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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.

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More Professional Development Opportunities

At the beginning of COVID-19 in March, we started increasing our online professional development opportunities.  As we try to meet your professional needs and growth we continue to regularly update our Professional Development Opportunities page.  Don't forget to check this page on a consistent basis to see what opportunities are awaiting for you!

If you remember a few years ago, we had the pleasure of having Dr. David Pilgrim on campus for a couple of days during our Free Speech Week.  On Thursday, September 3rd at 4:00pm, he and James Loewen, will be discussing their lifelong work uncovering historical truths around monuments, mascots, artifacts and objects.  This conversation is moderated by John Little and presented by SpeakOut.  If you would like to register, CLICK HERE!     

Aug 27
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Meet Our Newest Diversity Scholars

The Diversity Scholars program is one of Appalachian's Signature Scholarship programs which covers full in-state tuition and fees for ten first-year new incoming students. The program provides students from different cultures and backgrounds with an opportunity to promote and embrace diversity. It is a four year renewable merit scholarship that is based on demonstrated commitment to diversity and leadership opportunities that will be continued throughout their Appalachian State University tenure.  See more information HERE

Aug 14
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Raven Rocks and Thunder Hill Residence Halls 

Raven Rocks and Thunder Hill are the names of our two newest residence halls located on the west side of campus. Both buildings stand tall and are absolutely gorgeous.  The rooms are spacious and have air conditioning!  Both buildings have multipurpose rooms, study lounges, and several quaint study spaces on each floor. 

Thunder Hill also houses the West Side Service Desk and offices for University Housing staff.  One can tell that a lot of thought and planning went into these buildings.  Thank you to all of our housekeepers, maintenance workers, students and housing staff for getting these residence halls up and running!  We know it has been a lot of work and it hasn't gone unnoticed.

Lounge in Raven Rocks
Raven's single
Raven's kitchen
Thunder Hill Bath
Thunder Hill Lobby
Thunder Hill Room
West Side Service Desk
Aug 13
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July 2020 Employees of the Month

Congratulations to our July Student Affairs “Employees of the Month”: Keith Guy, Chris Bicking, Mickel Miller, Jason Wolfe, and Jason Beach from University Recreation. This wonderful group has worked tirelessly for not only UREC but the entire University! 

Their nominator wrote: 

"This team has physically transformed our recreational spaces to be able to open the doors to the App State community. Most notably, they have worked to build from scratch over forty (40) vinyl sheet work-out pods. These pods will assist in providing recreational opportunities to the App State community through supporting the campus-wide initiative to minimize the spread of viruses. Through this type of creative execution, participants can utilize the recreational facilities to support their App State experience."

We are so proud of and grateful to our wonderful and dedicated colleagues!  Thank you for all you do for our students, faculty/staff, division and campus community!

Aug 13
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