Whether you’re an alum or a new Mountaineer, enjoy exploring all things App State by visiting App Up — our App State Toolkit. Through this resource, you can learn about App State traditions, view campus in real time via live webcams, get to know — or revisit — App State lingo, and grab some digital swag.
Our faculty engage in research critical to understanding environmental changes and their impacts, locally and across the globe. One example — installing Mount Everest weather stations to provide data on mountain conditions and monitor the upper reaches of the atmosphere.
Sustainability and resilience are guiding principles at App State and institutionally interwoven into our strategic plan, academic mission, engagement locally and globally and day-to-day best practices. We are recognized as a national leader for our endeavors.
We’re enhancing the Appalachian Experience — with a stronger physical infrastructure and five-year goals that further empower human potential. Get the full picture through a new, special website detailing our growth and change.
App State ranks among the nation’s “Best” and “Top” colleges for 2021 and 2022, according to U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes magazine. The national publications recently recognized App State for its academics, innovation, benefits for student veterans, programs to enhance the first-year experience and other aspects.
App State’s full-time, on-campus Master of Business Administration (MBA) has been named a Tier One program by CEO Magazine — part of the publication’s “2022 Global MBA Rankings.” App State has held the Tier One distinction for six consecutive years, and its online MBA was ranked alongside 98 internationally recognized programs.
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) is open late as part of the Downtown Boone Art Crawl. Residents, visitors and the Appalachian State University community are invited to TCVA to experience the exhibitions featured in its six galleries.
The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations. We encourage all faculty, staff and retirees who are eligible to sign up now.
Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features an eclectic, diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming.
This is an opportunity for art lovers to surround themselves with stunning artwork and meet the accomplished artists exhibiting in the galleries at the Turchin Center. Spend time with fellow community members who believe that art is something to be shared, cherished and celebrated. Experience diverse artwork by nationally and internationally renowned artists right here at the crossroads of Appalachian State University and downtown Boone.
Marty Stuart, the Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician is living, breathing country-music history. He’s played alongside the masters, from Cash to Lester Flatt as he continues to record and release keenly relevant music, with records that honor country’s rich legacy while advancing it into the future.
Harpist and composer Maeve Gilchrist’s new offering “The Harpweaver” plays on the idea of artistic nostalgia. When we can’t be with those that we love, surely the next best thing is to experience the catharsis of familiar sounds; notes and words that bring a sense of connection, possibility and joy.
Turchin Center Curator Mary Anne Redding moderates a panel discussion with Appalachian State University Art Department faculty members featured in the current biennial exhibition, which will be exhibited at the Turchin Center and in the Smith Gallery of the Schaefer Center. Learn about the work and practice of AppState’s esteemed artists and professors, with an opportunity to ask questions and view the galleries.
“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” meets The Tony Awards. Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffmann and Deb Rabbai, TheaterWeek hailed the show as “brilliant” and The New York Post called Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “remarkable.”
In this debut feature by writer-director Laura Wandel, the everyday reality of grade school is seen from a child’s-eye-view as an obstacle course of degradation and abuse. Transposing the gritty realism of such filmmakers as Jacques Audiard and the Dardennes Brothers to the inner world of kids, Wandel crafts an empathetic and visceral portrait of the cruelty of children, and the failure of adults to protect them. Presented as part of the Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series.
The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen Competition continues a tradition of showcasing contemporary American sculpture in outdoor settings across the beautiful campus of Appalachian State University.
Join five-time Grammy® winner esperanza spalding — American jazz bassist, singer, songwriter, and composer — in a stunning one-night-only performance. It will be an unforgettable night of musical exploration. spalding took home her fifth career Grammy at this year’s 64th Annual Grammy Awards on April 3, 2022, winning Best Jazz Vocal Album for her eighth studio album, “Songwrights Apothecary Lab.”
Eastern Music Festival (EMF), a nationally recognized classical music festival and summer educational program, is distinguished by its accomplished faculty, exhilarating repertoire, and world-renowned visiting artists under the artistic direction of Gerard Schwarz. Santiago Rodriguez has been called “a phenomenal pianist” (The New York Times) and “among the finest pianists in the world” (The Baltimore Sun). His vast repertoire of concertos and recital programs reflect his great versatility and musical interests.