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Conversations with Gurney

Robert Gipe, author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed novels Trampoline and Weedeater, will be joining the Appalachian Center's scholar-in-residence, Gurney Norman for a visit and reading. Since 1997, Robert has served as teh Director of the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Through his fiction and work with the community-theater project, Higher Ground in Harlan, Kentucky, Robert has tackled tough issues in the mountains including drug abuse, environmental degradation, mining, outmigration, and discrimination. Join us in the Davis Marksbury Building for an evening with one of Appalachia's premiere authors. 
Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
James F. Hardymon Theater in the Davis Marksbury Building
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Coffee Hour

The Appalachian Center will host drop-in Coffee Hours on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month from 10-11 AM. The Center invites students, faculty, staff, and community members for coffee and light refreshments. Come visit with others interested in the region and learn more about the work of the Appalachian Center and the Appalachian Studies Program. Coffee Hour is a space to exchange ideas for programs, initiatives, and events, discuss regional issues, and share research in a casual, collegial atmosphere.
Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Apr 18 2019 except Thu Jan 24 2019, Thu Jan 31 2019, Thu Feb 14 2019, Thu Feb 28 2019, Thu Mar 14 2019, Thu Mar 28 2019, Thu Apr 11 2019.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center - 624 Maxwelton Court
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60 Years on Stinking Creek: The Story of the Lend-A-Hand Center

Irma Gall, co-founder of the Lend-A-Hand Center, will be on campus to share her new experiences working on Stinking Creek for the past 60 years. Located in Walker, Kentucky, the Center has served the Stinking Creek community through health, education, agricultural, and children's programs since 1958. Irma is a farmer and school teacher who is involved in Appalachian service work and active in the war on poverty. We welcomed Irma to campus on Monday, November 26th from 5-6:30PM at the Niles Gallery in the Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library for her presentation, and enjoyed a full day spent learning about her life's work and passion!

 

60 Years on Stinking Creek: The Story of the Lend-A-Hand Center from UK College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo.

Date: 
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library
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GARC Friendsgiving Potluck

Together with GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community), the Appalachian Center hosted a Friendsgiving Potluck on December 6, 2018 11:30AM-2PM at the UK Appalachian Center - 624 Maxwelton Court. Turkey, tofurky, and many delicious sides and desserts were presented and enjoyed by UK faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. This was a great way to finish up a very busy Fall 2018. We look forward to seeing you all again in the Spring! 

Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:30am to 2:00pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center
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UK Studio Appalachia Designs for Communities

By Meg Mills

"Williamsburg Urban Revitalization Studio Collage" by Emily Preece.

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