Outreach and Community Engagement

A hand placing a ballot in a box. Stock image.

Election Security Forum panel discussion: Future security in the N.C. election system
Oct 22, 2019

Friday, Nov. 1, 20193-5 p.m.Gordon Gathering Hall, Reich College of Education Building, 151 College St.This event is co-sponsored by the Dep...

Josh Arford, a senior from Waynesville majoring in mathematics, right, analyzes data with his Faculty Transfer Mentor, Dr. Trina Palmer, a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Faculty mentors help pave the way to success for App State transfer students
Oct 11, 2019

Students who transfer to Appalachian State University find support programs tailored to promote their success — including opportunities to connect w...

Lights illuminate the facade of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country as the sun sets over downtown Boone. App State faculty, staff and students across the university have contributed toward the reopening of the renovated Appalachian Theatre in Boone, which will take place Monday, Oct. 14. Photo by Leslie Rostivo

Behind the scenes: App State faculty, staff and students partner with community in Appalachian Theatre project
Oct 10, 2019

After eight years of planning and construction, the restored and renovated Appalachian Theatre in downtown Boone will open Oct. 14 — and Appalachian...

Caroline Davis ’16 ’19 interned with the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country while completing her Master in Public Administration degree at Appalachian. She now works at Western Youth Network in Boone. Photo submitted

App State alumna’s internship at Appalachian Theatre sets the stage for her career
Oct 9, 2019

Caroline Davis ’16 ’19 spent last summer working as an intern for the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC), setting the stage for h...

Appalachian State University junior Jenny Ly, a computer science major who is originally from Vietnam. She lives in Sherrills Ford. Photo submitted

Success is in her code: App State’s Jenny Ly among up-and-coming women in computer science
Oct 7, 2019

Appalachian State University junior Chau “Jenny” Ly found her passion for programming and science during her first hackathon — a collaborative c...

Appalachian Police Department Capt. K.C. Mitchell, far right in back row, and Detective Tina Dunn, far left in middle row, with the 2019 graduates of the Appalachian Police Academy — part of Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Police Officer Development Program (APDP). Pictured, from front row to back row, left to right, are graduates Anthony Gibbs, of Wake Forest; Connor Malmstrom, of Concord; Brandon Southard, of Kernersville; John Sanders, of Durham; Abigail Rivera, of Durham; Haley Triplette, of

Appalachian Police Academy celebrates second graduating class
Oct 4, 2019

Fifteen recruits graduated from the Appalachian State University Police Academy in August and all passed the examination to become certified North Car...

Appalachian alumna Tasse Little ’86, from Charlotte, is a member of the Appalachian Builds a Home planning committee. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Mountaineer alumna picks up her hammer to help with App Builds a Home
Oct 2, 2019

Tasse Little ’86 combines two of her passions — Appalachian State University and Habitat for Humanity — into her role on the planning team for&n...

Participants last year on Sanford Mall enjoying Community FEaST at Appalachian State. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

Community FEaST 2019: Food Engagement and Storytelling
Sep 23, 2019

AppalFRESH, the Appalachian Food Research for Equity Sustainability and Health Collaborative is hosting the third annual Community FEaST (Food En...

Brock Long ’97 ’99, executive chairman of Hagerty Consulting. Photo Submitted

‘Emergency Management: Successes, Challenges and Community Involvement’ panel discussion with Brock Long, executive chairman of Hagerty Consulting
Sep 19, 2019

Brock Long, former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with several local emergency services management members, wi...

Professor Shea Tuberty, second from left, assists Eli Fried, a student at Chapel Hill High School, with his waders. Andrew Degele, far right, a student at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, and Salil Pai, a student in the Early College at Guilford Community College, observe. Photo by Marie Freeman

High water, higher expectations — a STEM learning experience for all ages at App State
Sep 13, 2019

For three days in mid-July, 15 North Carolina high school rising juniors and seniors enrolled in the North Carolina School of Math and Sciences’&nbs...