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Former Local Resident Bicycling for Children PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Henry   
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 22:06

Allan GrubbFormer LaVale resident, Allan Grubb is bicycling 600 miles to help special needs children gain adapted playground equipment and bicycles.

Already one hundred miles into his trek, Allan spoke of his goal to raise money for Battle Monument School, a Baltimore facility for children with special needs so playground and bicycling equipment could be purchased and/or updated. Allan worked at the school and formed an attachment to the school and the students. "It's been a great job. These kids do amazing and inspiring things. They face a lot of challenges, but they need those challenges."

Grubb was inspired to help raise funds for the school's playground while playing basketball with some of the students. "We were playing basketball and there was no hoop. Take something like ...

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ACM's Volunteer Center and Peace Studies Part of Japanese Relief Effort PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood, ACM News Service   
Thursday, 14 April 2011 21:27

japanbenefitpapercranesapril11.jpegAllegany College of Maryland’s Volunteer Center and its Peace Studies and Volunteer clubs are participants in Paper Cranes for Japan, an international fundraiser to benefit victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Students Rebuild, an organization that mobilizes young people for action on global issues, has partnered with the Bezos Family Foundation to donate as much as $200,000 to disaster relief in Japan.

The effort involves students making a crane by origami, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper. For each paper crane made the foundation, begun by creators of Amazon, the worldwide e-retailer, will donate $2 to Architecture for Humanity, which is working to help rebuild the affected area of Japan.

Cranes hold special significance in Japanese ...

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It Gets Better at FSU PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julie E. Hartman   
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 15:20

On Thursday, April 7, as part of Frostburg State University’s “Enough is Enough” campaign, FSU student organization Breaking Through GLASS (Bisexuals, Transgenders, Gays, Lesbians, and Straight Supporters) will show a work-in-progress film they are making as part of the It Gets Better project.

The film will debut at 7:00 p.m. in the South Addition of the Lane University Center on FSU’s campus.

The “It Gets Better” project began in September 2010 in response to media coverage of several teen suicides that occurred due to bullying related to the victim’s sexual orientation.  Syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video which was aimed at young people to tell them that life gets better as you get older, and gives young people hope to ...

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ACM Psychology Faculty Member Wins Top Teaching Award...Way to go Kurt! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood, ACM News Service   
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 20:57
nisodaward2011-1Kurt Hoffman, assistant professor of psychology at Allegany College of Maryland, is its 2011 recipient of a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development award.Allegany College of Maryland recently recognized the four faculty nominees for its third National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award.       (In photo at right the winner, Kurt Hoffman, is seated. From left, the three other NISOD nominees are: Dr. June Bracken, Thea Hosselrode and Molly Saunders-Bloom. Standing, also from left, are: Dr. Heather Perfetti, ACM vice president of instructional affairs; Gary Durr, former ACM interim president; and Kim Leonard, ACM Board of Trustees chair.)

He and three colleagues were nominated by their peers for ...

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Electric Mule aka The Avatar Baby; 2 Degrees of Separation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ernest Gusella   
Monday, 28 March 2011 19:37

cumberland rock stars 1I can't read Hindi but I think that is what the headlines say!   The Electric Mule aka The Avatar Babycumberland rock stars 2

PS-  Tomiyo and I were walking down a street in New Delhi today when a young Indian woman passed by us on the sidewalk in the company of an older Anglo woman and an older Indian couple.  All of a sudden she came running back and asked:  'do you own a store called 'Social Studies' in Cumberland Maryland?' We replied: 'Yes, how did you know?'  She answered:  'I was in your shop this past summer with my fiance and bought a pair of ear-rings.  I just LOVE those ear rings.  I LOVE your store!'  It turns out that she is getting married, is in India shopping for India wedding gear, and is moving to South Carolina (poor dear- in ...

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