Outreach and Community Engagement

“Artists like Moisés Kaufman help us see the world from new perspectives that can help us respond to our world and the big problems we face with creativity and compassion.”  Dr. Martha McCaughey, professor and Common Reading Program director. Photo submitted

Reading and book signing with ‘The Laramie Project’ author Moisés Kaufman
Apr 1, 2019

Part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, Appalachian State University’s 2018 Common Reading Program author, Moisés Kaufman, will...

Dr. Carla Norwood and Dr. Gabriel Cumming, – co-founders and directors of Working Landscapes, a grassroots nonprofit organization based in Carla's homeplace of Warren County, N.C. Photos Submitted.

Building a regional food system from the ground up: lessons from northeastern North Carolina
Mar 29, 2019

Monday, April 1, 20195-6 p.m.Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114Dr. Carla Norwood and Dr. Gabriel Cumming, – co-founders and directors of...

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Appalachian participation in {Re}HAPPENING 2019: “Returning to Lake Eden”
Mar 28, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 20193 - 10 p.m.Camp Rockmount in Black Mountain, N.C.About this EventThe {Re}HAPPENING is a one-day event at the historic campus o...

Dr. Ozzie Ostwalt, Professor of Philosophy and Religion on the set of his AppTV program, “Religion in Life

AppTV show “Religion in Life” wins prestigious Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Award
Mar 14, 2019

“Religion in Life,” a television show hosted by Dr. Ozzie Ostwalt, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University, has ...

LtoR, TtoB – Keynote Speakers: Historian Jon Mathieu, Switzerland; Dr. Dawn Hollis, Scotland and Geographer Gilles Rudaz, Switzerland. Alton C. Byers, Colorado and additional International participants Christian Quendler, Austria; Siân Williams, Wales and Frédérique Spill, France. And the regional Cole Mountain Cloggers. Photos submitted.

A Global study of Mountains at Appalachian: an International Mountain Studies Symposium
Mar 5, 2019

Appalachian State University will host an evening lecture and a one day symposium on comparative mountain studies between the Appalachian Mountains an...

A northern long-eared bat with visible symptoms of white-nose syndrome. Flickr/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters image

NPS funds Appalachian survey of WNS-affected bats in Blue Ridge Parkway area
Mar 4, 2019

Lurking among the many bat species that make the Blue Ridge Parkway area their home — the eastern red bat, the big brown bat and the silver-haired b...

Pictured left to right: Mark Noble, Vice President of Development, ECRS; Dr. Randy Edwards, Vice Chancellor of University Advancement, ASU; Dr. Neva J. Specht, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, ASU; Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, Chair of Computer Science, ASU and Pete Catoe, Founder, CEO and President, ECRS. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Local business ECRS establishes new scholarship program for Computer Science students
Feb 21, 2019

ECR Software Corporation (ECRS), a locally owned business in Boone, N.C. has announced the establishment of a Computer Science High Achievers Scholars...

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The Appalachian SumoBot Competition
Feb 13, 2019

The Appalachian SumoBot competition is returning this semester. Robotic sumo is a competition where two robots, known as sumo-bots, attempt to push ea...

 International Mountain Studies Symposium Keynote Speakers, left to right: Historian Jon Mathieu, professor emeritus from the University of Lucerne, Switzerland; Dr. Dawn Hollis, Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the School of Classics, at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and Geographer Gilles Rudaz, lecturer and associate researcher in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Photos submitted.

Appalachian announces International Mountain Studies Symposium Keynote Speakers
Feb 8, 2019

Appalachian State University will host three influential, international academics in mountain studies as keynote speakers: Historian Jon Mathieu, prof...

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Watauga County Schools funds continued support of Appalachian ASC Center
Jan 25, 2019

A $30,000 grant awarded to Appalachian State University by Watauga County Schools has ensured students in the school district’s Watauga High School ...