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Mark McLaughlin at ISE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Friday, 18 May 2012 14:10
May 24th 2012
Independent Scholars' Evenings:
“Social Networking Etiquette”
Is Social Networking Rudeness on the Rise?
By
Mark McLaughlin
Author
Public Relations Director at Results Marketing.
Mark McLaughlin will explore the transgressions of online etiquette  in his presentation. He will provide tips on how to avoid annoying or rude behavior. He will also provide suggestions on how to nurture positive Internet relationships.
McLaughlin believes that annoying or inconsiderate social networking behavior is, in part, a product of the fast times in which we live.
“Our culture is passing through a time of brisk technological development,” he says. “Modern life is changing at a frantic pace – and that’s okay. But as the world changes, sometimes people concentrate too much on their own objectives and manners fly out the window – and that’s not okay.”
Because Facebook and other social networks are free, people sometimes feel that “anything goes” -- but in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. “Abusing a free service is almost doubly inconsiderate,” he said. “People should be grateful for the service and treat its other users with respect.
Think about this social networking scenario: Suppose you are an author and some of your Facebook friends are also authors. But since they write books in the same genre as your works, they are also competitors. When those authors post ads for their books on your Facebook page without asking you, are they being rude?
About the presenter :
Throughout his career, Mark McLaughlin has specialized in getting messages out to business, industry and the general public. Over the years, his writings have appeared in literally thousands of magazines, trade journals, business publications, newspapers, anthologies, and websites.
When he is not at his desk at Results Marketing, writing advertising copy and news releases, he is at home working on his latest book. His 20-plus books include  the supernatural suspense novel MONSTER BEHIND THE WHEEL (co-written with Michael McCarty), the story collections MOTIVATIONAL SHRIEKER and PICKMAN'S MOTEL, and the poetry collections THE GOSSAMER EYE (co-written with Rain Graves and David Niall Wilson), PHANTASMAPEDIA, and PROFESSOR LaGUNGO'S EXOTIC ARTIFACTS & ASSORTED MYSTIC COLLECTIBLES.
Independent Scholars' Evenings are  Free and open to the public.
Please attend.
7.00 p.m.
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery.
309-762-9202 for The Institute.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and federal level since 1996.

 
2012 Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival Performers Announced PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Heather Venema   
Friday, 18 May 2012 13:51
RDA announces $20,000 grant at festival 

Yesterday, May 15, 2012, the lineup was announced for the 41st annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, including artists from Florida, Texas and Michigan. Some of the performers include Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Andy Schumm, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, and the Dave Bennett Quartet. For a complete listing, visit http://www.bixsociety.org/bands.html.

In addition to announcing the Jazz Festival performers and events, the Memorial Society introduced a new scholarship opportunity for area schools. Individual scholarships will still be available to high school seniors, but the Society will begin awarding a $500 scholarship to the music department of a local school too. “Being a member of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Youth Band gave me the chance to become involved with the Jazz Society and learn about traditional jazz and its importance,” said Christina Hesse, a 2011 scholarship winner who is currently attending Western Illinois University.

During the announcement, a representative from the Riverboat Development Authority was present to share that a $20,000 grant had been awarded to the festival.

Some of the special events at this year’s Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival include a big band dance on Friday, the gravesite performance on Saturday, a jazz brunch on Sunday morning, and the closing Afterglow event on Sunday evening.  Part of this year’s performances will include Friday and Saturday night outdoor concerts in LeClaire Park.

“The rich history and tradition found here in Davenport are true treasures,” said Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba. “The Jazz Festival attracts jazz aficionados from around the world, and this year’s lineup will surely live up to expectations.” 

The 41st annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival will be held August 2-5, 2012, at the Adler Theater, the Mississippi Room of the RiverCenter, and at LeClaire Park in Davenport. By partnering with the City of Davenport, the performances at LeClaire Park on Friday and Saturday evening will be free, as they are considered part of the Summer Concert Series. Individual concert tickets, day passes and festival passes are available online at www.bixsociety.org

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The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society was founded in 1972 to carry on the memory and music of Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke. The Society hosts annual events such as the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, in conjunction with jazz education programs to raise awareness about traditional jazz music.  

 
2nd Fiddle Sale drop-offs start next week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:09

Volunteers for Symphony would love to take your donations of gently used items. This year 2nd Fiddle returns to the same location as last year, in the Village Shopping Center on Kimberly Road between Shoe Carnival and Godfather's Pizza. The most direct entrance is the stop light by the Family Restaurant. For a list of drop-off days and other volunteer information, please click here.

For 29 years, Volunteers for Symphony has been hosting the area's largest sale of gently used items to support the education programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association. This is your opportunity to buy from an enormous selection of furniture, home furnishings, antiques, jewelry, furs, clothing, books, toys, games, sports equipment, collectibles, and art pieces, to name just a few.

Tickets for the Preview Party on Thursday, June 14, are $10. Admittance on Friday and Saturday is free. Tickets are for sale at the door.

 
May 17th. 2012 : Annual Report. by Narveen Aryaputri. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:33
Independent Scholars' Evenings :

ANNUAL REPORT
for
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.
reviewing Independent Scholars' work and presentations
in addition to the allied work of The Institute.

by

Narveen S. Aryaputri.

May 17th. 2012
7.00 p.m.

Narveen is the President and Founder of  The Institute for Cultural and Healing
Traditions, Ltd. and is a director on its board.

Please attend.  Free and open to the public.

The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.

7.00 p.m
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix.

1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.

309-762-9202 for The Institute.

light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and
federal level since 1996.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.
www.qcinstitute.org
www.atthephoenix.com
www.themolinecommercialclub.com
www.themolineclub.com

 
Incredible Pizza Company Announces “Be There or Be Square Classic Car Show and Sock Hop” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bobbie Wheeler   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:15
[Davenport, IA] – May 11, 2012 – America’s Incredible Pizza Company announced the “Be There or Be Square Classic Car Show and Sock Hop Event” will be hosted on Saturday, June 23rd from 5-9pm.

Quad Cities—mark your calendars and dust off your 50’s attire as Incredible Pizza Company turns back time! The event will feature the best of the 50s such as a classic car show, contests for sock hop King and Queen, best Fonzie, best 50s attire, a dance competition, not to mention their 50s diner and star-lite drive-in theater! Rob Bowers, Managing Partner of Davenport’s Incredible Pizza Company said, “We are very anxious to be hosting this event in the Quad Cities! What excites me most is this isn’t just an event for adults it is one everyone can enjoy, no matter the age. From the music, movies, trivia, contests, food, down to the game-room for the kids. From ages 1 to 100 we’ve got something for you!”

The only cost associated with this event is for the buffet, or games in the game-room—both are optional.  There is no cost for participating in the event.

About America’s Incredible Pizza Company:  America’s Incredible Pizza Company is a ‘50s-themed Family Entertainment Center with existing locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Iowa, Utah, Tennessee, and Mexico. The all-indoor, smoke-free and alcohol-free facilities feature large, freshly-made pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffets, plus attractions that include go-kart racing, Route 66 mini golf, mini-bowling (most locations), bumper cars, and 100+ video and redemption games. The company is headquartered in Springfield, MO.

On the Web:http://www.incrediblepizza.com/

 
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