Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Honor Students Highlight Environmental Projects

Tennessee Tech University's Honors Program welcomes spring with two environmental events this week. On Thursday, March 17, the Beehive Design Collective will present an interactive visual display entitled "The True Cost of Coal" in the Millard Oakley STEM Center at 6 p.m. Their presentation will focus on mountaintop removal, a method of extracting coal practiced in the Appalachian region. The group describes their artwork for "The True Cost of Coal" as a way to use art to educate people about the connections between turning on a light and the stories of coal mining communities. The event, hosted by the Green Committee of the Associated Scholars Guild, the student organization of the TTU Honors Program, is free and open to the public.  Additionally, on Saturday, March 19, the Associated Scholars Guild's annual Charity Ball will be held at 7 p.m. in the Tech Pride Room. This year's ball will benefit Save Cummins Falls, an organization working to preserve one of the most popular recreational natural areas in the Upper Cumberland.