The Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center (ARRSC) provides students with an understanding of the heritage, environments, and cultures of the Appalachian region. Moreover, ARRSC faculty and support personnel engage in various forms of community outreach and are available to support student and public research. The Center is located in Cook Hall 229 and ARRSC personnel can be reached on the main phone line, 540-831-5366.

News & Events

  1. Historic grant propels Radford University to national forefront »

    10/6/2017

    Radford University's IMPACT program was awarded a historic three-year, $13.8 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant Program. The grant began on Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2020 and is the largest grant in the history of Radford University and boosts Radford’s annual grant funding by more than 50 percent in the first fiscal year.

  2. CEHD recognizes top students »

    5/23/2017

    The College of Education and Human Development recognized and honored many of its students during the college's ninth annual awards ceremony May 5 in the Bonnie Hurlburt Auditorium.

  3. Appalachian Awareness Day is coming to Radford University »

    1/30/2017

    A lineup of informative speakers and talented musicians will highlight Appalachian Awareness Day at Radford University on Friday, Feb. 10. The day-long event will be hosted in the university’s Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium.

  4. Appalachian Studies students give life to Clinch River stories »

    1/17/2017

    A group of Radford University students spent the fall semester assisting the Clinch River Valley Initiative in collecting stories from people who live in towns along the river. 

  5. Professor Emeritus' new book highlights work of Emma Bell Miles »

    3/18/2016

    Radford University English and Appalachian Studies Professor Emeritus Grace Toney Edwards is the editor of the newly released book The Common Lot and Other Stories: The Published Short Fiction, 1908-1921 by Emma Bell Miles.

  6. Film explores life after coal in Appalachia »

    9/14/2015

    Documentarian Tom Hansell will present his latest film, "After Coal," at 7 p.m., Sept. 24, in Heth 43 on Radford University's campus.

  7. Appalachian Studies chair selected for prestigious summer scholar institute »

    4/15/2015

    Radford University's Director of Appalachian Studies Theresa Burriss has been selected as one of 25 scholars who will attend a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute in Concord, Massachusetts this year.