Yes, the cold of Michigan has reached campus. So I was amused to see these boots – ON SALE!
If you’re not farmiar with Gilt, it is high fashion meets wal-mart. Deep discounts on top brands that … are not selling well.
Gilt offers to buy a huge chunk of merchdise that is not selling well. You get a discount. And … the brand sells out of their excess.
So you can be fashionable without anyone knowing that you got high-fashion at low prices – unless you want to brag. But that’s fun too!
Here is the story!
As the chilly winter temps continue to drop, it’s time to embrace the warmth of snug boots. EMU Australia really delivers with their classic tall a.
New baby emu chicks earn their stripes at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
Friday, 26 October 2012
OMG … how cute are they! Little emu chicks. Don’t you just want one. Don’t they look sooooo soft. Really cute! But remember, they get big!
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo this week welcomed a flurry of feathered friends with the arrival of four adorable, distinctively striped baby emu chicks.
The chicks arrived last week from John Morony Wildlife Care Centre, who, as part of an ongoing partnership with WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, housed the baby emus throughout a month-long quarantine period.
Marcus Mellenbergh, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Bird Keeper, commented: “We’re thrilled to have a healthy and happy new brood with us. Emus grow extremely quickly – our chicks will be fully grown in the next five or so months – so now is a fantastic time to visit!”
These lovable creatures will grow to more than 1.2 metres, weighing as much as 50 to 60 kilograms as adults. The second largest bird in the world by height, the emu belongs to an ancient group of flightless birds known as ratites, one of the earliest offshoots in bird evolution.
The chicks were joined by other exciting new WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo habitants who now reside in the attraction’s newest exhibit, Kangaroo Walk-About. These animals include two Grey Kangaroos, six Agile Wallabies – some carrying baby Joeys in their pouches and eight vibrantly coloured Princess Parrots. The Princess Parrots are known for their affectionate and playful nature and are currently listed as endangered.
How nice it is to see students, even if returning, fall in love with EMU! Yes, this story really shows that people, often, can enjoy eduction. If I had a million dollars, I’d become a full time student. Or at least take two classes every semester. I want to know – well everything!
Good luck on your classes, I hope they bring her joy and happiness!
- the emu-bird.
Succumbing to EMU’s Magnetism, Once, Twice, Thrice
Joelle Hackney is back at EMU after graduating in 2007 with a degree in international agriculture and sociology and in 2010 with a master’s degree in conflict transformation with a focus on development. After working and gaining clarity on her future career path, Hackney is back at EMU pursuing a master’s degree in biomedicine. “It’s funny the way things work out,” says Hackney. Photo by Jon Styer.
Posted on October 25th, 2012
If Joelle Hackney had had her way when she was 18, she would have started college 2,400 miles from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), at Humboldt State in Arcata, California. But by the summer after her 2001 graduation from Stuart’s Draft High School in Augusta County, Va., Humboldt’s steep tuition and other logistical considerations forced her to put that dream on hold.
In the meantime, Hackney’s family encouraged her to consider EMU. Her mother, Marian Driver Hackney, was a 1970 graduate. Her grandmother, Virginia Weaver Driver (EMS ’35), was an even stronger advocate. Driver called herself EMU’s “twin,” having been born in 1917, the same year Eastern Mennonite School opened (her childhood home was the Weaver House, now occupied by offices of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding).
Hackney also had a few older cousins studying at EMU, and so by the fall of 2001 she was moving into a dorm room in Roselawn. California still beckoned, though. Hackney figured she would transfer after the year was over. But “I had some really awesome friends and they talked me into staying.”
Who will win between the emus and the kangaroo? Kangaroo and emu fight over tree branch (video) If you haven’t seen an emu and a kangaroo fight, well, it’s not to gory.
In fact, no actually animals were injured in this video. But, I must warn
you, the person holding the camera is no lady! What a mouth.
Motorists in Florida were treated to an unexpected surprise when they found themselves sharing the road with an emu early Wednesday morning.
The bird, known as Taco, broke free of his owner’s yard after jumping a four-foot fence, eventually making his way onto a Cape Canaveral highway. Apparently, Taco was looking for a mate — a task that (unsurprisingly) proved fruitless on the busy roadway.
Taco’s owner eventually retrieved his feathery friend and brought him home safely.
Here’s the youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33d-xAq0Zrg
Hey, you know the emu-bird is all about fashion … did you know I preen my feathers at least 20 times a day – I know, right, that’s what it takes to be a slave to fashion!
Well, lots of smart students at Eastern have designed cool fashions – not using emu feathers I hope. Here is the article I found about it:
Fashion Week at EMU is run by EMU students that aspire to pursue a future career in Apparel Textile Merchandise, Marketing, Public and Media Relations, Communications and Fashion Design. These students have made history as the first student organization to fully sponsor, host and produce a fashion week at a division I-A institution.
This year EMU’s fashion week is celebrating its fifth anniversary, operating under the mantra bigger, better and bolder with plans to make this fashion production the best yet in the state of Michigan. Sponsored by iSPY, 2012 Fashion Week at EMU will take place between October 8 and October 11 with the headlining “V” runway fashion show taking place on Thursday, October 11 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Student Center Grand Ballroom.
Events include the Miss Fashionality Pageant on Monday, October 8, the Designer showcase on Tuesday, October 9th, the Masquerade Celebration on Wednesday, October 10 and the “V” Runway Show on Thursday, October 11.
During the Miss Fashionlity Pageant, four women will compete for the coveted Miss Fashionality crown. The Designer Showcase will expose local designers and boutiques to the EMU student and business communities. The Masquerade Celebration is a semi formal masquerade styled social event that doubles as a birthday celebration for Fashionality. Guests are encouraged to wear masks and to even submit their own creations into a mask-making contest for a prize. Finally, the “V” Runway Show will reinvent Fashion Week at EMU’s past four themes and incorporate them into this show with a very special fifth theme. Local designers, models and other artists will come together to create an unforgettable show.
Hey, can you imagine that emu are helping fight poverty. Let’s face it, one emu egg would fill anyone up.
An Emu farm has opened up many doors
Posted: 12 November, 2012
India (MNN) ― Emus are bringing hope to orphans in India.
India Partners Operating Director Dean Rees reports that land was purchased for an Emu Farm, “and we provided funding through several grants that allow them to purchase the chicks, rent the land, and purchase the other equipment that they need in order to raise emus.”
It’s a creative initiative to support orphans and children living at the Little Lamps Children’s Home.
“They use the emus to support a range of things, but all related to their ministry,” says Rees. “So they will use the proceeds and the meat for their children’s home…. Several different pastors have planted churches in the surrounding area, and they are using those funds to help support their efforts, as well.”
India Partners sees sustainability as the future of mission growth. Rees says, “We found that our donors, for the most part, would like to see a project started and be able to generate its own support down the road.”
The farm is also opening many doors that were previously shut. Prior to opening the farm, many people in the community did not want to talk to a pastor. Now that pastors are also seen as businessmen and workers, the people are willing to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.
“They see [pastors] working in the community, and they see them doing things for themselves rather than just seeking support from outsiders,” says Rees. “The business has given them respect in the community, and the local population respects the work he is doing.”
This project, along with several other self-sustainable projects, have all been funded by donors. You can help by clicking here.
As you think about India and the work India Partners is doing, pray for the success of the projects. Also pray that the funds they receive will be able to help those in need..