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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Appalachian Center

Please join us at the UK Appalachian Center on Thursday, December 5, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM for our annual Friendsgiving potluck! Turkey and Tofurky provided; covered dishes encouraged but not required. We will be collecting donations for the Facing Hunger Foodbank, which serves parts of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. $5 donation suggested but not required.


Please rsvp and sign up for what to bring here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xISGruXy51Uic-XCJp1nhHMCeR72yUDrkN6f...



Water Week

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
Various Locations
Water Week is a student-led series of events sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center to bring awareness to issues relating to water in eastern Kentucky and beyond.

DAY 1: Monday, November 18 Ecology - “Where Does Our Water Come From?” Speaker Forum William T. Young Library UKAA Auditorium 4:30 P.M.
  Speakers:  Steven Evans M.A.
  • Associate Director of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute University of Kentucky
  • Title of presentation: “Watershed Planning: A Case Study from Letcher County, Kentucky”

Erika Hernandez Hernandez PhD student specializing in water distribution modeling
  • Graduate Research Assistant University of Kentucky
  • Title of presentation:  "At the Tap: An Overview of Drinking Water Infrastructure"

 Amanda Gumbert Ph.D.
  • Extension water quality specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
  • Title of presentation: “A Glimpse Into Lexington Watersheds.”
DAY 2: Tuesday, November 19 Infrastructure - "Water Stories: Martin County" Film Screening and Panel Discussion William T. Young Library UKAA Auditorium 3:15 P.M. Reception to follow William T. Young Library Alumni Gallery  
  • Jason Unrine: Associate Professor in the UK Department of Plant & Soil Science.
  • Nina McCoy: Community organizer involved with Martin County Concerned Citizens 
  • Micky McCoy: Community organizer involved with  Martin County Concerned Citizens
  • Ricki Draper: Community Engagement Coordinator for LiKEN (Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network), 
  • Madison Mooney: UK College of Social Work master's student
DAY 3: Wednesday, November 20 Bottled Water - "Tapped" Film Screening William T. Young Library UKAA Auditorium 5:00 P.M. Reception to follow William T. Young Library Alumni Gallery   MC of event: Alyssa Dyer, Digital Media and Design major and Appalachian Studies minor 
DAY 4: Thursday, November 21 Tabling and Networking with Organizations Whitehall Classroom Building, 1st floor 10:00 A.M.


This programming is presented with support from the UK Office of Institutional Diversity Inclusive Excellence Student Program Grant. 



Appalachian Center Fall Festival

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:30pm to 8:00pm
UK Appalachian Center - 624 Maxwelton Court
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Join us for our Fall 2019 Festival at the UK Appalachian Center - 624 Maxwelton Court - on September 5, 2019 4:30-8:00PM. The Local Honeys will provide musical entertainment from 5:30-7:00PM, and Bourbon n' Toulouse BBQ & vegan BBQ will be provided. This FREE event is co-sponsored by the John Jacobs Niles Center and the UK Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program and is open to all UK students, faculty, staff, and community members. We look forward to seeing you and beginning a great Fall 2019 semester! 

ASA Steering Committee Reception

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
UK Appalachian Center - 624 Maxwelton Court

Join us in welcoming the Appalachian Studies Association Steering Committee to the University of Kentucky and the Appalachian Center. All who are interested in the 2020 Appalachian Studies Association Conference, which will take place at UK this coming spring semester, are welcome to attend to meet the committee, learn more about the conference, and get involved. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Overflow parking will be available in lots E28, R29, R30. 

Parking Lots near Appalachian Center