Ivy Tech Teacher Attends TEDx Conference

first_imgDr. Ullrich was presented with the Gerald I. Lamkin Award from Ivy Tech.Ivy Tech faculty member Dr. Karl Ullrich has dedicated a financial reward presented for his selection as the Gerald I. Lamkin Award winner, to further improve his teaching expertise.Ullrich used the money to help defray the cost of attending the prestigious National TEDx Conference in San Antonio, Texas.Founded in 1984, “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – three broad subject areas that, collectively, are shaping the future. A very successful conference/event series, some of the world’s leading “thinkers and doers” are guest speakers at the event. The theme for the conference was “Minds Wide Open.” Speakers included:Liza Long, author of the blog “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” which addresses stigmas association with mental illness in children;Roman Baca, a former U. S. Marine and Iraq war veteran who spoke on the use of art to heal a war-scared world;Carry Clack, a congressional staffer, on nonviolence as a way of life and a tool for social change;Attorney Ryan Cox, talking on prison reform;Doug Frantz, a chemistry professor who discussed breakthroughs in stem cell research;Andreas Andujar, an urban planner who spoke on the critical value of urban parks in downtown areas;Aamuel Ximenes, space architect, whose presentation was about the future of interplanetary entrepreneurship and human destiny to become a multi-planetary species.Fifteen other persons also addressed attendees.Ullrich, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been an adjunct professor of Psychology and Sociology in Ivy Tech Community College’s Southeast region since 2006. His teaching philosophy includes mixing professional experiences with external resources, including TED videos.Ullrich plans to continue incorporate videos of this year’s TEDS conference into classroom activities. Applauding the support he has received from Ivy Tech Southeast Chancellor Jim Helms and the entire regional administrative team, Ullrich exclaimed, “It was a pleasure to represent Ivy Tech at TEDx San Antonio. I am already planning on ways to use the experience to enhance the services I offer my students.”The conference was held on October 12, 2013.last_img read more

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Health Officials Release More Information On MERS Case

first_imgThe first identified U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was diagnosed at Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana.The patient, whose name is being kept confidential, remains hospitalized in good condition and is improving each day. As of today, no other cases of MERS have been identified.“We are very pleased the patient is improving and no other cases have been identified at this time,” said State Health Commissioner William VanNess II, M.D. “The individual has received excellent care while at Community Hospital in Munster. The swift diagnosis and precautionary measures taken have undoubtedly greatly helped reduce the risk of this potentially serious virus spreading.”The Indiana State Department of Health is working with the hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others to monitor the situation and prevent the spread of the virus. Representatives from the CDC arrived in Indianapolis yesterday to assist and arrived at the hospital this morning.Since symptoms of MERS may take up to 14 days to occur, staff members at the hospital who had direct contact with the patient prior to the patient being placed in full isolation have been taken off duty and placed in temporary home isolation. Those individuals are being closely monitored for any signs or symptoms of the virus and will be allowed to return to work once the incubation period is over and they have confirmed negative laboratory results. There have been no reported cases of people without symptoms transmitting this virus.“The patient is in full isolation and presents no risk to patients, staff or the general community,” said Don Fesko, CEO of Community Hospital in Munster. “We are thoroughly prepared to handle respiratory infections. We continue to work closely with the CDC and State Health Department and are following every recommendation. Safety is our top priority.”For questions about MERS, please call the Indiana State Department of Health hotline at 1-877-826-0011, which is being answered daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A voicemail system is available for callers to leave a message during off hours. All calls will be returned first thing the following morning.To keep you and your family healthy by reducing your risk of disease, follow CDC’s tips below:Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, and help young children do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze then throw the tissue in the trash.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Avoid close contact, such as kissing, sharing cups, or sharing eating utensils, with sick people.Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs.First Report:First U.S. Case Of Mers-CoV Confirmed In Indianalast_img read more

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What is too much?

first_imgYou have heard me give my opinion several times on over-participation by young athletes.  Most of my objections have had to do with the type of damage this can do to the young athlete.  Since they are still growing, overuse of certain muscles and joints causes major problems later in life.  Example:  Tommy John elbow surgery.What I am objecting to in this article today is over-extending the family’s budget to get young athletes into all types of all-star leagues and traveling around the country to get them exposure.  If these activities rob the budget of basic needs for the family, then the priorities are all wrong.  Taking that very small chance of your child making it big later in life is not worth all the sacrifices that other members of the family might have to make.I am still opposed to the injury factor, but I am beginning to worry about the financial factor as well.  I don’t believe either one is worth the risk!last_img read more

