April 2014 Blog Posts (48)

CC Professor Translates Book of Poetry by Japanese Disaster Survivors

Colorado College Professor of Japanese Joan Ericson is one of three translators of a book of Japanese poetry written by survivors of and witnesses to the three disasters that struck Japan three years ago.



In March 2011 when Ericson, who…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on April 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hummingbird Festval on May 10 makes Ideal Mother’s Day outing

Try something different this Mother’s Day weekend. Come spend quality family time at the 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Starsmore Discovery Center in North Cheyenne Cañon Park. You'll remember this is a multi-generational event for years to come.…

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Added by Rosanne Gain on April 29, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2014 - Colorado Springs

What a beautiful healing day! 

Thank you Colorado Springs for coming out and participating in this annual worldwide healing event here in Colorado Springs at Colorado College. 

If you would like to learn more about the many health and self defense benefits of Tai Chi, please visit us at the Tai Chi Association of Colorado…

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Added by Julie Paler on April 29, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

SMHS Alumni Mentors Aspiring Attorneys

The St. Mary’s High School community is like a multi-generational family. And just like any family, past generations are there to help current generations.



In December several generations of St. Mary’s alumni met for a reception that also included two current students, Patrick Calhoun and Jaclyn Drummond. When they left the school that December afternoon for the reception, they had no idea of the opportunity that would come from that night.



That night they met Franz…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on April 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Discover Goodwill’s Annual Dinner Celebrates Jobs and “Stuff”

Nearly 800 Discover Goodwill Annual Dinner attendees filled The Broadmoor’s International Center on April 24 to celebrate Goodwill’s supporting businesses, community partners and program participants … and to learn about stuff. The “stuff” in reference aligned with the evening’s theme: “Donate Stuff … Create Jobs.” Discover Goodwill President and CEO Karla Grazier and Board Chair Chris Odell shared how donated “stuff,” defined as household items sitting idly in closets and…

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Added by Bradd Hafer on April 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Free screenings at Tri-Lakes Community Health Fair

The public is invited to get health questions answered at an upcoming health fair in Monument. Volunteers will be available to check blood pressure, measure cholesterol and blood sugar, and provide health education on numerous other topics during this community event.

The Health Advocacy Partnership in Monument and Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS are collaborating to create a free health fair from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at Lewis Palmer High…

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Added by Heather on April 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Artist Creates Interdisciplinary Opportunities for Colorado College Students

By Erin Ravin

Throughout the spring semester, Colorado College students participated in a variety of interdisciplinary workshops with the Art Department’s Mellon Artist-in-Residence Jean Gumpper. Gumpper’s goal is to stimulate…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on April 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Argentina Spring Break Trip Exceeds Students' Expectations

St. Augustine of Hippo is credited with saying, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” After spending spring break in Argentina with a side trip to Uruguay, the Spanish Four students at St. Mary’s High School definitely added to their count of pages read.



The trip—planned and chaperoned by Gustavo Nader, chair of the foreign language department—was intended to provide students a chance to use their Spanish and experience a new culture. And the trip…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on April 24, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

"Kids—You Can't Beat 'em."

“Kids-You can’t beat ‘em”, was one of the first logos in 1983, when President Reagan proclaimed April to be the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I love the dual meaning of this statement. We can’t be physically aggressive with kids. But equally as important, is the message that there is special value in children. Thirty years later, we continue to promote the value of our children and their families, as well as the fact that every member of the community has a responsibility to…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on April 24, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments

Indian Mascots vs Common Sense...

I have been reading various articles/stories in the last month or 2 that really get my goat...

