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Written by Jessica Hadaud   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 07:42

--Receive a complimentary bra fitting while helping find a cure for breast cancer--

WHAT: Step into the ring with Wacoal to help knockout breast cancer with Fi(GH)t for the Cure™! Participate in any Fit for the Cure event to receive a complimentary bra fitting, in Wacoal or b.tempt’d intimate apparel, from a Wacoal fit specialist and sign up to receive a monthly email reminder to do a self breast exam. For every woman that participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer research and community health programs. Wacoal will also donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt’d bra purchased at these events.

For  over 10 years, Wacoal has swept the nation educating and fitting almost 500,000 women across 411 cities about the importance of bra fit, foundation and breast health. To date, through Fi(GH)t for the Cure™, Wacoal has donated more than $3MM to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.


WHY: Research shows that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong sized bra. Women should be professionally fitted for a bra once a year to ensure their bra size has not changed as a result of fluctuations in their body.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women and accounts for 26% of all cancers among women.  Conducting monthly breast self-examination is an important way to detect abnormalities at an early stage. By keeping women on track through monthly breast exam reminders, the “Wacoal Promise” is an amendment to helping women stay committed to their health. Take 15 minutes to meet with a Wacoal fit expert while contributing to an important cause and sign up for a reminder that could ultimately save your life.


WHEN: March 9, 2012 


Dillards- Northpark Mall

320 W. Kimberly Rd

Davenport, IA


“ Enfolded: An Ordinary Story of God's Love” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:44
March 1st. 2012
Independent Scholars' Evenings is reserved for:
“ Enfolded: An Ordinary Story of God's Love”
An original short story written and presented
Roger Farinha
The Independent Scholars' Evenings
7.00 pm
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.
2nd floor.
A spiritual short story chronicling the journey of an ordinary, "unfortunate" man through life; and how the Love of God overtook him, and all his family.
Roger Farinha was born in British Guyana in 1971 and immigrated with his family to the US at the age of 9 years. He became a naturalized citizen in New York at the age of 16, and went on to earn a Bachelors in the History of Modern philosophy, and a masters of Liberal Studies through Fordham University. Most recently, Farinha spent six years as a big-rig trucker, talking to his fellow Americans as a part of his book writing project, the manuscript of which is entitled The New Walden; and the conclusion of which heralded an economic justice message which flowered into his most recent organizing activities in the Quad Cities in the Occupy Wall Street spirit.
Follow his social entrepreneurial movement at www.newamericanspring.org.
Please attend.  Please feel free to forward this email to your network.
These Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c) 3 at State and Federal levels since 1996.
Please visit our website www.qcinstitute.org
Looking forward to meeting you at the ISE
Independent Scholars' Evenings  are free and open to the public.
Doors open at 6.30 pm.
Light snacks, wine and beverages are provided.

Hoover Summer Day Camp in West Branch PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adam Prato   
Monday, 27 February 2012 16:26

Hoover Summer Day Camp in West Branch, Iowa Offers Kids a Chance to Investigate Nature and History

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Does your family consider themselves great detectives? 

This summer is your chance to prove it! The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association invites children ages 9 to 12 along with their parents, grandparents, or guardians, to investigate as they explore the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa. As detectives for the day, children and their families will search for clues and uncover mysteries at the Presidential Library and Museum and in the tallgrass prairie at the National Historic Site.

Registration is required for the Hoover Summer Day Camp. Families may select July 11, July 18, July 25, or August 1, 2012 as one of the dates to attend. Activities last from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration costs $20 per group (for up to 3 participants) and $10 for each additional participant. Registration fees must be paid in advance. For more information or to register contact Delene McConnaha at (319) 643-5327 or at delene.mcconnaha@hooverassociation.org.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, Iowa  52358
319 643-2541 phone
319 643-7864 fax

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Written by Jacqueline Langland   
Monday, 27 February 2012 14:21

March 1 event features experts and ground-breaking women in the legal and political fields who will open up a dialogue about the lack of gender diversity in all levels of Iowa's government and examine the implications of the problem.

