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A night of traditional Appalachian music April 16 will support Appalachian studies scholarships

BOONE—For those who enjoy foot-tapping, rousing and traditional Old-Time music, come out and join the Center for Appalachian Studies April 16 from 6:30-9 p.m. for the Ed Cabbell Scholarship Benefit Concert. It will be held at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum at 159 Chestnut Street in Blowing Rock.

Center for Appalachian Studies receives grant to develop classroom materials focused on region’s musical heritage

BOONE—The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has awarded $7,000 to the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University to develop lesson plans about North Carolina’s music traditions.

Award-winning conservationist Jay Leutze to speak at Appalachian Oct. 6

BOONE—Award-winning conservationist and author Jay Erskine Leutze will present a public lecture titled “Standing Up Mountains: The Challenge Continues” on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Room 421 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian studies center director’s goals include creating partnerships and supporting communities in the region

BOONE—Creating partnerships, pursuing funding and research opportunities for faculty and students, and supporting communities in Appalachia are among the priorities of Dr. William Schumann, the new director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian faculty to be featured on BBC Radio Wales

BOONE—Faculty from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University were interviewed on BBC Radio Wales about their participation in an international exchange between coal mining regions of South Wales and Central Appalachia.

Swick wins Carl A. Ross Student Paper Award

BOONE—Zachary D. Swick, a graduate student at Appalachian State University, has won the Appalachian Studies Association’s 2014 Carl A. Ross Student Paper Award.

Scholars Bookshop hosts discussion and book signing April 9

BOONE—The Scholars Bookshop in the University Bookstore at Appalachian State University will host Patricia D. Beaver and Sandra L. Ballard Wednesday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. for a discussion and signing of their book “Voices From the Headwaters: Stories From Meat Camp, Tamarack (Pottertown) & Sutherland, North Carolina.” The work is the latest publication from the university’s Center for Appalachian Studies.

Lectures on mountain regions of Ukraine and Spain presented March 26

BOONE—Scholars from Ukraine and Spain will present lectures on mountain regions in their home countries Wednesday, March 26, from 2-5 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room at Appalachian State University. The final lecture will compare literary representations of Andalusia and Appalachia.

Center for Appalachian Studies releases ‘Voices from the Headwaters’

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies has released its latest publication, “Voices from the Headwaters: Stories from Meat Camp, Tamarack (Pottertown) & Sutherland, North Carolina.” Edited by recently retired center director Dr. Patricia Beaver and Appalachian Journal editor Dr. Sandra Ballard, with assistant editor Brittany R. Hicks, this book of oral histories preserves the stories of three neighboring communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains.