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Volume 15, No. 2
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March 29, 2010
DCCC Engineering Club to build
15-foot-tall campus birdfeeder
By Kerry Hansen
Staff Writer
The DCCC Engineering Club has been hired
to design and construct a 15 foot tall birdfeeder
to attract songbirds so Biology students can
study them. The birdfeeder will be installed in
the outdoor café area where the students can
view it from inside the classrooms. The birdfeeder is expected to be completed in June in
the beginning of the 2010 Summer I semester.
The birdfeeder design team includes
Engineering Club President Kyle Contino,
Engineering Club Vice-President Kesla Duka,
Liam Shea, and Hilson Chan. Alex Nash, who
joined the club last semester, is the technical
lead and design contributor. The Engineering
Club has been working on the birdfeeder design since last September. Alex Contino stated
that “meeting attendance is about 20 [people]”
every second and fourth Tuesday to discuss the
planning and design of the birdfeeder.
The idea for the birdfeeder was conceived
by Biology Professor Steve Aquilani who first
started this project overseas with students in
Greece.
“It started with Aquilani.” Contino stated.
This is a new program Professor Aquilani is
trying. He taught this in Europe, in Greece.
“It is all about observing.” Duka stated. The
Engineering Club is the first to design and
build a campus birdfeeder.
“Professor Aquilani’s objective is that is
there’s something wrong this semester with the
design to come up with something better next
semester, so this is like our prototype. We are
like the first.” Duka said. “We are the groundbreakers.” Contino stated.
The Engineering concepts that were used
to create the birdfeeder included physics, mechanics, and structure statics.
The birdfeeder will allow students to study
“the different types of songbirds that come
according to the elevation” Duka stated. “The
highest perch is about fifteen feet high.” Nash
stated.
The design of the birdfeeder had many constraints and specifications when it came to the
design of the birdfeeder. “There needed to be
a mechanism in there so that it could be raised
and lowered so that it could be filled (with
birdseed).”Nash stated.
Four trays are located along the trunk of the
birdfeeder to feed birds at different heights
along the feeder. The lowest perch is at ground
level. “One is going to be right on the ground.”
Nash stated.
The birdfeeder needed to be portable, and
designed for the Biology students to put
together themselves. “It needed to be collaps
The birdfeeder needed to be portable, and
designed for the Biology students to put to-
Continued on page 2
R&B and soul artist Rudy Currence
brings his voice and rhythm to DCCC
By Jennifer Malfara
Staff Writer
In the Cafeteria at the Main Campus around Q
time, an R&B, soul and gospel musician performed for 55 minutes to a crowded audience.
The concert was sponsored by the Campus Life
office.
Rudy Currence, 24, a talented singer and
songwriter from North Carolina, began introducing himself to the students and informed them he
signed a recording contract with Ludacris’ record
label, Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) Records.
He also explained that he is on a 40-college
tour that started in mid-January and will run
through May this year.
Currence never missed a beat on the keyboard,
flowing from each song with maturity and grace.
His vocals have a unique R&B and gospel flair to
them.
He also impressed his audience with his sense
(Photo by Jennifer Malfara) of humor and smile. Being nervous is not a prior-
Rudy Currence performs in the DCCC
cafeteria
Continued on page 2
Inside ...
Civil Rights activist visits campus
pg. 2
Clubs raise money for Haiti
pg. 2
Garden planned for campus center
pg. 3
Flirting with trouble
pg. 6
Is race still an issue?
pg. 6
Technology
pg. 8
NHL deals with concussions
pg. 10
Co-ed tennis springs back
pg. 10
Olympics
pgs. 10-11
(Drawing courtesy of the DCCC Engineering Club)
Blueprint of the Bridfeeder Project shows what the finished product
should look like by this summer.
Students visit UN Headquarters
and Times Square in New York
By Lucas Rodgers
Senior Staff Writer
Huge skyscrapers, incessant street vendors, historic art, diverse commerce, intercultural
collaboration: these are just a few of the things students witnessed on a trip to New York City.
Students and faculty of Delaware County Community College visited the United Nations
Headquarters and Times Square, March 2, on a campus life-sponsored trip. The trip included a
tour of the UN buildings, a briefing on the UN Global Compact, and an opportunity to explore the
streets of Manhattan.
Perhaps the highlight of the trip for many students was the city of itself. It’s a massive city with
constant activity; the towering buildings and expansive streets may seem overwhelming but offer
many new experiences.
Students were free to walk around in groups and go where they pleased, but were given a map
of Manhattan with recommendations for popular sights, tours, museums, theatres, shopping, and
restaurants.
Students participated in a walking tour of the UN Secretariat, learning the history of the UN
and observing meeting rooms and displays of UN relief supplies as well as gifts contributed from
member countries.
A briefing on the UN Global Compact, a body designated for collaboration with businesses, was
included in the visit. Sean Cruse, a staff member of the UN Global Compact, gave a presentation on
the organization’s tasks and goals, and allowed students to join in with questions or comments.
“The UN was very interesting, a lot of knowledgeable people, [and a] cool tour,” said Bryan
Clyde, 21, a business management major. “But I really liked just walking around seeing people
and different things.”
The bus arrived in Manhattan and dropped off students and faculty in front of the UN Headquarters
at 10:30 a.m. After, they had to go through a security check before beginning the tour.
The tour guide started off by quizzing students on their knowledge of the UN. There were some
good guesses, but she eventually revealed information about the UN’s founding and current status.
She explained that the UN was formed Oct. 24, 1945 with 51 original member states, and now has
192 member states.
Several gifts from member states of the UN were on display, such as an ornate wood carving of a
ship from Japan, a finely detailed, white marble sculpture of a hillside from China, and a Norman
Rockwell painting depicting the golden rule. A scale model of the entire UN Headquarters, along
with miniature flags of each member state, was also on display.
Students also visited a large UN meeting hall and learned about veto power within the UN, how
seating order for representatives is determined, and the six official languages of the UN: English,
Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.
Then, students learned about UN peacekeeping operations. The UN has no standing army but
Continued on Page 4
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March 29, 2010
CAMPUS
Lifelong Civil Rights activist inspires new generation
By Rosalind N. Seth
Staff Writer
(Photo by Rosalind Seth)
gether themselves. “It needed to be collapsible if need be,
movable if need be, and stored if need be, it needed to be
modular.” Nash stated.
“The Biology students have to be able to put it together.”
