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Annual Health Fair - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Join us for Health Promotion for Faculty & Staff's annual Health Fair. You will have the chance to connect with vendors from the local community and ASU campus. The Health Department and members of the App State nursing program will be on-site offering flu vaccines. For credit as a Campus Connection, please post about your experience at the event to the onboarding course discussion board.

Next class: Friday, October 28

This workshop will introduce users to Banner Self-Service, Web-Focus Dashboards, and E-print. The main topics covered will include how to access your funds, fund reconciliations, and online budget queries and transfers. The workshop is primarily designed for new departmental administrative staff and includes hands-on instruction and demonstrations.

Next class: Thursday, October 20

Basic CMS Administration

University Communications Type of course Scala (Digital Signage) User Training


This workshop is required for users who will be working in the Scala Content Management System (CMS).

This workshop introduces users to the Scala Content Management System (CMS) at Appalachian.

Users who will be uploading media, managing content and/or maintaining a Scala screen(s) will need to attend a session of this workshop prior to being granted access to Scala CMS.

Also appropriate for anyone wanting a refresher.

Next class: Tuesday, October 11

Breathing and Meditation Practice

Human Resources Type of course HR Personal Development


Introduction to and practice of the Wim Hof breathing method (30min to 45min). There will be a short description of benefits from the Wim Hof Method of breathwork and meditation.

Following breathwork will be a 10 to 15 min. silent meditation.

Facilitated by Matthew Cooper, Counseling for Faculty and Staff

Next class: Monday, October 3

Campus Activities - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Campus Activities facilitates transformational student experiences by creating a vibrant student life community where all students feel valued, connected, and successful. We are committed to the holistic development and success of all students, the cultivation of inclusive spaces and communities, and the fostering of meaningful relationships and lifelong learning. Campus Activities oversees Fraternity & Sorority Life, Clubs & Organizations, APPS, and put on events for Welcome Week and Homecoming.

Please explore our website and get inspired to get involved in the countless clubs, organizations, programs, and learning opportunities we offer! https://campusactivities.appstate.edu/

Next class: Wednesday, October 19

Campus Ambassador Tour - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Led by Appalachian Student Ambassadors, a select group of student leaders, who give personalized tours of Appalachian's campus to VIP alum, prospective students, and staff. Please join us for this event to hear from passionate students about what they love most about App State.

Please contact Dalton Akos at akosde@appstate.edu if you have any accessibility concerns and we will be happy to accommodate.

Next class: Wednesday, October 12

Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

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.

Next class: Tuesday, October 18

Developing Your Research Agenda

Office of Research Type of course Office of Research


This brief workshop will serve as an introduction to developing a new research agenda for both new and seasoned faculty members. During this session, we will define "the research agenda" and discuss why it is important and various ways to establish and implement it successfully.

Next class: Thursday, October 13

EmpowHER is a university-supported affinity group designed to cultivate an intentional and meaningful community for women of color in faculty roles and staff roles at App State. Through the co-creation of a supportive community of women, individuals will have the ability to explore their identities, share lived experiences and discuss what it means to be a woman of color navigating the joys and challenges of higher education. EmpowHER has a community track for staff and a community track for faculty of all ranks to support navigating the unique experiences of multiple types of employees at App State. The book club is available to both tracks. Please visit the website (click "more information" below) to get your complimentary copy of the book.

Dates for Book Discussion September 23rd 8:30 am-9:30 am October 13th 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Next class: Thursday, October 13

Enrollment Management - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

The work of Enrollment Management (EM) is dependent upon strong partnerships with campus stakeholders institution wide. EM strives to address the challenges associated with the changing landscape across higher education and remain focused on creating greater college access and lowering student debt. The division supports all Appalachian students while recognizing the unique needs of our students, including but not limited to: transfer students, first year students, graduate students, military affiliated students, underrepresented student populations, international students, students from rural areas, and first generation college students

This event will meet in the lobby of the John E. Thomas Building.

Next class: Wednesday, October 12

Faculty Transfer Mentor Training

Transfer Admissions & Engagement Type of course Transfer Faculty Mentors


A Faculty Transfer Mentor is a faculty or staff member interested in developing supportive, academic relationships with prospective and new Appalachian transfer students. Mentors, ideally in the student's area of study, will provide help in understanding the curriculum and the student's remaining required coursework as well as provide guidance, support, and referral to resources that will benefit new students in a new environment. Mentors have the ability to influence, encourage, and guide transfer students to enhance their academic success. During the training participants will learn about the characteristics and needs of transfer students, the transfer student population at Appalachian, and what you can do to support transfer students and to be a successful transfer mentor.

Next class: Thursday, October 13

App State faculty members are invited to be a part of the fall cohort of service-learning faculty fellows. Participation in the cohort means attending workshops for two days followed by a syllabus-development luncheon. We'll spend the time focused on discussing the foundations of civic engagement, syllabus design, service-learning course objectives, appropriate reflections/writing assignments for service-learning classes, nuts-and-bolts of community involvement and the role of civic engagement in tenure and promotion. Participants receive a $250 stipend for attending all sessions. An additional $250 is available for fellows who present on civic engagement or their experience utilizing service-learning at a conference. Space is limited.

