Appalachian’s AIGA student group is a student-led affiliate of AIGA, the Professional Association for Design, a national organization dedicated to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. The student group’s goals are to create opportunities for students to get involved in the local design community, foster greater community among peers, provide a network of resources, and help build valuable leadership skills necessary in the professional world. Follow @aigaasu on Twitter for updates and information.
The Art History Club was created by ASU art history students as a means to explore and educate ourselves in the history of art. The club meets to create an environment in which to discuss issues related to art history, and to prepare students for careers in art history and related fields, including opportunities to present and discuss research, provide interaction with professionals in the field, and to share ideas and experiences related to art. The club also meets to create an atmosphere of community and enjoyment, by taking museum trips, viewing movies, and other social events. The club was formed in Spring 2011. During that semester, club members took a trip to conservator Bob Stoetzer’s house and lab, to hear and see about conserving Central American art objects. Any student at Appalachian State is welcome to join. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or look for meeting posters in Wey Hall.
The Arts Management Organization seeks to promote professionalism and networking within the arts fields by increasing the awareness of the arts on ASU's campus and in the community. Members seek to enrich the knowledge and appreciation of all the arts who are involved. AMO promotes existing campus and community activities and events of various disciplines to facilitate relationships among future professionals and creates a more enriching experience that encourages involvement and awareness. We hope through our efforts we can improve participation and professional networking within the arts fields.
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) Student Chapter promotes arts advocacy, professional development and leadership opportunities in visual arts education for the benefit of emerging educators in diverse communities.
The chapter at Appalachian has traveled to state and national conventions, conducted area service workshops, participated in Art Expo, visited museums and raised money for outreach programs. The chapter has three elected officers and meets regularly during the academic year.
This year 2011-2012 the chapter will travel to the NAEA in New York City in the spring. If you are interested in joining, contact the art education faculty for current members contact information.
The Peel is a literary arts magazine for the students, by the students. It recognizes and displays the creative talent of Appalachian State University’s student body through periodic print and web-based publications. The Peel accepts submissions throughout the Spring and Fall semesters and publishes the best student work. An online edition of the Peel is published at the conclusion of every semester, and features a full range of film, dance, and musical works in addition to poetry, artwork, and prose. At the conclusion of the Spring semester, the Peel publishes a free, printed edition of the best poetry, artwork, fiction, and non-fiction prose submissions received during the entire academic year. Learn more about getting involved, or getting published, by visiting thepeelreview.com.