Outreach and Community Engagement

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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.

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Appalachian State University alumna Julianna Roupas ’21, of Charlotte, earned a self-designed B.A. in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in studies of integrative health sciences, as well as a minor in Spanish. She graduated summa cum laude from App State in May. Photo submitted

App State’s Julianna Roupas ’21 designed her own path to medical school
Jul 6, 2021

Julianna Roupas ’21 wrote her own ticket for her journey to medical school with a self-designed major at Appalachian State University.

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F.A.R.M. Cafe and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) logos. Graphics submitted.

Grant writing course assists local organizations
Jun 1, 2021

This past fall semester, a community-engaged grant writing course for English majors assisted Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) and F.A.R.M. Cafe in seeking funding to further each organization’s mission. Dr.

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Dr. Louis B. Gallien Jr., professor in the university’s Department of Leadership and Educational Studies and Honors College. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State joins Universities Studying Slavery consortium, continues its work to foster diversity and inclusion
May 27, 2021

Appalachian State University is among more than 70 higher education institutions across the nation and world that have joined the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) consortium to foster greater diversity and inclusion within their campus and local communities.

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Appalachian State University student Tatum Schwartz, a junior from Chapel Hill majoring in sociology with a concentration in families and intimate relationships. Photo submitted

Service-learning and undergrad research make the grade for student Tatum Schwartz
May 25, 2021

When Tatum Schwartz arrived at Appalachian State University she did not anticipate launching a clothing drive for migrant families or assisting in a research study on the lingering impacts of a global pandemic — two of her most meaningful experiences as a sociology major, she said.

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STARTALK — a project funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center — to host the Chinese immersion program (virtually this year) by Appalachian State University from July 12 - July 30, 2021. Graphic for STARTALK.

STARTALK — an immersion in Chinese language and culture for high school students
May 18, 2021

High school students have the opportunity to embark on a virtual journey to Beijing and learn about Chinese language and culture through Appalachian State University’s STARTALK Program.

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Top to Bottom: Nathan Minton graduated in December 2020 with a B.S. in history, social studies education. He completed his student teaching with Terry Henthorne at Hibriten High School in Caldwell County. Carman Crook is graduating with a B.S. in mathematics secondary education. She did her student teaching with Jessica Rowe at Wilkes Central High School in Wilkes County. Photos submitted.

Two CAS Student Teacher of the Year finalists: Nathan Minton and Carman Crook
May 10, 2021

Nathan Minton, originally from Granite Falls, North Carolina, chose App State because, to him, it felt like home.

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