Contino stated. The Engineering Club members will create an instruction booklet to help the Biology students to
assemble the birdfeeder as a group. “We are gonna build it
and then we are gonna make a set of instructions, and then
dismantle it and hand it to the Biology students and say
build it and then we will supervise of course.” Nash stated.
“And we are having an instruction booklet.”
Cafeteria becomes
impromptu church
for gospel singer
From page 1
ity for him. “I’m used to it [performing],” Currence said. “I
grew up with music all my life.”
He sang familiar songs such as “Umbrella” by Rihanna
and “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, involving the students to
sing the choruses and snap their fingers to the beat.
Michelle Liu, 19, a business major said, “He was pretty
good.”
Being accepted by the audience as he turned the cafeteria
into a gospel church in the middle of his set, Currence said,
“I grew up in a church because my dad was a preacher
down in North Carolina.” He then began to sing “Oh Lord”
in his own style, bouncing octaves, ranging from tenor to
soprano.
Teresa Domigo, 46, a social work major, enjoyed him so
much she bought his 2006 independent album, Here with
You. “I love him,” she said. “He was awesome.”
From that same album, he sang “Weave Ponytail,” a
slow love song, and “Zion,” which talks about his struggles
in North Carolina and trying to make it in the world.
He also sang “Sweetest Sacrifice” from his first Independent album, “More Than You’ll Ever Know,” which was
recorded in 2003.
Though Currence had to motivate the audience to sing, he
said he still enjoyed playing at DCCC.
“I love what I do,” he said. “I don’t take it for granted.”
Currence is now recording his new album for DTP, “Black
Keys and Blue Skies,” which will come out in the summer
2010.
If you’re a fan of Rudy Currence or are interested in his
music, go to his website, rudycurrenceonline.com..
You can also buy his music on amazon.com or itunes.com.
Contact Jennifer Malfara at [email protected]
edu
Contact Kerry at [email protected]
(Photo courtesy of the DCCC Engineering Club)
Plans for the new birdfeeder were created with AutoCAD.
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
From page 1
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
Duka is working on a 3-D drawing plan. Nash drew the
2-D plans for the birdfeeder using the program AutoCAD.
Nash said, “I’ve had 10-plus years experience in building
and construction…I can take the concept and make it real.”
Nash has worked with PVC and swimming pools for
many years. Nash’s experience with PVC and swimming
pools was influential in creating the design and choosing to
use PVC materials for the birdfeeder.
“I think we’re pretty confident in this design at this
point. This is going to be made out of PVC mostly, and
myself and Liam are both swimming pool technicians. We
feel that our theories are pretty well established.” Nash
said. “Engineering project management came in a lot
coordinating everyone’s efforts to make one idea so that
people can speak up individually to reflect the best of what
we have worked on.” Contino stated.”I have done a lot of
management of people in general.”
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
The Engineering Club
builds giant birdfeeder
Contact Rosalind N. Seth at [email protected]
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
Leslie Burl McLemore spoke at DCCC on Feb. 18 about his role
in the Civil Rights movement.
Civil Rights activist Dr. Leslie Burl McLemore visited
Delaware County Community College’s main campus on
Thursday, Feb 18th. During the Mississippi native’s address
to students and faculty, he shared some experiences about
participating in the struggle for racial equality in America. McLemore’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement
include involvement in the Student Nonviolence Coordination
Committee (SNICK), the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Mississippi
Freedom Democratic party. The African American Civil Rights movement began in 1955.
McLemore, now a political science professor at Jackson State
University, began his commitment to Civil Rights advocacy
as a teenager while growing up, as the son of a share cropper
in Walls, MS, where he quickly became disillusioned with the
inadequate education available to blacks.
“So many people didn’t get an education before me because
of lack of opportunity,” said McLemore. For example, he
described Mount Zion CME church school, the first school he
attended as a child. “It had only one teacher, who was not a
college graduate, responsible for grades 1-8,” he said. Also little
time was set aside for academics, according to McLemore.
“You only went to school four month out of the year. The rest
of the time you engaged in plantation activities,” he added.
Despite these disadvantages, McLemore would later not only
graduate high school, but also earn a BA from Rust College, an
MA from Atlanta University and a PhD from the University of
Massachusetts. “You’re looking at a miracle,” McLemore said
as the audience applauded. After witnessing the effects of racial discrimination in his
segregated school district, McLemore was inspired to arrange
a protest at his high school, Central High School in Desoto
County, MS. v
The students had three demands according to McLemore: they
wanted black (African-American) history books in the library,
fewer faculty members on the district advisory board, and better
food quality in the cafeteria.
McLemore joked about the third demand. “The greens didn’t
taste like our mother’s greens the cornbread didn’t taste like
our mother’s cornbread,” he said smiling. None of the demands
were adequately met including the food. “They promised but in
the end we only got bigger portions,” he added. As he furthered his education at Rust College, McLemore
also continued with his activism. He and his peers boycotted
theatres, integrated schools, and took part in voter registration,
even though he was under 21 and couldn’t register.
McLemore explained the way blacks were discouraged from
registering for the right to vote. According to McLemore, if a
black person wanted to have the right to vote in Mississippi
he had to pass a literacy test, interoperate a random portion of
the Mississippi constitution, and have his name printed in the
paper. Toward the end of his lecture, McLemore spoke fondly of
President Obama along with the notion of the first African
American President in general. However he also strongly
suggested that the office of commander and chief does not suit
Obama. “I think that Obama is too great, too refined, and has
too much ability to be president of the United States,” he said.
Clubs raise money to help Haiti
By Saundra Maddox
Junior Editor
Delaware County Community College
students and staff members have not
forgotten the earthquake that struck Haiti
on Jan. 12, leaving hundreds of thousands
homeless, injured, or dead.
The quake led to a worldwide call for
help, and people all around the world
responded by making donations made to
help Haitians rebuild their country. Last
month, for example, DCCC History Club
members raised $500 to donate to Haiti.
Since then, DCCC has made more efforts to help the country. Collection boxes
for change were placed in the cafeteria
and hallways for donations of soap,
shampoo, toothbrushes and similar items.
All donations have since been collected
and sent out to Haiti.
The DCCC Campus Life office and student clubs such as BSU, Phi Theta Kappa
and the Business Society held a raffle
from Feb. 8 through March 4 to raise additional money to send to Haiti.
