USC’s Trojan Affiliates ‘Get Crafty’ with Hillsides Children’s Charity

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Rosanne Berlen, Pasadena, Chair, Brianna Berlen, Pasadena, Co-Chair, Stephanie Lopez, Hillsides, Susie Rhodes, PasadenaOn Saturday, March 14, the Trojan Affiliates, a University of Southern California alumnae organization, will hold an art supply drive from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. for Hillsides, a premier provider of child welfare services serving children in foster care in Los Angeles County. The organization is asking community members to drop off art supplies during these hours to Hillsides main campus located at 940 Avenue 64, Pasadena. Volunteers will be on hand to collect the supplies. Or, if people cannot drop off supplies on March 14, they can deliver them to Hillsides administrative office any time Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 p.m.The supplies needed include canvases (various sizes), paint brushes, acrylic paints, sketchbooks, color sharpies, “perler” beads, artist’s pencils, easels, Play-Doh, different colored Sculpey modeling clay, jewelry-making kits, stickers, gel pens, chalk pastels, stencils, and tissue paper. The art supplies will be used by the children who live at Hillsides residential treatment program.The Trojan Affiliates will also make canvas art with the children from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and offer the children refreshments.The event, “Let’s Get Crafty with Hillsides,” is part of USC’s fourth annual Alumni Day of SCervice, an international effort that gives the University’s alumni and friends opportunities to participate in local service projects within their respective communities. This is the second year in a row that the Trojan Affiliates have decided to give back to Hillsides.“We are very thankful for the Trojan Affiliates for once again selecting Hillsides as its Day of SCervice volunteer project,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “Art is a powerful emotional release for the children who live at Hillsides, most of whom have experienced severe trauma. Through creative projects, children learn to express themselves and gain a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment.”The Trojan Affiliates is a women’s alumni organization based in the San Gabriel Valley dedicated to developing fundraising projects to provide scholarships for deserving USC students and contributing to the advancement of education.For more information about the event, please contact Laura Kelso, Hillsides director of community resources, at [email protected] or (323) 254-2274, ext. 1251. Uncategorized USC’s Trojan Affiliates ‘Get Crafty’ with Hillsides Children’s Charity Day of ‘SCervice’ Combines Arts & Crafts with an Art Drive on Pasadena Campus From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 2:11 pm Top of the News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newslast_img read more

Till genesis at the bed of an Antarctic Peninsula palaeo-ice stream as indicated by micromorphological analysis

first_imgSediment cores from cross-shelf troughs on the NE Antarctic Peninsula shelf recovered tills with variable shear strengths that represent different subglacial depositional regimes. In addition to detailed qualitative micromorphological descriptions, a quantitative method was applied, which revealed a higher abundance of boudins and intraclasts and a lower abundance of crushed and fractured grains in samples from the soft till compared with samples from the underlying stiff till. This is the first evidence of significant (micro-scale) differences between the two types of till and thus strengthens previous interpretations that were based primarily on shear strength. The differences between the soft and stiff till relate to a deforming continuum whereby the initial deposition of till as ice advanced across the shelf produced ductile structures before dewatering and compaction led to the formation of brittle structures such as crushed and fractured grains in the now stiff till. A change in ice-flow dynamics led to streaming flow and the deformation of the upper parts of the stiff till that was being reworked into a soft till. The soft till facilitated ice streaming, and progressive shearing led to the homogenization of the ice stream substrate, which was partially advected downstream. The resulting till thus contains poly-deformational structures, with deformation structures inherited from the stiff till being generally poorly preserved. Our micromorphological analysis of the soft till provides the first widespread sedimentological evidence of deformation across the palaeo-ice stream bed on the NE Antarctic Peninsula shelf.last_img read more