I have seen where in some places, in order for a school to have/keep a mascot depicting an Indian in some way or another, they have to have a letter from an Indian tribe give their 'blessing' as it were, to use it...…

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Added by Jay Smith on April 23, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

Randall Wallace Will Be Speaking At Leadercast 2014

Famous Screenwriter, director, producer and songwriter, Randall Wallace will be speaking at Leadercast this year. Some movies you might have seen by Wallace include Braveheart & Secretariat. Come listen to how his leadership experiences have helped him through the entertainment industry, and how you…

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Added by Teddi Domann on April 22, 2014 at 4:33pm — No Comments

PHENIX THERAPIES CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT HAS GIVEN MORE THAN 500 SCHOLOARSHIPS TO UNDERSERVED YOUTH

For the past 8 years, the Pro Football Camp and NFL players have created an amazing experience for the youth of the Colorado Springs area.  “The main reasons we have been so successful is because of the PHENIX Therapies Charity Golf Tournament that takes place each year,” stated Craig…

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Added by Teddi Domann on April 22, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Greccio Promotes World Book Night

Today’s statistics show that children living at or below the poverty level, have lower than average reading skills which leads to poor grades in school and lower overall life success. Greccio Housing will be joining in on the international phenomenon of World Book Night providing an opportunity for Greccio Kids to stop by for a fun evening promoting reading. Creating a unique environment for Greccio Kids to become more interested in reading, helps open doors that expand knowledge, improve…

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Added by Kelly Jackson on April 21, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Getting to Know Doris Donley

Getting to Know Doris Donley

Sled hockey has been a fixture with The Independence Center recently and can be seen in various IC materials like television commercials and the newsletter.  However, we’d like to focus on the person behind the team. Doris Donley, Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association (CSAHA) VP Disabled Hockey, plays a huge role in the sled hockey team, and has been a resource and friend to The…

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Added by The Independence Center on April 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Please come to our Volunteer Information Brunch!

Interested in Volunteering with Special Kids Special Families?

 

Earn appreciation and a smile while reading a book, playing a game, or working on a craft project with a child or adult with a disability.  Meet new people and make new friends while assisting us with…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on April 21, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

St. Mary's Seniors Present PongSat Findings to NSSTI Board

Sending a science experiment to the edge of space is a unique assignment for a high school student. And that experience has led to more unique experiences for two St. Mary’s High School students.



Seniors Sarah Kraus and Miranda Schene were two of 25 SMHS students who participated in the Pong Sat program in October, which involves placing a small experiment in a ping pong ball that has been cut in half. Kraus put red blood cells in an isotonic solution in her Pong Sat. Schene’s…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on April 19, 2014 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Most Misunderstood Civic Booster Will Talk on Earth Day

Who IS This Guy? And Why Doesn’t He Want Our City to Grow and Prosper?

Filmmaker Dave Gardner has been a highly visible figure in Colorado Springs for over a decade, yet to many he remains a mystery. Perhaps you’ve read his op-eds in the Gazette or the…

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Added by Dave Gardner on April 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

North Cheyenne Cañon Park seeking volunteers

Volunteering opens up a world of outdoors

Have you thought about volunteering at North Cheyenne Cañon Park, the city’s second largest park with 1,276 acres of natural beauty? Perhaps you wonder if this is right for you. Take this simple test to find out:…

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Added by Bob Stovall on April 17, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Colorado Springs teens earn Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting

Delaney Keeler, The Vanguard School, and Eliana Wackerman, Saint Mary's High School, who are both from Colorado Springs, are receiving the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. These young women have demonstrated exceptional commitment to taking action to make the world a better place through their community service. The accomplishments of Gold Award recipients reflect extraordinary leadership and citizenship skills that mark them as valuable contributors to…

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Added by Girl Scouts of Colorado on April 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

LEAP applications accepted through April 30

Colorado residents behind on home heating bills still have time to apply for help. The Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) encourages Coloradans in need of financial assistance with home heating bills to take advantage of the program and apply for LEAP benefits before the April 30, 2014 deadline.



LEAP is a federally funded program that provides cash assistance to help families and individuals pay a portion of winter home heating costs. The program pays the highest benefits…

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Added by LEAP on April 16, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

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