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App State higher education professor helps create, co-directs Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges

App State’s Dr. Andrew Koricich is one of four co-founders and co-directors of the Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges — a grant-funded ini...

App State leads nation in certified teachers for 5th consecutive year

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has ranked App State No. 1 in its “Top 50 Alma Maters by Total Number of NBCTs” list for th...

Update regarding free speech and expression on campus

Dear Appalachian Community:As this academic year begins to wind down, I want to provide you with an update regarding free speech and expression on cam...

Interim Provost Heather Norris' report to Faculty Senate

Interim Provost Heather Norris' Faculty Senate Comments  Recognizing that you have a particularly long agenda today, I will keep this brief....

General Education Listening Sessions

sent on behalf of The General Education Listening Task ForceGeneral Education Listening Sessions The General Education Program at Appalachian seeks to...

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Spring 2021 Commencement

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 11:00am to Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 5:00am
Holmes Convocation Center

Note: Times are being updated so click on the link before for up-to-date information.

Commencement signifies one of the most important achievements of our graduates’ lifetime. App State will hold in-person commencement over the course of several days, to allow for the greatest possible participation and maximize health and safety of all participants. Additionally, we will make a virtual conferring of degrees available for those who prefer a virtual option.

Spring 2021 Virtual Open House

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Virtual Event

Join us for an informative day designed for high school students and prospective transfer students. Meet our faculty, tour campus, and learn more about majors and programs, scholarships, financial aid, the admissions process and what it’s like to be a member of the Appalachian Community.

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Earth Day Community Expo

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual Event

Interested in ways to get involved with sustainability and climate justice on campus? Join us on Earth Day for a virtual expo, highlighting the dozens of campus groups involved with sustainability at App State. You can jump from one group's Zoom to the other with all of your questions about how to get involved.

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De-Stress Fest

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sanford Mall

De-Stress Fest is held each semester to help students manage their stress and be successful in the classroom, on campus, off campus and in their own space. Please join the events and learn techniques, strategies and resources that help you de-stress.

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