Announcing the Torch 1975 Patriotic Art Contest benefiting Military Veterans and Wounded Warriors.TorchPatrioticArtContest2014
An Evening with Paul Farmer–Physician, Activist, and Humanitarian to Haiti and Beyond
Known as “the man who would cure the world,” Farmer works to provide first world health care for third world peoples and is one of the founders of the worldwide organization Partners in Health. This evening will provide the rare opportunity to hear from the man himself, followed by an interview with Dean Nelson, founder of PLNU’s Writer’s Symposium by the Sea.
Author of “To Repair the World” and “Pathologies of Power Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor,” Farmer was also the subject of Tracy Kidder’s ”Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.
Learn more about the important work Partners in Health does o the international stage here.
|Opportunity to learn helpful wellness techniques while participating in a research study…
Veterans of service in Iraq or Afghanistan and their partners may be eligible to participate in a unique wellness-oriented project sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Mission Reconnect is an evidence-based program of wellness practices for use by Veterans and their partners to support physical, mental and relationship health. The program gives instruction in massage and additional mind/body techniques that couples can use individually and together at home, on their own, to reduce pain and stress and to promote well-being and relationship resilience.
Mission Reconnect is delivered online and by mobile app. To evaluate the program we are seeking participants for a study to take place from April to September, 2014. The study is based in San Diego, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fayetteville, NC and New York City. Forty couples in each location will participate. If Mission Reconnect proves successful, the program will be made available to Veterans and their partners across the US.
- Veterans who have served in OIF/OEF/OND and their partners. This can include dual-veteran couples.
Will we be paid to participate?
- Each participant receives up to $280, or $560 per couple.
- Phone interview to learn details and determine eligibility.
- All couples receive the Mission Reconnect (MR program). Couples are randomly assigned to one of four study groups: (1) the MR program alone, (2) a weekend PREP for Strong Bonds retreat plus use of the MR program, (3) a weekend PREP retreat followed by the MR program later, and (4) receiving the MR program after a waiting period.
- If assigned to a PREP weekend, you attend a retreat from Friday evening to Sunday at a local hotel (accommodations provided).
- If assigned to one of the other arms, you attend a two-hour meeting at the hotel on a weekend.
- Complete three online surveys and eight brief weekly reports, also online.
- If assigned to an MR study arm, you will practice the techniques at home by yourself and with your partner.
- Applicants will be selected based on the study’s needs for diverse representation.
Who’s conducting the project?
Collinge and Associates, an independent research organization (www.collinge.org) funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct the study. Principal Investigators are William Collinge, PhD and Janet Kahn, PhD.
“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
Mr Vonnegut, I believe is right and correct. Going into the arts is a way to make a difference. It is a way to change yourself and everything around you. The Arts have offered me a change to better myself and to understand myself in a way that I believe is beneficial to those around me. Do I make a living as an artist? Hell yeah!! What a living that i do make is that i can be the person I wanted to be when I was 9 years old. That younger self was someone who wanted to make difference. Today as an educator and leader, I believe I do make a difference. From the inquiring questions I answer in ceramics class to the arguments I make for the economic benefits of artists in a community. Art changes lives. Have you done any art today? Try some. Art is fun, decide for yourself.
VAP Flyer Spring 14 SaddlebackThe Veterans Art Project is a fee free ceramics activity. Every Friday from 10-2pm FA209, free, See you there.
The Veterans Art project is excited to announce our second collaborative effort to offer The VAP at another location. Arizona Western College is now the home to the VAP on Tuesday Evenings. From January through 5-5-2014. This is a partnership with Arizona western College, Yuma Fine Arts Association, and the Veterans Art Project. A grant funded fee free, activity. Focusing on sharing the opportunities available through the Arts to Service members, Veterans and spouses. Plus involvement in the VAP is free, and most importantly fun. For further information Steve Dilley may be contacted at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 760 815 8868. Have a great day.