Appalachian Sate is no different from any other school, in that there are important collegiate rituals and traditions. Homecoming may be at the pinnacle of those traditions (aside from the graduation ceremony).
The history of Appalachian's homecoming celebrations has gone back to the origins of the school, but the modern version of Homecomig began in 1996 when Chancellor Borkowski appointed a campus wide committee to bring unity and coordination to the multiple events sponsored every year by various campus organizations. Today's Homecoming activities and events consist of a banner contest, a parade, the annual Blood Drive, and the half-time crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.
The Fall 2015 College of Arts and Sciences Open House will be included in those festivities this year. This will be a chance for prospective students and family members to meet faculty, staff, and current students in our departments, to see Appalachian in her finest gold and black, and get to know your future college campus.
Highlights of the open house:
- Have you ever seen a rock from Mars? We have one! The Department of Geology will open the McKinney Geology Teaching Museum starting at 1:30pm; staffed with students who will tell you more about the specimens you see, as well as interesting facts about the Geology program at Appalachian. Visit us at Rankin South, Room 108 which is at the lobby coming into the building.
- The Department of Geography and Planning will open the Visualization Lab, a mapping lab, with state of the art technology that can be demonstrated by our students. Find them at work in Room 274 of Rankin.
- Visit the Astronomy Department from 1:30-2:30pm, where several telescopes will be set up in front of Rankin South for observations of the Sun (weather permitting, of course).
- The Department of Biology has several labs that will be open showing the research that faculty and students are conducting. Please visit Biology on the second floor of Rankin South to see how our students are learning with hands-on study and research in biology.
All demonstrations will be in Rankin South near the entrance between the old gym and Anne Belk Hall on Friday, October 2nd, between 1PM and 5PM.