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Coach of the Year

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Coach Luttinger

Coach Luttinger

Congratulations to CNY Gym Centre’s Jim Luttinger for being named 2010 Coach of the Year.

Coach Luttinger

Coach Luttinger

Syracuse Geographers

Saturday, April 17th, 2010
Giles and Choi

Giles and Choi

Syracuse University graduate students John H. Giles, Jr. and Eunyoung Christina Choi attended the 2010 Association of American Geographers meeting in Washington, DC last week.

Choi presented a paper titled: Everyday Practices of Bordering and the Threatened Bodies of Undocumented North Korean Border-Crossers.

Giles is a SIF Advisory Board Member.

Neighborhood in Transition (part 3)

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
1000 Block of East Fayette Street

900 Block of East Fayette Street

Sustainability in Fashion? You Betcha!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
Shelly Griffin: Cents + Sense-Ability

Shelly Griffin: Cent$ + Sense-Ability

A statistic was cited during the recent Cent$ + Sense-Ability Fashion Show at The Newhouse School of Public Communications last week that the average American discards about 68 lbs of clothing and textiles each year.

In an effort to show that fashion too can ride the current wave of sustainability, this year’s annual fashion show for the Fashion Communication Milestone featured recycled materials, clothing, and material found in the trash. A host of material was donated by the Rescue Mission. The student designs promoted “Fashion in a Recession.”

A few of the evenings highlights included: hairstyles featuring soda cans as well as, Tina Fey impersonator and Newhouse Program Coordinator Shelly Griffin (pictured above).

Michele Palotta, Sophmore at Syracuse University

Michele Palotta, Junior at Syracuse University

Generosity Generates Income

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Author and speaker Seth Godin gave me a free book in 2004, and since that time he’s sold many more books (to me and to other people).

Bing Shoots for a Rebound in Motown

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Hon. Dave Bing, Mayor of Detroit

During the past quarter century, when you thought of Detroit, you couldn’t help but think of a crime-ridden urban wasteland thanks to film such as RoboCop, True Romance, Blue Collar, Assault on Precinct 13, 8 Mile and Grand Torino.

The Honorable Dave Bing wants to paint a new picture of Detroit. The Mayor and NBA Hall of Fame guard, who is a graduate of Syracuse University, spoke yesterday at Whitman Day. He talked about coming and playing at Syracuse and being drafted #2 overall by the Pistons. He also said he had to work during NBA off-seasons to make ends meet.

Working those summer jobs (in banking and the auto industry) turned out to be one of the best things to happen to Bing, who says in his first entrepreneurial venture he lost 1/2 of his NBA savings.

After that minor setback, Bing became a salient model for post athletic business success and has parlayed his business influence all the way to city hall (he was elected in 2009).

“I am where I am and I compete where I am,” he said.

Beyond the court and the business world, Bing hopes his Third Act will include leading an economic, political and psychological transformation for the motor city.

Soul of the Game

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Former Syracuse University Lacrosse Player and Coach Roy Simmons, Jr.

Former Syracuse University Lacrosse Player and Coach Roy Simmons, Jr.

Turtle Clan Faithkeeper Oren Lyons, who was an all-American Lacrosse goalkeeper at Syracuse University, along with Professor Philip Arnold, former SU lacrosse/football star (and NFL player) Jim Ridlon and former SU lacrosse coach Roy Simmons, Jr. discussed the history, progression and sportsmanship of lacrosse earlier this week at Syracuse Stage.

They appeared as part of the Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future Educational series coordinated by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation.  Lyons talked about classic battle with Mohawk players and playing with broken ribs.

Coach Simmons insisted that lacrosse is a gentleman’s game, not a savage game. He also talked about the evolution of the lacrosse stick from being made with wood and animal gut to the more modern kevlar and nylon version.

Lacrosse Discussion: Lyons, Arnold, Simmons and Ridlon

Lacrosse Discussion: Lyons, Arnold, Simmons and Ridlon

Resurrection Sunday

Monday, April 5th, 2010
Dana Baker, Spirt of David, Resurrection Sunday, Eternal Hope Worship Church

Dana Baker, Spirt of David, Resurrection Sunday, Eternal Hope Worship Church