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2017 L.E.A.D. Incoming Student Applicant Form

What is L.E.A.D. (Linking Education and Diversity)?

L.E.A.D Orientation is a multicultural student supplemental orientation program designed to create fellowship among students and families of historically underrepresented backgrounds and to help ease the students in their transition to Appalachian State University.

L.E.A.D. orientation was created and is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Development staff and students in the interest of incoming...

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The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour

Thursday, Jan 26, 7 pm
The Schafer Center for the Performing Arts

As part of the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, MSD is hosting W. Kamau Bell and his one man show.

Just like skinny jeans, superhero movies, and celebrity weight loss, racism continues to make a comeback. In 2007, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour opened big and came out swinging against big targets.  And since then the targets have only gotten bigger (see The Tea Party) and crazier (see The Tea Party). America has elected its first black...

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Housing Accommodation Request Form

Housing Accommodation Request Form

Please complete the form below. Multicultural Student Development and University Housing will review your request and accommodate as possible.

For questions contact: Lindy Wagner, wagnerlm@appstate.edu, 828.262.6158 Office of Multicultural Student Development, Suite 255, Plemmons Student Union, Boone, NC

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Linking Education and Diversity [L.E.A.D.] Orientation

Aug 8 - Aug 12
Office of Multicultural Student Development, 263 Locust Street, Suite #255, Boone, NC 28608

Linking Education and Diversity [L.E.A.D.] is an intensive, two-day supplemental orientation program for incoming first-year and transfer students. While the program is open to the entire Appalachian State community, students from historically marginalized identities and backgrounds (students of color, students who identify as LGBT+, first-generation college students, etc.) are encouraged to participate. 

L.E.A.D. Orientation will conduct two summer sessions: August 8-9 and August...

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Linking Education and Diversity [L.E.A.D.] Orientation

Linking Education and Diversity [L.E.A.D.] is an intensive, two-day supplemental orientation program for incoming first-year and transfer students. While the program is open to the entire Appalachian State community, students from historically marginalized identities and backgrounds (students of color, students who identify as LGBT+, first-generation college students, etc.) are encouraged to participate. 

In order to accommodate more new students and families, L.E.A.D. Orientation...

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MLK Commemoration

Tuesday, Apr 12, 7 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
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MLK Commemoration Cancelled

Dear Appalachian Community Members,

Due to concerns about the approaching severe winter storm, the MLK Commemoration and dinner, featuring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2016, has been canceled.  We regret that we must make this decision, but for the safety of all in our community, we believe it is the right one.  

The MLK Commemoration will be rescheduled at a later date during spring semester.

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Jeanne Igoe I Lawrence commented on the event 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Event

32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Event

Thursday, Jan 21, 7 pm
Shaefer Center for Performing Arts

An Evening with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson  Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00pm  Schaefer Center for Performing Arts  Free and open to the public. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson – is an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner – is one of the nation’s most influential and renowned public intellectuals. He has been named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony magazine. The Philadelphia Weekly contends that Dr. Dyson “is reshaping what it means to be a public...

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Jeanne Igoe I Lawrence

Dear Appalachian Community Members,

Due to concerns about the approaching severe winter storm, the MLK Commemoration and dinner, featuring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2016, has been canceled. We regret that we must make this decision, but for the safety of all in our community, we believe it is the right one.

The MLK Commemoration will be rescheduled at a later date during spring semester.

candlelight Vigil

Tuesday, Oct 27, 7 pm
Sanford Mall

****Due to unforeseen weather issues, this event will be delayed until further notice. We will contact you again as soon as we have more information.

The sixth annual Candlelight Vigil is reigniting Appalachian’s flame for social justice and honoring the lost lives of LGBT youth due to suicide and bullying.  This somber celebration commemorates the legacy of those the LGBT community has lost through speakers, spiritual blessings, and storytelling. This year’s speakers include: —...

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Domestic Violence Awarenes Week

Oct 26 - Oct 30
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