Judy and I will be presenting to faculty tomorrow. We've enough updates to fill 20 minutes or so: Newsbank, State Library News, EZBib, ProQuest Nursing streaming video, etc. Looking forward to everyone being back here at Butler!
Meanwhile, some happenings at Numana caught my eye:
Famine in Africa
The UN recently declared regions in Somalia to be suffering from extreme famine. Numana is currently taking donations to package food that will benefit Somalian refugees that are fleeing to neighboring countries. To donate to provide food for Somalian refugees, please click HERE.
Rick to Travel to the Horn of Africa
by Rick McNary
I have the inexpressible honor of accompanying
Ambassador Tony Hall to Africa next week to the refugee camps of people who are starving because of the famine in the Horn of Africa; Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, and Djibouit. We will visit one of the largest refugee camps in Dadaab, Kenya, where estimates as high as 440,000 people live in squalid conditions waiting on food. Due to the lack of rain in the last four years, plus warring conditions in Somalia, millions have fled to this and other camps. Nearly 10 million people in this area are starving.
I leave the 6th of August, but have already started blogging about it. Not only can you travel with me through my blog, but we'll talk about the issues of world hunger. In fact, let's start now: What would you like me to write about as we make this journey together? Or what question/comment do you have about world hunger that you'd like me to address? Let's start talking. That's the first step in finding the answers.
Please send your questions to me via EMAIL, Facebook or Twitter. I look forward to hearing from you and keeping this conversation flowing as I share sights and sounds from the other side of the world. You can follow my blog HERE
Miss Kansas 2011, Numana's Newest Partner
We are excited to announce a partnership between Numana and Miss Kansas 2011, Carissa Kelley! Miss Kansas will work with Numana by engaging in advocacy and education through speaking at colleges and community events about the need for volunteers to care for the hungry. Her first task will be as a spokesperson for Numana's SWIPE Initiative, a State Wide Packaging Event coordinated at colleges across the state of Kansas this October. Miss Kansas will be making appearances in several communities where the college packaging events will occur. Over 500,000 meals will be packaged by students and community members at events during the weeks surrounding the United Nations designated "World Food Day", October 16, 2011.
Numana Round Up
Get your tickets TODAY for the first ever Numana Round Up Benefit, held at the Prairie Rose in Benton, KS. On August 27, from 4 PM-9PM, join fellow Numaniacs for an evening of wild west activities, a chuck-wagon dinner, silent and live auctions, a mini food-packaging event and western musical entertainment! Tickets for adults are $40, $25 for children 12 and under, and children 2 and under are free. All proceeds will go to benefit the victims of the famine in the Horn of Africa. Please join us for this important event. To purchase tickets online, please click HERE or call 877.452.5445. More information on our outstanding auctions items will be published soon!
As the new school year approaches, SWIPE momentum is going strong. Currently, 9 schools have committed to host a packaging event in October surrounding "World Food Day", October 16. These include Kansas State University, Ottawa University, Baker University, Washburn University, University of Kansas, Hesston College, Pittsburg State, University of Saint Mary, and Southwestern College.
If you are, or know a college student attending a Kansas college, university or junior college who would be interested in attending a SWIPE event, please forward this email to them. For more information on SWIPE, please visit swipeouthunger.com
ONLINE DONATION UPDATES
Numana is please to unveil a new online donation page on numanainc.com. When donating to Numana, you may now set up recurring monthly, quarterly or annual donations and designate your funds go to a particular event. There is an "impact" calculator and the option to make your contribution in honor of someone or as a memorial gift. Please visit our new donation page and see how this new functionality may benefit you.
New events are popping up on our calendar. Please visit our site, facebook and follow us on twitter to keep up-to-date on all opportunities to save the starving with Numana.
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