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First Year Seminar course: Make Stuff / Do Things

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 1:59pm
"A first-year seminar class, instructed by Dr. Paul Wallace, spent the first couple of weeks of the semester learning about QR codes in order to implement them in the local Daniel Boone Gardens. QR codes are square boxes that can be printed on...

New Director of Academic Civic Engagement Announced!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 2:12pm
New Director of Academic Civic Engagement Announced! We have some great news we wanted to share with you: the new Director of Academic Civic Engagement has been hired! Dr. Brian MacHarg will join the ACT team on Monday October 6th from Eckerd...
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McKinney Geology Teaching Museum

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:38am
Dr. Andrew Heckert, a 2007 Service-Learning Faculty Fellow, directs the McKinney Geology Teaching Museum.  The museum offers guided visits for schools and community groups.  Its exhibits include numerous rocks and fossils, and a digital...

Old Eller Store Mural

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:35am
Students advised by Tom Hansell, documentary film maker, in conjunction with the Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization, created and installed a mural at the Old Eller Store on South Road in Pottertown as part of a community art project.
Dr. Terence Milstead is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning and teaches courses on Community and Regional Planning.  He regularly teaches applied planning "studio" courses at both the undergraduate and graduate...

Amanda Moore: Civic Trailblazer

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:16am
Congratulations to Appalachian State University senior Amanda Moore, recipient of NC Campus Compact's 2013 John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award! Amanda will be honored at CSNAP 2013 next week in Charlotte.

Shady Kimzey: Community Impact Student Award

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:14am
ACT is thrilled to report that Shady Kimzey, a senior at Appalachian state University, has been awarded a 2013 Community Impact Student Award through North Carolina Campus Compact! The Community Impact Student Award recognizes one student per member...
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Engaging the Community through Art and a Local Garden

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:20am
In the Fall of 2012, Ms. Lillian Nave Goudas's Art, Religion and Society First Year Seminar class traveled south on 321 to Lenoir to volunteer at the Lenoir Unity Park and Community Garden.  Inspired by the Summer Reading Book Farm City, the...
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Kayla Hott: Community Connections

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 9:47am
“Service learning allowed me to create connections within the community and non-profit sector. I was able to transform my service learning into an internship which has given me amazing experiences and has allowed me to expand my professionalism. I...

SACS Narrative--Mission and Programs

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 7:18am
These pages (in PDF form) from our SACS Reaffirmation Repot provide narratives related to community engagement.  NOTE: Subordinate links in these pages will not work.
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