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Appalachia Rising

 

The Appalachia Rising series features the programs and initiatives through which Ohio University students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are realizing their promise as they elevate lives across the region. These people-focused success stories take you behind the scenes and highlight the many meaningful ways OHIO serves society by supporting educational, economic, creative and wellness endeavors, as well as other humanitarian efforts.

Click here to learn more about the Appalachia Rising book.

 

Oct 22, 2014
Local elementary school partners with OHIO students to inspire reading
Photojournalism students in OHIO’s School of Visual Communication partnered with Amesville Elementary School to create a photomural for the school’s library.

Jun 20, 2014
Food boxes powered by OHIO volunteers
Linda Klinebriel of Nelsonville was blessed with three children and a good job at Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Logan until closure of the plant in 1999 sent she and hundreds others scrambling to find work.

May 7, 2014
OHIO creates diverse influence in community
When Athens native Teresa Montle moved from the country and into the city of Athens three years ago, it was so her young daughter Annamarie could attend East Elementary and experience a more diverse student population. The diverse environment is created largely in part by Ohio University, she believes.

Apr 2, 2014
Community open forums to discuss education in Appalachia
Elementary schools, high schools and colleges are joining forces to benefit southeast Ohio's children. The Southeast Ohio Teacher Development Collaborative will be collaborating with the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools in sponsoring three regional community forums.

Feb 20, 2014
Finalists announced for southeastern Ohio’s 2013 Innovation Awards
Forty-six entrepreneurs and innovators are finalists for the 2013 Innovation Awards, which celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. The winners in each of the six categories will be announced on Tuesday, March 18.

Dec 13, 2013
Innovation Center receives $350,000 in Third Frontier funding for southeastern Ohio business support
The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has awarded Ohio University's Innovation Center $350,000 to help grow technology businesses in southeastern Ohio.

Nov 13, 2013
Biology conference unites students from Appalachian universities
More than 35 Ohio University student scientists attended the second annual Appalachian Regional Cell Conference in Charleston, West Virginia in October. The event drew several dozen additional participants from West Virginia University, Marshall University and the University of Kentucky.

Oct 31, 2013
Local teacher discovers OHIO’s resources aren’t just for Bobcats
A fifth-grade science teacher at Nelsonville-York Elementary School brought her students to OHIO’s Athens Campus for a day full of experiments, activities and real-life lessons on weather and meteorology.

Oct 29, 2013
Power restored to campus following heating plant fire
Electricity on Ohio University’s Athens Campus is fully operational following a system fault in the Lausche Heating Plant and small explosion within a chilled water pump in the plant at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28.

Sep 10, 2013
Six startup companies emerge from Ohio University’s digital media accelerator
Six startup companies founded by students and alumni of Ohio University and West Virginia University emerged from an Ohio University summer entrepreneurship program aimed at keeping business and technology talent in the state of Ohio.

Aug 16, 2013
Canada Fulbright recipient to study link between poverty and poor nutrition
David H. Holben, Ohio University professor of food and nutrition sciences, will spend fall 2013 studying links between poverty and poor nutrition on Canada’s Prince Edward Island as part of a Fulbright Award project.

Aug 5, 2013
'Appalachia Rising' books re-stocked
Copies of “Appalachia Rising: Stories of Hope and Achievement from Ohio’s Appalachian Hills and Valleys” are once again available at Bobcat Essentials.

Jun 20, 2013
Food pantry’s garden grows with the helping hands of Kids on Campus
The Friends and Neighbors Community Choice Food Center in Coolville received a serenity garden this month thanks to a service-learning project spearheaded by students in Kids on Campus.

Apr 29, 2013
Mission Possible: Conference explores the changing landscape of volunteerism in Appalachia
More than 80 attendees of the Mission Possible conference last week at the Athens Community Center learned about effective strategies for recruiting, training and evaluating volunteers for Appalachian community organizations.

Apr 18, 2013
STEM Day brings prospective students to campus
On Thursday, April 18, Ohio University welcomes more than 200 prospective scientists, engineers, mathematicians, medical specialists, and technology experts to campus as high school students and their families attend STEM Day.

Mar 8, 2013
Child-advocacy organization and Ohio University form partnership to serve at-risk children
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) has taken on another community partner, the Athens County Child Advocacy Center, in its widening effort to improve the health and well-being of families in rural southeast Ohio.

Feb 7, 2013
Award-winning Ohio University series now a published book
Ohio University today announced the publication of a book showcasing the relationship of the University with the surrounding region - "Appalachia Rising: Stories of Hope and Achievement from Ohio’s Appalachian Hills and Valleys."

Dec 13, 2012
New book highlights partnerships between Ohio University and the Appalachian region
University Communications and Marketing have teamed up with Ohio University Press to publish "Appalachia Rising: Stories of Hope and Achievement from Ohio's Appalachian Hills and Valleys," due out in February 2013.

Dec 5, 2012
Patton College's art auction inspires regional youth
Leah Brudno has always been personally interested in art, encouraged by her school district's art education programs. But her involvement with a recent Ohio University-hosted art auction inspired her to delve even deeper.

