appalachia

75 Years of Frontier Nursing University

Hosted by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center University of Kentucky Worsham Theatre April 11, 2014

The panel discuss service learning by young people volunteering in Appalachia as couriers with the Frontier Nursing Service. Anne Z. Cockerham, professor of history and associate dean for midwifery and women’s health at Frontier Nursing University, will read from her just-published book, "Unbridled Service: Growing Up and Giving Back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier, 1928-2010." Michael Claussen and Nancy Reinhart of the Frontier Nursing University will tell stories from the 86 years of the courier program. Health practitioner Linda Ahrens and recent courier Bryanna McClure will share experiences of collaboration.

50 Years of the War on Poverty: Young Volunteers in Appalachia

 

 

Hosted by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center University of Kentucky Centrer Theatre December 4th, 2013

This panel of historians and representatives of federal volunteer programs discuss 50 years of US War on Poverty investments in social change in Appalachia through youth service programs, from the Appalachian Volunteers in the 1069s to current Teach for America and VISTA volunteers.

 

 

Kentucky's Poet Laureate Frank X Walker

 

 

Kentucky has a rich literary history, and the new Poet Laureate of the Bluegrass State, Frank X Walker, has a deep respect and knowledge of those great writers before him.

Frank’s Kentucky roots have integrally shaped his perspective as a writer and teacher. The Danville native has said "One of the things I know, having lived in other states than Kentucky, is that it means something to be a Kentucky writer."

Frank created the word “Affrilachia,” which identified the African American experience in the Appalachian region.

It was a word that allowed the invisible to become visible. He and a group of his writing friends founded the Affrilachian Poets, and an entire Affrilachian literary movement that prides itself in giving voice to previously muted and silenced people and promotes excellence in teaching, writing, art and activism.

For Frank the position of Poet Laureate is most importantly a chance to teach and educate. Frank is driven by his passion of bringing more attention to prominent African-American writers in Appalachia, both past and present.

To learn more about Poet Laureate Frank X Walker visit these sites: frankxwalker.com as.uky.edu

 

 

Appalachian Forum on Home Food Preservation in Eastern Kentucky

Interest in home gardening and food preservation practices have increased over the last several years, especially in urban areas. Three home producers from Appalachian Kentucky - Betty Tyra Gregory, Gary Rose, and Rowena Borders. The panel will be moderated by Lisa Conley, a graduate student also debuting her short film during the beginning of the forum.

Dean's Channel - Ron Eller

Ron Eller is a professor in the department of History, where he specializes in Appalachian history. In this Dean's Channel video, Professor Eller speaks about his new book, "Uneven Ground: Appalachian Since 1945" and his ties to the Appalachian region.

Dean's Channel - Ron Eller (part 2)

Ron Eller is a professor in the department of History, where he specializes in Appalachian history. In this Dean's Channel video, Professor Eller speaks about his new book, "Uneven Ground: Appalachian Since 1945" and his ties to the Appalachian region.

Dean's Channel: Appalachia in the 21st Century

Dean Mark Kornbluh sits down with Ann Kingsolver, a professor in the Department of Anthropology and the new Director of the Appalachian Research Center and the Appalachian Studies Program. Find out about her passion for the region and how she plans to strengthen UK/Appalachia connections.

Fading Appalachian Dialect Features

Dr. Kirk Hazen from West Virginia University discusses Fading Appalachian Dialect Features. This is part of the linguistics program speaker series.

Natalie Baxter at Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute

In summer 2011, Arts & Sciences Video Production team member Natalie Baxter traveled to Whitesburg, Ky to help teach Appalshop interns how to create documentary style short films about the Appalachian region. The program, Appalachian Media Institute (AMI), has interns ages 14 to 21 that live in the surrounding Appalachian Kentucky counties.

Filmed by: Dana Rogers, Brian Connors Manke, and Noah Adler

Edited by: Dana Rogers

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