The raffle tickets sold for $1 each or six
for $5. Prizes included an I-Pod Nano,
free tuition for a three-credit course, and
tickets to sporting events.
Here are the winners of the raffle and
their prizes.
Patricia A. Pasley won two Sixers
tickets for the March 12 game against the
Cleveland Cavaliers.
De Vitale won two Phillies tickets for
the April 30 game against the rival New
York Mets.
Trina Tinnin won free tuition for a
son, 21, whose major is undecided, said
three-credit course.
she “was aware that there were collecV. Terinoni won an I-Pod Nano.
tions going around the campus for Haiti,”
Barb Sigel won a multi-cultural food
but that she just simply did not get the
basket.
chance to contribute. “I have two Haitian
Dalisha Flipper won the President’s
friends that were sad because they were
parking spot.
trying to get in touch with their sister
Dorthea won a Coca-Cola lawn chair.
who was in Haiti,” she added.
Mayu Ouishi and Kait Nigro both won
DCCC has made a great effort towards
online gaming systems.
helping the country of Haiti. The story of
Mariam Wright and Fatmata Bundu
Haiti and its devastation has touched us
both won DCCC sweatshirts.
all in some way.
Jane Schurman won a Fusion Salon gift
A Swedish proverb says, “The best
card.
place to find a helping hand is at the
The goal was $1,000, but DCCC colend of your own arm.” If you have not
lected $800.
already donated to help Haiti, there is still
The shortfall could be due to the fact
time.
that not all students knew about the fund
raising activities.
Contact Saundra Maddox at: communiWhen a Communitarian reporter [email protected]
ducted an informal
poll about student
awareness of the
raffle and collections,
Christian Brown, 20,
a liberal arts major,
responded, “I didn’t
know that there were
collections going
on around campus
for Haiti.” Brown
added that he “would
have donated what
[he] could to the
fundraiser if there
were more banners
(Photo by Saundra Maddox)
or advertisements
Collection jars for donations for Hatian earthquake relief
for them.”
Jaleesa Richard- were located around campus.
March 29, 2010 Page 3
CAMPUS
Large expanses of dirt soon to become fields of flowers
(Photo by Katy O’Dwyer)
A flower garden containing pansies and other annuals as well as some perranials will soon fill the brownspots beside the STEM building in the center of campus.
By Kerry Hansen
and Rosalind Seth
Staff Writers
DCCC landscaping to be completed by
mid-May
That pile of dirt outside the new STEM
Building won’t be there for long. A DCCC
grounds crew including Jimmy Creuz, Kevin
Diggins and Chris Sim has been working on
a new garden design that will transform the
bare soil into a garden that will be ready by
May 14.
“On and off we are doing the finishing
grade and then we will put topsoil in,” said
Sim, the Grounds Supervisor, who has
worked for DCCC for more than 25 years.
He explained that the garden plan is uncertain due to contact with the grower and the
types of seeds that are ordered. “There is a
basic plan, but it is not exact,” he said.
“At first we will put in annuals and then we
will plant perennials. The pansies will go in
first,” added Diggins. “They die in the winter
and are replanted again.”
“It will be great,” said Creuz.
Diggins, a DCCC employee for over 20
years, is in the midst of many projects for the
school grounds, such as maintenance issues
related to this harsh winter season. Diggins
is a little worried that the garden may suffer
because of the habit that many students have
of littering instead of using designate d trash
cans.
“It would be nice if they just left the flowers
but they leave the cigarettes or trash there,”
Diggins said.
Contact Kerry Hansen and Rosalind Seth at
[email protected]
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National
Students visit U.N. Headquarters and Times Square
From page 1
relies on volunteers from the militaries of member states. UN
forces are identified by their blue helmets or berets, and can not
open fire unless first attacked.
Examples of UN relief efforts were also on display, such
as UNICEF nutrition kits, refugee tents and mosquito nets.
The UN provides mosquito nets to help prevent the spread of
malaria, tents to give shelter to refugees, and nutrition kits to
aid starving people; the UN also has programs such as sports in
a box and school in a box to provide education and recreation
to children in need.
“I’m pursuing a career with international business and
international relations so I think it was an eye opener for me just
going there and meeting people and hearing about what the UN
actually does,” said Isaac Fomevor, 23, a business major.
After the tour, students and faculty gathered in a small
conference room for the briefing on the global compact.
The briefing outlined the concept of CSR (Corporate Social
Responsibility), and how the UN and corporations can meet on
common grounds.
While businesses are mainly focused on profit and growth,
and the UN centers around peace development and human
rights, they do share some goals. Building markets, good
governance and security, environmental issues, global health
and social inclusion were examples Cruse gave that deepen
interdependencies between the UN and businesses.
The UN Global Compact was launched July 26, 2000 in
New York with about 40 businesses, but now includes over
77,000 corporations and stakeholders. Membership is free for
businesses, but they must follow 10 basic principles, file annual
reports, and are encouraged to make donations.
The 10 principles of the UN Global Compact fall into the four
categories of human rights, labor standards, environment and
anti-corruption.
“The UN was really different,” said Ashleyann Petillo, 20, a
restaurant management major. “It was fun to see everything; I
took a lot of pictures.”
After the UN Global Compact briefing, the bus dropped off
students and faculty at Times Square at 2:30p.m. so they could
walk around Manhattan. Some points of interest in the city
included Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Central
Park and the Empire State Building.
New York is a busy city that contains numerous sights to
see and activities to engage in. Other recommended locations
(Photo by Lucas Rodgers)
The United Nations Building was one of the New York landmarks visited by a DCCC tour group on March 2, 2010.
included the BMW Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art,
Bloomingdale’s, the Trump Tower and restaurants like the Zen
Palace and Le Parker Meridian Burger Joint.
Of course, it’s impossible to see everything Manhattan has
to offer in such a small amount of time, but students still had
the opportunity to take part in many experiences unique to that
location.
At 5:30p.m., the bus picked up students and faculty, at the
corner of 45th Satreet and Broadway, to return to DCCC, thus
Open House.
ending the trip to New York.
“I thought I’d see some boring museums and stuff, but it
actually was really interesting,” said Timothy Nolan, 22, a
nursing major. “When we had time on our own, we got to go
out on an adventure of our own.”
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EDITORIAL
Student/teacher affairs are flirting with trouble
By Leslie McDonnell
Co-managing Editor
One of the biggest scandals to ever hit Phoenixville High
School was the affair between teacher and wrestling coach,
Adam Hawke Staton, who was 29 at the time, and a 16-yearold female student of the school.
