Sunday, January 29, 2012

IT Mike Williams: Technology Based Giving, 1/29/2012 (Mike Williams)

Mike Williams
Why I Decided to Go All In With BDPA. After “being involved” for so many years in various community activities while also volunteering and serving as a board member for local affiliates of several national non-profit organizations, I decided to take a break back in 2006 when I moved to Atlanta. I just didn’t realize then that the break would be so long.

Although I continued to participate in community-based initiatives and joined several professional associations in Atlanta during that time, I never actually got involved. To me, getting involved is going all in! That is contributing my Time, Talent and Treasures (3Ts).

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Innovation and Equity, 1/15/2012 (Juan Gilbert)

Presidential Honoree Dr. Juan Gilbert Touts Culturally Responsive Cutting Edge Instruction at African American Civil War Museum. On the first day of Innovation & Equity 2012, Dr. Juan Gilbert (professor and chair of human-centered computing at Clemson University) said education must be as compelling and as relevant as popular video games to achieve the outcomes desired for African American youth.

See the rest of this Innovation & Equality article along with two video interviews of Dr. Gilbert.

NOTE: Juan is a member of the BDPA Greater Columbia chapter.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

St. Louis American, 1/5/2012 (John Cooper, Oseyi Ikuenobe, Cherno Jallow, Tiffany Jones, Toni Love, Al Ware)

St. Louis Computer Team Finishes in the Top 10. Students representing BDPA St. Louis Chapter placed in top 10 in the High School Computer Competition at the 2011 National BDPA conference held in Chicago. In addition, one of the students, James Fields, came in 2nd place in the Xbox competition.

The students were sponsored by Monsanto Corporation.

Read the rest of the St. Louis American article.