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16th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive

We are currently seeking donors and volunteers for the 16th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive on Tuesday September 20th between 9am-7pm at Holmes Convocation Center. If interested in donating blood you can register to make your appointment! If you are looking to contribute but are unable to donate, consider signing up to volunteer by inputting your name in the second tab of this document.

We have just under a week to recruit donors so please share this drive with others! All donors get a free t-shirt. Thank you for supporting our community and the American Red Cross and Annual Homecoming Blood Drive! Contact for more information.

Sep 21
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APP2K: Homecoming

It’s that time of the year again! At Appalachian, we aim to celebrate Homecoming traditions and instill Mountaineer pride in all members of the Appalachian State community through engagement with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the local Boone community. Homecoming provides an opportunity to reflect and appreciate our institution's history and traditions, recognize and celebrate our achievements, reconnect with friends and alumni, and promote the Mountaineer spirit.

The 2022 Homecoming theme is "App2K'' and encourages clubs to incorporate all things Y2K into their homecoming competitions. Homecoming events are open to all members of our community and we hope that you will join us for all the fun!

Homecoming week is October 24-29! The events are as follows:

  • Sept 20 - Homecoming Blood Drive
  • Oct 24 - Homecoming Kick-off & NEERly Naked Mile
  • Oct 25 - App2K Arcade
  • Oct 26 - App2K Club Night
  • Oct 27 - LipSync Competition
  • Oct 28 - Parade, Kazoo Band, and Apptoberfest
  • Oct 29 - Homecoming Football Game at 3:30pm, Homecoming Court on-field presentation, NPHC Step Show

The Homecoming website will be updated soon with ALL the details. Happy Homecoming!

Do you want to get involved with Homecoming 2022?

Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS) and Campus Activities oversee student Homecoming events and are seeking faculty, staff, and graduate assistants to serve as judges for student organization competitions! All judges will receive a FREE Homecoming shirt as a thank you for supporting Homecoming efforts. If you are interested, please complete this Engage form by 5:00 pm Friday, September 23, and let us know which competitions you are interested in judging.  

Sep 19
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Appalachian Interchange Retreat

The Offices of Community-Engaged Leadership and Intercultural Student Affairs are excited to announce the Appalachian Interchange Retreat: an immersive 3 day off-campus event that blends content education about structural inequality, small group dialogue, relationship building activities, and action planning to create an empowering educational experience for students.

Staff moderators from many areas across the division have been training all summer to deliver this great experience for our students. Thank you to this year's moderators who represent University Housing, UREC, the Counseling Center, Career Development, Campus Activities, CEL, & ISA.

The Appalachian Interchange Retreat provides opportunities for students to:

  • Build meaningful relationships across lines of difference
  • Develop skills for engaging in dialogue with diverse groups of peers about difficult topics
  • Learn, and gain practice applying, the Sustained Dialogue® process, a five-stage dialogue to action process that can be used to help improve group and community relationships, resolve intergroup conflicts, and design meaningful community change
  • Increase their knowledge of systems of oppression operating in the US and develop strategies to address those systems of oppression
  • Increase their individual and collective capacity for action on complex public problems facing our campus and community

This year the Appalachian Interchange Retreat will take place Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2 at the Blowing Rock Conference Center. Transportation, lodging, a retreat t-shirt, and meals will all be provided at no cost!

Student who wish to apply should fill out the Appalachian Interchange Application form!

Reach out to the retreat organizers, Cori Ferguson ( or Summer Wisdom ( in the Office of Community-Engaged Leadership with any questions.

Sep 19
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Getting to Know More Student Affairs Staff and Students

Welcome Jordan Perry!

Jordan Perry (they/them or she/her pronouns) is thrilled to be part of the Wellness and Prevention Services team at Appalachian State University. They were born and raised about an hour east of Boone in Iredell County, got their bachelor's degree from UNC Asheville, and their master's degree from UNC Chapel Hill. Jordan is working on their doctorate in Educational Leadership at Appalachian State University.

They have worked in public health for 16 years, including 12 years in higher education up and down the East Coast. Nationally, Jordan works with the American College Health Association on the Healthy Campus Leadership Team. They are engaged in queer activism, play roller derby, and enjoy trying new recipes and learning about plants.

Christian Martin You Make Us Proud!

"Born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Christian Martin (He/Him) is a senior Middle Grades Education major with a double concentration in Social Studies and English language arts. As a current student at App State, Christian has been involved with many organizations including Student Government Association, Gospel Choir, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and Student Orientation (SOUL). Christian has a strong passion for diversity and inclusion, and serves as the Student Coordinator for the Multicultural Center and also works as a student intern for Chief Diversity Officer, Jamie Parson. During his free time, Christian enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, trying new restaurants, and reading." 


Sep 19
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Rm. 109, B.B. Dougherty
P.O. Box 32117
438 Academy Street
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: (828) 262-2615

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