Sources say the girl reported the relationship to school
officials out of spite after finding bikini photos of another
female student in Staton’s desk at school.
When authorities were notified, Staton was arrested and
charged with multiple counts of corrupting a minor. Although the prison time and fines would eventually be behind
him, his reputation would be forever tarnished.
There were severe consequences for the girl as well. She
had to drop out of high school, where she was an honor student, and be home-schooled. She was also harassed online
and lost many former friends.
But in college, such an affair is no big deal because feasibly
students are adults and not minors. Or is it?
The DCCC student handbook clearly states that such a
relationship is, “unprofessional and unacceptable. Whether
the relationship is consensual is irrelevant.”
A power relationship like this is also considered sexual
harassment because, “such conduct has the effect of interfering with work performance or educational experience, or
creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work/educational environment,” as stated in the handbook under sexual
harassment.
If an accusation like this is reported there will be an
investigation. All allegations are confidential because they
could be false, which is part of the reason for investigation
and confidentiality. False reports could be extremely damaging to a professional’s career.
Although such occurrences are very rarely an issue, it is
not unheard of. And just because these situations are kept
confidential does not mean damage won’t be inflicted upon
the accused individual’s career. It certainly won’t help.
The handbook advises students or staff to report knowledge of such a relationship to the Associate Dean of Student
Success, Betty Brown, in the Assessment Center so that an
investigation can be conducted.
There is no specific course of disciplinary action that
would result since each case has unique dynamics and each
instance would be dealt with appropriately according to the
situation.
Student to student relationships are obviously allowed
but student to faculty/staff is not permitted.
All DCCC employees receive sexual harassment training.
Contact Leslie McDonnell at [email protected]
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Is race still an issue?
By Joseph Giordano
Co-managing Editor
Tastycakes, fruit punch, and cookies line the table while students
choose from the variety of snacks before returning to their seats. The
students place their desks in a circle and talk amongst themselves
while munching on their treats. The students are preparing to discuss
a rather difficult question, if race and ethnicity are still big issues in
the United States.
Hosted by the Delaware County Community College’s Black and
Women’s History Committee, this informal debate was presided over
by Dr. Joe Myers.
Myers began the discussion by relating a story he heard over
the radio about how Michael Jackson tried to change his race, but
followed up with the question, what is race?
One student replied to this by answering “You can’t change your
race, it’s your background and you just can’t change something you
were born as.”
The same student followed this up by stating “People are looking
at Obama as if he is the first black president, and don’t realize he’s
half white. It’s as if they voted for a color rather than the man’s
qualifications.”
Jesse White, an elementary education student, stated that he was
raised to respect everyone of all backgrounds, but that people will
usually assume otherwise just because of how one dresses or their
appearance.
An international student from Liberia brought up an interesting
point of how while she was in class, a professor asked her what her
favorite food was. After responding that it was spaghetti, the teacher
made a remark that they were surprised it wasn’t roasted lion or
antelope. It’s as if your background automatically defines what your
cultural preferences are.
A member of the faculty who was in the audience, Pat Peterson,
an adjunct professor who teaches personal career development,
remarked “I was a child of segregation and saw changes when
Kennedy and Johnson became presidents,” she said. “I blame the
press for some of the controversy. They were making an issues
of Michelle Obama’s obesity plan and acting as if it is targeting
specifically the urban community when in reality it is just an
American health issue.”
Another point raised was that even though younger children are
exposed to a greater racial variety on television and other cultures,
race is always going to be that subject that no one will want to
discuss.
Contact Joseph Giordano at [email protected]
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Technology
Facebook co-founder to launch nonprofit
that connects people with their causes
By Jessica Guynn
Los Angeles Times
Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder who helped launch
the social networking phenomenon and then the tour-de-force
online organizing campaign for Barack Obama’s presidential
bid, on Thursday unveiled his latest endeavor: A Web site
to connect individuals and organizations striving to help the
world.
The site is called Jumo, which means “together in concert”
in Yoruba, a West African language. It will officially open
for business in September or October. He announced the new
project on his blog and on Twitter.
Hughes, 26, who now lives in New York, wants to use the
experience and knowledge he gained at Facebook and on the
Obama campaign to “have maximum impact on the world.”
In an interview, Hughes said he arrived at the decision to form
a nonprofit that would tap the power of the Internet to connect
people and causes after a post-campaign year of traveling in
Africa, Asia and Latin America and work as an entrepreneurin-residence at a venture capital firm and at his old stomping
grounds, Facebook.
“You learn pretty fast that there is no magic solution to poverty. There are not even a single set of solutions or strategies
that are going to be the answer to all of these challenges,” he
said. “Instead you have to support all the individuals and organizations working on the ground doing good, valuable work.”
The most effective way to give that support is to create a
site that can match people, their skills and interests with the
organizations who need them, Hughes said.
While working on Facebook and the Obama campaign,
Hughes said he learned that if you make it easy for people to
get involved, they will. The Obama campaign made political
history by enlisting voters in droves on the Web.
“You can get a lot of people to give money if you show them
a photo of a malnourished African child. That’s pretty similar
to what we saw in the world of politics. Before the Obama
campaign, the standard was to assume that people had short
attention spans and that the message had to be that urgent action is needed,” Hughes said. “What we did with Obama is we
took the leap of faith that people have longer attention spans,
and that if you really build a relationship with them and help
them understand what the campaign is about, what the values
are and why it is important for them to get involved, they will
not only contribute once but over the long term.”
Hughes is banking that will be true when it comes to philanthropy. “I really want to move away from the old model in
which you have to rely on people giving $10 after a humanitarian crisis to a newer model where people give money but
also their time and their skills, whatever they have, to the
causes that are personally meaningful to them well before the
crisis moment presents itself,” he said.
Visitors to the Jumo site are asked to answer a list of ques-
(Illustration by Val B. Mina of The Sacramento Bee)
People who spend all their time on Facebook.com may be oblivious to hole it can create in their social lives.
tions designed to help them discover personally relevant
opportunities to donate their time or money. Jumo has a staff
of three (Kristen Titus, a nonprofit expert, and the Obama
campaign’s former designer, Scott Thomas) and is looking to
hire several more. Hughes is seeking $2.5 million in funding
from individuals and foundations and he said he has already
raised about a quarter of that amount.
