Outreach and Community Engagement

A research team at App State has received nearly $1.1 million in grant funding through the University of North Carolina System’s Research Opportunities Initiative to conduct a three-year honeybee research program aimed at addressing honeybee decline in the U.S. Photo by Todd Bush, courtesy of Hive Tracks

App State researchers working to save honeybees with informatics
Nov 30, 2021

Hardworking honeybee populations — responsible for a third of the food on Americans’ plates — are on the decline in the U.S., meaning food shortages and higher prices at grocery stores could become the future norm.

College News, Outreach and Community Engagement, Faculty and Staff, Grants and Research
The Department of Rural Resilience and Innovation (RRI) in partnership with Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) has awarded seed grants to five collaborative research projects.

Rural Resilience and Innovation Inaugural Seed Grants
Nov 3, 2021

The Department of Rural Resilience and Innovation (RRI) in partnership with Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) has awarded seed grants to five collaborative research projects.

College News, Faculty and Staff, Grants and Research, Outreach and Community Engagement, Sustainability
Appalachian State University is located in the Blue Ridge, part of the Appalachian Mountains that extend from Georgia to Pennsylvania. Photo by Marie Freeman

Learning in the High Country — beyond the classroom
Oct 14, 2021

Appalachian State University students and alumni often refer to the university as their “home on the mountain.” The use of this physical reference point for Appalachian reflects the interconnectedness of the university and its location in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

College News, Outreach and Community Engagement, Faculty and Staff, Students
As a client services advocate at OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) in Boone, Appalachian State University alumna Carter Blue ’20 said she enjoys the variety in her job, which includes engaging in crisis support services with clients, serving at the OASIS housing shelter, acting as a medical advocate for sexual assault victims and connecting people to other agencies and resources. Photo submitted

App State alumna Carter Blue ’20 — a champion for survivors of violence
Sep 21, 2021

As a senior at Appalachian State University, Carter Blue ’20 delved into intimate partner violence in her senior thesis.

College News, Outreach and Community Engagement, Alumni
Rhiannon Reed-Kelly ’20, who lives in Dublin, Ireland, graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in community and regional planning, a B.S. in geography with a certificate in geographic information systems and a minor in sustainable development. She is pictured in the Dublin Mountains. Photo submitted

Mountaineer alumna Rhiannon Reed-Kelly ’20 has her eye on international urban design
Sep 9, 2021

Rhiannon Reed-Kelly ’20 dreams of designing a world of happy, healthy cities — inspired by a book she read as a geography student at Appalachian State University.

College News, Alumni, Outreach and Community Engagement
A collaborative partnership between Appalachian State University and Moses H. Cone Memorial Park has existed for more than a century and is one example of the interconnectedness of the High Country community with the Appalachian Experience. Illustrated is Flat Top Manor, part of the park’s 3,500-acre estate located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock. Illustration by Jim Fleri

App State and Cone Estate connection spans 100-plus years, yields academic and engagement opportunities
Aug 12, 2021

Appalachian State University’s location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina opens avenues of academic and civic engagement particular to the area.

College News, Outreach and Community Engagement, Arts & Cultural, Faculty and Staff