Posts Tagged With: West Virginia

Where Did Your Food Come From?

Ten WJU students  have chosen to spend their Spring Break participating in the Food Justice Immersion Trip. They enjoyed exploring backyard gardening, urban farming and industrial agriculture in the Ohio  Valley. These students experienced milking cows, building compost piles and planting seeds. They learned the importance of nutrient cycling by planting gardens in vacant lots in neighborhoods in Wheeling, WV. The Food Justice Immersion Trip has taught students about the problems and opportunities of our food system in the 21st century. Community gardening, food co-ops, faith-based food initiatives, regional food hubs are some healthy alternatives to supermarket food that cost a fortune. “This experience was not only fun but informative as well. I am glad that through this trip I have made an impact in the Wheeling community.” says Rachel Enders ‘16.

 

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“Lovescaping” in downtown Wheeling

Valentine’s Day is when we show appreciation and extra love to others. This year, students from WJU’s Mother Jones House, art students and organizations such as Youth Rebuilding the Ohio Valley, Students for Life, Hess Mentoring, and Enactus, not only wanted to express love to humans but to vacant buildings in downtown Wheeling as well. There are a number of buildings that offer historic significance but are in need of TLC in the area. Some of these building are either for sale or rent. In honor of Valentine’s Day, students made cut-out hearts with catchy phrases written on them, and hung them to buildings as part of the “All We Need is Love Campaign.” This was an effort to gain appreciation of historical buildings. Messages such as “find me somebody to love” and “love gets  better with age” were presented in hopes to occupy the buildings.

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WJU Receives Community Service Award!

WE DID IT!  Wheeling Jesuit University has been admitted to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll!  Let us congratulate the university students and staff who gave their time (26,000 hours 	 last year alone!) and also to our community partners that allowed them  to make such an impact in the Ohio Valley and beyond. 	Speaking of doing great things… WJU students have returned from an immersion trip in Nashville where they learned about urban poverty and how organizations are making a difference.  Some Arrupe scholars also made the most of their Spring Break by leading 59 participants from 4 schools on immersion trips throughout West Virginia.  Keep up the 					great work everyone and enjoy this awesome weather!

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