Monday, December 23, 2013

Around CAUSES December 2013

A few of the happenings around CAUSES:
  • Nursing students featured in DC Nurse magazine
  • Che' Axum to appear on NBC4's Viewpoint
  • Meet Manny, Muirkirk Farm Volunteer Extraordinaire
  • Dr. Wayne Curtis delivers keynote for DC Green Corps graduating class
  • Holiday Collection a Success!
  • CAUSES Holiday Party

Nursing students featured in DC Nurse magazine

Two UDC nursing students are featured in the current edition of DC Nurse magazine. UDC's nursing program is a division of CAUSES. The article, "East of the River Students can find Opportunity in Nursing," features Dawna Gadson and Katrina Clark, who discuss their stories in how they selected the field of nursing for their professions. "Clark and Gadson are now enhancing their professional nursing careers as students in UDC's bachelor of science in nursing program," the article details. Nursing chair, Dr. Pier Broadnax, is also quoted. Read the full article, which begins on page 11. Click here to learn more about our RN to BSN nursing program. 

Che' Axum to appear on NBC4's Viewpoint

Center for Urban Agriculture Director and Muirkirk Farm Manager Che' Axum will appear on Viewpoint, Channel 4's Sunday public affairs show. He will appear alongside George A. Jones, the CEO of Bread for the City, and Mike Curtain, the CEO of D.C. Central Kitchen, to discuss local efforts to end hunger. His episode is slated to air Sunday morning, Dec. 29, at 7:00 a.m.

Meet Manny, Muirkirk Farm Volunteer Extraordinaire

Manny is the site manager at Lederer Youth Garden in Ward 7. He also is a dedicated volunteer at our research farm in Beltsville, Maryland. During the four years he has collaborated with UDC, helping to introduce ethnic crops to his youth garden with the help of UDC Ethnic Crop Specialist, Yao Afantchao, Manny has demonstrated the willingness to adapt the growing techniques and the educational aspect of ethnic crops to his program at Lederer. Thanks for your help, Manny and thanks for helping to spread the word and sharing the knowledge!  

Dr. Wayne Curtis delivers keynote address to DC Green Corps graduating class

Dr. Wayne Curtis, project specialist for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Center for Sustainable Development, delivered the keynote for the Washington Parks and People (WPP) DC Green Corps graduation. According to WPP, graduating DC residents completed a 12-week program of introductory training in urban forestry, community greening and job readiness and employability, as a gateway to jobs and careers in the green economy. Using the DC urban forest as its campus, the Green Corps course of study has focused on tree planting and maintenance, invasive removal, stream restoration, stormwater mitigation, park reclamation and an introduction into urban agriculture. The Green Corps work enhances community parks and other public spaces throughout D.C.

Holiday Collection a Success!

Thanks to donations from CAUSES and others, Dr. Connie Webster, Nursing professor, collected hundreds of gifts for the DC Women's and Children's Shelter. She also took up a significant collection for a member of the housekeeping staff who looks after the CAUSES headquarters. Dr. Webster had this to say about the successful collection: "Thanks to each of you for your generosity and spirit of giving; this is truly what Christmas is all about! Peace, love, and Joy to each of you, and your families, as we approach a New Year!" Actually, Dr. Webster, thank you for your efforts! See more photos!

CAUSES Holiday Party

Fun definitely was had at the CAUSES holiday party. Special thanks to Dr. O'Hara for hosting the party and for cooking! See photos on our Facebook page

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