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Appalshop Black History Month Double Feature

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtual Via Zoom

Join us virtually via Zoom or on the UK Appalachian Center Facebook for an Appalshop double feature. We will be screening "Mabel Parker Hardison Smith" and "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" in celebration of Black History Month.

Register for the webinar here: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hmupwKeIQ_mgUExI8O60fA or join on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UKAppCenter 

Lend-A-Hand Center Spring Creek Cleanup

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Lend-A-Hand Center, Walker, KY
PLEASE NOTE RESCHEDULED DATE: Join us for a creek cleanup and water testing event on Saturday, April 10th!  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/
This event is hosted by the Lend-A-Hand Center and co-sponsored by the Kentucky RIVERKEEPER and the UK Appalachian Center, in partnership with the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute. 
This event is funded by a UK-CARES Community Engagement Project Grant.

VIRTUAL SWAP- Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Virtual Via Zoom
Join us for a VIRTUAL SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) presentation Tuesday, February 23rd, 12-1:30PM via Zoom (regsitration required). This year SWAPs will showcase the research conducted by recipents of the 2020 James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia and the UK Appalachian Center Eller & Billings Student Research Award. 

Dane Ritter, English, “Maybe Mountain: the Devastating Poetry of Mountaintop Removal” - 2020 James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia

Rachael Blandau, Political Science, “Substantive Political Representation in Rural Kentucky” - 2020 James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia


Hi there, 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Feb 23, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Virtual Spring Coffee Hour

Repeats every 2 weeks every Thursday until Fri May 07 2021 except Thu Mar 11 2021.
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 10:00am
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:00am
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:00am
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 10:00am
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 10:00am
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:00am
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 10:00am
Virtual Via Zoom

The Appalachian Center will host VIRTUAL Coffee Hours every other Thursday from 10-11 AM during the spring semester. The Center invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us via Zoom. Bring your favorite beverage and snacks and 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. Please see the Zoom info below.

[There will be no Coffee Hour on March 11th due to the ASA Conference]

May 6th- Special Recognition of Graduating Seniors and Accomplishments
Hi there, 
Kathryn Engle is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 
Topic: Virtual Spring Coffee Hour
Time: Jan 28, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
    Every 2 weeks on Thu, until May 6, 2021, 8 occurrence(s) 
    Jan 28, 2021 10:00 AM 
    Feb 11, 2021 10:00 AM 
    Feb 25, 2021 10:00 AM 
    Mar 25, 2021 10:00 AM 
    Apr 8, 2021 10:00 AM 
    Apr 22, 2021 10:00 AM 
    May 6, 2021 10:00 AM 
    Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device: https://uky.zoom.us/j/81961453777
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  16468769923,81961453777#  or 13017158592,81961453777# 
Or Telephone:
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    International numbers available: https://uky.zoom.us/u/kbOdDV1oGj
Or Skype for Business (Lync):