Outreach and Community Engagement

Olivia Martin

One student’s role in challenging stereotypes of Appalachia in the media
Oct 5, 2020

This May, Olivia Martin ’20, graduated from Appalachian State University. Since graduating, she has become involved with 100 Days in Appalachia, an ...

Graphic for CAS Fall Zoomers

CAS continues Zoomer Series for Alumni Engagement
Sep 21, 2020

Over the summer and in the midst of a global pandemic, the College of Arts and Sciences started a virtual zoom series to engage with Appalachian alumn...

Dr. Felicia Arriaga, assistant professor, Department of Sociology. Photo by University Communications.

Dr. Felicia Arriaga publishes timely article on social issues during COVID-19
Sep 14, 2020

So far, 2020 has seen the emergence and strengthening of various social movements. More than ever, there are discussions of what our society can impro...

Clinton Freeman ’11, B.S. in Computer Science and member of Valve Corporation. Photo Submitted.

App State S-STEM alumnus gives back to support future scholars
Sep 3, 2020

Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science recognizes Clinton Freeman ’11 and his company of employment, Valve Corporation, for...

Olivia Bargoil, a junior industrial design major from Clayton, jogs along Rivers Street, which bisects Appalachian State University’s campus in Boone. Outdoor exercise, such as jogging, allows individuals to both enjoy the High Country’s many recreation opportunities and remain active during COVID-19, according to Appalachian faculty experts and University Recreation staff. Face coverings are not required while outside as long as the appropriate 6 feet of physical distance can be maintained. Photo by Chase

It’s Boone, it’s beautiful — get outside and get going
Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian’s liaison to the National Park Service, suggests exploring some of the area’s parks and trails less traveled.“I...

Archie, complete, at home and installed in the Fred Webb Jr. Outdoor Geology Laboratory - Interactive Rock Garden outside of Rankin Science. Photo by Dr. Lauren Waterworth

There is a prehistoric reptile waiting for students’ return to Appalachian’s campus
Aug 14, 2020

Appalachian State University faculty members, Dr. Andrew Heckert, Dr. Lauren Waterworth and Travis Donovan have collaborated with geology and art stud...

Hands-on learning in the High Country

Hands-on learning in the High Country
Jul 28, 2020

Appalachian State University students and alumni often refer to the university as their “home on the mountain.” The use of this physical reference...

Dr. Thomas Whyte publishes new book on Boone's history before 1769

Dr. Thomas Whyte publishes new book on Boone's history before 1769
Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Thomas Whyte, Professor of Anthropology, has just published a new book on the history of Boone and Northwestern North Carolina, Boone Before ...

N.C. COVID-19 Student Response Corps offers alumni and students opportunities for partnership

N.C. COVID-19 Student Response Corps offers alumni and students opportunities for partnership
Jul 17, 2020

Students from colleges and universities across North Carolina unexpectedly lost internships due to COVID-19. At the same time, many local government a...

Image of a mason jar with straw and umbrella announcing the College Summer Zoom Series

CAS Launches Summer Zoom Series
Jul 13, 2020

Appalachian State University College of Arts & Sciences is hosting a series of Summer Zoom sessions. We hope to engage with our alumni and friends...