Campus-wide announcements

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Appalachian Announcements

All faculty and staff are members of this moderated Announce group designed to share campus news and events like lectures, general announcements for faculty and staff, professional development workshops, special events, retirement announcements and more. A digest of messages will be sent each weekday the university is in operation.

Messages from Chancellor Sheri N. Everts

Chancellor's Messages

Chancellor Sheri N. Everts communicates regularly with faculty, staff and students on issues facing Appalachian. Her messages are archived on the Office of the Chancellor website. 

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Emergency Communications

AppState-ALERT is the Appalachian State University 24/7 emergency messaging system. Using a combination of text messaging, voice messaging, the siren warning system, PC desktop alerts, email, and web technologies, AppState-ALERT provides Appalachian students, faculty and staff members with timely information in the event of a campus emergency.

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Faculty & Staff Announcements

All faculty and staff are members of this group. Announcements include messages from university administration and other campus groups such as Human Resources, IT Support, and Payroll. 

Coronavirus Updates

Archived campus-wide updates on COVID-19 and links to individual departments' COVID-related updates can be accessed on the the App State Coronavirus Information site.

Opt-in Special Topics Groups

Faculty and staff can also join the “opt-in” groups below to receive information about different areas of Appalachian. Note: The primary audiences for these announcements are faculty and staff, but students can opt in if they wish.

Google Group for The Arts at Appalachian

The Arts

All you need to know about upcoming performances, gallery openings, lectures and other arts and cultural events on campus.

Google Group for Faculty Announcements

Faculty Announcements

General announcements relevant to faculty, including professional development workshops, special events and more.

Google Group for Food Services at Appalachian

Food Services

News, schedules, events and more from Food Services and the AppCard Office - special meals, tours as well as information about Meal and Express Accounts.

Google Group for Global Engagement

Global Engagement

Learn about global opportunities on campus and abroad for students, faculty, and staff. Share events and programs that enrich the global reach of the campus.

Google Group for Health Promotion at Appalachian

Health Promotion

Information about exercise and wellness classes, blood drives, immunization, blood work and other health care opportunities. Most are free or covered by insurance with nominal charges.

Office of Information Security Google Group

Office of Information Security

Information to help University faculty, staff and students remain aware of cyber security threats, relevant guidelines, and best practices to manage information security risks.

Google Group for Research at Appalachian


Share or learn about academic research grant opportunities, find out how to participate in research studies conducted by faculty and graduate students, participate in surveys and more.

Google Group for Staff Announcements at Appalachian

Staff Announcements

General announcements for staff, including Staff Senate updates, professional development workshops, special events, retirement announcements, and more.

Google Group for Sustainability at Appalachian


Learn about environmental, equity and economic sustainability events and happenings on campus.