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Nicholas Selby, a sophomore at Georgia Tech, gave incoming freshman a welcoming speech that they will never forget.  His speech amped up the crowd as the "2001: A Space Odyssey" theme music played in the background.  Nicholas received a well deserved standing ovation.  So go on and watch the video and amp yourself up for the week!!!!

And that's what's good,

Jon

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The Bradley University basketball program signed 3-foot-4 inch guard Johnah Sahrs of Dunlap Grade School and his 4-foot-5 inch brother, Jarrett, to national letters of intent, the school announced, Friday.  Johnah, 5, suffers from a life threatening brain condition known as neuroblastoma.  Jarrett, 9, is the big brother that helps keep spirits up.

Johnah will wear uniform number 1, and becomes both the youngest and the shortest player in Bradley basketball history. His brother Jarret will wear uniform number 32.  The Sahrs and the university got connected through an organization called Team Impact , which aims to provide team-based support networks to kids with serious illnesses.

 

Marty,

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When four football players from William Paterson University entered Buddy’s Small Lots general store, they did not know that it was closed.  The door was not locked and the lights were on. 

They were in search of sunglasses and batteries, but soon realized that no one was in the store.  What they did next surprised everyone.  The four college students found their items, then put their cash, including tax, on the counter.  Then they waved to the cameras and walked out!

When Marci Lederman, the store manager, came in, she was amazed at their honesty.  So amazed, that she found out who the honest individuals were and gave them each $50 store credit!

“They could have ransacked the store. They could have really done anything,” Marci Lederman said. “They were perfect gentlemen.”



And that's what's good,

Jon

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With College tuition going up every year, any kind of financial support is greatly appreciated.  Ball State University offers one Freshman every year a chance to win free tuition for their first year…The only catch is that they have to make a near-impossible half-court basketball shot!  The University has been doing this for a few years now, but nobody has successfully made the shot.  Markus Burden now has 11,084 (which is how much his tuition is) reasons to be excited now after he became the first student to sink the half-court shot!  An emotional Burton called his mother to tell her the exciting news, as she was equally pleased.  The whole crowd went crazy when he sunk the shot…take a look! J

 

 

Have a great day, and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy

 

Reference: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/ball-state-freshman-sinks-half-court-shot-free-155533237.html?vp=1

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Personally I wish I was still in school and hear about his once in a lifetime opportunity.  If you want additional experience in online content development and digital sports marketing, then LeBron James has a job for you!  Yes, LeBron James the best basketball player on this planet is looking for college interns for the spring, summer and fall semesters. 
 
If you are a current college student and live in New York, South Florida or Ohio then you are eligible for the internship working with LeBronJames.com.  What a great opportunity that King James will be giving a few of our bright young students.  Good luck to everyone, because that opportunity will sure look good on your resume :-)
 
Have a great day and let the good news be yours :-)
 
Jeremy
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Dorian Joyner Jr. was set to graduate from Morehouse College in Georgia on May 19th.  What made this day even more special was that he would be walking next to his father Dorian Joyner Sr. who was also set to graduate from Morehouse College.  in 1988 Dorian Sr was a student at Morehouse College when he took a career in computers instead of finishing his degree.  He worked at law firms, and other major corporations for the next 20 or so years.  His interest in law brought him back to Morehouse to finish his degree.  When on campus, both father and son would support each other, who often shared the same teachers but were never in the same class. 
 

"I'm definitely proud of him," Joyner Jr. said. "I'm proud of him as a man to go back and fulfill a degree. A lot of people his age have a family, have a career and really don't have the time or finance to go back to school. The fact that he took the opportunity to find financing and time to go back to school while maintaining a social life and a family is very astounding. That's hard to do."

Congratulations to the Joyner family, and we wish the luck on their respective career paths.

 

Have a great day and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy

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Lane Gunderman, 18, has come a long way.  He was one of the finalists in one of the nation's most renowned science competitions (winning him $8,500) AND he received a full ride to Stanford University! 

It's hard to believe that only six years ago, Lane and his family were living in homeless shelters.  Now Lane is on the up and up :)

His former physics teacher, David Derbes, speaks highly of him stating, "He wants to know stuff, master stuff. And he has an actual ability at it."

Congrats Lane!!!

And that's what's good,
Jon

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A lifesaving gesture from coach to player

When being recruited to play college sports, often coaches will tell you that you are coming to their University to become part of their family, and that means making sacrifices for one another.  Tom Walter, the baseball coach for Wake Forest University made this promise quite apparent.

Kevin Jordan was a freshman outfielder for Wake Forest when he found out the terrible news that he needed a kidney transplant. He was diagnosed with ANCA vasculitis which left his kidneys functioning at 8 percent. Kevin’s family was tested and no one was found to be a match for the transplant.

That’s when Coach Walter took initiative upon himself to get tested. Coach Walter found out he was a match and told his team and family that he would donate the kidney to his player. The operation went well and both men are expected to make full recoveries.

 

Have a great day, and let the Good News be yours,

Jeremy

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Ithaca, NY was hit with about a foot of snow this weekend from storm 'Nemo'.  While most people were stuck indoors, a group of Ithaca College students decided to go outside and lend a helping hand.

The initiative was led by Ithaca College's "Exercise Science Club". 

Before the storm, the club sent out an email to faculty and staff stating: "The Exercise Science Club is trying to run a community service program in which students of the club will shovel driveways, walkways, or anything that needs it - for FREE! Each time there is a snow storm, the club will head to your home and take care of the snow removal."

How awesome is that?!  Sure enough, when the storm hit, the students grabbed their shovels and helped out their appreciative faculty and staff!

Well done Exercise Science Club.  You are doing wonders for the community.

And that's what's good,
Jon
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On January 2nd, 2013, NC State will open the library of the future - The James B. Hunt Jr. Library.

How many times have you been in a library and could not find the book you were looking for?  Well the James B. Hunt Jr. Library has a robot for you!  The bookBot automated book delivery system is a new addition to this beautiful library.  A student will be able to request a book and minutes later a robot will deliver it to a book station. How cool is that?!  The new bookBot system will enable the library to store 9 times the amount of books it normally could.

Space is also an enhancement in the library.  Currently the campus libraries can only seat 5% of the student population.  The new library will be able to seat 20% of the students comfortably and still have room for snacks, drinks, and games :)

Looking down from the 2nd floor


Technology is also a plus.  There will be plenty of touch screen devices, wireless coverage throughout the library, and easy to access power for any device.  For the teams of students, the library will feature video-conferencing, collaborative projection, whiteboards, and video walls.  The library also boasts "technology-enabled furniture"…whatever that means :)  We will just have to see ourselves.

This brand new library is the talk of the lovely campus in Raleigh, NC.  We are all looking forward to checking it out in 2013!!

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

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