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I’d like to tell you a story

BY KATE FLY
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 25, 2018

The magnificence in truth-telling and the healing power it offers the community. Speaking authentically can be one of the greatest gifts and challenges we face. Learn what happens when respectful listening meets acceptance in some of the toughest classrooms. Kate Fly believes that truth has the power to heal - it’s up to all of us whether we choose to make the courageous leap forward to make a change. 

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Entrepreneurship surrounded by Guerrillas and Gorillas

BY LESLIE RUYLE
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 25, 2018

How can Entrepreneurship in a region of Conflict, limited Connectivity, and Conservation concern (EC3) help people and protect the environment? Leslie Ruyle is testing this idea in Beni, North Kivu close to the border of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This location provides an excellent example of Entrepreneurship in the 3C context. Virunga is a World Heritage Site (Conservation), the electricity comes primarily from generators and there are no paved roads in the province (Connectivity), and the region has been in conflict for over 20 years (Conflict).

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Posture/Gesture: Paintings of Laurie Lisonbee

BY LAURIE LISONBEE
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 25, 2018

Laurie Lisonbee shows artworks of the human figure in yoga postures as metaphors for states of being. Depictions of bodily contortions and mudras of the hand are crafted into relic-like objects.  From art historical sources, junk piles, and yoga practice, Lisonbee derives a painting process akin to devotional meditation.

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Positive Approach to Turning the Trend of Distracted Driving

BY MARCI CORRY
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 25, 2018

After a student lost his life from a driver texting in College Station, TX, Marci Corry decided to make an impact on safe driving in communities throughout Texas. After researching behavior change and observing that her young children responded well with positive reinforcement, Corry decided to encourage people in a positive way to stay off their phones while driving. She founded SAFE 2 SAVE in October 2016.

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Changing the World, One Young Person at a Time

BY DAWN JOURDAN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 25, 2018

Adults are often quick to make decisions that affect young people or on their behalves. They take for granted that children, even very young ones, have strong ideas about the world and their place in it. In this presentation, Dawn Jourdan seeks to explore and advocate for a stronger role for youth in decision making.

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Building More than Houses

BY MADELINE ZWICKE
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Madeline Zwicke and Carl Orozco talk about their experiences working with Habitat for Humanity in Bryan/College Station, Texas. 

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Volunteering Rules!

BY MARGOT NEWCOMB
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Margot Newcomb discusses her life as a rule follower. "I love a law, guideline, rule, commandment, and an instruction. In fact, the PechaKucha presentation appeals to me because it has specific instructions. I will discuss my love of a good edict and how it has led to over 20 years of volunteering." Margot talks about the organization she works with, Mobility Worldwide - Brazos Valley. 

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Ryan's Challenge

BY KYLE DOLLIVER
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Kyle Dolliver talks about the organization he started with his wife to save their son Ryan’s life. Their mission is to raise awareness and fund research to cure vascular Ehler-Danlos Syndrome and their vision is to create a world where vascular Ehlers-Danolos Symdrome no longer has a negative impact on children and families.

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Aggieland Pets with a Purpose

BY KIT DARLING
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Kit Darling talks about how her organization's trained pets share their unconditional love to enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of members of their community. Aggieland Pets With A Purpose is a non-profit volunteer organization.

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How Wiener Dogs, Bras, Books, and High Fashion Help BCS

BY WIENERSPIEL LEUNES
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Judy LeUnes' presentation focuses on some successful non-profit fundraisers in the Bryan/College Station, Texas community and the presenter's vision of her new Non-Profit Organization, Wienerspiel, and how even more animals, children, and families in our area can be helped.

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Your Mind, Your Champion

BY ROBIN ROBERTS
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 06, 2018

Meet your best friend- your subconscious mind! Partner up with your newly discovered BFF by applying intention and clear vision to the relationship, thereby creating happiness and the life you envision. Robin Roberts presents "Your Mind, Your Champion".

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Making peace with gravity: realizing human potential through Rolf Structural Integration

BY SHARI HEFTEL
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 06, 2018

Shari Heftel presents about Gravity: that silent, ever present force that constantly pulls us to the ground, is something that most people are aware of, but only peripherally. We all know that if we drop something it will fall to the earth. What most people are not aware of is how gravity is affecting our bodies for good or for bad. How we stand, sit, each step we take, each movement we make, is done with the force of gravity pushing down. When human bodies are misaligned and out of balance, gravity aggravates that condition pushing us further off balance. Bodies that are off balance are constantly fighting with gravity, working harder, struggling to stay upright and fully functioning. Chronic pain, fatigue, emotional distress, and disease in the body can all stem from the misalignment in our bodies. Ida Pauline Rolf, founder of Rolf Structural Integration, also known as Rolfing, believed that when bodies get working appropriately, gravity can flow through and healing can occur. When our bodies are aligned, balanced, organized, and integrated we become more effective human beings, leaving struggle behind allowing human potential and creativity to blossom.

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