Empty Bowls Event Nov. 5 Raises Funds and Awareness for Hunger Relief

first_imgEmpty Bowls Event Nov. 5 Raises Funds and Awareness for Hunger ReliefThe Ceramics Center at USI has been working full tilt to make more than 1,000 bowls for the 2016 EMPTY BOWLS Evansville Event, sponsored by the USI Art & Design Department with support from Ivy Tech business students.The event is planned for Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11am – 2pm, at Sauced, 1113 Parrett St., in Evansville’s Art District. Soup and donations will be provided by Sauced, Perfectly Fresh, Tom & Chee, Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe, Mary & Martha’s Catering, Pangea, Gerst Haus/Smitty’s, Bokeh Lounge, Just Rennie’s, Tropicana, Knob Hill Tavern, and Great Harvest Bread.Empty Bowls is a national non-profit organization that lends its name to any organization fundraising for hunger by making and selling ceramic bowls. This is the fifth Empty Bowls Event that Alisa (AL) Holen, assistant professor of ceramics at USI, has organized.Holen’s ceramics 1-3 courses were re-classified as ‘Service Learning’ courses in the fall, which opens up the courses to focus on service as well as ceramics. USI Students have been ‘teaching’ as well as ‘learning’ as groups come into the Ceramics Center at USI to make bowls. After the bowls have been made, USI ceramics students trim and sign each bowl with the maker’s name. They then bisque fire the bowls, glaze the bowls, and glaze fire the bowls in the electric, gas, and salt kilns.Ivy Tech students in Business Ethics have teamed up with the ceramic’s students at USI to help organize the event. These students have spent their time organizing the event with soup providers, advertising, and organizational details. Their work on the project strengthens their understanding of the difference between companies acting in a manner which is legal, ethical, and socially responsible.Each bowl made by the community will be sold for $10/each and come with a choice of soup. Empty Bowls will also feature a “Pro-Bowl” room with professionally-made bowls at higher prices.Proceeds from this event will be used to support local organizations fighting hunger. For additional information, contact: Faith Fox, Ivy Tech Instructor, at [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Georgia Hall shortlisted for Young Sports Personality of the Year

first_img3 Dec 2012 Georgia Hall shortlisted for Young Sports Personality of the Year England’s Georgia Hall – the European number one – has been shortlisted for the 2012 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award. The 16-year-old from Remedy Oak in Dorset follows in the footsteps of another England golfer, Lauren Taylor of Woburn, who went on to win the 2011 award. Other past winners include Tom Daley in 2007, 2009 and 2010 and Wayne Rooney in 2002. Georgia’s nomination comes at the end of a superb year for the international, who is the British girls’ champion. She is Europe’s number one woman golfer – reflecting her fourth place in the world rankings – and she won the England Golf girls’ order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf. Georgia’s challengers for the BBC award include the swimmers Jessica-Jane Applegate and Josef Craig who both won Paralympic gold medals. The shortlist of 10 was drawn up from nominations made by a panel of judges chaired by BBC Sport’s John Inverdale. Those nominated had to be aged 16 or under on 1 January 2012. As well as compiling the shortlist, the panel choose their top three and their winner by secret ballot. The top three will be announced mid-December and the winner will be announced live at BBC Sports Personality of the Year, taking place at ExCel in London on Sunday, 16 December. Lauren Taylor won last year’s award after she became the youngest-ever winner of the British women’s championship, at the age of 16. Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Dex

first_imgFacebook64Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Dex! He is a 2-year-old, freckle-faced cutie-pie, Cattle Dog mix in search of a forever and loving home where he can have a good and happy life. Someone trimmed his ears and tail to make me look tough, but he is known at the shelter as a super nice boy, and volunteer favorite. Because he is so smart and energetic, he loves to learn new things and play. He would do very well with an active family, agility, woodsy hikes or beach-fetch and sniffing. Doesn’t he look spiffy in his baseball themed bandanna? He would also be willing to plop on his back in your lap for belly rubs. oys are his thing, and playing fetch is his favorite! If you have a securely-fenced yard and loving time to share, Dex promises to give you an endless supply of happy-faced tail-wiggles and a lifetime of devotion. Check out his starring video to see him in action practicing his skills here. If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Dex in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse30[email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more