Register for Open House and discover why you belong at App State! Connect with faculty and students, tour campus and explore academic programs and campus life. While you're here, check out downtown Boone, drive the parkway and get a feel for what it's like to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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.
A collaborative exploration into climate justice that eliminates barriers to access and that promotes a critical understanding of the effects of the climate crisis on frontline communities. By eliminating barriers to information access and promoting a critical understanding of the idea that the people who are traditionally marginalized by society often bear the brunt of climate change, we can mitigate the effects of the climate crisis and provide support to these communities.
In a world inhabited only by children, “The Trolleys” are a gang of six living just outside the city. They need their light jars to survive — but the lights have started fading and no one knows why. Savage Kim and her gang head towards the city and the unknown, following a mysterious song. Will they find more light before their jars go out and they become Dusters? Commissioned in 2015 by the Australian Theatre for Young People, The Trolleys asks the question: “What happens if you inherit a world that isn’t safe?” Written by Sara West.
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.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, armed with a rich Alvin Ailey lineage and a cadre of 18 spectacular dancers, have re-envisioned ballet through technical precision, athletic prowess, and sheer passion. Their blockbuster hit, “STAR DUST: From Bach to David Bowie,” honoring two musical icons, has rocked the dance world and will make your spirits soar.
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. There will be a curator-led tour of “Multitudes: Bart Vargas” as part of Climate Justice Month.
Open House is your opportunity to learn more about App State. Meet faculty and current students, tour campus, and learn more about financial aid, scholarships, the admissions process, and what student life at App State is really like.
The concert launches with “Lift-Off!” by App State’s own Dr. Roger Zare, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Composition & Theory). A celebration of human space exploration, this quick and energetic piece was commissioned by the Sarasota Orchestra Symphony Association when NASA was returning the Space Shuttle to flight in 2005. Also performed will be “Dances in the Canebrakes,” “Memory” and Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 8 in G Major.”
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, join Gadugi Director Dr. Allen Bryant and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians community activists Darius Lambert and Simon Montelongo for a discussion of the effects educational gag orders and the Critical Race Theory panic are having on the ability of history teachers to discuss American Indian history and culture.
On the outskirts of N’djamena in Chad, single mother Amina lives with her teenage daughter Maria. But Amina’s already fragile world collapses when she discovers Maria is pregnant with an unwanted child, in a country where abortion is prohibited by both religion and law.
AppalFRESH, the Appalachian Food Research for Equity Sustainability and Health Collaborative organizes the annual Community FEaST (Food Engagement and Story Telling) event. The event welcomes students, staff, faculty and community members to enjoy a simple, local meal while engaging in conversation about sustainable food issues and stories.
Leigh Ann Henion is the New York Times bestselling author of “Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World.” Her writing has appeared in Smithsonian, Garden & Gun, Men’s Journal, Southern Living, and The Washington Post Magazine, among other publications. She has received a variety of accolades for her work, including multiple Lowell Thomas Awards, and her stories have been noted in “The Best American Essays,” “The Best American Travel Writing,” “The Best American Sports Writing,” and “The Best American Science & Nature Writing.”
Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize for History and MacArthur Genius, is one of the integral voices who helped Juneteenth officially enter our national conversation. Her book about this profound day, “On Juneteenth,” is a powerful, essential work of history that weaves together America’s past with personal memoir; it was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, TIME, and NPR.