Professor Alex Hooker playing “Cotton Eyed Joe” on the banjo for his Appalachian Strings class. Feb. 14, 2024. Hooker demonstrates how the song is supposed to sound before guiding his students along. Photo by Devon Richter

Strings of legacy: Alexander Hooker’s 25-year impact on App State
Apr 16, 2024

Alexander Hooker’s journey to old-time folk music started gradually, then sudd

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Dr. Katherine Ledford

Read Your Way Through Appalachia (featuring Dr. Katherine Ledford)
Aug 10, 2023

Barbara Kingsolver, whose Pulitzer-winning “Demon Copperhead” offered a variegated portrait of the region, guides readers through a li

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Black in Appalachia staff members Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin and William Isom II

January 30: Black in Appalachia Common Reading Event
Jan 23, 2023

Black in Appalachia Common Reading Event
Monday, January 30, 2023, at 6 p.m.

Edwin Bernbaum, Ph.D.

2022 Mountain Studies Lecture: Sacred Mountains of the World
Sep 16, 2022

The Appalachian State College of Arts and Sciences invites you to the 2022 Mountain Studies Lecture featuring Dr.