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Jim Nance Photo Exhibition Opens September 5

Community leaders, family members, and scholars join to explore the life and work of Jim Nance, one of Pennsylvania’s greatest athletes, in this photo exhibition debuting at the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement in Elkin Hall on Wednesday, September 5, at 6:30 p.m.

Posted on 8/31/2018 10:15:00 AM

IUP Delegation to Participate in Appalachian Teaching Project Symposium in Washington, D.C.

Ten students from IUP willattend the 15th annual AppalachianTeaching Project Symposium, hosted by the AppalachianRegional Commission, on December 4and 5, 2015.

Posted on 12/2/2015 3:29:26 PM

Yoga Featured at Third Annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

The third annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival will open its Saturday, September 12 show with yoga sessions for both adults and children.

Posted on 9/3/2015 9:12:37 AM

Carlos Barata to Kick Off Weekend of Music at Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

Carlos Barata will take the stage at the downtown Indiana Theater on Thursday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m. to kick off the third annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival.

Posted on 9/2/2015 2:37:20 PM

Storytelling and Liars Contest to be Held at Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

The first Storytelling and Liars Contest will be held at the 2015 Northern Appalachian Folk Festival on September 12 in downtown Indiana. Storytelling is enormously popular in many folk festivals throughout the United States, including the recent Three Rivers Story Telling Festival in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 8/31/2015 12:16:44 PM

Economic Report to be Presented at Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

Kostas Skordas, director of the Division of Regional Planning and Research of the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C. will provide an overview of the report “Economic Progress and Challenges in the Appalachian Region Since 1965” on September 12.

Posted on 8/31/2015 12:15:33 PM

Rusted Root and Coastal Remedy Headlining at the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, Sept. 11–12

The third annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival will be held in downtown Indiana in September with headlining acts that include Rusted Root and Coastal Remedy, plus more live music, workshops, visual art, food vendors, children’s activities, storytelling, dance, and a car show.

Posted on 6/19/2015 12:34:52 PM

Seeds Club President McCormick Featured as Regional Newsmaker

Gretchen McCormick was featured in Trib Live as a regional newsmaker. A biology student, McCormick was recently awarded the IUP Women’s Senior Leadership Award for her role as the head of the SEEDS club and the coordinator of the first annual Community Seed Swap at IUP.

Posted on 4/24/2015 12:41:48 PM

Herping Field Day: Friends of the Parks

Join us in herping for amphibians and reptiles throughout Pine Ridge Park to search both streams and wooded areas on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Posted on 4/14/2015 12:07:44 PM

Obsorn Presents Poster at Undergraduate Research at the Capitol – Pennsylvania Conference

John Osborn, a participant in the 2013 Appalachian Teaching Project, presented his awarded poster at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol – Pennsylvania Poster Conference in Harrisburg, Pa.

Posted on 3/17/2015 12:49:43 PM

Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson

The Center for Northern Appalachian Studies is sponsoring the next film in the 2015 Center for Community Growth film series, “The Power Of One Voice,” on March 27. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker.

Posted on 3/17/2015 12:02:31 PM

Second Annual Folk Festival Coming to Indiana

The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival is coming back to downtown Indiana on September 4, 5, and 6, 2014, with venders, artists, workshops, theater, film, and 17 bands performing on Philadelphia Street, at the Brown Hotel, and at the Artists Hand Gallery, including Joe Gruschecky and the Houserockers.

Posted on 8/28/2014 4:31:22 PM

Podcast of Interview on Western Pennsylvania Dialect Research

Dr. Shari Robertson, dean’s associate in the School of Graduate Studies and Research and professor of Speech-Language Pathology, and Brianna Robertson, a graduate of IUP’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program, recently discussed their research on the Western Pennsylvania dialect on KDKA-AM (1020) radio morning news.

Posted on 11/9/2010 11:39:23 AM

Animations Show Extent of Marcellus Shale Development

The pace and extent of Marcellus Shale development across Pennsylvania can be “seen” in animated maps produced by the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

Posted on 10/7/2010 10:57:29 AM

IUP Marcellus Shale Week Symposium

A community and university symposium about Marcellus Shale will take place November 2, 3, 4, 5, 2010, on the IUP campus and in downtown Indiana.

