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Winter Club Expo Registration Reminder

Winter Club Expo is a campus-wide event where student clubs & organizations, Offices & Departments, and CEL non-profits come together to take over the Plemmons Student Union to showcase the various ways students can get involved at Appalachian State and within the Boone community. So mark your calendars for January 24th, 11am-2pm in the Plemmons Student Union. We encourage your offices and student organizations to come and visit Winter Club Expo on Tuesday! Please help get the word out to students so that they are aware and can attend as well. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email Jesse Vinson at or call (828) 262-6252.

Jan 19
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College Recovery Community (CRC) Grant

Wellness and Prevention Services is excited to announce they have been awarded a $262,549 grant from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of supporting students who have – or who are at risk for developing- substance use disorders through the development of comprehensive recovery programs. They will be partnering with University Recreation and Campus Activities to provide sober social event opportunities for students in recovery and their allies. In addition, this grant will allow Wellness and Prevention Services to expand their recovery support programs through creation of a recovery lounge, additional ally training opportunities, development of a peer mentoring program, and more. 

If you have any questions about our Collegiate Recovery Programming, or would like to refer a student, please contact Miller Faw at

Jan 19
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15th Annual Fiddler's Convention

It’s almost that time of year again! APPS Appalachian Heritage Council is excited to host the 15th annual Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention this February 4th. Fiddler’s Convention is an annual event where students, staff, faculty, and the community come together to celebrate traditional Appalachian music and heritage through instrument competitions, a Handmade Market, workshops, exhibitions, luthiers gatherings, and so much more.

This year’s Fiddler’s Convention will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the Plemmons Student Union.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jake Tidwell at We can’t wait to see you there!

Jan 19
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Taste of Dialogue

This semester will feature a series of "Taste of Dialogue" events for student affairs professionals and graduate assistants, in partnership with the Office of Community-Engaged Leadership's Sustained Dialogue initiative. These Taste of Dialogue events will begin with a brief educational speaker or video, and then transition to structured small-group dialogue, over provided lunch. Please mark your calendars for these exciting professional development opportunities.

Our first Taste of Dialogue event will be Tuesday, January 31st, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in Parkway Ballroom (PSU420), and the dialogue topic will be Political Correctness and Safe Spaces. We hope to see you all there, and you can RSVP here!

Additionally, we have a few upcoming event you can mark your calendars for:

  • Friday, February 24th, 11:30am - 1:00 pm, Dialogue Topic: Racism (RSVP)
  • Thursday, March 30th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Dialogue Topic: Sexism (RSVP)
  • Thursday, April 13th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Dialogue Topic: Stereotypes (RSVP)

If you have completed Sustained Dialogue moderator training and are interested in serving as a moderator at any of these events, please reach out to Cori Ferguson, Graduate Assistant for Inclusion and Engagement in the Office of Community-Engaged Leadership, at You can also reach out to her with any questions regarding these events! 

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