Nov 27, 2012
OHIO Libraries helps Meigs High School students transition to college
Following a visit to Alden Library, Meigs High School Students are a few steps closer to their transition into college.

Sep 21, 2012
Appalachian Health Summit provides inspiration for healthy living
When Kira Slepchenko attended the Appalachian Health Summit Live Healthy Workshop last spring, she gained much more than tips. The workshop empowered her to pursue a healthier lifestyle.

Sep 6, 2012
Shots to smile about: Free immunization clinics deliver gift of health to community doorsteps
Free immunization clinics at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine deliver gift of health to community doorsteps

Aug 30, 2012
Global insights strengthen non-profits' services to area children
With the help of OHIO and UNICEF, Barb Campagnola encourages an appreciation for Nelsonville's budding cultural identity

Jul 16, 2012
Feeding children's bodies, minds and spirits
Big dreams, empowerment, and the nutrition needed to fulfill a child's limitless potential are just some of the results of Kids on Campus.

May 9, 2012
Engineering students design to make a difference for local businesses
This Saturday, Ohio University's senior mechanical engineering majors will showcase their capstone design projects – the culmination of an entire academic year's worth of research, planning and development. But their final student contribution will far outlast their days at Russ College.

Apr 22, 2012
OHIO physician adds daughter's cause to Race for a Reason charities
Lilly's Sunshine is one of about 20 charities that the Ohio University community will be fundraising for during the O'Bleness Health System Race for a Reason events on April 28.

Nov 5, 2011
Community clinic provides uninsured patients with fresh, local foods
Balancing healthcare and nutrition can be a difficult task for some Southeast Ohio residents. The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (OU-HCOM) Heritage Community Clinic is working to address both needs by providing medical services as well as access to healthy, local foods.

Oct 20, 2011
'Child of Appalachia' Bev Wyatt reflects on 29-year career
Since her arrival at Ohio University in 1982, Bev Wyatt has been promoted 13 times – from a night shift custodian to her current role as associate director of operations for Event Services.

Oct 17, 2011
Making cancer survivors of the uninsured
According to the American Medical Association, 46 million Americans are uninsured, which can lead to a cycle of self-diagnosis, self-neglect and self-denial that can be fatal.

Oct 12, 2011
Student initiative brings future sustenance to Appalachia
A fruit planting and mapping initiative, led by former Ohio University graduate student Lori Gromen, aims to provide fresh fruits to the community free of charge.

May 25, 2011
Students take 'LEED' role in native landscaping plan for University's newest center
Earlier this month, crowds gathered at the front of the Walter International Education Center (WIEC) for its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. But it's the building's backyard that is now garnering attention from the University's most ecologically-minded students.

Apr 20, 2011
'Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses' reaches out to local high school girls
On Saturday and Sunday, a previously vacant store at The Market on State was transformed into a formal dress shop for the first "Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses" event, a project led by local women and Ohio University’s Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA). The women worked together to collect prom and graduation dresses for high school girls in need.

Appalachia Rising: Drawing inspiration from the Appalachian woman
The annual Women of Appalachia art exhibit is on display in the Multicultural Art Gallery in Baker University Center through June 14. "Women Speak," its verbal and performance art sister program, will be presented May 12. In its third year, the project celebrates all artistic expression of Appalachia women, with many pieces of art available for purchase.

OHIO seniors help local business green its practices
As eco-friendly business owner of Athens Own, Constantine Faller needed a more sustainable power source to grind coffee and blend smoothies at the Athens Farmers Market. Thanks to a team of OHIO student engineers, he'll soon have a pedal-powered alternative.

Mar 9, 2011
Appalachia Rising: OHIO partnership provides vital care for area children
The Southeastern Ohio Interdisciplinary Assessment Team team takes a family-centered, multidisciplinary approach to assess local children who are at risk for behavioral or development disorders.

Feb 16, 2011
From coal mines to the classroom, OHIO grounds technician receives gift of literacy at 53
Marvin Nichols has devoted 38 years to the workforce – 11 years in the coal mines and 27 years at Ohio University. But at 53 years old, Nichols’ work is far from over. First, he intends to earn his high school diploma.

Feb 2, 2011
Invisible hunting blind hits the mark with TechGROWTH Ohio support
Based on its potential to attract a large market, create jobs and contribute to the regional economy, GhostBlind Industries was a prime candidate for TechGROWTH Ohio support.

Oct 28, 2010
Appalachia Rising: Free services fight diabetes scourge
The Diabetes Clinic began in November 2006 when local demand for diabetes care led OU-COM to specialize their free community health care.

Oct 14, 2010
Appalachia rising: Fueling renewable energy
With support from Ohio University's Innovation Center, alumni Geoff and Michelle Greenfield are eliminating energy bills for clients across the state through the installation of clean energy systems.

Sep 29, 2010
New student organization supports women of the region
Two OHIO Appalachian Scholars recently founded Future Women of Appalachia, a student organization whose mission is to help Appalachian girls discover the potential for a bright future.