One-third of Appalachian’s undergraduate students transfer from another institution. In honor of National Transfer Student Week Oct. 15–19, Appalachian celebrates this growing, successful group of students.
At Appalachian, we continually develop ways for our students to work alongside their professors to research and innovate in areas of sustainability, and have maintained a long-standing position as a national leader in sustainable curriculum development.
During its October meeting, the UNC Board of Governors approved five improvement and development projects at Appalachian, including the Kidd Brewer Stadium north end zone facility, the renovation or replacement of seven residence halls and more.
Sustainability efforts in place on Appalachian’s campus — from a zero waste commitment to biodegradable straws — have earned the university top rankings in AASHE’s 2018 Sustainable Campus Index and SIERRA magazine’s 2018 index of “Cool Schools.”
In honor of their 50th anniversaries, Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts and Reich College of Education will collect donated goods for the university’s food pantry and free store.
AppalFRESH will host a second annual community meal with the help of many student groups across campus to gather people around a common, 100-yard continuous table to have discussions about the importance of a sustainable food system. This includes a food system that is responsible to the environment, healthy and available to everyone.
AppSpeaks, a student group designed to create spaces for democratic expression on campus and promote the student voice, presents “Spoken Traditions of Appalachia,” which will feature professors, students and community members sharing powerful poetry and stories. It will also include reception catered with traditional Appalachian food from Taste of Appalachia.
Black Panther Party members will give a guided tour of the exhibition “Revolutionary Grain.” The exhibition by California-based artist Suzun Lucia Lamaina commemorates the legacy of the Black Panther movement through powerful portraits and narratives originally published in Lamaina’s “Revolutionary Grain” book.
Panel with Barbara Easley Cox (Philadelphia), Billy X Jennings (Oakland) and John R. Hayes (Winston-Salem), former members of the Black Panther Party, that tackles the history and legacy of the Party and the 1960s Black Freedom Struggle. Part of the accompanying program for the traveling exhibit "Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panther Party in Portraits and Stories" by California-based artist Suzun Lucia Lamaina.
In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that opioid overdose death rates increased the most in adults aged 55-64 and adults between the ages of 45-54 had the highest death rate from drug overdose.
The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America's foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice.
Under the direction of Grant Llewellyn, the North Carolina Symphony returns to the Schaefer Center to present a program featuring the Cherokee Chamber Singers, soprano Eliza Bagg and the Hayes School of Music’s Appalachian Symphony Orchestra. The program includes works by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and William Brittelle.
The Spooky Duke is a USA Track & Field (USATF) certified 5k and 10k race, and includes a free costume march for children, adults and dogs. Costumes are encouraged for everyone! The event benefits Parent to Parent Family Support Network™-High Country.
“Hillbilly” is a timely and urgent exploration of how we see and think about poverty, southern and rural identity in contemporary America. Filmmaker Ashley York will present the film she co-directed with Sally Rubin as part of the opening night of the Boone Film Festival. This screening is a special opening night event for the festival and is free and open to the public.