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The ITAA Teaching Innovation and Resources Committee invites submissions for the 2018 Rutherford Teaching Challenge. The Teaching Challenge is designed to encourage development and dissemination of innovative teaching strategies that address emerging issues in the apparel and textile field. This year’s theme is Incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) skills into the Apparel and Textiles Classroom. Submissions will be double-blind reviewed by the Teaching Innovations and Resources Committee. Winning submissions will be awarded $500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place and $200 for 3rd place. Winning authors will be invited to present their teaching modules at the 2018 ITAA Conference Poster Session. Please see Full Call for submission guidelines. Past winning submissions can be found .
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Looking for a fun new place to sled in Indy? Look no further.
Here are some of the best sledding spots around town:
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: 11300 E. Prospect St., Indianapolis
You can see this hill at Paul Ruster Park from the street. It’s huge. The hill has plenty of room for a lot of sledders and the hill has a nice view from the top. The little ones might need some help climbing to the very top! The hill also has a homemade ramp at the bottom.
Koteewi Run Seasonal Slopes : 11800 Koteewi Drive, NoblesvilleKoteewi Run Seasonal Slopes
This 700-foot hill is specifically meant for snow tubing. Koteewi Run has groomed lanes and custom snow tubes. Sledders simply ride on the tow line to get back to the top for another run.Koteewi Run is part of theStrawtown Koteewi Parkdevelopment being built by theHamilton County, Indiana Parks Recreation Department.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 1 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday, 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Tickets: $25 and up.
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: 5624 S. Carroll Rd., New Palestine
This hill is a hidden gem in New Palestine. The hill is tall and wide, which allows sledders more room as they walk up and down the hill. The park has beautiful scenery and the area with the hill is free of trees.
Glenn’s Valley Nature Park : 8015 Bluff Road., IndianapolisGlenn’s Valley Nature Park
This is the go-to spot for people who live on the south side of Indy. The park has a wide variety of slopes for the entire family to enjoy!
Fort Harrison State Park :6000 N. Post Road, IndianapolisFort Harrison State Park
Fort Harrison features one of the biggest sledding hills in the area with amazing views.
$7 entrance fee.
Holliday Park : 6363 Spring Mill Rd., IndianapolisHolliday Park
The slopes at Holliday Park are tucked away behind the nature center. There are a few different options for slopes. Sledding at Holliday Park would be great for younger children.
Rhodius Park : 1001 S. Belmont Ave, Indianapolis
OK, now let’s get practical. What does this have to do with Lent? The Church is a wise mother. She knows that we like to feast more than we like to fast, which is perfectly normal. But she also knows that if we don’t fast (practice mortification), we will get spiritually out of shape pretty quickly. So she has built into the liturgical year certain seasons when we focus a little bit more than usual on this aspect of our spiritual life – penitential days and seasons, like Lent. So, fasting (some form of mortification, voluntary self-denial) is a normal part of every Catholic’s Lenten journey; it gets us in shape for the holiest days of the year – Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday.
Each of us should choose some form of mortification (something that we notice, but not something that distracts us or overburdens us – balance and realism are important for a healthy spiritual life). In this way, we can unite our increased spiritual efforts to those of our Catholic brothers and sisters throughout the world, making this season a real family affair. Together we go with Jesus into the desert, where he spent 40 days practicing mortification, as a preparation for his public mission…
Yours in Christ, Father John Bartunek
Art for this post on mortification: San Francisco meditando de rodillas ( St Francis meditating on his knees ), El Greco, ca 1586-1592, PD-US author’s life plus 100 years or less, Wikimedia Commons.
Fr. John Bartunek, LC, S.Th.D, received his BA in History from Stanford University in 1990. He comes from an evangelical Christian background and became a member of the Catholic Church in 1991. After college, he worked as a high school history teacher, drama director, and baseball coach. He then spent a year as a professional actor in Chicago before entering the religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ in 1993. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2003 and earned his doctorate in moral theology in 2010. He provided spiritual support on the set of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” while researching the 2005 Catholic best seller,
“Inside the Passion”
–the only authorized, behind-the-scene explanation of the film. Fr. John has contributed news commentary regarding religious issues on NBC, CNN, Fox, and the BBC. He also served as the English-language press liaison for the Vatican’s 2005 Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist. His most widely known book is called:
“The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer”
. His most recent books are
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, “Seeking First the Kingdom: 30 Meditations on How to Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength” , and “Answers: Catholic Advice for Your Spiritual Questions” . Fr. John currently splits his time between Michigan (where he continues his writing apostolate and serves as a confessor and spiritual director at the Queen of the Family Retreat Center) and Rome, where he teaches theology at Regina Apostolorum. His online, do-it-yourself retreats are available at nike air max 90 hyperfuse id university red
, and he answers questions about the spiritual life at SpiritualDirection.com .
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is a Latin term that means “to reduce something to absurdity.” It is a figure of speech that is defined as a manner of arguing something for one’s own position by showing the absurdity of the position of his opponent. In simple words, it means to reduce an argument to absurdity, by drawing conclusions with logical limits, or by showing ridiculous consequences. Reductio ad absurdum in satires breaks down an idea to the point of absurdity.
Reductio ad absurdum examples cannot be used as an appeal to ridicule. Though both devices are extensively used in satire , an appeal to ridicule is the use of ridiculing a situation without arguing or explanation; while, reductio ad absurdum pursues arguments and logical consequences.
“Five hours, (and who can do it less in?) By haughty Celia spent in dressing; The goddess from her chamber issues, Arrayed in lace, brocades and tissues…
Her ointments, daubs, and paints and creams, Her washes, slops, and every clout Such order from confusion sprung, Such gaudy tulips raised from dung.”
Swift uses reductio ad absurdum as a satirizing technique here. In this case, the purpose is to ridicule the duality of individuals in their private and public spheres.
“I think it is agreed by all parties, that this prodigious number of children in the arms, or on the backs, or at the heels of their mothers, and frequently of their fathers, is in the present deplorable state of the kingdom … cheap and easy method of making these children sound and useful members of the common-wealth, would deserve so well of the publick, as to have his statue set up for a preserver of the nation.”
This is one of the more famous examples of reductio ad absurdum in English literature. Here, Swift uses reductio ad absurdum by arguing about social conditions to ridiculous lengths. This highlights a horrific situation of children.
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