Campus-wide announcements

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Appalachian Announcements

Review Guidelines for Posting Messages

Appalachian Announcements (Announce) is a moderated Google Group for App State faculty and staff announcements. A digest of messages is sent weekly on Tuesdays. Messages posted by 8 a.m. each Tuesday will be moderated for the weekly digest email. Please plan your submissions accordingly.

This is not a primary source for information about App State. Posts are submitted by faculty and staff, and have not been checked by moderators for accuracy. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions or positions of the university and should not be considered as endorsed by the university.

Messages from Chancellor Sheri N. Everts

Chancellor's Messages

Chancellor Sheri N. Everts communicates regularly with faculty, staff and students on issues facing App State. 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. 

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 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.

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Health Promotion

Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff (HPFS) provides App State 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 fitness, nutrition, preventive screenings, and public health programs. Programming is available to all faculty, staff, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners at no charge.

Human Resources

Join the Human Resources Google Group to stay on top of the latest HR news, including relevant and practical information to help faculty and staff take advantage of employee perks and benefits, career opportunities, and professional development and networking events.

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.

How to join a special topics group

  1. Log in to your App State account if you aren't already logged in.
  2. Select the "Join this group" link for the group you'd like to join. If you are already a member of the group, you will see a list of the group’s posts instead of the option to join.
  3. Within the special topic group, select the Join Group button. A dialogue box will allow you to confirm your information and select your email subscription preference. Select "Join group" to confirm your selections.