IOWA CITY – When it comes to gender diversity in the halls of power, Iowa has mixed traditions. Although slow to grant women full rights to vote, Iowa was the first state to admit women to the bar. The Iowa Supreme Court has furthered progressive goals, as in Varnum v. Brien, yet only two women have ever presided on the Court. Iowa and Mississippi are the only two states in the country never to have elected a woman as governor or to national Congress.

On March 1, 2012, female judges, lawyers, politicians, and experts will speak at the Boyd Law Building’s Levitt Auditorium, 130 Byington Road, Iowa City, I.A., at The University of Iowa. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a reception to follow at Hotel Vetro, Plaza Towers #1106, 201 South Linn Street, Iowa City, I.A.

“The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice has historically hosted annual symposia that focus on national legal issues related to our mission. This year, we thought that it was important to host a conference that would focus on an issue specific to Iowa--the lack of gender diversity throughout all levels of Iowa's government,” said Rachael Jensen, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal and third-year law student. “The possibility for dialogue on this issue is far-reaching, and we expect a wide audience that will include the legal community, student groups, and citizens. This discussion is important because as it stands now, when branches of the government are making important decisions, critical voices and perspectives are missing. In addition to critiquing the status quo, we also hope to provide a positive message by highlighting the achievements of women who have succeeded and giving them a forum to share their experiences.”

Speakers include:

  • Dianne Bystrom, Director of Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University
  • Judge Marsha Beckelman, District Court Judge, Iowa’s Sixth Judicial District
  • Judge Celeste Bremer, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • Judge Lucy Gamon, District Court Judge, Iowa’s Eighth Judicial District
  • Judge Mary Tabor, Iowa Court of Appeals
  • Roxanne Conlin, Attorney, Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C.
  • Maggie Tinsman, Maggie Tinsman, LLC, 50-50 in 2020
  • Brenna Findley, Legal Counsel to Governor Brandstad
  • Tracy L. Osborn, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa

The conference is sponsored by The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, a student-run law journal at The University of Iowa College of Law. More information about the event and the Journal can be found at http://blogs.law.uiowa.edu/jgrj.

The conference is free and open to the public. People in need of accommodations are asked to contact the Journal in advance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


RE: The 26th Annual Quad City Youth Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lenore Alonso   
Friday, 24 February 2012 15:21
The 26th Annual Quad City Youth Conference welcomes Shellie Moore-Guy as its keynote speaker. Ms. Moore­Guy is the current Poet Laureate of the Quad Cities. Ms. Moore­Guy is a lifelong resident of Rock Island, a dedicated community advocate, motivational speaker, and story teller. She is the director of Healing Waters Empowerment Project, a grassroots organization that addresses family and community violence.

Ms. Moore-Guy will headline the keynote presentation on both Thursday and Friday, February 23-24, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in the Mississippi River Hall at The River Center, located at 136 E. 3rd Street in Davenport. Hundreds of students from 28 Illinois and Iowa high schools and junior high schools are expected to attend this 2012 edition of the Quad Cities Youth Conference  high school students on Thursday and junior high students on Friday.

Following the keynote presentation, the Quad City Youth Conference also offers students a choice of three Workshop Sessions. Nearly 20 different community agencies have come together to offer workshops to enhance decision-making skills necessary for living in a socially complex world. In addition, during the lunch hour students will have an opportunity to attend a career/college fair on senior high day and a community fair on junior high day.

The Quad City Youth Conference is an annual event for area young people to come together and experience workshops and speakers specitically for youth! The Quad City Youth Conference is the only event of its kind in the Quad Cities and one of the few nationally. For 26 years, local schools and human service agencies have joined hands to plan and present the annual Quad Cities Youth Conference, an event that is focused on positively impacting area youth.

QCYC Agenda
February 23 & 24, 2012
8:00-8:30 AM Registration & Interactive Warm-Up
8:45 AM Opening Remarks
9:00 AM Welcome & Keynote Kickoff:  Moore-Guy
9:50 AM Session 1: Workshops from QC Area Presenters
10:45 AM Session 2; Workshops from QC Area Presenters
11:40 AM Lunch

12:45 PM Session 3: Workshops from QC Area Presenters
1:40 PM Keynote Kickback:

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