Appalachian State University seeks to develop students who are resilient. This means they embody skills for responding effectively to challenging situations and bouncing back from obstacles. Such abilities can affect positive change for a myriad of social issues.
Use these Toolkit items to strengthen your resilience:
App State’s Dr. Kurt Michael offers insights on how to reintegrate into in-person activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recent Appalachian State University graduate offers advice on how to choose and adhere to a pandemic pod to help prevent COVID-19.
App State’s Dr. Becki Battista offers seven tips for how to stay motivated with an exercise routine this winter. “Even 10-minute bouts sprinkled throughout the day can help,” Battista said.
Mentors have helped App State student Zoe Huffines overcome personal challenges and tragedy to succeed as a Mountaineer.
It’s exam time! An Appalachian M.D. offers tips for how to de-stress.
Appalachian nursing professor Sarah Martin offers four ways to cultivate more gratitude in your life — and ultimately more happiness.
Many college students say they have trouble discerning what’s real and what’s not in the information they read. Here are tips to help you navigate an uncertain media landscape.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Nicholas Kristof encourages Appalachian State University students wanting to make a positive difference in the world to first find something they’re passionate about.
Dr. Lisa Emery offers ways to manage your emotions in a healthy way without suppressing, ruminating or avoiding them.
Appalachian’s Wellness and Prevention Services promotes health awareness and active lifestyles, taking a holistic approach through eight dimensions. Find out what they are.
Freedom of speech belongs to everyone, not just those with whom we agree. Universities, therefore, are the ‘home of ideas.’ Hear all viewpoints and sharpen your arguments, Dr. Paul Gates advises.
Librarians at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons can assist campus partners with resources to initiate and continue conversations about diversity and inclusion.
Award-winning First Year Seminar instructor Skip Rackmill offers ways to use conflict as a bridge to greater understanding when individuals or groups have a breakdown in connection.
What promotes deeper dialogue or stops a conversation in its tracks? The Sustained Dialogue model includes advice for effective communication that can be useful in a variety of settings.
The Ombuds Office offers resources to connect students, faculty and staff with solutions – or ways to create solutions – in a localized, campus manner. Dr. Bob Hill, university ombud, offers five tips for students wanting to turn their social passion into social change.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) offers ways to stay true to yourself and speak your mind when needing to address speech you disagree with.
Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to the present moment without judgment. Appalachian State University offers mindfulness classes to students through its Wellness and Prevention Services.
Jim Crow Museum founder David Pilgrim encourages ally-ship at Ferris State University’s MINDS Aflame 2015, an event of inspiring speeches and thought-provoking performances.
Appalachian presented a week of programming to help our community learn to balance a respect for and obligation to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution with an institutional culture of respect for thought, belief and community.
Created by Linda Coutant, Ed.D.
Illustration by Jim Fleri
Appalachian State University received the following awards for creating the Resilience Toolkit:
- A 2017 Gold Award for Digital Media/Web Content from Marcom Awards, administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP)
- A 2017 Silver Award in the General Website/Education category from W3 Awards, sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts
- A 2017 Bronze Award in New Media Content in the 5th Annual Education Digital Marketing Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report