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For details about Student Affairs operations, see the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated August 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Student Affairs August Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Ted Lejeune, Jr. on being our August Employee of the Month.  Ted currently serves as the Project Manager for our Division. He has been overseeing our P3 projects to name a few!  

The nominator wrote, "The opening of Thunder Hill and Raven Rocks Halls on time was not an option. With over 900 beds they had to be open for August opening and the new students. Ted has done an outstanding job making a very complicated process and making it a task we can handle. Whether it was finding a way to get hot water to the showers, putting screens of the windows, gathering the trades people to make sure rooms were clean, painted, the air conditioning worked, the furniture was in the correct places, the tours happened, parking was addressed, and having 24/7 coverage for surprises were all part of Ted's role. He has done a FANTASTIC job of taking these halls and working to make them homes. This task was not an easy one, but we are grateful for Ted's efforts."

Thank you as you continue to recognize a Student Affairs employee (s) for their exemplary service and commitment to Appalachian State University's students and campus community. This also gives us the opportunity to acknowledge our employees' commitment to our tagline, Care. Engage. Transform.

Please take a few minutes to nominate someone in your area that you feel meets the criteria detailed on the nomination form here.  Please note that nominated employees should be nominated based on performance during the month of May, not overall performance all year.  Outstanding employees of the year will be recognized at a different time. The nomination deadline for September Employee of the Month is Friday, October 2nd by 5:00pm.

Ted, we appreciate you and all that you do for our Division and campus community!  Congratulations on being our August Employee of the Month!

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Student Affairs Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Grant Proposal

The Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee is now accepting fiscal year 2020-21 grant proposals. The grants should be for a program/project/resource etc. which will support the diversity and or inclusion efforts in the campus community and/or student experience. Please complete the Grant Proposal Form for your request to be considered.

The reviewing of applications will be on a revolving basis which has already started.  Deadline for ALL grants are Friday, September 25th.

Please note the following items when completing the Grant Proposal Form:

  • The proposal must be for a student affairs campus-based entity recognized by ASU. The maximum amount to be funded cannot exceed $5000.00.
  • The proposal is not one that is already a function of another ASU department. The proposal should not include requests to cover departmental operating expenses. Operating expenses are part of your internal budget for everyday functions of your department.
  • Funding requests must follow the University’s spending guidelines and policies. Awarded funds must be spent by June 30, 2021. The grant is not automatically renewed each year (one-time award). The Division of Student Affairs must be recognized on any printed material or within program content if grant is received.
  • Grant Recipients must provide a 1-2 page summary report of program impact/outcomes to the Student Affairs Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Committee.
    • Report template will be distributed to all grant recipients

Please direct any questions to Traci Royster or Jeff Cathey.

SA Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Grant Proposals

Aug 28
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University Housing Room Change Process Update

Students may request a room change starting Monday, August 31. A link to the Room Change Request form can be found on students’ University Housing Portal. This link will close on October 31; after this date, students can request a Pre-Spring Room Change. Room change requests are not guaranteed due to availability.

Per the Residence Hall License Contract, "Students without roommates may be required to move in together (consolidate). University Housing maintains the right to assign, re-assign and/or adjust the occupancy of rooms at any time for any reason related to institutional interests, in the University’s sole discretion. If at any time a vacancy exists in the room in which the Student is assigned, the room must be ready for occupancy by another student at all times.

Should a student not have a roommate at this time, they may receive one in the room change process. If a student does not wish to have a roommate at this time, they may request a private room buyout for an additional cost. If a student does not wish to have a roommate due to a medical need, they will need to work through the Office of Disability Resources for accommodations.

Aug 27
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Voter Engagement Initiatives

Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT) has been charged with spearheading the University’s effort related to election engagement initiatives on campus. While this has been the case for some years now, ACT has new found capacity to engage in these efforts, largely due to the impacts of COVID-19 on ACT’s traditional programming. ACT is choosing to view the challenges of a global pandemic on in-person community engagement efforts as a unique opportunity to pursue voter engagement initiatives. This shift aligns with the direction in which university community and civic engagement efforts are moving nationwide.

ACT serves as a non-partisan resource for students at Appalachian State University and the voters of Watauga County. Through upcoming education, events, and use of the AppVotes website, students will have access to the necessary resources to register to vote, create a voting plan, and learn about what is on the ballot in upcoming elections. Our vision is to implement voter registration and education activities and increase student participation in local, state, and national voting and election initiatives this year and in future elections.

ACT’s election engagement efforts this fall will take place through a 3 tiered approach:

  • September: Voter Registration & Census Participation
  • October: Voter Education (how/where/when to vote & ballot information)
  • Mid-October - November 3: Voter Mobilization

If you receive or have inquiries about voting, please send them to ACT and/or refer students to vote.appstate.edu for all voting questions and needs. If you and/or your students are interested in pursuing election engagement efforts, please work with ACT to streamline efforts; ACT has access to so many resources and organizations doing this work and can help to save time and energy by not recreating the wheel. ACT’s goal is to connect all of the election engagement work happening on campus in order to maximize our output and most effectively support our students in their voting practices and habits.

Notable items that have already been accomplished this academic year:

  • Macki Snyder was named as an Election Engagement Sustainability Fellow through the North Carolina Campus Compact
  • Two undergraduate students, Tori Joy and Grace Powers, have been selected and funded to serve as CEEP Fellows for the Fall 2020 semester
  • Voter engagement was incorporated into the Trailhead curriculum; all first year students who attended Trailhead watched this amazing custom video on how to vote as a college student and were provided supplemental materials to reference regarding voter registration, education, and mobilization.
  • All ACT student employees have received formal training on how to register folks to vote
  • The AppVotes website has received a complete overhaul, making it more relevant to students and much easier to navigate
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