central Appalachia and South Wales.
Organizations and individuals from both Appalachian and the Boone community served as activity partners by sponsoring and running various STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities throughout the day.
Appalachian State University has decided to affiliate with the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC), a group that collaborates with workers, non-governmental organizations and other colleges and universities to improve the conditions of workers producing licensed collegiate apparel.
Matt Gallagher, an Iraq War combat veteran and author of two highly acclaimed books – the memoir, Kaboom, and the recently published Iraq War novel, Youngblood, lauded by the New York Times – will be in residence, teaching and reading from his work, at Appalachian State University.
It’s an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, have some food and enjoy a cocktail while wandering one of the the most exciting venues in town: a collection of six galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art from local, regional, and international artists.
Every summer, violinist Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and its international Reflections Series, assembles several of the nation’s most exciting and acclaimed chamber musicians for an exquisite concert series embracing a diverse repertoire of chamber music works.