Outreach and Community Engagement

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 spread of COVID-19 this fall semester.



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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 Community FEaST (Food Engagement and StoryTelling) alive by holding a virtual d

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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 students, faculty, staff and many other groups.

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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 hands-on experience for her students — using methods and techniques she learned in her studies at App State.

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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.

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Graphic for CAS Fall Zoomers

CAS continues Zoomer Series for Alumni Engagement
Sep 21, 2020

Over the summer and in the midst of a global pandemic, the College of Arts and Sciences started a virtual zoom series to engage with Appalachian alumni and friends.

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Dr. Felicia Arriaga, assistant professor, Department of Sociology. Photo by University Communications.

Dr. Felicia Arriaga publishes timely article on social issues during COVID-19
Sep 14, 2020

So far, 2020 has seen the emergence and strengthening of various social movements. More than ever, there are discussions of what our society can improve upon. One of the people taking a closer look at current social issues is Dr. Felicia Arriaga, assistant professor, Department of Sociology.

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Clinton Freeman ’11, B.S. in Computer Science and member of Valve Corporation. Photo Submitted.

App State S-STEM alumnus gives back to support future scholars
Sep 3, 2020

Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science recognizes Clinton Freeman ’11 and his company of employment, Valve Corporation, for the generous donation of $6500 to the departm

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Olivia Bargoil, a junior industrial design major from Clayton, jogs along Rivers Street, which bisects Appalachian State University’s campus in Boone. Outdoor exercise, such as jogging, allows individuals to both enjoy the High Country’s many recreation opportunities and remain active during COVID-19, according to Appalachian faculty experts and University Recreation staff. Face coverings are not required while outside as long as the appropriate 6 feet of physical distance can be maintained. Photo by Chase

It’s Boone, it’s beautiful — get outside and get going
Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian’s liaison to the National Park Service, suggests exploring some of the area’s parks and trails less traveled.

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