Students furnish feedback on furniture

first_imgWhen Natalie Jacewicz ’13 and her blockmates moved into Winthrop House, there were some unexpected challenges — getting a futon for their common room up four flights of stairs was one.“Aside from the heavy lifting, it required a lot of coordination,” Jacewicz said. “Choosing it, buying it, putting it in storage until we could move it into the suite, … it was quite an adventure.”Thanks to House renewal, future generations will be spared this trial. As each House is renewed, the College will replace the hundreds of futons and secondhand chairs that undergraduates have been purchasing for generations with new furniture.“When the Old Quincy test project, the first section of a House to be renewed, reopens next fall, the building will be fully furnished with beds, desks, tables, couches, and other comfortable furniture,” said Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds.Over the past two weeks, College administrators have been actively gathering student feedback on how the common spaces and student bedrooms will be furnished.During a recent open house at the Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH), Jacewicz toured furniture displays from four different companies. The candid, in-depth feedback gathered from the students will help administrators both narrow down specifications for ordering furniture for Old Quincy and work toward a standard to draw on for other Houses.“One of our goals was to select furniture that was flexible so that students could set their room up the way they wanted to,” said Merle Bicknell, assistant dean for Faculty of Arts and Sciences physical resources. “Some of the displays have two stackable dressers … others have beds that can be raised so that stackable dressers, or even a desk, can easily slip underneath.”Chris Farley ’16, who also attended the open house, welcomed the University’s effort to reach out to students. “Actively seeking student feedback like this really reflects favorably on Harvard,” Farley said. “Students know what it’s like to live in these spaces day in and day out, so they have insight and feedback that can really help.“The fact that the University recognizes and values our feedback as the people living in these spaces and using these items, that they acknowledge that perspective as valuable, is extraordinary,” Farley added.Harvard furnishes 2.5 million square feet throughout its Houses, so part of the challenge is providing furniture that meets unified standards. Merle Bicknell, assistant dean for Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) physical resources, said that empowering the students to make the space their own is a key part of the project’s success.“One of our goals was to select furniture that was flexible so that students could set their room up the way they wanted to,” Bicknell said. “Some of the displays have two stackable dressers, which can be set up as a stand-alone dresser. Others have beds that can be raised so that stackable dressers, or even a desk, can easily slip underneath. We want to give them the ability to adjust the space as he or she sees fit.”Each of the four furniture displays features two sections: an average-size single bedroom and a common space suite area. Bedroom designs include a bed, desk, wardrobe, and bookshelves, while the common space designs seat up to 12 people and come in an array of armchairs, loveseats, ottomans, and sofas.“I was surprised by all the options,” Farley said. “For example, one of the desks had several outlets for all the various gadgets you have in modern life built right into the desk. I saw that and immediately thought about how much easier my life would be if I had that.”The ability to customize the space is what caught Jacewicz’s attention. “The administrators also encouraged us to say how we would mix and match the different pieces — they were really interested in knowing how to further improve the options on display.”For Carina Myteveli, administrative operations officer with FAS resources, the open house and student tours of the displays offer a chance to think outside the box. “We’re just asking students to look at the furniture and tell us what they think,” Myteveli said. “Do you like the fabric, the arms of a chair, the table? All these pieces can be customized to students’ overall feedback and specifications. We want to give students the most options we can; they live in these spaces for so many years, and it’s their home away from home. We want to give them the opportunity to make that space their own, as much as we can.”“I’m a senior, so there’s not a possibility of my enjoying it,” Jacewicz said wistfully. “But it will be cool to come back 10 or 15 years down the line, and know that I had some hand in the decision. It’s nice to be able to leave a mark on Harvard in this way.”last_img read more

American Psycho’s Jennifer Damiano Is Broadway.com’s Latest Vlogger

first_imgJennifer Damiano Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 Related Shows View Commentscenter_img American Psycho American Psycho’s Jennifer Damiano is next in line to vlog for Brooadway.com! Stay on guard for Killing Time: Backstage at American Psycho with Jennifer Damiano.Damiano, who plays Jean (played by Chloë Sevigny in the 2000 film), will capture the excitement of the new musical behind the scenes and beyond at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Expect plenty of appearances from her castmates, including Benjamin Walker, former Next to Normal co-star Alice Ripley, Heléne Yorke, Drew Moerlein and more.After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of Spring Awakening, Damiano received a Tony nod for her performance as Natalie in Next to Normal and went on to originate the role of Mary Jane in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.Look out for Killing Time beginning March 17; it will run every Thursday for eight weeks.last_img read more

Austin Howell’s Final View

first_img In one of our stories written about him a few years back, What’s Keeping Austin Weird, the devoted climber explains, Carolyn Morrisroe happened to be hiking on the eastern rim of the Linville Gorge this past Sunday morning and decided to snap a few shots unaware of the weight they would carry. The photos were taken on Hawksbill, overlooking Table Rock and Shortoff Mountain. With a tragedy like this, it is easy for us to want to question the choices the victim made or become scared of some of the things we do outside. For Howell, climbing was a no brainer. It was never a question of “what if” or “should I?” It was a question of “how” and “when.” “They [the photos] illustrate nothing so much as what a beautiful morning it was when an apparently beloved climber lost his life,” Morrisroe says about her photos. Photo by: Carolyn Morrisroe The photos were taken between 11:20 and 11:40 a.m. The first emergency call for Howell came in at 11:46 a.m., reportedly.center_img The hiker found out later from news stories that her time looking toward Shortoff coincided with the time when Austin Howell was climbing and fell. Photo by Carolyn Morrisroe Free soloist Austin Howell died June 30th after falling more than 80 feet from Shortoff Mountain in Burke County. He was well loved and known as an impressively passionate and quirky climber. “When you find something that gives you that deep of a sense of peace, why would you let it go?” he says. “For most people, if they’ve really found something that’s meaningful in their lives, the choice…is going to be really obvious. The trick is admitting it.” -Austin Howell Morrisroe told us the Howell’s mother plans to put one of the photos of the beautiful view on her desk. The photos help bring some peace to family and friends of Howell to know that his final moments were spent doing what he loved in a beautiful place, on a gorgeous day.last_img read more

