Outreach and Community Engagement

Photo of the St. Francis’ satyr butterfly. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

For Memorial Day: Poet Joseph Bathanti’s ‘Saint Francis’s Satyr Butterfly’
May 27, 2019

A species of butterfly found only at the Fort Bragg military installation in Fayetteville inspired former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012–14) ...

Students in Appalachian’s summer 2018 STARTALK Program learn a Chinese fan dance with Rachel Zhao, a teacher at Eastway Elementary School in Durham, far left in foreground, who participated as an instructor in the program. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Appalachian awarded funding for second STARTALK Program — an immersion in Chinese language, culture
May 16, 2019

For the second consecutive year, high school students of the High Country will have the opportunity to embark on a virtual journey to Beijing and lear...

A Celebration of Irish/American Poets flyer photo

"A Celebration of American/Irish Poets" - Poetry Reading
Apr 18, 2019

Thursday, April 255 - 6 p.m.Attic Window Room - 137C, Plemmons Student Union“Open-Eyed, Full-Throated: An Anthology of American/Irish Poets” cente...

A fall scene along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Shutterstock/TheBigMK Image

Dr. Mark Spond assesses condition of agricultural parcels along Blue Ridge Parkway using NPS funding
Apr 15, 2019

Thanks to $21,820 in funding from the National Park Service (NPS), Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian State University’s liaison to the NPS, has compl...

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The biannual New River Symposium
Apr 9, 2019

The New River Symposium is set for Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th of this week. There are over 40 presentations, a poster session, and br...

“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...