It takes all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. Show your love for the Appalachian Community every day by following the 3Ws: wear a face covering, wait 6 feet apart and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
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.
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.
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.
Appalachian’s online bachelor’s and graduate education programs — including those financially beneficial for student veterans and active-duty military members — rank among the best in the nation for 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The Appalachian State Homecoming Blood Drive is one of the largest single-day, single-site blood drives in the nation. Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT) and the American Red Cross (ARC) depend on our students to organize, plan, promote and facilitate this life-saving event.
Virtual Fair via Zoom and Handshake. The Internship and Job Fair is an essential tool for networking, landing an internship, or getting hired for full-time employment! Students of all majors, skill sets, and classes are encouraged to attend. There will be many employers who are ready to network and introduce you to hundreds of valuable internship and job opportunities.
The Common Reading Program at Appalachian presents Elizabeth Rush, author of the 2020 selection “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore.” The book was a 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in General Nonfiction. According to the Pulitzer Prize website, “Rising” is a “rigorously reported story about American vulnerability to rising seas, particularly disenfranchised people with limited access to the tools of rebuilding.”
WIELS is a partnership between faculty members in the Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University and practicing educators. Our mandate is the development of an 'armoring process' that will equip women with pragmatic knowledge, skills, and dispositions that prepare them for success as educational leaders.
Rescheduled from April 3, 2020. Mr. Jose Minaya—CEO of Nuveen, a TIAA company—oversees all operating and investment activities for more than $970 billion in assets spanning the globe and covering equities, fixed income, real estate, private markets, natural resources, other alternatives and responsible investments. Mr. Minaya also chairs the Nuveen global investment committee and is a member of the firm’s executive committee.
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invites the public to a talk by Dr. Henry (“Hank”) Greenspan on “Reflections from Fifty Years of Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Contrarian Views.” A prominent oral historian and accomplished playwright, Greenspan has developed much-noted new methodologies to interview and write about survivors. Presented online via Zoom.
Jacinda Townsend recently served as the Appalachian Writer in Residence at Berea College. She is the author of Saint Monkey (Norton, 2014), which is set in 1950s Eastern Kentucky and won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction. Saint Monkey was also the 2015 Honor Book of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Link to Reading video to be posted Thursday, Oct. 8, at 12 p.m.
Recently, Netflix has created its own content, much of it dealing with race, gender and sexualities in increasingly complex ways. People are watching how identities are portrayed, (re)forming their own identities and thinking through the representations of others in ways that are unprecedented and, at times, surprising. Damiana Pyles will facilitate conversations that explore a range of Netflix's original series together in the spirit of mutual learning and understanding.
Open House is your opportunity to learn more about Appalachian. Meet faculty and current students, tour campus, and learn more about financial aid, scholarships, the admissions process, and what student life at Appalachian is really like.
The 10th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest will be virtual for 2020. A 1K, 5K, or 10K run, walk, ride, swim, row, mummy shuffle, or thriller dance can be completed anywhere between Oct. 19 – 31. Proceeds benefit the Parent to Parent Family Support Network™-High Country, which provides support, education and caring connections to families who have children with diverse physical, emotional, intellectual or health needs; have a child born prematurely; or are grieving the loss of a child.
Mike Williams, Education Projects Manager for the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, will deliver this talk that will evaluate the role of geography in understanding the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade, the resilience of the enslaved and its effect on continuing efforts to reclaim African cultural heritage. Presented via Zoom.