Posts in Human Interest
Vidette Editor Ema Sasic Talks Success and Gender in Journalism

Illinois State University’s longtime newspaper The Vidette had a historic year, bringing home a record 29 Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) awards at the organization’s annual conference in Chicago last month.The Vidette also took first place in General Excellence among daily collegiate papers, a first in the paper’s history.

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State Farm, BACC Partnership Helps Area Youth Gain Job Skills

State Farm and the Bloomington Area Career Center  (BACC) are partnering this week to provide mock interviews for high school students for the seventh year in a row.Nearly 400 students will participate in the week-long program at the State Farm Oakland Avenue Building in Bloomington. The first session was held Friday, February 23, and runs Monday through Thursday next week.

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Carlock Native Leaves Chicago to Sell Flowers in Bloomington

Three years ago, Meg McCormick didn’t know the first thing about floral design. Today it’s her greatest passion--and her full-time job.The Carlock native opened Vera & Buck Floral Studio and Farm at 320 N. Main St. in Downtown Bloomington last month. McCormick specializes in weddings and special events, which she says are the perfect ways to let her creativity run wild.

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Lean Locally: IWU Professor Deborah Halperin Helping to Revitalize West Bloomington

Originally from Hawaii, Deborah Halperin moved to Bloomington in 2003 and has worked to facilitate substantial community development in west Bloomington.Halperin is an adjunct professor of sociology and Director of the Action Research Center at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU).

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Annual Community Grants Awarded by "Youth Engaged in Philanthropy"

A student-powered philanthropic organization awarded $10,000 in grants to nonprofits serving children and teens in Central Illinois.Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP), a group of 25 high school students from McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan Counties, presented the awards to recipients Sunday afternoon at the University Galleries in Uptown Normal.

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