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News and Events

There is always a lot of activity on a campus that is bustling with opportunities to learn, have fun and be engaged in Appalachian culture. Keep track of all the latest happenings in the Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center with our events calendar and news releases!

Upcoming Events

On Thursday, October 30, Appalachian musician, artist activist/educator, and music teacher, Sue Massek, will offer a free public performance of “Precious Memories,” a one-woman show about Sarah Ogan Gunning and written by Si Kahn. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium. For more information, please contact Dr. Theresa Burriss at tburriss@radford.edu.

Appalachian Studies at Radford University extends a hearty invitation to THATCamp Appalachia 2014 to all scholars, teachers, grad students, undergrad students, librarians, archivists, programmers, activists, environmentalists, writers, poets, artists, musicians, dancers, and dreamers who consider Appalachia the nexus of their work. The THATCamp model features an (un)conference approach to a gathering where we all work together to talk, teach, make, and play. 

Join us on November 15-16 for a dynamic dialogue (almost) completely improvised on the spot. For more information, including very detailed information about how THATCamps work, visit: appalachia2014.thatcamp.org. Registration is limited to the first 50 people who join up, so please act fast. If you have questions, please contact RU Archivist, Christopher Miller, at cmiller27@radford.edu.

News Releases

  1. Sep 30, 2014

    Annual Appalachian Folk Arts Festival set for Oct. 11 at RU

    Radford University's Appalachian Events Committee (AEC) is presenting the 29th annual Appalachian Folks Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, on Heth Lawn.

  2. May 13, 2014

    College of Education and Human Development recognizes top students

    RU's College of Education and Human Development recognized and honored many of its students during the college's sixth annual awards ceremony on May 9 in the Bonnie Hurlburt Auditorium.

  3. Apr 16, 2014

    Appalachian Spring Concert brings mountain sound to Pridemore Playhouse

    All the sounds of the mountains will fill RU's Porterfield Hall during the Appalachian Events Committee's Spring Concert.

  4. Apr 1, 2014

    RU professor honored with inaugural Appalachian studies teaching award

    RU English Instructor Ricky Cox is the recipient of the inaugural Excellence in Teaching Appalachian Studies Award, given by the Appalachian Studies Association.

  5. Dec 17, 2013

    Appalachian Studies students present at national conference

    Appalachian studies students from RU had the chance to represent their region and their school at the 2013 Appalachian Teaching Project conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6 and 7.

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