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. Highlanders and Hoyas meet at Selu to ‘deconstruct rural-urban divide’ »

    9/25/2018

    Radford University’s Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center and Georgetown University’s Baker Center for Leadership and Governance collaborated this summer to offer students a three-day interactive program called Hoyas and Highlanders: Deconstruct the Rural-Urban Divide.

  2. A spring break alternative: Planting trees on an abandoned coal mine »

    4/6/2018

    A small group of students spent spring break planting trees on reclaimed land of an abandoned coal mine in central Kentucky.

  3. Burriss serving as Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center’s director of academic outreach »

    11/29/2017

    Radford University faculty member Theresa Burriss has been named director of Academic Outreach for the university at the Southwest Higher Education Center in Abingdon.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.