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.
U.S. News & World, The Princeton Review, Forbes magazine and Money.com all agree — App State is one of the best higher education institutions in the country, and the Southeast, for 2022–23. App State was recognized for its academics, innovation, benefits for student veterans 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.
App State’s online bachelor’s programs and online graduate programs in business, education and nursing — offered through App State Online — rank among the best in the nation for 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2023 Best Online Programs” rankings.
App State will celebrate Black History Month in February 2023 to recognize the many important contributions that Black people have made to our institution, our community and our nation. This monthlong celebration will include a wide variety of activities and events.
During Black History Month this year, the Hayes School of Music and the Department of English will host the third annual concert series celebrating the contributions that African-American composers and poets have made — and continue to make — to our community, our country and our world. This concert will feature a diverse array of performances and readings, including the musical works of Margaret Bonds and Scott Joplin, as well as the literary works of Langston Hughes and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.
ZUZU African Acrobats is a Tanzanian troupe that combines gravity-defying stunts with live music, singing, dancing and more in a passionate celebration of their niche Dar Es Salaam culture of East Africa. Their performance features human pyramids, dish spinning, unicycling and juggling, as well as pole acts, hoop diving and comedy. Free admission, open to the public
Appalachian State University is hosting Fulbright Week 2023, an annual event organized and supported by multiple partners across campus, including administrative offices and faculty. A plethora of events have been planned to help share the many opportunities available to you through Fulbright, answer questions you have about the program, and help you prepare a strong Fulbright application.
We invite students of all majors who thrive in outdoor activity to meet with employers who are looking to turn their passions into a profession. The annual Outdoor Jobs Fair will host top camps, conference centers, and resorts from throughout the US who are eager to make a connection and recruit for their organizations.
Join Rachel Lang of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for a presentation on antisemitism and extremism in the United States. Lang will provide information on the history of antisemitism and how it manifests today. In addition, she will provide an overview of the work that ADL does in our communities with a specific focus on community safety and security, law enforcement, education programs for K-12 schools and college campuses.
App State will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service during the Mobilize the Mountains Day of Service. Students will serve with local community partners and reflect on social issues affecting North Carolina’s High Country region. Afterward they will engage in group discussions about racial inequality and King’s impact as a servant leader.
During Black History Month this year, the Hayes School of Music and the Department of English will host the third annual concert series celebrating the contributions that African-American composers and poets have made — and continue to make — to our community, our country and our world. This concert will feature a diverse array of performances and readings, including the musical works of L. Viola Kinney and Duke Ellington, as well as the poetry of Haki R. Madhubuti.
Traci Royster, director of staff development and strategic initiatives, in App State’s Division of Student Affairs, will moderate a candid discussion on life and work in Boone with local residents of the Junaluska neighborhood, a historically Black community in the High Country. The multi-generational panel will bring together community members whose career paths have included work at App State, including Anitra Ball, Roberta Jackson and Lynn Patterson.
“A Fable for Now” — winner of the Taiwanese Literature Award — tells the tales of war, love and regret as mankind hurtles towards a surreal apocalypse in the company of a combative duck, an intelligent polar bear, a charming panda, and a sleuth of bears, not to mention a fun-loving genetically-engineered chicken. Written by Wei Yu-Chia, translated by Jeremy Tiang and produced by special arrangement with Laertes Books.
The Internship & 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 more than 130 employers, with hundreds of internship and job opportunities for you.
Walker Spring Connect is the signature, spring recruitment event for the Walker College of Business. This is event is hosted by Business Career Services and the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center. Companies will be hiring for part-time & full-time roles as well as internships. This is a great networking opportunity for students, even those who are not looking for a role at this time.