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IWU professor publishes book

BLOOMINGTON — Irving Epstein, the Ben and Susan Rhodes endowed professor in peace and justice, chair of educational studies and director of the Center for Human Rights at Illinois Wesleyan University, has published a new book.

“Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse: Essays on Fear and Loathing in Response to Global Educational Policy and Practice” explores affect theory in relation to comparative education and policies. Affect theory seeks to organize affects or subjectively experienced feelings into discrete categories and to typify their physiological, social, interpersonal and internalized manifestations.

Bridgestone earns Star level

NORMAL — Bridgestone Americas off-the-road tire plant in Normal has been recertified for continued participation in the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program as a Star participant. The program is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Voluntary Protection Program.

VPP participants are recognized for achieving a level of worker protection that goes beyond compliance with government regulations.

Kiwanis Club sells mums

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington Kiwanis is selling fall mums to support Camp Limberlost and other local Kiwanis children’s projects.

The mums are available in red, yellow, bronze or purple, in three sizes: 8-inch pot for $8, 12-inch for $25 or 14-inch for $40. Orders will be available for pickup from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 in the parking lot at the Shoppes of College Hills, Normal. You must pick up your order during these times. Order with electronic payment at bit.ly/mumsale2019. To pay by check, mail mum order and check payable to Bloomington Kiwanis, P.O. Box 1866, Bloomington, IL 61702.

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Family celebrates 3rd Eagle Scout

CULLOM — A Cullom family has welcomed its third generation of Eagle Scouts.

Gavin Schramm received his Eagle Scout award on Aug. 5 from Troop 85 in Herrin. His project was the construction and placement of a receptacle for used American flags that will later be retired by the Herrin American Legion.

He is the son of Eagle Scout Mark Schramm, Troop 88 Watseka, and the grandson of Eagle Scout Ron Schramm, Troop 88 Cullom.

Pacesetters 4-H seeks grant

STANFORD — The Olympia Pacesetters 4-H Club is a finalist for a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative. The club would use the grant to address rural hunger by building 10 emergency mini food pantries in the Olympia School District. The pantries would expand prior work of establishing a food pantry and clothing exchange, a community garden to supply the food pantry, snack packs for children. Two emergency mini food pantries already are in use.

Grant winners are determined by votes received between 12:01 a.m. Aug. 14 and 11:59 p.m. Aug. 23. U.S. residents, 18 and older with a valid email address, can vote for their favorite cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com up to 10 votes per day. The top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced Sept. 25 at www.neighborhoodassist.com.

The club’s unique voting link is neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2023533. More information about the project is at www.StanfordHelpingHands.org.

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