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Students in Arizona burst the myth of political apathy. Plastic surgeons transform a battered woman's face into a work of art. And attorneys fund the endeavors of South Carolina's teachers, shopkeepers, kids, and parents to "Silence the Violence" among their youth.
This world of service is not for the faint of heart. In their quest to serve, associations are daring organizations, and their volunteers daring people. They are people willing to challenge the status quo [Latin, The existing state of things at any given date.] Status quo ante bellum means the state of things before the war. The status quo to be preserved by a preliminary injunction is the last actual, peaceable, uncontested status which preceded the pending controversy. to offer a better quo - a quo A QUO, A Latin phrases which signifies from which; example, in the computation of time, the day a quo is not to be counted, but the day ad quem is always included. 13 Toull. n.52 ; 2 Duv. n.22. of community, of strength, of humanity - and they'll put their time and talent on the line to prove it.
ASAE salutes these gallant associations in their quest. For they embody the bravest spirits of associations, joining together and forging a better world for everyone. Through its prestigious Associations Advance America Awards program, ASAE annually recognizes hundreds of associations for their contributions to education, standards-setting, research, and community service. Here are the crowns of 1995: the recipients of ASAE's 1995 Summit Awards.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, abbreviated as AAFPRS, is the world's largest organization of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. , Washington, D.C., offers free consultation and surgery to repair the damaged facial features Facial Features
See also anatomy; beards; body, human; eyes.
the condition of having an upper jaw that protrudes beyond the plane of the face. — gnathic, adj. of victims of domestic violence. AAFPRS AAFPRS American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery also works with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and its members shelters across the country to steer the emotional recovery of victims. Since the project began in August of 1994, AAFPRS has received more than 2,000 phone calls and has been praised in the pres for its work.
Through its National Traveler Safety Campaign, the American Hotel & Motel Association, Washington, D.C., has delivered more than 11 million Traveler Safety Tips cards to member properties and their guests. AH&MA expanded this two-year-old program to include new and diverse audiences. It joined with Meeting Professionals International to devise the Meeting Planner's Checklist for Lodging Security, an easy-to-use list of safety precautions for planners to consider when booking a meeting. For international visitors to the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , AH&MA also created an eight-panel, pocket-sized version of Traveler Safety Tips that is printed in Spanish, Japanese, French, German, and Italian. These cards are distributed by hotels and at U.S. Travel & Tourism Administration offices in several countries.
The Arizona Students' Association, Tempe, launched SAVE (Students Are Voting Everywhere) as a three-pronged effort to establish Arizona university students as a voting bloc with clout in the state legislature. Through SAVE, ASA Asa (ā`sə), in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and registers students to vote, educates them about candidates and issues through campus debates, and provides election information and free rides to and from the polls. ASA also hosts gubernatorial and federal office debates. Since ASA consistently has the latest information on candidates and issues, the faculty, students, administration, and local media routinely turn to ASA for information on campus electoral activism.
"Brothers Feeding Others" is a national food drive that teaches Lambda Chi Alpha Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest men's general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. It was founded by Warren A. Fraternity members the value of service to others and commitment to one's community. The project joins undergraduate and alumni members in a single effort. The fraternity's goal was to donate more than 400,000 pounds of nonperishable foods. Last November, 174 chapters surpassed their goal by donating 423,300 pounds of food to food banks, missions, and community centers throughout the United States and Canada. The fraternity, based in Indianapolis, estimates that 8,800 members devoted 27,000 hours to the project.
Battling declining math scores nationwide, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) was founded in 1920. It has grown to be the world's largest organization concerned with mathematics education, having close to 100,000 members across the USA and Canada, and internationally. , Reston, Virginia, has begun the long process of setting standards for the teaching, learning, and assessment of mathematics. It is NCTM's vision to make math accessible to all students, regardless of race, culture, career choice, or academic ability. In 1989 NCTM NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NCTM Nationally Certified Teacher of Music
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NCTM Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage released its first document, "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics," which set standards for mathematics content and evaluation. In 1991, it published the "Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics," and this year it has unveiled "Assessment Standards for School Mathematics." Since NCTM's effort began, nearly 50 states and the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). have redesigned their state math curricula to align with NCTM's standards. Test scores released by the Department of Education show that, overall, math scores have risen. Additionally, education leaders from other curriculum areas, such as the sciences, have turned to NCTM for leadership and guidance in setting standards for their disciplines.
