Outreach and Community Engagement

Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor in and assistant chair of Appalachian’s Department of Biology, far left, works with biology graduate students Grant Buckner, of Burnsville, center, and Cristina Sanders, of Taylorsville, to collect water samples from Boone Creek. Their water quality studies are among the many campus research and creative endeavors that address issues or concerns within the High Country area, benefitting the region while providing students with skills that are sought after from both employers and

Peterson’s recognizes App State as top-20 school for outdoor enthusiasts
Jun 21, 2019

Whether you’re an aspiring geologist or a mountain biker, a budding archaeologist or a kayaker, Appalachian State University and its Blue Ridge Mountains setting likely offer an adventure — both academic and recreational — for every lover of the great outdoors.

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An excited group of third graders participating in the "Water on the Move" program run towards the Appalachian Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences Geobago for the hands on lab activities. Photo by Marta Toran

Geological and Environmental Sciences K-12 science education strengthened by community partnership
Jun 14, 2019

Vulcan Materials, the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates with a local office in Boone, N.C., has given over $61,000 to the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University, supporting the department in many ways for decades.

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Fig. 1. Land use and land cover types in the Boone Creek watershed. Maps created by Aeon Russo ’19, environmental science and quantitative geoscience double major. Image provided by William Anderson

App State survey: Respondents willing to pay for stormwater management and reduce negative effects from runoff
Jun 13, 2019

Using the Boone Creek watershed that runs through Appalachian State University’s campus as a laboratory, an interdisciplinary research team at Appalachian has been studying impacts from stormwater runoff and how to manage that runoff.

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Photo of the St. Francis’ satyr butterfly. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

For Memorial Day: Poet Joseph Bathanti’s ‘Saint Francis’s Satyr Butterfly’
May 27, 2019

A species of butterfly found only at the Fort Bragg military installation in Fayetteville inspired former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012–14) Joseph Bathanti to craft the poem “Saint Francis’s Satyr Butterfly.”

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Students in Appalachian’s summer 2018 STARTALK Program learn a Chinese fan dance with Rachel Zhao, a teacher at Eastway Elementary School in Durham, far left in foreground, who participated as an instructor in the program. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Appalachian awarded funding for second STARTALK Program — an immersion in Chinese language, culture
May 16, 2019

For the second consecutive year, high school students of the High Country will have the opportunity to embark on a virtual journey to Beijing and learn about Chinese language and culture through Appalachian State University’s 

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A Celebration of Irish/American Poets flyer photo

"A Celebration of American/Irish Poets" - Poetry Reading
Apr 18, 2019

Thursday, April 25
5 - 6 p.m.
Attic Window Room - 137C, Plemmons Student Union

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The biannual New River Symposium
Apr 9, 2019

The New River Symposium is set for Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th of this week. There are over 40 presentations, a poster session, and breakout groups.

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“Artists like Moisés Kaufman help us see the world from new perspectives that can help us respond to our world and the big problems we face with creativity and compassion.”  Dr. Martha McCaughey, professor and Common Reading Program director. Photo submitted

Reading and book signing with ‘The Laramie Project’ author Moisés Kaufman
Apr 1, 2019

Part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, Appalachian State University’s 2018 Common Reading Program author, Moisés Kaufman, will read from and sign copies of his play “The Laramie Project,” as well as give a public address titled “Theater in 2018

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