“I fundamentally believe that people have a genuine desire
to be positively engaged in the world around them,” he said.
“I don’t think the online world has yet caught up with that
desire.”
The Internet has spawned many efforts to help organizations
solicit interest, volunteers and donations. Hughes’ generation
is actively experimenting with how to use social networking for social good. Hughes’ friend Joe Green and veteran
entrepreneur Sean Parker created Causes on Facebook, which
helps raise money and awareness for nonprofits through the
activity of millions of users. Causes has become a model for
how the Internet can level the playing field for nonprofits that
cannot afford expensive and often ineffective direct marketing campaigns.
“People are doing amazing things right now on the Web.
They are all doing pieces of the puzzle,” Hughes said. “I do
think that they are still very focused on the very last step, that
moment of action or donation. If you zoom out a little bit, you
can build an information channel so people can have an ongoing relationship with issues and causes.”
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Revenue from digital streams goes unclaimed by musicians
By Alex Pham
Los Angeles Times
When John Boydston got an e-mail from SoundExchange
saying he had several thousand dollars in unclaimed royalties,
he did what most sensible people would do. He ignored it.
To the rock musician from Atlanta, “money for nothing”
meant a song by Dire Straits, not a stranger contacting him out
of the blue promising to cut him big checks.
But then he got the message again six months later. Curious,
he called SoundExchange.
“Sure enough, they had a sizable amount of money for me,”
said Boydston, 51, whose band Daddy a Go Go includes his
two teenage sons. “It was several thousand dollars. That’s not
a ton of money. But for a guy who makes CDs in his basement, it was enough to finance my next album.”
Boydston’s money came from royalties that SoundExchange
has squirreled away on his behalf since 2001, when Congress
created the nonprofit to collect royalties from digital music
streams on Internet, satellite radio and cable television. So
far, the group has distributed about $360 million to more than
45,000 artists and copyright holders.
But at any given time, about 25 percent of the money SoundExchange gets from online music services such as Pandora,
XM Radio and Last.fm can’t be distributed because the artists
can’t be tracked down. Currently, that amounts to about $50
million. And with the rising popularity of Internet radio, the
cash pile has been growing, said John Simson, SoundExchange’s executive director.
The problem stems from what Simson calls “bad data.”
Music services have been required by law since 2001 to send
royalty payments to SoundExchange for the songs they stream
online. But they often provide scant details. Stations routinely
get promotional discs in the mail that aren’t properly labeled,
so the performers often go uncredited. Other times, music services keep sloppy records of the songs they play. Some tunes,
for example, are titled “Unknown” and performed by “Various
Artists.”
“We have this inside joke that if you want to make millions
in the music business, just form a record label called Unknown
and a band called Various Artists, and before you’ve even
recorded a track, you can collect millions of dollars,” Simson
said.
The problem primarily hits niche artists and older performers
whose works are less widely recognized. Boydston, for instance, has self-published six children’s rock albums over the
last decade. He estimates that he’s sold 30,000 discs in total.
“I’m a niche within a niche,” he said. “People like me fall
below the radar.”
The “dirty data” phenomenon hampers the collection of
royalties by other groups as well.
“This affects everyone,” said Patrick Sullivan, chief of
RightsFlow, which helps track a separate set of royalties.
“Without proper data, we can’t get the money out to the
license holders. We have to do it better, because ultimately if
we don’t get paid, no one gets paid.”
To fill in the blanks, SoundExchange has a grass-roots campaign to scour social networks such as Facebook and MySpace
Music, to work with companies that provide independent artists with services such as CD Baby and ReverbNation and to
hit music festivals and events.
This week at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, four or five SoundExchange employees will fan out, armed
with a list of 450 artists who collectively are owed about
$250,000. The vast majority don’t know about the money they
are owed, so it will be up to SoundExchange to look for them
by attending their shows or camping out at the registration
desks.
If they are like Lexi Street, lead singer for the Lexi Street
Band in Atlanta, they will be highly skeptical.
“Someone tracking you down and giving you money? It just
doesn’t exist,” Street said, describing how she reacted when
SoundExchange called her in April. “I was like, ‘What do I
need to do? Give them my soul?’ As an independent artist, you
get so many pitches that try to nickel-and-dime you for one
gimmick or another.”
Street was eventually convinced by the voice at the other
end of the line. She registered her songs with SoundExchange
and received two checks totaling just over $500. She used the
money toward the cost of recording her second album, “Champagne Promises.”
Not everyone signs up. Some even flatly refuse to take the
money, believing it to be a con, SoundExchange’s Simson
said.
Joyce Moore, the wife and manager of Sam Moore, a Grammy Award-winning soul singer, said she routinely encounters
skeptical artists, even after she tells the story of how her
husband’s first check was enough to cover six months’ worth
of property taxes on their Scottsdale, Ariz., home, with some
left over for “a couple of nice dinners.”
“A lot of legacy artists don’t understand what it is, and they
think the money isn’t real,” Moore said. “I tell them it isn’t
charity. It isn’t funky. It isn’t a scam. It’s the real deal.”
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SPORTS
NHL deals with concussion problems
Candice Monhollan
Staff Writer
Philadelphia Flyers forward Eric Lindros crumpled to the
ice after being hammered in the jaw by the shoulder of New
Jersey Devil Scott Stevens during Game 7 of the 2000 Eastern
Conference Finals. Lindros stayed down on the ice, unable to
get up, suffering a concussion that ultimately ended his career
as a Flyer. It was a sight teammate Keith Primeau will never
forget.
“At that point in time, I thought I was looking at somebody’s career end,” he said.
Primeau knows all too well what Lindros went through.
A member of the Philadelphia Flyers from 2000 to 2006,
Primeau cemented himself in Flyers history with his dedication and the way he played the game. He was named captain
of the Flyers from 2001 to 2006.
During his tenure on the Flyers, Primeau suffered four
concussions: two in 2000, one in 2004, and the final one that
ended his career came only nine games into the 2005-06
season.
“I’ve been getting bumped on the head since I was 5, 6, 7,
8-years-old,” he said. “I had more [concussions] than the
documented four I had playing, so I couldn’t even guess [how
many]. It’s north of 10, for sure.”
Primeau is one of more than 30 NHL players whose careers
have ended by concussions or post-concussion symptoms
since 1996. This number does not include the players in other
leagues, such as the minors, or even those who played in the
NHL before 1996.