The South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. Bar, Columbia, joined with Visions for Youth and state departments of Education, Juvenile Justice, and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to commence a statewide initiative to "Silence the Violence" among youth. The campaign provides communities with technical support and seed money to develop local anti-violence plans. High school students, educators, parents, and business and community leaders participated in six regional conferences, where they developed plans to reduce or eliminate violent behavior, reviewed successful anti-violence programs already in place, and received applications for Silence the Violence grants. Some $43,000 worth of student projects, funded through donations by the bar association and the state Department of Education, established drug and violence prevention activities, youth summits, and after-school mentoring programs.
Infant-immunization rates in the United States were lower than rates in many Third World countries. So, in 1993, Kiwanis International, Indianapolis, launched the "All Their Shots, While They're Tots" infant-immunization campaign to address the problem. Kiwanis galvanized gal·va·nize
tr.v. gal·va·nized, gal·va·niz·ing, gal·va·niz·es
1. To stimulate or shock with an electric current.
2. its clubs across the country to raise public awareness of the need to immunize im·mu·nize
1. To render immune.
2. To produce immunity in, as by inoculation.
im children by age two and to provide volunteer assistance to public agencies in administering the immunizations. Kiwanis members provided publicity and transportation and entertained children while the children waited to be immunized. With a goal of raising immunization immunization: see immunity; vaccination. to 90 percent by 2000, Kiwanis clubs have already increased the rate to 70 percent.
The American Toy Institute, Inc./Toy Manufacturers of America, Inc. and the American Foundation for the Blind American Foundation for the Blind,
n.pr an advocacy group for individuals with visual disabilities. , both of New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , produced the first Guide to Toys for Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired in November 1993. As part of a worldwide effort to educate the parents and caregivers of blind and visually impaired children, Japan, Britain, Sweden, and several other countries have published or are creating their own editions. ATI/TMA and AFB AFB
AFB Acid-fast bacillus, also 1. Aflatoxin B 2. Aorto-femoral bypass are now working on their third, 1995 edition, and will have distributed more than 180,000 copies by the time it arrives. The guide is distributed through ophthalmologists, optometrists, and pediatricians; hospitals; libraries; research centers; and schools for children with disabilities.
Experience with disaster has shown that people can experience emotional aftershocks as much as 6-18 months following a traumatic event. The mental health crisis and disaster-related stress due to the Midwest floods of 1993 caused the Community Mental Health Centers Association of Iowa, Inc., Des Moines, to establish an intervention program. The program provided 24-hour mental health evaluation services, organized respite care Respite Care
Short-term or temporary care of a few hours or weeks of the sick or disabled to provide relief, or respite, to the regular caregiver, usually a family member.
Notes: beds for people in crisis, provided stress management training to law enforcement officials, and educated the community regarding disaster responses. In the first nine months of the program, 1,815 people received emergency mental health evaluations. Seventy-three people received 248 days of respite care, and 492 educational sessions addressed 11,244 citizens on the issues common to disastrous events.
This year the Hyatt Regency Dallas received the distinguished Partners Award, presented to association-supplier companies for outstanding community service. The Texas hotel participates in the corporate F.O.R.C.E. project - Family for Responsible & Caring Employees. Hotel employees prepare and serve fresh meals once a month to 100 people at the North Texas Food Bank. Volunteering at the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center for young victims of physical and/or sexual abuse, Hyatt management staff answer phones, file documents, and comfort frightened children. In addition, the Hyatt Regency Dallas cleans and folds more than 600 pounds of laundry and provides a hot delicious meal for families once a month at the Ronald McDonald House.
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In addition to these 10 Summit Award winners, 43 associations received an Award of Excellence, and 250 associations will be added to the Associations Advance America Honor Roll.
To receive a complete list of this year's winners or for information about entering next year's awards program, contact ASAE Public Relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most , 1575 I St., N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 626-2733. E-mail: email@example.com.
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