A lifesaving gesture from coach to player

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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 College students shovel home driveways for faculty and staff

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
The Good World News

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NC State set to launch futuristic library in 2013

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

The Good World News

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