Books For Ethiopia

EUGENE, Ore. — The mission of Better World Books is to make books accessible for everyone around the globe. And one Oregon State University graduate, now in the Peace Corps, is working in Ethiopia to try to provide children at her school a library full of books that could open new doors of wonder and … Continue reading »

Family Project Helps African Village

EUGENE, Ore. — A young Eugene woman is serving the Peace Corps in a small African country, and now her parents are pitching in. Like most parents, Teresa Welch and Ken Rodgers are proud and supportive of their three children. But in 2012, when 25-year-old Lauren Welch Rodgers volunteered for the Peace Corps in the … Continue reading »

UO in Top 10 for Peace Corps Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon produces more Peace Corps volunteers than almost any other institution. It came in eighth in the Peace Corps’ 2013 top colleges rankings–that’s up two spots from last year. There are 82 alumni serving right now, but the UO produced more than 1,100 since the corps’ inception. The UO … Continue reading »