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Spring 2022 In-Person Opportunities

Here in the Division of Student Affairs we offer opportunities for professional/personal development for our staff and graduate students. We are focusing on three themes:

  • Taste of Dialogue: This coming spring will feature a series of "Taste of Dialogue" events, 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. We hope to see you all there. 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.
  • Technology Workshops: These workshops range from training on our Canopy CMS to social media. They will increase your knowledge around differnt components of technology. Electronic Student Services (ESS) will be presenting/facilitating these sessions. ESS is comprised of a team of web experts that provide a variety of services for offices within our Division.
  • Staff Wellbeing: These opportunities help to develop space for staff to engage in wellness opportunities that can help with relationship/community building in the Division. They also create a series of social and team-building opportunities during and after work hours for SA staff to gather. Staff Wellbeing will also include topics that will increase the knowledge of certain topics related to higher education and Appalachian State University.

We encourage you to take advantage of these workshops and discussions. Rooms and times (if not listed) will be updated. Also, this page will be updated on a regular basis to add additonal experiences. Below you will find the Spring 2022 schedule. Mark your calendars NOW!

Spring 2022 In-Person Schedule

Date Text/Topic Location Time Presenters
Wednesday, January 19th SA New Staff Connections (Orientation)-POSTPONED 122 Roan Mtn Room, PSU 10am-1pm Student Affairs Leadership
Tuesday, January 25th ESS Technology Workshop: Canopy Website Intro 169 Three Top Mountain, PSU 2-3pm Dana Braswell & Matt McNaney
Wednesday, January 26th Staff Wellbeing: Student Affairs at Women's BB Holmes Convocation Center 12-2pm RSVP
Friday, January 28th Taste of Dialogue: Mental Health 420 Parkway Ballroom, PSU 11:30am-1pm ALL
Wednesday, February 2nd Staff Wellbeing: Active Shooter Training 169 Three Top Mountain, PSU 10-11:30am Captain KC Mitchell & Master Officer Tina Dunn
Tuesday, February 22nd ESS Technology Workshop: Getting More Familiar w/ Google (email, drive, etc) 169 Three Top Mountain, PSU 2-3pm Cydney Caldwell & James Ward
Wednesday, February 23rd Taste of Dialogue: Able-ism 420 Parkway Ballroom, PSU 11:30am-1pm ALL
Wednesday, March 2nd

Hosted by Paperclip Communications, our expert presenters will highlight the experiences of Black men navigating mental health on college campuses. 

122 Roan Mtn., PSU 2-3:30pm Robert Brown and Dr. Bill Johnson, II
Friday, March 18th Staff Wellbeing: Battling Burnout: Fighting Workplace Fatigue 137A Grandfather Mtn. Ballroom 9-10am  
Wednesday, March 23rd Taste of Dialogue: Political Polarization 201AB Blue Ridge Ballroom, PSU 11:30am-1pm ALL
Tuesday, March 29th App State Baseball vs UNC-Asheville in Hickory L.P. Frans Stadium 6:00pm  
Wednesday, March 30th ESS Technology Workshop: Everything you Need to Know about Images-Choosing, Editing and Copyright 169 Three Top Mountain, PSU 10-11am Brian Brown & Matt McNaney
Tuesday, April 12th Shared Reading Discussion with Lamont Sellers and Guests 201A Price Lake, PSU 4-5:30pm Lamont Sellers and Guests
Tuesday, April 12th Student Affairs Night at App State Baseball Smith Baseball Stadium 6:00pm ALL
Wednesday, April 13th Black & Gold Leadership Awards North End Zone's Grandview Ballroom @ KB Stadium 6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm) Please RSVP to your Punchbowl invitation.
Monday, April 18th Transgender Workshop.  RSVP HERE. 155 Tater Hill, PSU 10:30am-12pm Cody Henderson 
Thursday, April 21st ESS Technology Workshop: Copyright and Image Editing. CANCELLED 169 Three Top Mountain, PSU 11am-12pm Brian Brown & Frankie Gouge
Friday, April 22nd App State Softball vs University of Louisiana-Lafayette Sywassink/Lloyd Stadium 5:00pm ALL
Saturday, April 23rd Student Memorial Program-POSTPONED Lobby of BB Dougherty Administration Building 11:00am Office of the Dean of Students
Wednesday, May 4th Staff Wellbeing: Environmental Health and Safety -POSTPONED 169 Three Top Mountain, PSU


Jason Marshburn
Friday, May 20th Student Affairs End of Year Gathering, RSVP HERE. State Farm Fields 4-6pm ALL