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Bulldogs Blank Tigers In Tennis Play

first_imgThe Batesville Boy’s Varsity Tennis team defeated Lawrenceburg 5-0 on Thursday to improve their record to 6-1 on the season and 5-0 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Beau Brown defeated Matt Bezold 6-0, 6-0.#2 Singles- Ben Schwettman defeated Chris Barnachea 6-0, 6-0#3 Singles- Spencer Rose defeated George Beiderhake 6-0, 6-0#1 Doubles- Harsh Patel and Paul Ritter defeated Ethan Grimes and Colton Vinup 6-0, 6-1#2 Doubles- Jonathan Kunkel and Will Harmeyer defeated Eli McNaughton and Anthonly Bley 6-0, 6-1.The JV beat Lawrenceburg 3-0. Ben Rodgers and Mason Beck won in singles while the doubles team of Sam Giesting and George Ritter were also winners.Both teams will face Madison on Saturday at 9:00 AM at BHS.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

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Sport Terms

first_imgWhen Oscar Robertson was evidently misinterpreted in a recent interview, the question of his basketball feats compared to Stephen Curry’s feats was the subject of much argument again.  As you might know, Oscar averaged a triple/double for his career.  Curry has been pouring in 50+ points in a game quite frequently.  So, you hear a lot about double/doubles, triple/doubles, and quadruple/doubles.  What do these terms mean?A double/double usually occurs when a big man gets 10+ points and 10+ rebounds in a game.  In the case of a guard, this is usually 10+ points and 10+ assists.  A triple/double simply means you add a third double-digit stat to your total.  For the rare quadruple/double you would need something like 10+ points, 10+ rebounds, 10+ blocks, and 10+ assists.To this date, only Oscar has accomplished the triple/double for his career.  He averaged nearly 30 points per game, 10+ rebounds, and 10+ assists in his career.  That is why he still feels no one, including Curry, has matched his feat.last_img read more

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Indiana’s cigarette tax could be increasing

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana’s House Public Health Committee unanimously approved House Bill 1578 on Wednesday.If approved during the session, the bill would increase Indiana’s cigarette purchasing age to 21, and increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack.The cigarette tax would then be $2.495 per pack.An amendment to the bill that was added would prevent the income from the increased tax from being used on roads, but instead, be used for health programs.House Bill 1578 is co-authored by State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).last_img read more

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Catching Controversy?

first_imgHow do you feel about the Reds catching position?  With Devin Mesoraco returning and Tucker Barnhart both on the active roster, the Reds must decide who is number 1 and who is number 2.  Neither of these two have played any position besides catching in their pro careers.Both Tucker and Devin have stated that they will try any position the Reds ask them to play.  Mesoraco has tried left field in spring training, but never in an actual game.  Barnhart is the best defensive catcher, but does not have the power that Mesoraco has for hitting.  I personally would like to see Barnhart be the number 1 catcher and Mesoraco try an outfield position.  Right now the Reds outfield looks set, and one of these two catchers may be used as trade material.  I hope not.last_img read more

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Stacy Lynn Perry age, 39

first_imgStacy Lynn Perry, age 39, of Cedar Grove, Indiana died Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Mercy Franciscan Medical Center in Harrison, Ohio.Born August 22, 1977 in Connersville, Indiana she was the daughter of Larry & Wilma (Adams) Baker. On April 30, 2002 she was united in marriage to Paul Perry and he survives.She was a member of Community Hope Church in Brookville; in her leisure time she enjoyed reading, swimming, and playing bingo.Besides Paul her loving husband of over 15 years, survivors include her parents, Larry & Wilma Baker a son, Braden Mikel-Gene Perry, two step children, Kristina Perry and Cameron Perry; two brothers, David Dewayne Adams and Joe Henry Mengedoht II; three step-brothers, Larry Eugene Baker, Troy Jason Baker and Todd Matthew Baker.She was preceded in death by two infant children, Pat Bailey and Ana Jean Kay Perry. Family & friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 P.M. on Saturday July 8, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Rey Echavaria will officiate the Funeral Services on Saturday, July 8, 2017, 3:00 P.M. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to Autism Speaks. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Stacy Perry, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

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