February bar exam results posted

first_img February bar exam results posted May 1, 2002 Regular News February bar exam results postedcenter_img Graduates from Florida’s two public law schools got the highest passage rate for those taking the February Florida bar exam.The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results from the February bar exam April 15.A total of 917 people took the exam, 426 from out of state and the remainder in-state graduates. The FBBE also said 885 took the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam in March, 283 from out of state and the remainder from the eight law schools.Florida State University topped those who took Part A and Part B of the general bar exam; 29 of the 34 FSU grads passed, or 85.3 percent. The University of Florida was next, with 116 of its 140 graduates passing, or 82.9 percent. Next was Stetson University, where 58 of 74 graduates passed, or 78.4 percent.Of the other law schools: 44 of the University of Miami’s 59 students passed the exam, or 74.6 percent; 41 of 72 graduates from Nova Southeastern University passed, or 56.9 percent; 26 of 47 students from Florida Coastal passed, or 55.3 percent; 22 of 48 graduates from St. Thomas University passed, or 45.8 percent; and 7 of 17 from Barry University of Orlando passed, or 41.2 percent.Three hundred and forty four of the 426 applicants from out-of-state law schools passed, or 80.8 percent. Overall, 74.9 percent of those who took Parts A and B passed.That figure was 78.4 percent for the MPRE portion of the exam. Passage rates by school were 84.5 percent the FSU; 84.2 percent for UF; 79.1 for Stetson; 78.9 for UM; 67.2 percent for Nova Southeastern; 68.4 percent for Florida Coastal; 66.7 percent for Barry; and 66 percent for St. Thomas. The rate was 80.6 for out-of-state test takers.The scores can be found on the court’s Web site at www.flcourts.org or by clicking here.last_img read more

Wisconsin cruises to 3rd-straight win

first_imgKelsey Fenton / The Badger HeraldThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team wrapped up its three-match spring schedule at home with a 3-1 win over UW-Milwaukee (25-16, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17) Tuesday night.Wisconsin has dropped just two sets in three wins against Loyola, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee during its exhibition spring season.Head coach Kelly Sheffield stressed that in the few months he has coached the team, he has seen small improvements throughout the spring that helped contribute to the night’s victory.“We did a better job of getting our middles and our right side more involved in the attack tonight,” Sheffield said. “That was a goal going in. I thought our serving put some pressure on them. [UWM is] a different team than what we’ll typically see in the Big Ten. Their offense is really quick and they put some different stresses on your middles than what [we’ve] seen. I thought we got a little stronger as the match went on.”After the Badger offense cruised to a .423 hitting percentage while committing just two errors in the first set, Wisconsin lost its sense of rhythm in the second set. Down 8-11, the Badgers already had five errors in the set. After Wisconsin made four consecutive kills mid-set, the team earned its first lead of the set to go up 16-14. However, UWM won the last four points of the set to tie the match at one.Sophomore setter Courtney Thomas, who amassed a spring-high 46 assists, said that if the passing is not rhythmic, it is difficult for the hitters to time the ball properly. However, she said the passing improved significantly after the second set and has become more consistent since the start of spring practice.“I thought our passing was a lot better tonight than it was on Saturday,” Thomas said. “I felt rhythm; I felt like our hitters were doing well tonight.”Wisconsin was again faced with a challenging set in the third, when both teams were separated by no fewer than three points. However, the Badgers were able to inch out a 25-23 win in the third, producing just three errors and avoiding a second-straight close loss.Sheffield said the Badgers need to do a better job of keeping their composure when they make mistakes and not letting one error turn into multiple.“When we play good volleyball, we’ve got to do it for longer periods of time than what we’re doing,” Sheffield said. “We’ll get better at that once we come to get used to each other.”Wisconsin began the fourth set in a 2-7 hole while hitting a .071 attack percentage. But the Badgers bounced back to end the set and the match on a 10-2 run after being tied at 15.Three Badgers accumulated double-digit kills throughout the evening, including junior outside hitter Julie Mikaelsen, who led all players with 15 kills. The Norwegian also contributed 13 digs to earn the double-double.Last season, Mikaelsen transitioned to a more defensive role on the team by digging more balls. She said she has gotten more comfortable working in the back row.While she was on offense during the match, Mikaelsen also said she concentrated on the spots on the court she knew she could hit.“Focusing on doing the right techniques,” Mikaelsen said. “Focusing on doing the hitting I know I can do. Annemarie was helping me a lot by calling the shots that I had open; it helped me a lot.”Mikaelsen admitted that a weakness the team has been working on is consistency. Wisconsin’s hitting percentage dropped .207 from the first to the second set.However, Mikaelsen said Sheffield has made it a priority to improve Wisconsin’s mental toughness to stay consistent.“We go up and then we go down,” Mikaelsen said. “We need to be more stable. We’re working really hard on becoming that team that’s really stable and bringing it every single practice.”Sheffield’s main focus of the spring season is not necessarily the results of the matches. He wants to see small improvements from his players in practices and match situations.“We’re just trying to get a little bit better,” Sheffield said. “There’s not a lot of changing [of positions or formations]. We’re just trying to do what we do in our system and just be a little bit more consistent and a little bit better.”last_img read more