Minute to minute, hour to hour, day to day. Holocaust survivor Susan Cernyak-Spatz’ sole survival method was to focus on living to the next minute, which she credits as being the mentality that kept her alive.
How do coal-mining communities and their cultures survive once the coal industry moves on? Hansell’s book “After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales,” forthcoming from WVU Press, explores this issue.
Appalachian alum Shohei Tsutsumi, of Osaka, Japan, exceled in the university’s Appalachian studies graduate program — receiving scholarships for studies on local music traditions, winning prizes at old-time music contests and more.
Middle and high school students in Appalachian’s Vietnamese Summer Academy are learning about American and Appalachian culture and improving their English language skills as they explore the region and interact with the community.
The academy allows visiting middle and high school Vietnamese students to learn about American and Appalachian culture and improve their English language skills as they explore the region and interact with the community.
Dr. Scott Relyea, assistant professor of history at Appalachian, will travel to China in September 2018 to continue his research on early 20th-century Sino-Tibetan relations in the Kham borderland of eastern Tibet.
Ramadan is the month of fasting and reflection in the Arab world. For many, it is also a month to reach out to others, to make things right. But this Ramadan is like no other in Jordanian history. This Ramadan has been marked by fasting and some of the most massive protests in Jordanian history. Appalachian State University professor Dr. Curtis R. Ryan looks at why the depth and breadth of the protest movements is especially important.