First Year Seminar Students Participate in Service Learning Project

Dec 5, 2014
  The Make Stuff/Do Things first year seminar class, led by Paul Wallace, engages students in concepts related to the Maker Movement, particularly digital making, which encourages and enables people to create, rather than merely consume, technology and media. Students from the Make Stuff/Do Things class participated in a service learning project that allowed them to give back to the community. They used their knowledge and experience from class and created QR barcodes for the plants in...

Appalachian’s First Year Seminar Named Top 15 in the United States

Sep 10, 2014
The U.S. News & World Report 2015 Guide names Appalachian State as having one of the best first-year programs in the nation. In the spring of 2014 U.S. News & World Report invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students, and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to ten institutions with stellar examples of first-year experiences. Appalachian State was ranked among the top 15 in the nation, in the company of Stanford University, the...

Welcoming New Full-Time Lecturers to First Year Seminar

Sep 10, 2014
We welcome the following new lecturers who will teach First Year Seminar full time this 2014-15 academic year.  Anindita Das has a Ph.D. in oceanography and coastal sciences from Louisiana State University and will be teaching FYS courses in climate change, and science and policy. A scholar with an impressive research and publication record, Dr. Das has also served as an EnvironMentor under the National Council for Science and the Environment, volunteered for Beach Sweep, judged at a...

Rennie W. Brantz Award Winners

Sep 10, 2014
The Rennie W. Brantz Award honors individuals who exemplify passion and dedication and who demonstrate exemplary teaching. The $500 award is presented annually to a First Year Seminar instructor who has been recognized for their contributions in their classroom and in the lives of their students. It is named after Brantz, who was director of Freshman Seminar for 14 years. See all our Brantz award winners.

Our innovative First Year Seminar course is making news!

Sep 10, 2014
Legacy Assignment in FYS Student Ja'Saun Davis speaking about FYS Arab University Turns to ASU to Improve its Focus on FYS Global Connections Course

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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