|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.
|'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.