Stories tagged with: Appalachia

The Power of Place

April 11, 2024 Research and partnership that fuels prosperity, here and beyond

Exploring tradition and impermanence: art exhibit opens at Ohio University Southern

October 30, 2023 Through her exhibit at Ohio University Southern, OHIO graduate Victoria Knipp explores Appalachian tradition and what happens when those longstanding traditions are threatened or cease to exist.

'Rural places are remote, but our possibilities don’t have to be'

February 22, 2023 Ohio University’s Regional Higher Education Workforce Success Initiative, which just opened a new application period, isn’t just improving workforce opportunities in the Appalachian region – it’s also building bridges.

Appalachia Forward forms connections between local development districts to uplift Appalachian areas

October 24, 2022 The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at OHIO held its second annual Appalachia Forward conference on Oct. 5, bringing together local elected officials and development staff.

Ohio University awarded Intel grant funding, will serve as lead institution for Appalachian Semiconductor Education and Technical (ASCENT) Ecosystem

September 9, 2022 Over the next three years, ASCENT will collaboratively develop and deliver diverse educational options across the region, including certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s and graduate degrees.

Athena Cinema presents ‘From the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series’

August 24, 2022 "The Hills and the Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series" features depictions of Appalachia on screen with guest speakers starting fall 2022.

Innovation Center's 2021 Economic Impact Report highlights continued success

June 8, 2022 Ohio University’s Innovation Center supported 249 jobs that generated an estimated $18 million in employee compensation and $49.7 million in economic output in Athens County in 2021.

Athens County's first recovery community organization site opens

May 3, 2022 A new center designed to create a safe gathering space for people in recovery in Athens County opened Friday.

Ohio University President expresses thanks to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted for their historic investment in Appalachian Ohio

April 28, 2022 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted shared their plans for the $500 million state investment to help rebuild the economies of Ohio's 32 Appalachian counties. 

Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference celebrates a decade of collaboration and innovation

April 28, 2022 The Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference is set to celebrate its tenth year on May 10 in Ohio University’s Baker Center Ballroom.

Virtual Academy connects Appalachian students to STEM activities hosted by Voinovich School

February 22, 2022 The region’s K-12 students now have access to a variety of online STEM educational activities thanks to the Voinovich School, which recently launched the Appalachian STEM Enrichment Academy.

Alumna Madeline ffitch to read from her novel set in Appalachian Ohio

February 15, 2022 Ohio University alumna, author and activist Madeline ffitch visits Feb. 17 to read from her work as part of the Visiting Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Memorial Chapel on College Green.

New Voinovich Academy initiative offers Appalachian law enforcement training via virtual reality

May 3, 2021 OHIO's Voinovich Academy for Excellence in Public Service is building a new initiative to improve law enforcement safety and increase community trust.

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Ninth annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference to foster collaboration and share innovation

April 26, 2021 The ninth annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference will be held virtually May 11 to May 13 to foster collaboration and share innovation in Appalachian Ohio. 

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Voinovich School, OMEGA, Buckeye Hills awarded $2.2M EDA grant to boost community economic growth

January 27, 2021 OHIO's Voinovich School was awarded a $2.2 million investment to accelerate the region’s transition from a coal economy through a new initiative called RISE Ohio.