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.
Prof. James Waller—a widely-acclaimed expert in the field of genocide studies and prevention, who researches, teaches and consults for memorials, research centers, colleges and governments around the world—will offer an equally intriguing and disturbing psychological view of how (almost) anyone can participate in genocidal crimes. The event also commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army on Jan. 27, 1945. Presented online via Zoom.
As part of BLM at School Week, please join students, faculty, staff and community members from the Walker College of Business and the Reich College of Education for a virtual Courageous Conversation. Registration is required.
Anna Deavere Smith, the award-winning playwright, actor and professor, brings various perspectives to the virtual stage for her storytelling presentation. While doing research for her play “Let Me Down Easy,” she interviewed people in the US and abroad who demonstrated grace in the face of dramatic challenges. The speech celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, the power of empathy, the strength of imagination, and hope.
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invite the public to a midday research colloquium by Prof. Omer Bartov (Brown University). Born in Israel, trained in the UK and now based in the U.S., Bartov is one of the most influential and prolific scholars in the field of Holocaust studies. The research colloquium will discuss various parts of his complex oeuvre. Presented online via Zoom.
The Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures invite the public to an evening lecture by Prof. Omer Bartov (Brown University). Born in Israel, trained in the UK and now based in the U.S., Bartov is one of the most influential and prolific scholars in the field of Holocaust studies. The lecture is also DLLC's 3rd Annual International Speaker Series. Presented online via Zoom.
The Creative Justice Institute and Climate Stories Collaborative are thrilled to bring an inspiring voice to our campus this spring—Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a leading voice in the climate conversation and co-editor of the new anthology All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, a powerful collection of writings by women spanning backgrounds, approaches, and generations at the forefront of the climate movement.
Appalachian State University is hosting Fulbright Week 2021, an annual event organized and supported by multiple partners across campus, including administrative offices and faculty. A plethora of virtual 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.
A documentary film followed by Q&A with filmmaker / producer Ms. Bette Lou Higgins. Grandma Emma Gatewood was the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 1955 at the age of 67 after raising 11 children and surviving domestic abuse. Before she died in 1973 she had hiked the AT several times.
A Black playwright tries to wrangle a story from her two reluctant white characters and distrust abounds. Stereotypes, prejudice, and perceptions of race and gender are at the forefront of this play about the process of creating a play. Originally commissioned by Mad Dog Theater Company in NYC, App State has the privilege of being amongst the first to produce this as yet unpublished play by groundbreaking playwright Chisa Hutchinson. A virtual event.
This virtual best-of showcase from App State’s Department of Theatre and Dance features works from faculty choreographers, including Laurie Atkins, Emily Daughtridge, Regina Gulick, Cara Hagan, Ray Miller, Brad Parquette and Sherone Price. All curated works were produced between 2006-2019 and highlight genres of modern, ballet, tap and African-themed dance.
Join us for an informative day designed for high school students and prospective transfer students. Meet our faculty, tour campus, and learn more about majors and programs, scholarships, financial aid, the admissions process and what it’s like to be a member of the Appalachian Community.