A.P.P.S. Mission

Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS) is a university funded organization that exists to plan and provide diverse educational, enriching, and entertaining events for the community and student body of Appalachian State.


History

The Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS) is the Department of Student Programs programming organization and is responsible for planning diverse, quality events for the Appalachian State community. APPS was founded in 1985 to help with the student nightlife and to support retention. APPS plays a vital role in fostering and developing an inclusive Appalachian State University community. For a complete History.


APPS Constitution 

Constitution


APPS Structure


Council Members
Council Members must adhere and believe strongly in the APPS Constitution, By-Laws, and the program philosophy of the organization as outlined. They must also attend all council meetings, help with both standard and non-standard forms of publicity, work events, serve as a proxy representative for student Chairpersons when deemed necessary, and perform any other duties as assigned by the Chairperson and/or President. Council Members shall work to uphold the values of a student/staff partnership and shall be entrusted with the ethical standards, responsibility and powers of authority subject in serving the needs and constituents of the University. 

Chairpersons
Chairpersons must adhere and believe strongly in the APPS Constitution, By-Laws, and the program philosophy of the organization as outlined. The student Chairpersons must maintain three (3) set office hours in the APPS office each week between the designated open office hours. Chairpersons are responsible for exercising all or part of the contract and riders associated with events, and advertising their own programs through both standard and non-standard forms of publicity. The Chairperson shall preside over the weekly meetings of their specific committee and meet weekly with the council advisor. The Chairperson will also provide feedback from the council meeting at Executive meetings. This person is responsible for training council members on proper procedures, working closely with their officers and members to see all tasks are completed. Chairpersons shall work to uphold the values of a student/staff partnership and shall be entrusted with the ethical standards, responsibility and powers of authority subject in serving the needs and constituents of the University.

Vice President of Public Relations
The Vice President must maintain at least three (3) office hours in the APPS office each week between the designated open office hours. The Vice President shall meet, as necessary, with the Vice President of Public Relations and the Vice President of Communications. The Vice President shall also be responsible for the marketing functions of the overall Board, not individual programs. In addition, the Vice President is responsible for making sure the APPs website and social media are up-to-date. The Vice President shall be responsible for evaluating the marketing efforts of each programming committee and shall report this assessment to the President on a regular basis. The Vice President must meet the deadlines as outlined by WASU and The Appalachian newspaper. The Vice President must also meet weekly with the advisor, train pubilicity officers on their responsibilities and make sure they are adhered to during the year, attend at least one meeting per council per semester and be an active member in at least one council. She/he must also attend the APPS Executive Retreat. The Vice President shall also be held responsible for the fulfillment of duties of him/herself and the entire Cabinet as stated in Article I of the By-Laws

Vice President of Membership & Community Development
The Vice President must maintain at least three (3) office hours in the APPS office each week between the designated open office hours. The Vice President shall meet, as necessary, with the Vice President of Membership & Community Development and the Vice President of Communications. The Vice President shall be responsible for the organization of the annual year-end banquet, recruitment socials, and any other ceremonial functions determined by the Cabinet. The Vice President shall be responsible for evaluating the recruitment and retention efforts of each programming committee and shall report this assessment to the President and advisor on a regular basis. The Vice President shall coordinate the Santa’s Toy box and APPS homecoming activities. The Vice President must also meet weekly with the advisor, Train membership officers on their responsibilities and make sure they are adhered to during the year, attend at least one meeting per council per semester and be an active member in at least one council. The Vice President shall plan social and morale building activities for the members. She/he must also attend the APPS Executive Retreat .The Vice President shall also be held responsible for the fulfillment of duties of him/herself and the entire Cabinet as stated in the constitution.

Vice President of Communications
The Vice President assumes the duties of the Office of the President in the absence of the President. The Vice President must maintain at least three (3) office hours in the APPS office each week between the designated open office hours. The Vice President shall meet, as necessary, with the Vice President of Membership & Community Development and the Vice President of Public Relation. The Vice President must also meet weekly with the advisor, Train Council secretarial officers on their responsibilities and make sure they are adhered to during the year, attend at least one meeting per council per semester and be an active member in at least one council. The Vice President must record all Executive Cabinet minutes and Vice President meeting minutes and save them the AppSync and the MDrive. The Vice President is responsible for ordering materials for the APPS office and any overall APPS events. She/he must also attend the APPS Executive Retreat. The Vice President must create a digital All APPS newsletter twice a semester to be distributed to all members and to post on the website. The Vice President also serves as the administrator and content manager of AppSync throughout the year. This includes but is not limited to news posts, video posts, adding events, updating membership information. The Vice President shall also be held responsible for the fulfillment of duties of him/herself and the entire Cabinet as stated in the Constitution.

President
The President shall convene and preside over the meetings of the Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS). The President shall serve as the official University representative for the Board. The President must maintain at least five (5) office hours in the APPS office each week between the designated open office hours, attend one meeting per council per semester and attend at least two (2) programs per council per semester. The President shall schedule and attend all Executive Cabinet meetings and any subsequent meetings consisting of the Vice President and Chairpersons. The President shall have the power to speak for the Cabinet in an official capacity. The President shall be responsible for activities and communication pertaining to APPS alumni and community relations. The President will have a weekly meeting with the advisor(s) to keep them up to date on activities. The President is the official executive cabinet liaison to the APPS advisors to resolve any issues. She/he is also responsible for seeing that the APPS constitution is adhered to at all times, be an active member on at least one APPS programming council, attend the APPS Executive Retreat, and enforce the attendance policy as outlined in the constitution.

