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Mountain (Grand) Mamas: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren During The Opioid Epidemic In Appalachian America And Their Portrayal In Media, Rosemary P. Kelley 2024 Eastern Kentucky University

Mountain (Grand) Mamas: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren During The Opioid Epidemic In Appalachian America And Their Portrayal In Media, Rosemary P. Kelley

Posters-at-the-Capitol

Deep within the hills of Appalachia grandparents are stepping into the familiar role of parenting as many have become the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. These grandparent-headed households (GHHs), a form of kinship care, have increased largely in response to the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the region; children are often left in the care of grandparents as parents experience substance use disorders and, in turn, incarceration. According to the US Census Bureau, over seven million grandparents live with their own grandchildren; over 32 percent of which serve as caregivers and are responsible for these children. The impact of kinship …


Crossing The Pond: The Influence Of Southern Appalachian Old-Time On Contemporary Irish Music, Amanda Morgan 2023 East Tennessee State University

Crossing The Pond: The Influence Of Southern Appalachian Old-Time On Contemporary Irish Music, Amanda Morgan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Numerous studies examine Irish traditional music influencing old-time music, but few examine the influence of old-time on contemporary Irish. As our societies become more global, folk music travels faster and becomes more open to influence. Thes influences can be heard in the music of “Alfi” and “Lankum,” two ensembles steeped in Irish traditional music.

This study defines common musical elements of old-time and examines the use of those elements in two recordings: Alfi’s, “Jubilee” and Lankum’s, “The Old Man from Over the Sea.” Much of my data comes from interviews with Irish and American musicians and my own professional knowledge, …


Nonprofit Organizations And Arts Education In A Rural Community, Elise Lael Kieffer 2023 Murray State University

Nonprofit Organizations And Arts Education In A Rural Community, Elise Lael Kieffer

Faculty & Staff Research and Creative Activity

The connection between public administration and nonprofit administration has been in existence since ancient times, when individual volunteers (the predecessors of a formal nonprofit sector) met humanitarian needs to which the government was unwilling or unable to attend. Addams (1910) formalized this intersecting relationship during her time working in Chicago’s slums with refugees. Pandey & Johnsons (2019) drew connections between public administration, public policy, and nonprofit management. They concluded that discoveries in one of those domains should necessarily be applied to the others. They advised that continued research should draw explicit connections across those sectors and highlighted examples of the …


Lloyd Dean Collection, Lloyd Dean 2023 Morehead State University

Lloyd Dean Collection, Lloyd Dean

Morehead State University Manuscripts Collections

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Dust Settles On Msu Cyberattack, Officials Tout New Security And User Interface, WMKY Radio (Morehead, Ky.) 2023 Morehead State University

Dust Settles On Msu Cyberattack, Officials Tout New Security And User Interface, Wmky Radio (Morehead, Ky.)

Morehead State College Histories

Article on the cyber-attack experienced by Morehead State University on computer systems on August 16, 2023 by Morehead State Public Radio.


Some Data May Have Been Compromised In Morehead State Cyberattack, Lexington Herald-Leader 2023 Morehead State University

Some Data May Have Been Compromised In Morehead State Cyberattack, Lexington Herald-Leader

Morehead State College Histories

Article published on August 15, 2023 by the Lexington Herald-Leader on the cyber-attack on Morehead State University.


Morris Family Collection, Fenton Lee Morris, Margaret Sue Cornette Morris 2023 Morehead State University

Morris Family Collection, Fenton Lee Morris, Margaret Sue Cornette Morris

Morehead State University Manuscripts Collections

No abstract provided.


Review-Fishing For Chickens: A Smokies Food Memoir, Blake Denton 2023 The University of Southern Mississippi

Review-Fishing For Chickens: A Smokies Food Memoir, Blake Denton

Faculty Publications

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Morehead State University Declines To Provide Further Details On July Cyberattack, Lexington Herald-Leader 2023 Morehead State University

Morehead State University Declines To Provide Further Details On July Cyberattack, Lexington Herald-Leader

Morehead State College Histories

Article published on August 4, 2023 by the Lexington Herald-Leader on the cyber-attack on Morehead State University.


Morehead First Christian Church Collection, Morehead First Christian Church, Morehead Christian Women's Fellowship 2023 Morehead State University

Morehead First Christian Church Collection, Morehead First Christian Church, Morehead Christian Women's Fellowship

Morehead State University Manuscripts Collections

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Urbanization On The Landscape Of The Old City: An Archaeological Investigation Of Site 40kn223 In Knoxville, Tennessee, Garrett B. Wamack 2023 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Urbanization On The Landscape Of The Old City: An Archaeological Investigation Of Site 40kn223 In Knoxville, Tennessee, Garrett B. Wamack

Masters Theses

In this thesis, I examine the effects of urbanization on the landscape and the people who lived upon it at archaeological site 40KN223 within the Old City in Knoxville, Tennessee. This landscape analysis focuses particularly on the decades from 1850 to 1920 during the birth and growth of the Old City. Amid the rising tides of commercialization, industrialization, and the flood-prone waters of First Creek, residents established a working-class neighborhood on the fringe of a substantial African American community. I examine this neighborhood and the transformation of its immediate landscape to understand how urbanization impacted its transformation, to learn who …


Msu Officials Provide It Update Following Cyberattack, WMKY Radio (Morehead, Ky.) 2023 Morehead State University

Msu Officials Provide It Update Following Cyberattack, Wmky Radio (Morehead, Ky.)

