Ohio University Home
Spotlight on Learning 2003-2004

The 2003-2004 members of the Appalachian Learning Community presented information about their group and planned activities at Ohio University's 2004 Spotlight on Learning. Activities this year have included monthly meetings where discussions about stereotypes related to Appalachia have been a common discussion theme; the book "Back Talk in Appalachia" by Billings, Norman, and Ledford has been the guiding text. Group members described plans to participate in an up-coming field trip as part of Geoff Buckley's Appalachian course to explore local geography, mining, local communities and other topics related to Appalachia. The faculty, administrative staff, students, and community member survey planned for spring 2004 was described, as well as plans to sponsor a small spring retreat.