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Center for Northern Appalachian Studies


The mission of the IUP Center for Northern Appalachian Studies is to provide a locus for the enhanced understanding and appreciation of the richness of our region’s diverse cultural heritage. The Center will function as an open arena for the pursuit of these goals. Its work will include the creation of educational outreach programs, the development of historical archives, and the facilitation of community-based activities.

Dr. Poole and IUP Students Present at Appalachian Teaching Project Conference

Dr. Amanda Poole, along with five IUP students and their community partner, Kay Snyder, participated in last year’s Appalachian Teaching Project Conference in Arlington, Va. on December 5 and 6, 2014.

Third Annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

Indiana, Pa. is proudly hosting the festival for the third time! Save the dates: September 11–12, 2015

Annual Community Seed Swap

The purpose of this seed swap is to connect the students of IUP’s campus with the surrounding community through seeds and the stories that come with them.

Call for Papers: Journal of Appalachian Studies​ 

The Journal of Appalachian Studies announces a special two-year forum on sustainable economic development in Appalachia, starting with the journal’s spring 2016 (Vol 22, No 1) issue and ending with the fall 2017 (Vol 23, No 2) issue.

  • Center for Northern Appalachian Studies
  • McElhaney Hall, Room G-1
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2841
  • Fax: 724-357-7637
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.