App State has earned its place among the “Best” higher education institutions in the nation — and the Southeast — for the 2020–21 academic year, having been recognized for its first-year experience, academics, value, innovation and student veteran services, among other aspects.
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.
Three of App State’s signature scholarships — the Chancellor’s Scholarship, the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship and the Diversity Scholars Program — provide full in-state tuition and fees, plus additional benefits to provide a lifetime of value.
This fall, national publications U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review and personal finance magazine Money.com recognized Appalachian as one of the nation’s top-performing schools for its academics, value, innovation and student veteran services, among other aspects.
International Education Week (IEW) at Appalachian State University is a celebration of transformational global experiences at home and abroad. Everyone is encouraged to participate in these free events, which take place throughout the week. Presented in a virtual format for 2020.
The university is offering free COVID-19 tests for App State students, faculty and staff at “pop-up” testing events. Both walk-up and drive-up testing will be available. No appointments required; however, you will be asked to show your AppCard.
This panel will explore the perspectives of international students here at App State. Hosted by International Appalachian, the panelists will be asked questions about their lives studying abroad in today's global society. There will also be opportunity for attendees to ask the panelists questions and direct the conversation.
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invites the public to a presentation by Prof. Yaakov Ariel (UNC-Chapel Hill). An expert in Evangelical Christianity's attitudes towards the Jewish people and the Holy Land, Prof. Ariel's talk will shed light on what he calls an “unexpected enchantment” between adherents of both faiths that has wide-reaching repercussions from political realignments to Holocaust memory. Presented online via Zoom.
Common Reading Program Director Dr. Don Presnell and co-hosts Dr. Lee Ball, Marta Toran, Cary Curlee and Laura England will continue our conversation with Elizabeth Rush about “Rising” and her work telling the stories of climate change.
The Symposium highlights global activities engaged in by faculty, staff and students. Symposium presenters will be discussing a variety of topics including science, technology, business, education, music and politics and is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to share their global work on a professional platform while simultaneously contributing to global learning at Appalachian. Presented in a virtual format.
“The Resurrection of Alice” is a novel and play inspired by the countless forgotten lives of young, black girls who found themselves in arranged marriages—once a fairly common practice amongst African Americans through the mid-1900s—to men that were usually community pillars, financially comfortable and old enough to be their grandfathers. Filmed on the Schaefer Center stage exclusively for this series.
Relive the thrills of 1930s radio dramas as the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Communication present a radio broadcast of “Dracula.” Based from the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, this new adaptation by Associate Professor Derek Gagnier will feature the vocal talents of App State students, recorded in the style of the “Mercury Theatre On The Air” shows from that era. The production will be broadcast on 90.5 WASU FM radio during Halloween weekend.
Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) have faced extraordinary obstacles and hardships in their efforts to find success in the business world. Join us for a viewing of viewings of “Boss: The Black Experience in Business,” directed by Stanley Nelson, to hear inspiring stories of black entrepreneurs who charted their own course, created their own destiny and drove change in society and business.
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invites the public to a lecture by Prof. Atina Grossmann (New York City). A widely-recognized scholar of women's, Germam-Jewish and Holocaust history, Prof. Grossmann will examine the largely unexamined experiences and lost memories of European Jews who managed to escape Hitler Germany to the Far East. The event also marks the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht. Presented online via Zoom.
As part of a robust effort to improve our understanding and resilience to the impacts of climate change on mountain systems, from April to June 2019, National Geographic and Tribhuvan University conducted the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to Mount Everest in history. The campus event “Reaching New Heights” features speakers and expedition members from National Geographic and Rolex’s 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest, including Dr. Baker Perry, Dr. Aurora Elmore and Alex Tait.