What does it take to be happy in life? A book on the subject is catching on, on campus. A project that began as a women’s book group has morphed into a discussion series on a single book. It’s called, “The How of Happiness.”
This month, two young women from India and Pakistan shared the Nobel Prize for promoting the rights of kids in their countries.
Here in Virginia, another young woman is doing likewise – standing up to her high school principal and the school board.
The dramatic growth in this country’s Hispanic population is not news – except, perhaps, in Richmond, where the public schools were apparently caught off guard. Jesse Senechal is with a group called Richmond Teachers for Social Justice.
Auditions are scheduled (10/20/14) to cast volunteers to read oral histories in a performance at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg this Saturday.
The live theatrical presentation weaves a dozen oral histories into an artistic tapestry that focuses on resiliency in the LGBTQ Appalachian community. It’s the headliner for the 10th Annual Gay in Appalachia’ event, presented by the LGBTQ Caucus at Virginia Tech.
Roanoke officials have spent the past five years promoting the Star City as an outdoor community.
Pete Eshelman is the city’s Director of Outdoor Branding, and says Virginia Tech is seeing a trend for new graduates wanting to stay in the area particularly because of the variety of outdoor amenities.