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Alternative spring break trip: Uncovering Appalachia

ATHENS, Ohio (Feb. 21, 2005) -- The Ohio University Center for Community Service, UCM: Center for Spiritual Growth and Social Justice, and the Appalachian Nutrition Network are offering a unique and exciting experience for students interested in making a difference during spring break, from Sunday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 23.

Participants will spend time in rural Southeastern Ohio to learn about the diverse and rich histories and experiences of this area while examining and challenging the stereotypes that surround Appalachia. Students will participate in service projects and activities to better understand the concerns, joys and challenges faced by people living in rural Appalachia Ohio.

The trip is free and open to graduate and undergraduate students of all majors. Ohio University credit may be available. Monetary donations and contributions are welcome to help offset the cost of this trip. Applications are available at the Center for Community Service, 003 Baker Center and the deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 28.

For more information, contact (740) 593-4007, or e-mail community.service@ohio.edu or visit 003 Baker Center.

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Media Contact: UCM Program Coordinator Melissa Wales, (740) 593-7301 or Center for Community Service Program Coordinator Janeece Henes, (740) 593-4007


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