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ASA Education Committee Teaching Chat

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 12:00pm
Virtual Via Zoom

The Appalachian Studies Association Education Committee is excited to host virtual "Teaching Chats." We invite postsecondary and K-12 teachers who cover Appalachian Studies or issues related to the Appalachian region to join us on Wednesday, April 27 from Noon to 1PM. During these informal chats we will discuss pedagogy, successes, syllabi development, teaching resources, challenges, and other topics of interest to teaching about Appalachia on both the K-12 and post-secondary level. Please register below to join us. 

These chats are in partnership with the UK Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program and UK First Generation Student Services

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Coffee Hour

Repeats every month on June, July, August on the second Thursday until Fri Aug 12 2022 .
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 10:00am
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 10:00am
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:00am
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:00am
624 Maxwelton Ct, Zoom

The Appalachian Center welcomes you to our drop-in Coffee Hour, Thursday from 10-11 AM. We welcome 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.

Join us in person, or virtually via Zoom!

Register for Coffee Hour here: https://uky.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcu-rrTguE9BkweoxkCODOqYN19M3gvAB




Friday, April 1, 2022 - 3:30pm
John Jacob Niles Gallery - Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, Zoom

Please join us for a virtual performance and Q&A featuring Appalasia. Appalasia was formed by Mimi Jong, Jeff Berman, and Sue Powers in Pittsburgh, PA. Together they have created an evocative and ambitious performance language for dulcimer, erhu, banjo, and vocals that combines the influence of their folk-roots with original composition and inspired improvisation.

This event is co-sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program, the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, Passport to the World's Year of Cultures Without Borders, the Gaines Center for the Humanities, and the Office of China Initiatives. It is presented in association with the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.

We'll have a virtual viewing session at the John Jacob Niles Gallery, April 1st, at 3:30PM, or you can tune in via Zoom: https://uky.zoom.us/j/83469552756



Land & Labor Acknowledgement and Commitment

The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program acknowledge that we are on the lands inhabited for millennia by the ancestors of the Shawnee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and other Nations, and that these traditional territories were taken by force through settler colonial and white-centered institutions. In Appalachian Studies, we have a particular responsibility in our scholarship to counter historical narratives that marginalize or erase indigenous and minoritized voices in the region’s past and present.

2022 Lend-A-Hand Center Spring Creek Cleanup & Resource Fair

Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 10:00am
Lend-A-Hand Center, Walker, KY
Join us for a creek cleanup and well water treatment demonstration event on Saturday, March 26th! Come learn about different organizations working on water related issues in Kentucky. Both adults and kids are encouraged to participate. Meet at the Lend-A-Hand Center- 3234 KY 718 Walker, KY. Call 606 622-1385 to pre-register (required, spots are limited). Participants will be given $25 Walmart gift cards for their participation. All cleanup supplies and hand sanitizer will be provided. Lunch will be provided. Social distancing will be enforced and the event will be primarily outside. Bring your mask & waterproof shoes/boots. Directions: https://lendahandcenter.org/directions/
Check out our Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1IxMOk0Xd
This event is hosted by the Lend-A-Hand Center and co-sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center, the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, and the Kentucky Division of Water, Groundwater Division. 
This event is funded by a UK-CARES Community Engagement Project Grant.