Irish Fest celebrates 33 years in Chicago

CHICAGO- The upbeat tempo of the fiddle and the smell of Guinness beer swirled through the air as crowds of people in green attire were entertained at the Irish American Heritage Center this past weekend. Over 15,000 people celebrated the 33rd annual Irish American Heritage Festival on the North Side of Chicago in the MayfairContinue reading “Irish Fest celebrates 33 years in Chicago”

Tour de Fat raises thousands of dollars in Humboldt Park

CHICAGO – Bicycle and beer enthusiasts raised thousands of dollars Saturday afternoon in Humboldt Park for local nonprofit West Town Bikes. Attendees cycled in the bike parade around Humboldt Park and returned to the mainstage for entertainment. In the afternoon the Tour de Fat festival offered a giant game of Twister, comedic acts and musicalContinue reading “Tour de Fat raises thousands of dollars in Humboldt Park”

Design Thinking reinvents the student creativity process

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee (UT) Science Forum presented Dr. David Matthews’s Design Thinking lecture this past Friday. The desire for a better future is the foundation for Design Thinking. Dr. Matthews highlighted how, “design is about going somewhere we have never been before.” UT Science Forum President Amanda Womac noted that, “thisContinue reading “Design Thinking reinvents the student creativity process”

Dinosaurs still exist as modern birds

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee (UT) Science Forum guest speaker Dr. Colin Sumrall revealed that modern-day birds are living descendants of dinosaurs. Dr. Sumrall is an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UT. For ten years Dr. Sumrall has taught the Age of the Dinosaurs class. The class explains how theContinue reading “Dinosaurs still exist as modern birds”

Board of Education rejects autistic student’s discrimination appeal

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Knox County Board of Education votes no on parent’s discrimination appeal for their fourth-grade autistic son. The 10-year-old student was placed in a comprehensive developmental classroom (CDC) separate from the general education class. The parents claim that the CDC restrictive setting is in violation of Title II of the American Disabilities Act (ADA).Continue reading “Board of Education rejects autistic student’s discrimination appeal”