Mountaineer passion, creativity and expertise at work

Friday, January 31, 2020

With the spring semester well underway, much important work is taking place on our campus. This week saw many members of the Appalachian Community lending their passion, expertise and creativity to the university's climate action plan, which will be completed by Earth Day, April 22. If you were not able to attend the public forum, you can still contribute your ideas via an electronic submission form, or in person by visiting or calling the Office of Sustainability, whose staff, along with several climate action working groups, are working diligently to develop a community-informed and developed plan for achieving climate neutrality. Thanks to everyone who continues to be a part of this significant milestone in Appalachian's history.

This is the time of semester when many students are beginning to feel the full force of their academic and personal responsibilities. Appalachian’s many support services for students are designed and provided by dedicated staff and faculty to help our students balance academic and personal demands and to empower them to take charge of their future. Some key resources include:

It is also important to ensure our faculty and staff have access to support and resources, and are engaged with the university.

Next week, all employees will receive a message from UNC System Interim President Bill Roper regarding the upcoming employee engagement survey, which identifies essential employment trends and issues across the UNC System. A link to the survey will be sent next week, as well. Your input is important! Our goal is for more than 50% participation in the survey, and I encourage each of you to take this opportunity to share your feedback.

Thanks to everyone who contributes to Mountaineer wellness and success.

/s/ Sheri Everts

Sheri Everts, Chancellor