Outreach & Community Engagement

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, associate vice chancellor of international education and development; director of international research and development; and professor of public administration. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State’s Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa selected as founding member of the American Academy of International Education
Jan 12, 2021

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, associate vice chancellor of international education and development, director of int...

A bat displaying signs of white-nose syndrome — a fungal disease that, according to the National Park Service (NPS), has killed millions of U.S. bats since its discovery in 2006. Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian State University’s liaison to NPS, recently conducted studies of bats along North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway as part of an NPS grant-funded project — data from which will help expand NPS knowledge of the parkway’s rare and WNS-affected bat populations. NPS image

App State funded to study rare bats along Blue Ridge Parkway area, investigate disease
Jan 8, 2021

With grant-funded assistance from Appalachian State University, the National Park Service (NPS) is expanding its knowledge of rare bat speci...

Appalachian State University senior Lauren Moody, of Marietta, Georgia, is the recipient of a 2020 Community Impact Student Award from North Carolina Campus Compact. Moody is pursuing an individual designed interdisciplinary studies major at App State, with a concentration in community development. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Community Impact Student Award North Carolina Campus Compact
Dec 18, 2020

Appalachian State University senior Lauren Moody, of Marietta, Georgia, has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service — she is the reci...

Logo for the National Park Service.

Two Paid Internships with the National Park Service
Dec 15, 2020

National Park Service, Kings Mountain National Military Park, South CarolinaTwo paid Internships - applications openPosition Description: Digital Medi...

Jules Bott, executive chef in Appalachian State University’s Campus Dining, preps food for one of the meals offered through App State’s Meals for Mountaineers program. The meals will be available for pickup on weekdays by students, faculty and staff Dec. 11–Jan. 14, 2021. Photo by Rachel Butts

Free meals for App State faculty, students and staff in need over extended winter break
Dec 1, 2020

A longer-than-usual winter break during the pandemic and an outpouring of support from the university and community have spurred Campus Dining&nb...

Appalachian State University Wellness Ambassadors Melina Tirrell (sophomore social work major from Pineville), center, and Jessica Phillips (sophomore finance and banking major from Charlotte), far right, hand out face coverings and coupons for good behavior to their peers. Each student, faculty and staff member were provided with three face coverings at the beginning of the fall semester. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State students use peer-to-peer efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19
Nov 13, 2020

Appalachian State University students are emphasizing healthy behaviors to their peers through a number of student-led initiatives to help limit the s...

The AppalFRESH Collaborative hosts Community FEaST (Food Engagement and StoryTelling) virtual this year. Flyer with details about the event.

Join Community FEaST Virtually: BYOP (Bring your own potato)
Oct 29, 2020

The AppalFRESH (Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability and Health) Collaborative is keeping the Appalachian fall tradition of Commu...

Appalachian State University campus

App State vs. COVID
Oct 8, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has disrupted all our lives in profound ways. Therefore, coming back to campus here at Appalachian State represents risks to studen...

Appalachian State University alumna Hannah Griffin ’15, who is now an 11th grade earth and environmental science teacher at Piedmont High School in Monroe. Photo submitted

App State alumna teaches next generation of students how to learn through inquiry
Oct 7, 2020

At Piedmont High School in Monroe, Appalachian State University alumna Hannah Griffin ’15 (née Godwin) makes earth and environmental science a hand...

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 ...