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Your Fitness, New Spaces

University Recreation is excited to share with everyone the opportunity explore the Student Recreation Center through inviting you to visit our new spaces for fitness & wellness.

The goal of this new arrangement is to reduce intimidation barriers by providing more space for intentional fitness and wellness opportunities.

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LOCATION                         AREA                        DESCRIPTION

3rd Floor - Court 1            Cardio Area                Treadmills - Ellipticals -Stationary Bikes - Strength Conditioning

2nd Floor - Rm 206           Zen Room                  Stretching & Quiet Room - Equipment Free Workout Area - Group Fitness Classes

Weight Room                    Weight Room            Medium and Heavy Weights - Large Area (Capacity 70 people)

Track-Top of Stairs             Strength Corner        Full body strength training area


Track-Top of Stairs             Cardio Corner            Cycle bikes - Echelon Mirror (interactive mirro for individual/group workouts)

Entrance - Farthest

Track - Bridge                     Body Weight Corner   Area for any non-equipment strength-building and stretching


Track - Bridge                     Core Corner              Core workouts to work the abdominals, obliques, erector spinae, back, etc.

Entrance - Farthest

Mar 22
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March/April Upcoming Events

Please take a few moments to look at our upcoming events! Get these on your calendars and share with other staff and students as applicable.

3/22: Femme Fatales, 7:00pm, Legends

3/23: We're Here: Women at App State, 12:00pm (virtual)

3/23: KODO, Japanese Artists, 7:00pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

3/24: Webinar: Addressing Employee Performance Issues in a Supportive Way

3/25: 'Spring Into Service' Day of Service, 9:00am, CEL Outreach Center

3/28-3/29: y(OUR) Story, 7:00pm, 201 Blue Ridge Ballroom

3/30: Spring Blood Drive (CEL), 9:00am, Holmes Convocation Center

3/30: Taste of Dialogue: Sexism, 11:30am-1:00pm, Parkway Ballroom, 4th floor, PSU

3/30: Spring 2023 Health Sciences Professional and Graduate School Fair, 6:00pm, PSU

3/31: Education Career Fair, 12:00pm, Holmes Convocation Center

4/4: Blood Drive, sponsored by Social Work dept. and the IHHS Healthy Heart Collaborative, 9:00am-2:00pm, Levine Hall

Please visit our SA Spring 2023 Opportunities website to view additional training, events and programs.

Mar 22
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Awards, Awards, Awards!

Please take time to review each of the different awards below, including our Student Affairs awards, the Chancellor's awards for Inclusive Excellence and University College awards and nominate students, faculty and staff for each. 

Leadership and Legacy Awards Nominations

Annually, the Division of Student Affairs recognizes students, staff and faculty who make significant contributions at Appalachian State University in the areas of academic and leadership excellence. In addition to recognizing the commitment of time, energy, and skill of our students, recognition may also go to faculty and staff who have made major contributions to the student experience at Appalachian. An overview of available awards is included below. Instructions for submission of nominations can be found at the following link: Leadership and Legacy Awards.

Plemmons Leadership Medallion (Deadline Monday, February 27, 2023 at 4:00p.m)

The Plemmons Leadership Medallion is named in honor of Dr. William H. Plemmons who served as the second president of the University from 1955 to 1969. The award was created to recognize the time, energy, skills, and commitment of students, faculty, student affairs educators and staff who enrich the quality of student life and advance the education of students at Appalachian.

Ronny L. Brooks Award (Deadline Monday, March 6, 2023 at 4:00p.m)

This award is named for Ronny L. Brooks, who served as Dean of Men and later Dean of Students at Appalachian, and who was a strong supporter of the out-of-class learning that fostered student development. Nominations should demonstrate that, while the student may have excelled in a specific program or leadership role, their leadership and actions are consistent throughout their student involvement.

Bobby L. Dunnigan Service Award (Deadline Monday, March 6, 2023 at 4:00p.m)

Bobby L. Dunnigan served at Appalachian State University in a variety of leadership roles concluding his career as the Director of Residence Life. This award is intended to recognize those students employed in the Division of Student Affairs who have distinguished themselves through the scope and quality of service during their employment.

Gregory S. Blimling Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Student Affairs (Deadline Monday, March 6, 2023 at 4:00p.m)

Dr. Gregory S. Blimling, who served as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Appalachian for 14 years, is a nationally recognized leader and scholar of student affairs. This award is named for Dr. Blimling in recognition of his contributions and his support of our graduate assistants in their student development. This award is for students that currently hold a Graduate Assistantship within the Division of Student Affairs and show exemplary work ethic and dedication to their role.

Chancellor's Awards for Inclusive Excellence

The 2023 Chancellor’s Awards for Inclusive Excellence Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, April 26. If you would like to nominate someone for one of this year’s awards, please review the award criteria and submit the nomination form by Tuesday, Feb. 28.

University College Awards

Harvey R. Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award

Wayne D. Duncan Appalachian State University Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship

A description of each award can be found at:

Take time to nominate deserving individuals for one or both of these awards. Please complete the nomination form for each nomination. Award winners will be announced at the Campus-wide Awards Event on April 27, 2023. University College and the Office of General Education will be sending out a separate nomination form for additional awards. That awards ceremony will be held in September 2023.

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Intercultural Student Affairs (ISA) Updates and Social Justice Mini-Grants

February has been a busy and exciting month for Intercultural Student Affairs (ISA). February is Black History Month! ISA and the Tri-Centers celebrate this month in various ways. The Henderson Springs LGBTQ+ Center showcases Queer authors of color. We encourage the division and campus community to stop by the center to learn more about the literary works giving voice to those authors who identify as Queer people of color.

Also in February, ISA, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, continued celebrating the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two events. The first was the annual Leadership Workshop and Dinner on February 1st with our partners in Community-Engaged Leadership. Students enjoyed Dr. King's favorite meal and discussed ways to incorporate his leadership style into their own. On February 2nd, the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration program featured keynote presenter Daniel Dawes. Mr. Dawes led a needed conversation on discussing the causes of racial health disparities and solutions to achieve health equity.

The Office of Diversity and ISA needs your help sharing information with students! Campus Pride is accepting applications for Social Justice Mini-Grants. This is an excellent opportunity for students to bring their passion for Social Justice to life. Campus Pride first began this funding opportunity in 2021. Each grant awarded is for $600.

As we move into March, ISA and the university's Women's Center are celebrating its 25th year on campus! The Women's Center will be hosting the second annual Femme Fatales program in March and will close out the month with a celebration of women. More information will be shared in March!

If interested, please sign up for the LGBTQ+ Center newsletter HERE!

Feb 22
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