Ten to 12 percent of minor league players (ages 9-17) who
are injured suffer concussions every season. In fact, Canadian amateur hockey players over 18-years-old had roughly
4.6 to 6.0 concussions per 1,000 player-hours, according to
Anthony Marchie and Michael Cusimano, neurosurgeons at
St. Michael’s Hospital Injury Prevention Research Centre in
Toronto.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines
a concussion as a type of traumatic brain injury caused by
a bump, blow or jolt to the head that causes the brain to
malfunction. Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow
to the body that forces a rapid movement of the head, making
the brain bounce off the skull. Some symptoms are immediate, but others may take a few days up until a week after the
incident to appear.
According to the American Academy of Neurology,
symptoms can range from confusion, dizziness, headaches
and clumsiness to nausea, blurred vision, difficulty concentrating and loss of equilibrium. Concussions are categorized
as Grades 1 through 3, with 1 being the mildest and 3 being
severe. In a Grade 3 concussion, the person loses consciousness for a few seconds or a few minutes, sometimes longer.
Repeated concussions can cause serious damage to the
brain that may require surgery or lead to long-lasting problems with movement, learning or speaking, experts say.
The NHL has had more than 30 players suffer concussions
or concussion-like symptoms as a result from hard hits to the
head since the start of the 2009-10 season. All of these hits
were determined to be either legal or illegal by the referees. If
a referee feels the hit is illegal, he can assess the player with a
charging, boarding, elbowing or interference penalty.
The NHL rulebook for 2009-10 states that if one of these
illegal hits is a penalty and results in an injury to the face or
head, the player is given a game misconduct, which involves
the player being sent to the locker room for the rest of the
game. When a player receives a game misconduct, the player
is hit with an automatic fine of $200 and the case is reported
to the NHL Commissioner, who will review the incident and
determine if more disciplinary action should be taken in the
form of a fine or suspension.
On the other hand, if the hit is deemed legal by a referee,
then no penalty is called, even if the player on the receiving
end is injured.
The question of what should be done to eliminate head shots
and reduce concussions is a controversial one among players,
coaches and general managers throughout the league.
In an NHL Players Association meeting near the end of the
2008-09 season, the players agreed that they wanted to see the
league create a rule that would penalize intentional hits to the
head.
Likewise, when the general managers (GM) of all the clubs
convened in Toronto on Nov. 11 and 12 to discuss ways to
improve the game, one of the issues raised was the question of
how to deal with head shots.
After the two days, the GMs formed a small committee to
review the hits that have taken place this season in preparation
for the next meeting March 9 and 10 in Boca Raton, Fla.
The second of the GM meetings ended with a proposal in
hand for a rule change: “A lateral, back pressure or blindside hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the
principal point of contact is not permitted. A violation of
the above will result in a minor or major penalty and shall be
reviewed for possible supplemental discipline.”
The proposal will be sent to be approved by the Competition Committee later this spring, and from there it will be
forwarded to the Board of Governors for the final approval. If
it passes, it will be instituted into the rulebook for the 2010-11
season.
The new rule will not take away all hits to the head, but the
general managers agree that it is a step in the right direction.
“You can still hit this guy, you just can’t target his head,” Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke told NHL.com. “Hitting
in our game - it’s part of the fabric of our game. It’s what’s
distinctive about hockey in North America. Anywhere else
on the planet you go, there’s not as much hitting as there is in
our game. We want to keep that, we want to preserve that.
But we want to take out a dangerous hit where a guy targets
a guy’s head. He can still reef the guy; he just can’t target his
head.”
After his fourth concussion, Primeau played two more
games, but the headaches returned, forcing him to sit out the
rest of the season. On Sep. 14, 2006, Keith Primeau hung up
his skates and retired.
“I continue to get better, but I’ll always know I damaged my
brain,” he said. “I still get head pressure whenever I get sick
or my immunity goes down. It goes right to my head. When
I exercise and elevate my heart rate, I get light-headed and
disoriented.”
Primeau believes that the players have lost respect for each
other. Players nowadays have no fear, he said, because of the
lack of retributions and repercussions for their actions which
allows them to take too many liberties.
According to Primeau, the biggest solution would be a
league mandated rule that any direct hit to the head, whether
intentional or unintentional, will result in a penalty.
“We have to make sure we continue the awareness,”
Primeau said. “My biggest fear is that head trauma [and]
post-concussion is going to become like a MCL, an ACL, a
separated shoulder or a pulled groin, and it’ll just become an
accepted part of the occupation. It’s more important than that.
It needs to be treated as a life situation as opposed to a hockey
situation.”
Contact Candice at [email protected]
North America dominated the 2010 Winter Olympic Games
Candice Monhollan
Staff Writer
The 2010 Winter Games came to a close in Vancouver,
British Columbia, on the night of Feb. 28, ending 17 days
filled with tragedy and triumph. North America dominated
the Games, with Canada and the United States winning 63 of
the 258 medals: 23 gold, 22 silver and 18 bronze. The United
States came home with 37 medals in hand - the most by any
country in Winter Games history. Canada, the host country,
won 14 gold medals, the most by any country in the Winter
Games - breaking the record of 13 originally held by Norway
in 2002 and the former Soviet Union in 1976.
Tragedy struck early in the Games when just hours before
the opening ceremony, 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili, the
Georgian luger, was involved in a fatal crash during a training
run Feb. 12. During his run, Kumaritashvili, said by observers
to be going at least 90 mph, lost control of his sled, went over
the wall and crashed into one of the metal support beams.
It didn’t end there. The mother of Canadian figure skater
Joannie Rochette died of a heart attack hours after arriving in
Vancouver. Rochette decided to continue on with the Games
and put on two performances that brought the home crowd to
their feet. She finished the Olympics with a bronze medal.
For the final game of the Winter Olympics, it was only
fitting that it would be a match-up between the United States
defeated Finland to win the gold medal (32.8 million). The
“Miracle on Ice” USA-Soviet Union semifinal game, from the
same tournament, drew 34.2 million viewers, and that game
was broadcasted on a tape delay.
Some Americans came into the Games with the hopes of
improving their performances from four years ago, or to build
upon their success.
Bode Miller, looking for redemption from the Torino
Games, secured three medals: a gold in the men’s super combined, a silver in the men’s Super-G and a bronze in the men’s
downhill.
Lindsay Vonn, battling injuries, returned home with a gold
in the ladies’ downhill and a bronze in the ladies’ Super-G.
