One-third of Appalachian’s undergraduate students transfer from another institution. In honor of National Transfer Student Week Oct. 15–19, Appalachian celebrates this growing, successful group of students.
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.
During its October meeting, the UNC Board of Governors approved five improvement and development projects at Appalachian, including the Kidd Brewer Stadium north end zone facility, the renovation or replacement of seven residence halls and more.
Sustainability efforts in place on Appalachian’s campus — from a zero waste commitment to biodegradable straws — have earned the university top rankings in AASHE’s 2018 Sustainable Campus Index and SIERRA magazine’s 2018 index of “Cool Schools.”
In honor of their 50th anniversaries, Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts and Reich College of Education will collect donated goods for the university’s food pantry and free store.
Presentations include “Elder Care Journey: A View From the Front Lines,” “Using Influential Relationships and Architecture to Heal a Community,” “Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories,” “Why Story-telling is the Heart of Great Healthcare” and “Stories from the Caring Professions at Appalachian.” Co-sponsored by the Humanities Council, the Beaver College of Health Sciences and the Honors College.
Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.
Get to peek into the archives on the 4th floor of Belk Library! Visual materials from Special Collections will depict river baptisms; floods; summer and winter recreational water activities; mountain streams and rivers; how we have tamed and benefited from the water; and much more. Come step into the past! All are welcome.
In conjunction with the international exhibition, Art from Down Under: Australia to New Zealand, Dr. Vincent Alessi, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Creative Arts and English at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and Julie Humby, Artist, Art Curator and Assistant Librarian at Ara Institute, Christchurch, New Zealand will discuss contemporary practices in their respective countries.
AstroTurf, orange slices, acceptance and anxiety. Sarah DeLappe's Pulitzer Prize nominated play offers a glimpse into the complex inner lives of nine teenage girls on an elite girls' soccer team. Each has a unique story, but they share a common history. Will their community hold through crisis?
The Spooky Duke is a USA Track & Field (USATF) certified 5k and 10k race, and includes a free costume march for children, adults and dogs. Costumes are encouraged for everyone! The event benefits Parent to Parent Family Support Network™-High Country.
“Hillbilly” is a timely and urgent exploration of how we see and think about poverty, southern and rural identity in contemporary America. Filmmaker Ashley York will present the film she co-directed with Sally Rubin as part of the opening night of the Boone Film Festival. This screening is a special opening night event for the festival and is free and open to the public.
Dr. Joby Bell and the students in his organ studio at Appalachian State University will present their annual “Halloween Monster Concert.” Admission is free and open to all. Audience members of all ages are encouraged to show up in costumes. They should also be ready to hear spooky organ music, sing “pumpkin” carols and endure corny jokes.
Over 50 years ago, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins and their tumultuous love affair was immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. These music icons will pull from their rich catalogs and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the 1960s folk and Laurel Canyon scenes they helped build.
Toi Derricotte is well known for her books of poetry and the power behind her writing. Her books of poetry are “The Undertaker’s Daughter” (2011), “Tender” (1997), which won the 1998 Paterson Poetry Prize, “Captivity” (1989), “Natural Birth” (1983), and “The Empress of the Death House” (1978). Derricotte’s “The Black Notebooks” is a literary memoir that won the 1998 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-Fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.