The Fall cohort meets Monday, October 3rd and Wednesday October 5th from 8:30AM-3:00PM with a syllabus luncheon from noon-1:00 on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Next class: Monday, October 3

Graduate Enrollment Summit

Graduate School Type of course Program Director Workshops


The Graduate Enrollment Summit is being hosted by Graduate Admissions and the Office of Admissions to focus on issues, tools, and strategies related to graduate student enrollments. This workshop is intended for ALL graduate program directors and their department chairs, along with associate deans from each college. The event will feature remarks from Provost Heather Norris, Interim Dean Marie Hoepfl, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Cindy Barr, and representatives from University Communications, the Office of Financial Aid, and Institutional Research, among others. Attendees will also hear from a panel of students regarding their decisions to attend Appalachian. The event will close with focused discussions among program directors and table moderators regarding a variety of marketing, recruitment, and retention issues. Breakfast will be included.

Next class: Friday, September 30

Health Promotion - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff (HPFS) provides Appalachian State University staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners with programs and services that help to promote a healthier lifestyle and a better quality of life. Major components of the program include health and fitness, preventive care, and outreach programs. Our facilities are available to all faculty, staff, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners at no charge.

How to find the "Hidden Gem" (AKA Varisty Gym): If you enter the gymnasium from Rivers Street, immediately upon entering the glass doors, take the stairs (down) to your left (next to the water fountain). There is a "Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff" poster, at the top of the stairs. If you enter Varsity Gym from the campus side, you are greeted with the Military Science trophy case. Go down the stairs (two flights), pass vending machines (on your left). Walk across the gymnasium floor (short side) toward Rivers Street. Once you are in the lobby, take the stairs (down) to your right (just past restrooms and water fountain).

Next class: Friday, October 7

Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Come to learn a general overview of Information Technology at App State - support, security, hardware/software and Google tips and tricks.

Next class: Monday, October 10

Intro to Scala: Media Design

University Communications Type of course Scala (Digital Signage) User Training


Any area can create and share appropriate university-wide messages with campus. Having a Scala system is not required.

This workshop introduces users to the guidelines for creating and sharing digital slides at Appalachian, including digital signage slide specs, designing slides and best practices, and side sharing and distribution.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone who wants to create digital slides for distribution to campus.

Next class: Friday, October 7

McKinney Alumni Center - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

All App State alumni are automatically part of the Alumni Association! Come learn about the programs and support we provide for our nearly 140,000 alumni.

Next class: Thursday, October 20

The University of North Carolina Phased Retirement Program provides full-time tenured faculty with an opportunity to make a transition to retirement through half-time service. This workshop will address all aspects of the process so that faculty can make informed decisions about their retirement options.

Faculty should come prepared with questions, and the facilitators will help provide the answers!

Facilitators:

  • Angie Miller, Human Resources
  • Talana Bell, Academic Affairs
Next class: Monday, October 24

Per the Faculty Handbook, Section 4.1.6.3, "[p]rior to presiding over the first PTC meeting of the Academic Year, the PTC chair shall complete training approved by the vice provost for faculty policies and development on the role and responsibilities of the committee chair." This 1-hour session will fulfill this requirement by reviewing the role and responsibilities of the PTC chair, discussing the policies and procedures associated with PTC meetings, and permitting time for Q&A.

Next class: Monday, October 3

Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

University Sustainability offers many wonderful programs and services to the campus community such as the Free Store, Food Pantry, Campus Gardens, and many sustainable energy initiatives. Join us for this event to learn How You Can Get Involved.

Next class: Tuesday, October 4

UREC - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Please join us for this exciting campus connection at University Recreation (UREC). University Recreation's (UREC) mission is to facilitate an inclusive environment where recreation and wellness opportunities transform, engage, and care for the App State community to enhance student learning and development. This event features a tour of the Student Recreation Center, overview of each facility (Quinn Rec Center, Mt. Mitchell, Bike App, Camp Broadstone and State Farm fields), membership information, and overview of programs and services (aquatics, fitness, sports, and outdoor programs).

Next class: Tuesday, October 25

Have you wondered how you can utilize group work more effectively in your course? This workshop will provide you with one method for engaging students in group work throughout the semester. Learning Teams are small groups of students that work together over the course of the semester to learn, process, and apply the course content. Strategies will be presented to help you set-up and coordinate Learning Teams, set a focus for Learning Team sessions, and hold students accountable through assignments and instructor monitoring. Participants will discuss how they might utilize Learning Teams in their own courses.

Facilitator: Susan Colby, Center for Academic Excellence

Next class: Friday, September 30

Valborg Theatre - Campus Connection

Human Resources Type of course Campus Connections


Campus Connections are short 1-hour meet ups at various locations around campus. These events are designed to inspire you and the students you serve to become engaged campus citizens and form lasting relationships. The investment you make now will serve you well as you continue your service at AppState!

Acoustically pristine, the Valborg offers great sightlines and a wonderful intimacy for both performers and audience. Join us for this Campus Connection to learn more about the the Valborg!

Meeting location - 480 Howard Street

Next class: Thursday, October 6

Many, if not most, academics suffer from imposter syndrome at some point in their career, and especially at the beginning. The purpose of our reading and meetings would be not only to explore how to silence that voice within, but also to provide faculty with a safe community in which to have their voice heard and to make connections with other faculty. This book club will be facilitated by Jennifer Luetkemeyer and will explore the book The Imposter Cure: Escape the Mind-trap of Imposter Syndrome. The group will meet over Zoom on 9/30, 11/4, and 12/2 from 11-12 a.m

Next class: Friday, September 30