Enactus World Cup 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012 | | 0 comments
This year, I attended my first SIFE (now known as Enactus) World Cup Competition! The event took place in Washington D.C. from September 29th through October 2nd. As a faculty co-advisor with Professor Embry, I had the opportunity to join her and 4 Indiana University students for this incredible opportunity. The World Cup consisted of teams from 38 countries presenting for 24 minutes to a panel of judges about the impact they made (or the good that they did) through entrepreneurial approaches throughout the academic year.
 

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Can you image college students from 38 countries in one room? It was absolutely phenomenal. The countries represented include: Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

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About the Enactus World Cup (A quote from http://enactus.org/worldcup/)

Once a year, the National Champion Enactus teams from around world meet at the Enactus World Cup where they present the results of their community outreach projects to a prestigious group of international business leaders. Through a written annual report and live audio visual presentation, teams will be evaluated based on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Competing teams are divided among eight opening round leagues, each with approximately five teams. From the opening round of competition, two teams from each league advance to the semi-final round with four teams winning a spot in the final round of competition. Eventually one team will be declared the best and win the coveted title of Enactus World Cup Champion.

The Enactus World Cup is a showcase of the impact that Enactus teams are achieving around the world and brings together an international network of student, academic and business leaders. In addition to the competition, events such as the culture fair provide an exhibit of the rich diversity of cultures represented within Enactus. Multiple receptions, lunches and dinners, along with special events such as the Top-to-Top and Top-to-Future-Top Forums further enhance the opportunities for participants.

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In addition to watching the teams compete, our Enactus team toured Washington D.C. We saw the American History Museum, the Holocaust museum, the Natural History Museum, and many of the famous monuments D.C. has to offer.

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Since the World Cup is not always held in the United States, we were very lucky to have the opportunity to attend this year. We hope to be able to attend again in the future. I think opportunities like this don't come around very often and it is important to jump on them when you have the chance. I hope our students enjoyed the trip as much as I did!

September in Photos

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | | 0 comments

1. I read How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, LOVED IT. Read it.
2. Eric and I purchased our first sculpture, which also happens to be our first purchase from a Bloomington, IN artist. We've come to love purchasing art for our home and the 4th Street Art Festival is a great place to discover new artists.
3. Huxley has been such a doll this month (as always!) Here he is helping me read my book and being a cute little thing (as always!)
4. American Idiot was touring the country and stopped at the IU Auditorium. Eric and I always buy tickets to several shows at the auditorium and this was our first of the 2012-2013 year! It wasn't my favorite musical that I've ever seen, but it was good nonetheless.
5. I invited a few guest speakers from Kohl's to speak to my classes today. I really enjoyed hearing from them and seeing real-life examples of what I teach in class everyday.
6. Our very own IU Plaid was featured in the Indiana University Alumni Magazine! After it was released, I got an email from Tom Crean saying he'd be honored to wear an IU Plaid tie!
7. Our little family of 3 is on our way back to Missouri for the first SEC football game at Mizzou.
8. MIZ-ZOU We had a great time at the football game, even if we fell apart in the last quarter.
9. He makes me so happy.
10. "You'll learn something new every day if you pay attention" A quote on my office door, just a friendly reminder to my students. :)
11. Campus is looking beautiful on this cool, crisp, fall day.
12. This little cutie was hanging outside my classroom, just rolling around and begging to be petted. Needless to say, he put a big smile on my face and my students' faces.
13. I absolutely adore this painting done by my friend and colleague, Jane. I can't wait for her to do a piece for me!
14. Huxley's being silly.
15. We went apple picking at Anderson Orchard in Mooresville, IN. I've been wanting to go apple picking for years, it just looked so fun. And let me tell you, I had an even better time than I expected. I think apple picking will become a new fall tradition.
16. Huxley chewed a hole through our douvet, so we bought this new one from Target. And while we were at it, we bought new sheets, too. We love the new look!
17. I found a recipe for Pumpkin Martini's online (which I shared with you here) and I'm totally addicted. They're so delicious!
18. After finishing Caitlin Moran's book, I started reading The Paris Wife by Paula McCain. It is about Earnest Hemingway's first wife. I couldn't put it down. It was so beautifully written!
19. Really cute.
20. My favorite pizza in all of Bloomington, Finch's Dodogne Pizza.
21. A piece from the Samenwerken Exhibit at Grunwald Gallery.
22. Oliver Winery was celebrating their Fall Harvest this weekend. We went on a tour, sampled wines, ate from local food trucks and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather.
23. Sleeping in. Okay, really I was awake reading this book I can't put down! But I love the sunshine sreaming into the room, and my husband and dog asleep next to me. It was the perfect morning.
24. Amy Levin of College Fashionista skyped with my class about the advantages of social media.
25. I'm one of those mom's that post obscene numbers of photos of her cute puppy. I can't help it.
26. IU Plaid product has arrived!
27. I had the opportunity to tour Lane Bryant while attending the Costume Society of America Midwest Symposium. I really enjoyed the tour, I think I'd enjoy working there, too!
28. The Ohio State University allowed us to view the storage facilities of their Historic Costume Collection. They even had a WWII wedding dress made out of a parachute. It was he perfect addition to my presentation on WWII Wedding Apparel through Newspapers.
29. From Columbus, OH to Washington, D.C. Eric met me at the airport and we took the metro into town. It was quite romantic.
30. K'Naan performed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 SIFE/Enactus World Cup!

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