10th Annual Environmental Conference Held
A large crowd recently gathered at the 10th annual Environmental Justice Earth Day Conference on the Kent State University East Liverpool campus. The day included presentations from several area conservation experts, as well as judging of student papers and posters.
In the academic English essay category, winners included Felicia Plumm, first place; Emily Hays, second place; and Logan Gaskill, third place. In the memoir category, winners included Jacob Smith, first place; Justin Miller, second place; and Jamie Blankenship, third place.
In the sociology essay category, winners were Grace Dusek, first place; Kayla White, second place; and Rebekah Coy, third place. Honorable mentions included Desiree Winnen, Nicole Campana and Hope George. Poster winners were Madison Brown, Heather Swickard, Alexandra Williams, Caitlin Miller and Sarah Fusco.
Conference presenters included Caitlin Johnson, Sarah Smiley and Roger Greenawalt.
Johnson discussed Ohio Organizing Collaborative‘s “Listening Posts” which are designed to gather information about fracking in Ohio. She discussed fracking, the results of the information gathering in other areas of Ohio and kept the presentation interactive by posing environmental questions to the audience.
Smiley, who became interested in water use and conservation on a trip to Africa, is a professor of geography at Kent State University at Salem and talked about her field research on water in Dar es Salaam. She stressed the importance of clean and inexpensive sources of water globally, using her research to demonstrate the increasing importance and value of water.
Greenawalt discussed the cost benefits of geothermal energy and ways energy credits and energy savings reduce the costs of installing this heating and cooling source.
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To welcome its new birthing manikin and the infant it delivers, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing department held a baby shower complete with games, snacks, gifts and decorations.
While a traditional baby shower helps celebrate an approaching birth, this shower included a simulated birthing experience involving nursing faculty and students who are in the parent-child module of their coursework.
Kent State East Liverpool students from the Occupational Therapy Assistant and the Physical Therapist Assistant programs combined their fundraising efforts to make a monetary donation to Focus Hippotherapy, an outdoor equestrian facility in Berlin Center that treats individuals with a variety of diagnoses.
The students presented a check to Dawn Speece, owner and executive director of the facility who founded the program in 1993. Hippotherapy comes from the Greek word “hippos,” meaning horse, and is defined as treatment with the help of a horse.
Rad Tech students on the Salem Campus celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week with several activities and a luncheon. The week is traditionally observed in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country to recognize the role of radiologic technology and radiation therapy professionals in partner care and healthcare safety and to commemorate the discovery of x-rays on Nov. 8, 1895, by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen.