NKU and the Mayerson Foundation are celebrating a partnership of more than a decade of supporting student philanthropy projects. Danielle McDonald, faculty director for the project sat down with WNKU’s Matt Kelley to explain how the program works. (get more information about NKU/Mayerson Foundation Projects at http://civicengagement.nku.edu. )
Dr. Julie Olberding the director of NKU’s Public Administration program, and her husband, Dr. Douglas Olberding of Xavier University will be publishing their findings about the social impacts of the Flying Pig Marathon on the City of Cincinnati. Their article is the culmination of years of research.
Milestones Equestrian Achievement Program will be holding it their annual fundraiser on Saturday May 18th. Executive Director Susan Kinsella says the “Mane Event” helps support therapeutic riding classes for individuals with disabilities.
Career expert, author, and USA Today columnist Andrea Kay will be in Hyde Park tomorrow to sign her new book “This is How to Get Your Next Job”. Ms. Kay will answer questions about why employers frequently reject qualified job seekers as new hires. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked her if the timing of her book release is a response to the economic conditions across the country…
The American Cancer Society is enlisting the help of its canine supporters for the Bark for Life event tomorrow. Chairperson Amy Roe says the precursor to the Relay for Life is a great way to get four-footed caregivers involved in raising money to find a cure. Ms. Roe explained what Bark for Life is all about to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.relayforlife.org/barkhypooh )
The Hamilton County Parks District is inviting people to Winton Woods this weekend to help with their 26th annual clean-up effort. Spokesperson Kimberly Whitton says this is one of several beautification events planned throughout the spring. Whitton talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about this weekend’s activities. (get more information at www.greatparks.org )
Nancy Bernotaitis of West Carrollton is in the process of raising the three-to-four million dollars it will take to open Ohio’s third agricultural community for adults with autism. She says the two existing programs; Bittersweet Farms in Toledo and Safe Haven Farm near Middletown have long waiting lists. Bernotaitis talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about why she got involved in the effort. (Get more information about Good Works Farm at www.goodworksfarm.org )
Each Spring the Ohio Valley faces storms, flooding and run-off overflow which can affect the quality of the water we drink. In response, the Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club is monitoring lakes, rivers, and streams through their “Water Sentinel” program. Spokesman Matt Trokan says the club enlists the help of everyday people, and trains them as citizen-scientists. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Trokan to learn more about the program. (get more information at www.sierraclub.org/watersentinels/map/ohio.aspx )