Shaun White, a favorite in the Games, did not disappoint.
Posting a high score on his first run, no other boarder was
able to match, giving him the gold in the men’s halfpipe and
a second run that meant nothing. White took advantage of the
“free run” and showed off his secret move and received an
(Photo courtesy of Daniel A. Anderson/Orange County Register/KRT)
Apollo Ohno won Olympic gold in 2006 in Torino and in 2010 in Vancouver. even higher score of 48.4 out of 50.0.
Apolo Anton Ohno skated away from the Games as an
and Canada for the men’s ice hockey gold medal. NBC’s Bob
eight-time Olympic medalist, passing Bonnie Blair as the most
Costas called the game, “One of the greatest sports events I
decorated American Winter Olympian. Ohno won two bronze
have ever seen.”
and one silver medal to go along with his gold, silver and
According to NBC, the gold medal game attracted 27.6
bronze from 2006 and gold and bronze from 2002.
million viewers, the most people watching a hockey game
in 30 years since the 1980 Olympics when the United States
Contact Candice Monhollan at [email protected]
DCCC’s co-ed tennis team springs back onto the courts
Tim Riday
Junior Editor
DCCC’s co-ed tennis team is back into the
swing of things after beginning practices on
March 8.
The first signs of spring were seen during
that first practice. It was sunny and 60 degrees
outside. As the snow and the cold continue
to melt and fade away, the tennis courts are
beginning to heat up.
“We had a great turnout the first day,”
said Andrew Johnson, Director of Wellness,
Athletics, and Recreation at DCCC. “This is
an all new team.”
Johnson was happy with the amount of
students that showed up for the first practice.
“The first couple of days are slow,” Johnson
said. “We had 12 or so players.”
However, many students at DCCC aren’t
aware about all of the sports teams. “I thought
we only had a basketball team,” said Kyle
Hall, 21, a communications major at DCCC.
“Tennis is a fun sport to watch though.”
“I knew we had sport teams at DCCC,” said
Chelsea Darczuk, 19, an education major at
DCCC. “I just didn’t know which sports.”
The tennis team is set to play a nine match
season this year. Five games will be played at
DCCC’s main campus tennis courts. Practices
are scheduled for every Monday and Thursday.
All games will be free to attend. Students
are encouraged to come out and support all
DCCC athletic teams.
The tennis schedule can be found online on
DCCC’s website and outside of the wellness,
recreation, and athletics office (room 2507,
near the cafeteria).
Any student still interested in playing tennis should contact coach Megan Barclay at
484-318-5510, or Andrew Johnson, Director
of Wellness, Athletics & Recreation, in room
2507, call 610-359-5354 or email [email protected]
Contact Tim Riday at [email protected]
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For the Phillies, a new decade with new expectations
By Shawn Kotzen
Senior Staff Writer
momentum. The Yankees and their astronomical payroll
proved to be too much for the Phightins.
This brings us to the 2010 season, and its enormous amount
of expectations.
General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. had the unenviable task
of taking over for the legendary Pat Gillick before the 2009
season.
After a successful campaign, highlighted by the aforementioned Cliff Lee trade, he started this past off-season with
none other than the… the Cliff Lee trade.
Confused? You’re not alone.
2007 American League Cy Young award winner Cliff Lee,
who had a stellar and awe-inspiring off season (Remember
the behind-the-back catch on the mound?), became immensely popular in the half season.
Was he rewarded with a multi-million contract to assure
he anchors the Phils’ rotation for years to come? No, obviously he was traded to the Seattle Mariners for Minor League
prospects.
But before fans could riot, Amaro Jr. announced part two
of the trade, the Phils’ acquisition of Toronto Blue Jay ace
Roy Halladay, a former Cy young winner in his own right,
and possibly the best pitcher in baseball today
Although some fans will disagree, it seems the Phils pitching rotation has gotten even better for 2010, and although the
prospect of a Halladay-Lee one-two punch, Amaro had to
replenish the Phils’ Minor League rosters after giving up the
farm to obtain Lee in the first place. In the very least the Phils
have broke even.
After Halladay, the next biggest upgrade is the signing of
Infielder and former Phillie Placido Polanco, who spent 2009
with the Detroit Tigers.
Polanco brings his .300 average and speed to the third base
position, which last year was occupied by the ground ball
hitting Pedro Feliz, who signed with the Houston Astros as
a free agent. Although Feliz is slightly better defensively,
Polanco is a much more reliable offensively.
Just in case the Polanco experiment fails, the Phils also
signed corner infielder Ross Gload away from the Florida
Marlins. Gload wasn’t a starter last season, but proved his talent by being amongst the league leaders in pinch hitting.
The rest of the offseason moves made by the General Manager were far from earth shattering, but still helped restock
the team with established veteran help.
Among the new faces are backup catcher Brian Schneider,
middle reliever Danys Baez and possible fifth starter, who
It seems the new decade which descended upon the greater
Philadelphia area brought with it something we’ve never seen
before.
No, it’s not a fat-free cheese steak.
Nope, it’s not the seven-plus feet of “Snowmageddon” that
blanketed the region this winter- and lord knows it’s not a
Super bowl victory.
Do you give up?
It’s a spoiled Phillies fan.
Even after the heartbreaking loss to the New York Yankees
in game six of the 2009 World Series, the newly minted optimistic fans still expect and demand success from this group of
proven winners.
That proof of greatness is in their 2008 World Series victory
in five games over the not quite ready for primetime Tampa
Bay Rays.
That year it seemed that everything fell into place for the
“Phightin’ Phils”, in the regular season and the playoffs: Brad
Lidge failed to blow a save (all year), Jamie Moyer defied
Father Time, the usual suspects of Ryan Howard, Chase
Utley and Jimmy Rollins had typically great seasons and Cole
Hamels looked like Bob Gibson during the playoffs.
The result was a parade down Broad Street that a few
people played hooky from work and school to attend.
The start of the 2009 season brought about higher expectations than normal, but there were a few skeptics that labeled
the Phils as “one-hit wonders.”
The team, determined to silence the naysayers, had a little
trouble at the start of the season due to injuries, pitching problems and even a suspension to JC Romero, a premier member
of their bullpen. Even Brad Lidge, who was perfect in save
opportunities the previous season, struggled by blowing save
after save.
