Clark University students to host ‘Splash,’ offer free workshops to area youth on April 10
Clark University’s Educational Studies Program, a student organization, will host Splash on Sunday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on campus at 950 Main Street, Worcester. This day-long event enables hundreds of area students in grades 5-12 to take free classes taught by Clark students.
More than 75 Clark students will teach classes and workshops. Splash workshops include lmao (laughing my anxiety off), Silly Putty Chemistry, Introduction to Parody Song Writing, Basic First Aid, and Climate Change and the Future of Human Civilization.
Clark junior Corey Bernstein is the director of the Splash program; he has also taught Splash classes, including The Psychology of Optical Illusions.
“We believe that by giving students the opportunity and freedom to take classes outside of the traditional K-12 curriculum, they will become more curious, motivated, and engaged learners as they kindle new and old passions,” said Bernstein.
Splash also offers a program for the parents of Splash participants, which features workshops on secondary education.
Registration for Splash workshops ends Monday, April 4.
To register, visit the program’s website; the course catalog is available online.
Food and beverages will be provided. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Splash was started at MIT and has since spread to over 20 colleges nationwide, including Clark, Boston College, and Smith College by way of a nonprofit organization called Learning Unlimited, founded by MIT graduates. Clark’s Splash program began in the spring of 2012.
Putting a rosary into the hands of every member of the U.S. Armed Forces around the globe who wants one.
Operation Ranger Rosary will hold their next meeting on April 9, from 1 to 3:00 p.m., Phelan Center, Blessed Sacrament Church, and 551 Pleasant St.
We have also added to our program: Prayer Shawl knitting or crocheting
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Specializing in Helping Grandparents Connect with Community Resources
1st Saturday of each month**
**April MEETING 4/2/16
**May MEETING 5/7/16**
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10:45 am-11:15 am
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Boston LUNG FORCE Walk Slated for May 12 at Boston Common
BOSTON – The American Lung Association of the Northeast is pleased to announce that Lahey Health has signed on for the next two years as presenting sponsor of the LUNG FORCE Walk at Boston Common. The 2016 event will take place the evening of Thursday May 12. LUNG FORCE, launched in May of 2014, is the American Lung Association’s singular movement to unite women to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health. Lahey Health presented the inaugural LUNG FORCE Walk Boston in 2015 which welcomed 500 participants and raised nearly $100,000.
“Lahey Health has been a partner with the Lung Association to help smokers quit for good with our Freedom From Smoking Program and educate the public about lung cancer screening,” said Jeff Seyler, President & CEO of the American Lung Association of the Northeast. “We’re pleased to expand our partnership with Lahey and to step up efforts to fight lung cancer.” In addition to its presenting sponsorship, Lahey will participate with a walk team.
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) in Burlington, MA, is a pioneer in low-dose CT lung screening, and has offered its screening program to eligible patients since January, 2012.
The Rescue Lung, Rescue Life team at LHMC has screened more than 3600 men and women and has detected more than 91 cases of lung cancer. Three out of four of these lung cancers have been Stage I, the most curable stage of the disease. In addition, LHMC’s team has shared information on how to activate similar programs at more than 600 hospitals in the United States and abroad. Programs like Rescue Lung, Rescue Life have the potential to save at least 12,000 lives across the United States each year.
“Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, exceeding the number of deaths from cancers of the breast, colon, and prostate combined,” said Andrea McKee, MD, chair of the Radiation Oncology department at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. “We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the LUNG FORCE Walk because it shines the light on the fight against lung cancer, and helps pave the way for the research and innovation necessary to eradicate this awful disease.”
To learn more about LUNG FORCE or to sign up for the LUNG FORCE Walk in Boston, visit LungForce.org/Walk.
About the American Lung Association of the Northeast
The American Lung Association of the Northeast serves CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI and VT. We are part of the American Lung Association, the oldest voluntary health organization in the U.S. established in 1904 to combat tuberculosis; our mission today is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The focus is on air quality, asthma, tobacco control, and all lung disease. www.Lung.org