By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ Red and green lights are illuminating the streets of Over-the-Rhine (OTR) as various nonprofits participate in otrAGLOW, a window display competition that will light up the neighborhood for the third year in a row. OtrAGLOW began with Urban Sites, a building developer in OTR that allowed residents and businesses to take part in a window display contest. Eventually, more organizations like the Art Academy and OTR Chamber became involved, and a “nonprofit” category was added. Sean Rhiney, Xavier’s Director of the Eigel Center for Community Engaged Learning, was one of the judges. “As the neighborhood … Continue reading otrAGLOW

Class partners with Freestore Foodbank

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ This fall, Dr. Wendy Maxian’s 200-level communications course called Writing for the Media will be collaborating with Freestore Food Bank’s COOKS! Program. The purpose of the course is to learn about and construct media writing while creating real media content fora local nonprofit. The course will allow students to apply their knowledge in a realworld setting, rather than using fake audiences and assignments. The Freestore Foodbank’s COOKS! Program began in 2001 to help students prepare for work in the food service industry. The program is a free, 10-week program for students who come from low-income … Continue reading Class partners with Freestore Foodbank

Students Simulate Experience of Life In Poverty

By: Gina Carfagno Students who are enrolled in the Poverty and Learning class, along with 20 other participants, recently experienced a poverty simulation opportunity on campus. The four-week program was set up to help raise awareness about poverty and to build solidarity, giving students the ability to experience and understand challenges brought on by poverty first-hand. Sean Rhiney, Director of the Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning, along with Professor Bree Lang, who teaches the service learning course, collaborated with the Freestore Foodbank to put together this program for the students who are working on an impact and assessment for the … Continue reading Students Simulate Experience of Life In Poverty