Morehead State College Histories

Article published on July 20, 2023 by WMKY on Morehead State University's cyber-attack.


Morehead State University Hit By Cyber-Attack, WMKY Radio (Morehead, Ky.) 2023 Morehead State University

Morehead State University Hit By Cyber-Attack, Wmky Radio (Morehead, Ky.)

Morehead State College Histories

Article on the cyber-attack on Morehead State University computer systems on July 13, 2023 from Morehead State Public Radio.


I Come Creeping: Remembering The Battle Of Blair Mountain In Graphic Narrative, Ellie James 2023 Liberty University

I Come Creeping: Remembering The Battle Of Blair Mountain In Graphic Narrative, Ellie James

Senior Honors Theses

Between August 24 and September 4 of 1921, approximately 10,000 West Virginia coal miners marched to Blair Mountain in Logan County in a militant stand for their right to unionize. Despite its status as the largest labor uprising in United States history, few know or understand the impact of the Battle of Blair Mountain today, even within the borders of West Virginia. This creative project aims to contribute to ongoing efforts to memorialize this period of the West Virginia Mine Wars through the creation of a 10-page comic, titled I Come Creeping, which depicts and is informed by the …


The Landscape Does Not Care It Is A Landscape: A Utopian Pessimist Journey In Kentucky., Shachaf Polakow 2023 University of Louisville

The Landscape Does Not Care It Is A Landscape: A Utopian Pessimist Journey In Kentucky., Shachaf Polakow

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

These thesis and exhibition, invite the viewers to travel through different places in Central and Eastern Kentucky. The region’s landscape, like many other American landscapes, is often known to the public through the settler colonial lens—a lens that ignores Indigenous peoples’ history in the region. The work in the exhibition is a response to landscape art's history and its complicity with American settler colonialism- art that was recruited to create a new identity for the settlers and for the country from the beginning of the American Colonial Project. Landscape art was a crucial part of this effort, presenting the land …


The Red Deeps: A Retelling Of George Eliot's The Mill On The Floss., Emily Denton 2023 University of Louisville

The Red Deeps: A Retelling Of George Eliot's The Mill On The Floss., Emily Denton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The culminating project toward my Ph.D. in Humanities under the Public Arts and Letters track is a combination of creative and scholarly work composed of two parts: a retelling of George Eliot’s novel The Mill on the Floss and a critical introduction outlining the creative concerns to the project. The novel, The Red Deeps, reimagines The Mill on the Floss in the recent past—during the late 1980s in the Copper Basin, the former copper mines in Eastern Tennessee. The critical preface draws broader categories of adaptation, ecocriticism, and climate fiction and incorporates theorists from new southern and Appalachian studies …


Interweaving: Play, Craft, And Femininity, Glory Loflin 2023 Clemson University

Interweaving: Play, Craft, And Femininity, Glory Loflin

All Theses

My thesis Interweaving: Play, Craft, and Femininity pulls from the visual language of Craft materials and practices to generate large-scale, often colorful works that reflect on my current understanding of being a woman in America. Raised in the conservative South, this body of work arose out of an attempt to understand the American political climate with respect to women’s bodies and where my artistic voice is present in that conversation. My research for my thesis exhibition began with an investigation into the matriarchal history of craft-based fiber practices in my family. Soon thereafter, I actively wove traditional Craft processes in …


We Welcome Findings From Further Afield, Randy Wykoff MD, MPH & TM, Rachel E. Dixon MPhil 2023 East Tennessee State University

We Welcome Findings From Further Afield, Randy Wykoff Md, Mph & Tm, Rachel E. Dixon Mphil

Journal of Appalachian Health

For the past five years, the Journal of Appalachian Health has published timely, high-quality research from within Appalachia. We also welcome submissions from those working outside of Appalachia who produce quality research of direct relevance to our region.


Title Panel And Map, Amy J. Hirshman, Madison McCormick, Riley Bowers, Bonnie M. Brown 2023 West Virginia University

Title Panel And Map, Amy J. Hirshman, Madison Mccormick, Riley Bowers, Bonnie M. Brown

Hidden No More: The Enduring Impact of Native American and Enslaved People on the Evansdale Neighborhood and WVU Campus

No abstract provided.


Land, Amy J. Hirshman, Madison McCormick, Riley Bowers, Bonnie M. Brown 2023 West Virginia University

Land, Amy J. Hirshman, Madison Mccormick, Riley Bowers, Bonnie M. Brown

Hidden No More: The Enduring Impact of Native American and Enslaved People on the Evansdale Neighborhood and WVU Campus

No abstract provided.


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