News & Updates

Welcome to our news hub for all things Appalachia. You’ll find a little bit of everything here, from articles about dyslexia and student success stories to gardening tips, folk music and craft tidbits, campus updates, and more.

A Look Back: Social Work in the Early Days of the Settlement

While going through the archives last week, I found an interesting binder of photographs from... [Read More]

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Spring Forward With Grow App!

Wow, spring came at us in full swing this year! Winter is supposed to be... [Read More]

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Cornerstone Groundbreaking

Hindman Settlement School will begin a new chapter in its 114-year history with a formal... [Read More]

Written By Josh Mullins

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Folk Arts Program Winter Update

With February being Black History Month, I’ve been doing a lot of music and history around... [Read More]

Written By Sam Gleaves

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A Look Back: Curing Trachoma In The Mountains

Hindman Settlement School’s mission since its inception has not been to simply educate the people... [Read More]

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A Commentary On The Times

These are not normal times. There, I said it. The age in which we live is unlike any other in living memory, and unmatched in... [Read More]

Written By Brent D. Hutchinson

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Donor Spotlight: Larry and Lucy Newnam

The 40th anniversary of the annual Appalachian Writers’ Workshop is coming up this July, and... [Read More]

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A New Year of After-School Tutoring

On Saturday, January 14, we held our After-School Tutor Training Workshop with sixty-four people in... [Read More]

Written By Ola Pigman

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A Look Back: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

Some of my favorite additions to the Hindman Settlement School Archives are the personal photo... [Read More]

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Preserving Food & Dance Traditions

This past December we entered the holiday season in good spirits with a lively weekend... [Read More]

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Gas Leaks, Wild Raccoons, & More!

With a 200-acre campus containing nearly two dozen aging buildings and structures, there is always... [Read More]

Written By Linda Jones

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Appalachian Scholars’ Program Winter Update

Last fall, we launched a new school-based program for eighth and ninth grade students in Knott... [Read More]

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