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Nominate Students for CEL Programs!

The Office of Community-Engaged Leadership (CEL) engages Appalachian State University students in academic, experiential, and community-oriented programs that enhance their capacity to serve and lead in socially-responsible ways for the benefit of their local and global communities. CEL currently has applications for two student groups that support this mission: The LEAD Team and Serve Team.

The Serve Team students coordinate and promote sponsored community projects and events, facilitate presentations and reflection sessions, and engage the campus in awareness and education of social issues. Members volunteer on various branches of involvement including Alternative Service Experiences, App State Voter Coalition, Blood Drive Committee and Days of Service Committee! View full position description HERE.

The LEAD Team is a group of student leadership educators who facilitate leadership workshops and conferences, promote leadership programming on campus, and develop leadership capacity individually and among other students. View full position description HERE.

Do you have a student that you think would be a great fit for one (or both) of these roles? We strongly encourage you to nominate them! To nominate students for the Serve Team, please email Carly May. To nominate students for the LEAD Team, please email Ashley Borders. The Office of Community-Engaged Leadership thanks you for your support during this busy time! 

Mar 21
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Getting to Know More People in Student Affairs

In continuing with our "Getting to Know More People in the SA Series", this month we are highlighting Elisabeth Cavallaro, Interim Director of Wellness & Prevention Services. Please read below to learn more about Elisabeth!

Elisabeth was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology from Florida State University and a Master's of Public Health from University of North Florida. She loves being able to apply a truly public health approach to improving the mental health of the students on campus, especially since improving mental health through public health techniques is such a new practice in the mental health world. Making a difference with students and working with the great team in Wellness and Prevention keep her excited to come into work every day. She enjoys bringing her passions into the workplace in creative ways, such as fusing video-games and mental wellness (catch her live on Twitch Monday nights!). In her off-time, Elisabeth is usually playing with her dog or cat, jamming out on guitar or ukulele, enjoying all that Boone has to offer with her friends, like hiking, trivia, live music and art walks, or racing to finish a book for one of the two book clubs she is a part of. 

Mar 21
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Upcoming Events and Reminders

Please pay close attention to the dates below and get them on your calendar. Click on the links to get more information.

3/22/22: After Hours in Career Lounge-Global Encore: Promoting Your International Experience @ 6:00pm, Career Development Center Room 222 PSU

3/22/22: Nobuntu-Nobuntu, a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel.  7:00pm @ the Schaefer Center

3/23/22: Taste of Dialogue-Political Polarization @11:30am, 201AB Blue Ridge Ballroom, PSU. Contact Cori Ferguson for more info.

3/24/22: Student Affairs' Committee- Appalachian Board of Trustees @ 3pm, North End Zone's Grandview Ballroom

3/24/22: Health Sciences Career, Professional, & Graduate School Fair @6:00pm, Levine Hall 

3/25/22: Appalachian Board of Trustees Full Board Meeting @ 9:00am, North End Zone's Grandview Ballroom

3/29/22: App State Baseball vs. UNC-Asheville @ 6pm, L.P. Frans Stadium, Hickory, NC (RSVP deadline is Tuesday, March 22nd by 5pm)

3/30/22: ESS Technology Workshop-Everything You need to Know About Images @11am, 169, Three Top Mountain, PSU

3/31/22: Talent Jam: Work it Watauga @ 5:00pm, Ransom Pub, Boone

4/1/22: University Budget Presentations (will be updated before 4/1)

4/5-4/7/22: Diversity Celebration (Various dates and times)

4/6-4/7/22: iBackApp 

4/9/22: University Spring Open House

4/12/22: Staff Wellbeing-P-Card Training for Student Affairs @12:00pm, 169 Three Top Mountain, PSU

4/21/22: ESS Technology Workshop-Copyright & Image Editing @ 11am, 169 Three Top Mountain, PSU

4/23/22: Student Memorial Program

5/4/22: Staff Wellbeing-Environmental Health and Safety @ 11:30am, 169 Three Top Mountain, PSU

5/6-5/7/22: Spring Commencement

7/16/22: Alumni Awards Gala (same weekend as Black & Gold Reunion Weekend-more details to come)

Mar 21
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Rescheduled Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events and the Diversity Celebration

Please view the rescheduled upcoming events in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr below. Please feel free to share with your students, respective areas and encourage attendance.  

Saturday, February 26th, Meet in Parkway Ballroom @ 9:00am

Join Us for MLK Day of Service ~ Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off ~

For over two decades, the MLK Day of Service has invited hundreds of students to participate in an opportunity for service, reflection and education. In this one-day event, participants are urged to consider their impact and greater role in the world around them. Honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by donating a few hours of your time at a local non-profit on Saturday, February 26th, 2022. Volunteers will meet on campus at 9:00 am for service kickoff, serve at a local nonprofit from 10 am-1 pm, and return to campus for lunch and reflection until 2 pm. Lunch and transportation will be provided! Interested folks can rsvp here on engage. A great way to get those service hours in!

Audience: Faculty, Staff & Students

Tuesday, March 1st, 6:30pm, The Schaefer Center  

An Evening with Bakari Sellers 

App State will host a keynote presentation by political analyst, lawyer and activist Bakari Sellers in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The presentation will be followed by a brief question-and-answer session.  

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students & Community

Annual Diversity Celebration call for programming


The planning for the 21st Annual Diversity Celebration (April 5 -7) at Appalachian State University is underway. This year the planning committee is asking for the participation of units, programs, individuals, and groups to keep the celebration going all semester. Please consider completing the Diversity Celebration Call for Programming, if you would like to cross-promote your event or program as a part of this year's Diversity Celebration. We are looking for a wide variety of programming to promote as a part of this campus-wide annual celebration.

  • Heritage Events
  • Dance Performances
  • Music Performances
  • Spoken Word
  • Cultural Meals
  • Scholarly Presentations
  • Art Exhibits
  • Poster Presentations
  • Cultural Displays and much more.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs at

Feb 22
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