Past Bryan Event: VOL 3

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Public Interest Design

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Public Interest Design is a participatory design practice that brings the power of good design to address social issues for the benefit of the whole community. Shannon Van Zandt identifies the principles of Public Interest Design and shows examples from her work with students and partners working with disadvantaged communities.

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A Place for Birds in Our Lives

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Birds are all around us, enrich our lives in multiple ways and are a key to our colorful future, yet they often fade from our mind. Giri Athrey talks about his work with birds that aims to feed the world, while also saving the world's bounty of birds. He presents a case for why we cannot chicken out of our relationship with birds and invites you to make space for birds, not just on your plates, but also in your lives.


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Couch-Surfing: A New Way to Travel

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Do you love to travel? Do you like meeting new people? Barbara Klein's couch-surfing may be a new way you should travel. It's way to push your boundaries through sharing time and space with new friends in new places. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 16, 2015.

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Not Just an Hour on Sunday

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

A pastor's work is never finished. With the socio-religious landscape being altered dramatically by falling church attendance, the rise of social media, and one's faith and spirituality no longer being determined by an hour of worship on a Sunday morning, the demands of pastoral ministry are more complex than ever. Reflecting on ten years of ministry, Dan De Leon gives a glimpse into his experiences as a pastor with hopes of dispelling the myth that ministers only work for an hour on Sundays.

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Kaiseki On A Farm

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Ronin Cooking is a husband/wife team providing Full Moon Dinners and special events at their farm, with meats & vegetables sourced from local Texas farmers/ranchers/fisherman, all prepared out of an old barn they converted into a commercial kitchen.

 This was "Presentation of the Day" on Jul 23rd, 2015.

Giri Athrey
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Unviersity in College Station
Barbara Klein
Animation and Graphic Arts Instructor, College Station ISD in College Station
Shannon Van Zandt
Professor, Texas A&M University
Dan De Leon
Pastor, Friends Congregational Church in Bryan