Posted on 10/4/2010 2:19:09 PM

The Transition of Appalachia

The economic model of globalization has propelled rural communities in the United States and much of the world toward specialized, low-value, extractive economies for much of the twentieth century.

Posted on 8/19/2010 3:56:57 PM

Science Symposium Discusses Mountaintop Removal’s Environmental Impact

Scientists from around the country are meeting in Pittsburgh on August 1–6, 2010, for the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting.

Posted on 8/4/2010 12:26:05 PM

Conversations on the Porch, Appalachian Summit

“Conversations on the Porch,” the 2010 Appalachian Summit, takes place August 11–13, 2010, at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston, W.V.

Posted on 8/4/2010 12:17:35 PM

Marcellus Shale Drillers in Pennsylvania Amass 1,435 Violations

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association has reviewed environmental violations accrued by Marcellus Shale drillers working in Pennsylvania between January 2008 and June 25, 2010.

Posted on 8/3/2010 11:35:17 AM

Upcoming Conference Celebrating Northern Appalachia in Word and Song

Please mark your calendars now for the Center for Northern Appalachian Studies mini-conference on April 11, 2011, at California University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 8/2/2010 2:54:25 PM

A Short Glimpse at Poverty in Ohio's Appalachia

Jane Wilson was a customer at the Friends & Neighbors food pantry in Lottridge, Ohio, in 2006. Today, demand for assistance remains strong at the center in Athens County.

Posted on 7/28/2010 3:15:18 PM

Mountain Talk

In Appalachia, we know where you’re from by the way you talk.

Posted on 7/21/2010 1:35:02 PM

Students to Participate in Ceremony Honoring Black Civil War Veterans

On Saturday, June 19, 2010, three IUP students will participate in a ceremony recognizing the contributions made by twelve black Civil War veterans who are buried in the Blairsville cemetery.

Posted on 6/17/2010 11:57:48 AM

Dial-Up Blues in Kentucky

If you want high-speed Internet access, and you happen to live in certain areas on and around Eastern Kentucky’s Pine Mountain, there is only one thing to do: Move. In response to this, the group Pine Mountain Residents for Broadband is determined to bring a decent Internet connection to its neck of Kentucky.

Posted on 2/15/2010 10:09:11 AM

Review of “Classic Appalachian Blues” Album from Smithsonian Folkways

Appalachia isn't widely regarded as a wellspring of African American music, much less a cradle of the blues. But with the release of Classic Appalachian Blues, a twenty-one-track set of studio and live recordings made over five decades, the people at Smithsonian Folkways make a strong case for why it should be.

Posted on 2/15/2010 9:24:00 AM

Covert War in Appalachia

Speaking at the I Love Mountains rally in front of the Kentucky capitol building, Grammy-winning country music singer Kathy Mattea said there is a covert war in her beloved Appalachia to decide who holds the power, and that everyone is scared.

Posted on 2/15/2010 9:18:35 AM

Center for Northern Appalachian Studies to Assist in Honoring Black Civil War Soldiers

On November 5–7, 2010, Harrisburg will hold exhibitions and a reenactment of the 1865 grand review of black Civil War soldiers, which was a response to their not being invited to participate in the Grand Review of the Armies by Union soldiers following the end of the Civil War. Dr. Jim Dougherty, director of the IUP Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, will assist in the project by providing research on United States Colored Troops descendants, helping to locate soldiers’ graves, and training tour guides.

Posted on 2/15/2010 9:13:00 AM

G-20 People’s Summit Week Announcement on YouTube

The announcement of the G-20 People’s Summit Week at IUP, September 21–25, 2009,  is now on YouTube.

Posted on 9/22/2009 9:04:04 AM

Center for Northern Appalachian Studies Offers Energy Symposium

Center for Northern Appalachian Studies will present a free symposium, “The Future of Energy in the Northern Appalachian Region,” Oct. 30 at the IUP Hadley Union Building Susquehanna Room.

Posted on 10/13/2008 11:00:28 AM

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