Councils



Appalachian Heritage
Chairperson: Mallory Vannoy
Meetings: Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm
Room: New River - Plemmons Student Union

The Appalachian Heritage Council keeps the history, traditions, spirit, and music of Appalachia alive with entertainment ranging from storytellers to live concerts, films, contra dances, square dances, craft-making and more. This council also hosts the largest event APPS holds, the annual Old-Time Fiddlers Convention each February and an Appalachian Heritage week in the fall. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, obtaining necessary supplies and materials, arranging venues, and publicity, as well as working the events.


Club Shows
Chairperson: Maggie Sherwood
Meetings: Tuesdays @ 6 pm
Room: Roan Mountain - Plemmons Student Union

The Club Shows Council features local and regional up-and-coming bands and performers. They also sponsor occasional Outdoor Concerts, and the Annual Battle of the Bands competition. Past events include The Foxfire, Noun Improv Group, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Jim Avett, and the Lonely Biscuits. Want to search out new artists before they make it big, like John Mayer? Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, obtaining necessary supplies and materials, arranging venues, and publicity, as well as working the events.


Concerts
Chairperson: Michael Ream
Meetings: Tuesdays @ 5 pm
Room: Roan Mountain - Plemmons Student Union

The Concerts Council brings the top headlining national acts to Appalachian State University. Past performers include Nick Offerman, Gavin Degraw, Lee Brice, Dr. Dog, Hunter Hunted, Keller Williams, Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, obtaining necessary supplies and materials, arranging venues, and publicity, as well as working the events.


Cultural Awareness and Student Engagement (CASE)
Chairperson: Stephanie Smith
Meetings: Mondays @ 6:00 pm
Room: Roan Mountain - Plemmons Student Union

The Cultural Awareness & Student Engagement Council (CASE) strives to increase awareness of diverse identities through multicultural programming, education, and student involvement, as well as provide students opportunities to develop an appreciation for different perspectives, increase multicultural knowledge.  CASE collaborates with many multicultural student organizations and has helped with or planned events such as the Speak Like a Girl, Step Afrika, Ebony Stewart, and the Lunar New Year Festival. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, obtaining necessary supplies and materials, arranging venues, providing publicity, as well as working the events.


Films
Chairperson: Kaelea Newcomb
Meetings: Thursdays @ 5 pm
Room: Tater Hill - Plemmons Student Union

This committee is responsible for booking various types of movies, which include blockbusters, classics, independents and documentaries. The committee strives to create educational, as well as entertainment, appeal for a variety of students of all ages and backgrounds. There are two regular film series: SuperCinema (new releases) in I.G. Greer with 6 showings a week and CinemaVintage (films over 20 years old) in Greenbriar with 2 showings a week. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to finding movies; overseeing all technical requirements; arranging venue and publicity.


Special Events
Chairperson: Matthew Raynor
Meetings: Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm
Room: Roan Mountain - Plemmons Student Union

Special Events is responsible for planning and implementing a series of home-grown activities, live performances, and make-and-take events. This council hosts Appal Fest, Spring Fling, and the Acapella competitions. At least every other week, the main focus of this committee is to plan a wide-range of activities that vary in size and budget, but ultimately work to build community on campus. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, obtaining necessary supplies and materials, arranging venues, and publicity, as well as working the events.


Stage Shows
Chairperson: Sierra Forchheimer
Meetings: Mondays @ 5 pm
Room: Roan Mountain - Plemmons Student Union

Stage Shows brings the top regional and rising acts to Appalachian State University. Stage Shows is always striving to find the best acts around the region. Past acts include Outkast, Victor Wooten, Grace Potter, and even Jimmy Fallon, all before they became the internationally touring artists they are today. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, obtaining necessary supplies and materials, arranging venues, and publicity, as well as working the events.




Council Officers


Council Membership Officer
The Membership Officer must maintain at least one (1) office hour in the APPS office each week between the designated open office hours. The Membership Officer shall meet, as necessary, with the Vice President of Membership & Community Development. The Officer shall be responsible for helping inform council members of APPS history, mission of the council, membership requirements and benefits, meeting time and places. The Officer also collects members contact information, keeps track of attendance at meetings and events, celebrates council member birthdays, and other memorable milestones. This Officer is responsible for planning social and morale building activities for the members. She/he is responsible for saving all attendance records on a Google document and sharing it with the council members, council advisor, Vice President of Membership & Community Relations and the Associate Director of Student Programs. This officer is also responsible for communicating with council members on a weekly basis when needed with regards to each absence to encourage them to return or to find out if they have conflicts interfering with their ability to attend meetings. The Membership Officer will be held responsible for the fulfillment of duties of him/herself as stated in the constitution.

Council Secretarial Officer
The Secretarial Officer must maintain at least one (1) office hour in the APPS office each week between the designated open office hours. The Secretarial Officer shall meet, as necessary, with the Vice President of Communications. The Officer must record all council minutes and save them the AppSync and the MDrive and send them in an email within 48 hours to the council, chairperson, Executive Officers, and advisor. She/he also records all tasks in the minutes and adds them to the “To Do List” on AppSync. The Secretarial Officer will be held responsible for the fulfillment of duties of him/herself as stated in the constitution.

Council Publicist Officer
The Publicist Officer must maintain at least one (1) office hour in the APPS office each week between the designated open office hours. The Publicist Officer shall meet, as necessary, with the Vice President of Public Relations. The officer must inform members on where publicity supplies are located in the APPS office, where to get zip ties if none are in the office, how to use the paint shop in Club Hub, where and how to hang banners and set out sandwich boards. The Officer is also responsible for taking pictures at all council events with a camera to save to the MDrive, AppSync, and Facebook page. This officer is also responsible for social media during council events. She/he also sets up the APPS display table at council events and updates banner/board with upcoming events and set out promotional items. The Publicist Officer will be held responsible for the fulfillment of duties of him/herself as stated in the constitution.


 

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