In short, the team came together thanks to emerging stars
like Jayson Werth and midseason acquisition from the Cleveland Indians; ace starting pitcher Cliff Lee, and won their
third National League East title in three years.
After cooling off the mega-hot Colorado Rockies, they easily dispatched the vengeful Los Angeles Dodgers, obtaining
their second consecutive National League Pennant.
The Yankees were next, and much to the Phils dismay; they
were ready.
The Phils hit a Manhattan-sized brick wall and lost their
gives Jamie Moyer competition for the title of oldest Phillie,
Jose Contreras. Basically these aforementioned players are
the closest thing to human cannon fodder you can get.
Besides Cliff Lee, the only departing Phillies from last year’s
team who might be missed (and I stress might) are pitchers Brett Myers and Scott Eyre. As for the other names, I
don’t think there will be any tears shed for Paul Bako, Eric
Bruntlett, Matt Stairs or Yankee defector/ traitor Chan Ho
Park.
Oh, and in case you already forgot, the Pedro Martinez
experiment is over. I hear they might bring in Curt Schilling
for a tryout (don’t get too excited, I’m just joking).
The biggest question mark on the Phils roster is closer Brad
Lidge. Without success from “Lights Out” Lidge, the team
will fall apart in the late innings like they did in 2009.
We can’t afford another replay of last season, with Brad
Lidge walking off the mound, with his head down and every
Phils fan in the Delaware Valley throwing beer cans at their
television sets. If this happens, mark my words, there will be
no joy in Muddville in 2010.
The second biggest is head case/ primadonna Cole Hamels.
Will we get the Hamels from the 2008 postseason? Or the
Hamels from the 2009 postseason? There’s no way to tell.
This is the most maddening situation on the Phils plate for
2010. Cole Hamels has all the talent in the world to be an ace
in the Major Leagues, plus he’s adding a “cutter” to his pitching repertoire.
The problem with Hamels has always been his desire. Does
he have the heart to carry the Phils to third straight World
Series? I believe the addition of Halladay is the proof that the
Phils management doesn’t think so. We shall see.
All things considered, the pieces of the puzzle are laid out
on the table.
The Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and J-Roll pieces have built
a solid foundation to work with, while the Jayson Werth, the
Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez pieces have increased in
importance since last year. There are still a few pieces that are
questionable in value and the newest, Roy Halladay, might
actually become the most important of them all.
No matter what shape the puzzle takes, one thing is guaranteed for the 2010 season. Phils fans are going to have a great
time watching all the pieces come together.
Contact Shawn Kotzen at [email protected]
Philadelphia area boasts 10 Olympic champions
By Candice Mohallon
Staff Writer
The United States proudly sent 214 athletes to the 2010
Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. The
Philadelphia area supplied 10 athletes to compete, and out of
the 37 medals won by the United States, five were won by our
local athletes.
Here’s a look at the athletes and how they finished in their
events:
Eric Bernotas, a native of Avondale, Pa., competed in the
men’s skeleton. He posted a track time of 53.23, just 0.19
seconds behind first, and giving him a 14th place finish.
Allison Baver, of Reading, Pa., a short track speed skater,
took part in three competitions. She won a bronze medal in the
3,000 meter relay, came in at No. 15 in the 1,500 meter and
was disqualified in the 1,000 meter.
Ben Agosto and Tanith Belbin, the ice dancing pair, train
and live in Aston, Pa. They scored a 103.33 in a combined
score of compulsory dance and original dance, and then a
99.74 in the free dance. They finished with a 203.07, giving
them fourth place.
Johnny Weir, of Coatesville, Pa., competed in the men’s
figure skating. He scored an 82.10 in the short program and a
156.77 in free skating, giving him a final score of 238.87 and
sixth place.
Bobby Ryan, native of Cherry Hill, N.J. and hockey player
for the NHL Anaheim Ducks, was part of the U.S. men’s ice
hockey team. Ryan posted a goal and an assist and had a plus3 rating in the tournament and helped to take the U.S. team to
the gold medal game and skated away with a silver medal.
Four Philadelphia Flyers were sent to the Olympics to
represent their countries. Defenseman Oskars Bartulis, of
Latvia, came in 12th place. Defenseman Kimmo Timonen,
of Finland, netted two goals and two assists and won a bronze
medal. Defenseman Chris Pronger, of Canada, had five assists on the way to capturing the gold medal along with teammate and Flyers captain, Mike Richards, who had two goals
and three assists.
Contact Candice Monhollan at [email protected]
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Ben Agosto
– Ice
Dancing
Oskars Bartulis
– Men’s Ice
Hockey
Allison Baver
– Short Track
Speed Skater
Tanith Belbin
– Ice
Dancing
Eric Bernotas
– Men’s
Skeleton
Chris Pronger
– Men’s Ice
Hockey
Mike Richards
– Men’s Ice
Hockey
Bobby Ryan
– Men’s Ice
Hockey
Kimmo Timonen
– Men’s Ice
Hockey
Johnny Weir
– Men’s Figure
Skating
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March 29, 2010
IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY
UNDERGRADUATE ADULT EDUCATION
Immaculata University serves adult men and women, full- and part-time students, who pursue baccalaureate
degrees or various certifications, or who take non-credit workshops for professional proficiency or personal
enrichment.
ACCELERATED PROGRAMS
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Attend classes one night per week on
campus or at one of various sites located throughout
the Delaware Valley
Remain with consistent small group of fellow
learners from start to finish
Are you entering college for the first time?
Are you returning to college to complete a degree?
Immaculata University offers choices:
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Choose from the following accelerated programs:
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CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Bachelor of Arts in Organization Dynamics
(a business major) (online program available)
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Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance Management
(a psychology major) (online program available)
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Bachelor of Arts in Financial Management
(online program available)
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Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology in Business
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Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management
(online program available)
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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www.immaculata.edu
Located in Chester County south of Route 30 and 352
in the day
in the evening
on weekends
Earn
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an associate or baccalaureate degree
teacher certification
a certificate in a special area to enhance credentials
credit while updating knowledge and skills or enriching your
personal life
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Academic advisers help you plan the best way to
accomplish your goals
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Financial aid counselors discuss ways to pay for
college expenses
Contact us to find a site near you
Call 1-800-37-ACCEL
Fax 610-647-0215
E-mail [email protected]
Attend
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full-time
part-time
Call 610-647-4400, Ext. 3238
Fax 610-647-0215
E-mail [email protected]

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