This year, Appalachian State University is celebrating 50 years of women’s varsity sports. Appalachian student newspapers from the time show that the university had impressive and competitive female club and intramural teams for quite a few years before the women’s field hockey team in 1968 became the first-ever women’s intercollegiate sport in Black and Gold history.
Appalachian State University will conduct a full test of its emergency notification system — including siren, email, voice and text messaging and the Alertus desktop notification system — at 11:55 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Appalachian State University’s freshman class welcomed the mother of a 1998 hate crime victim with a standing ovation at the Aug. 20 Black and Gold Convocation. The new freshman class gathered at the George M. Holmes Convocation Center before the start of the 2018-19 school year — where Judy Shepard served as the event’s keynote speaker.
Judy Shepard is president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which works to champion those causes her late son Matthew espoused during his life, including social justice, diversity awareness and education, and equality for LGBTQ individuals.
While Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and Eugenie Mukeshimana are from different parts of the world, both women share a commonality — of being a survivor of a genocide. Both women served as speakers on July 25 during the 17th Annual weeklong Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium, presented by Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies.
Last weekend, the weather in Boone was just was it was supposed to be — 10 degrees cooler than Winston-Salem. So some Winston-Salemites headed up U.S. 421 to cool down and enjoy a few of the awesome offerings at Appalachian Summer Festival.