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Coronavirus information

The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 4/8/2020 at 7:02 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Banff Special Events - 2020

John Brosler

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John Brosler is a 22 year old competitve climber with a specialty and fondness of speed climbing. He has won 10 U.S. National Championships, 2 Pan-American Championships, and holds the current speed climbing record in the U.S. for climbing the 10 meter route in 3.95 seconds. He recently received sponsorship from Perfect Descent and is their current athlete spotlight.

Thursday, March 19th
  • Meet and Greet at Banff Montain Film Festival: 7:00pm in the Shaefer Center
Friday, March 20th
  • Climbing & Coffee Q&A: 3:00pm at Hatchet Coffee
  • Olympic Climbing Workshop: 4:00pm at Center 45
  • Live Q&A at banff Mountain Film Festical & Screening of Up to Speed: 7:00pm at the Shaefer Center
Saturday, March 21st
  • Training & Competition Workshop: 4:00pm at Cliffhangers in Mooresville, NC.



Shari Galiardi & David Hutchinson

Shari and Hutch 

Shari and Hutch are adventureres to say the least. They ditched their jobs in 2012 and created a sustainable life in a 72 square feet "can" they call home. Bought off of Ebay for $900, their Sportcraft camper trailer is from 1957 and is named Hamlet because of its "canned-ham" shape. Listed below are a few places on campus and times to check out their snazzy abode and learn about the life they have created!

Wednesday, March 18
  • Open House on Sanford Mall: 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Eventing Presentation in Belf Library Rm 421: 6:30-8:00pm
Saturday, March 21
  • Open House at Footsloggers: 12:00-2:00pm
  • Gourmet Outdoor Cooking Techniques & Tools: 2:30-3:30pm at Footsloggers