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Alex Salinas
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The photos are up for both the Hawaii and Nicaragua ceremonies. We hope you enjoy them!

http://salinas-nakanishi.weebly.com/
Our wedding ceremonies in Hawaii and Nicaragua this summer represent one of the most important and joyous times in our lives. If you joined us for one of the ceremonies, thank you from the bottom of...
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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT ACE COMMUNITY GARDEN: SATS. 3/5 & 3/12: PLEASE CLICK THE LINK FOR INFORMATION AND SIGN-UP SHEET. 
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Art of Cultural Evolution Gardening Sessions, Homestead Site (Sat. 3/5 & 3/19, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm both days)Hi everyone! Art of Cultural Evolution (ACE) is hosting service-learning days at its garden site in Homestead during two of the next three Saturdays (3/5 and 3/19). IF YOU'RE COMING, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW SO THAT WE KNOW HOW MANY ARE COMING AND CAN PREPARE. Each day is worth 4 civic engagement points. Remember that once you've earned the required 4 points for the semester, you can earn up to 5 extra credit points on your final average. ...
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WANT TO GIVE A GREAT LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFT?

As you may know, I and my partner +Laurel Nakanishi have spent a combined 11 years supporting educational projects in Nicaragua. I'm reaching out to you this holiday season asking for your support. Please take a minute to read a little about what we've been doing and consider making a donation. It would be an amazing gift to us. It would be a great gift to these children. Maybe there's someone out there you can give on behalf of who would feel gifted. Maybe this is a gift you can give to yourself. Even if it's $1, rest assured this is a gift that would have a lasting impact. Thanks for taking the time to think about it. Sending you love this holiday season! And don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
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NIce! God bless you!
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I hope you had a great vacation. Looking forward to next semester. I think I will be your student again. :)
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ANYONE AVAILABLE TO HELP ART OF CULTURAL EVOLUTION GARDEN GROUP AT CONFERENCE TOMORROW?

HI everyone!

Our friend Blair, the director of the garden sites in Wynwood and Homestead you may have volunteered at this semester, put out a call this morning for volunteers at this conference who can give people information at their table. They need help from 9:30-4:30.  She mentioned that "there are free snacks, water, coffee and they can enjoy the expo for free." 

http://recyclingenergyforum.com/

If you respond to this post, Blair will see it. You can also message her directly at +Art of Cultural Evolution .

Thanks!
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SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR WALK2NICARAGUA! 

HI everyone!

Just a final reminder that we're gathering for the Walk2Nicaragua tomorrow, 4/18, at UM from 9-1. Please see the message below that I sent previously  for information and maybe some inspiration.
 
WALK2NICARAGUA REMINDER (SAT,. APRIL 18, 9 AM - 1 PM)

As you know, we’re meeting for the Walk on Sat., April 18 at the University of Miami from 9 am - 1 pm. Here are a map and directions.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chapel+of+the+Venerable+Bede/@25.717586,-80.274383,121m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x88d9b7ffb3ea8c9b:0xa8a95d5282ee2301?hl=en

We will begin promptly at 9 am with an introduction to the day. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so that you can register.

We’re excited about the day we’ve planned, which will include games and activities, food, music, lots of learning and community-making and, of course, our symbolic walk around the campus that we offer in solidarity to the children of Chacraseca, Nicaragua. Several students from the IAC SEED Club and the Kendall Yoga Service Club have been working hard since the beginning of the semester to make this experience possible. 

Need some more inspiration? Check out this creative appeal to sponsors a student made for a past Walk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gJX_HR7ReA

A NOTE ABOUT DONATIONS AND EXTRA CREDIT

As you know, if you feel moved to take the additional step of getting sponsorship for the Walk, you can earn extra credit for the semester. How much? 

First, be aware that although $$$ is only one aspect of this project, it is an important one. A few dollars from each Walk participant would make a huge difference in the lives of these children. Drops in the bucket for us transform a whole community. If you’re asking for donations out of a genuine interest in these children’s lives, rest assured that the effort is well worth it. 

At the same time, our work is about so much more than money. It is about delivering your message with passion, which is priceless--for everyone involved, including you.

So here’s the deal. It’s not about how much $$$. It’s about how many folks hear you.

Anyone who brings at least 1 sponsor and any donation gets about half the extra credit possible, 2 points on your final average. If you bring 10 sponsors or more--with a donation from each one--you get the max extra credit for the semester, 5 points. If you bring something in between, you get something in between. 

When you register at the beginning of the day, bring your donations along with a list of your sponsors on this form. Let sponsors know we’re asking for the email to thank them for their support:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KBqAzH8hcug2_WXv-ftQUBoT-CdxBS9l-lEwZLBiP-c/edit

Look forward to seeing you!  
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I would like do something for my country. I am so sorry Edwin preferences be at home.
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Enjoy wedding album, part 1! Nicaragua ceremony is coming up in a few weeks.

http://salinas-nakanishi.weebly.com/
Our wedding ceremonies in Hawaii and Nicaragua this summer represent one of the most important and joyous times in our lives. If you've joined us for one of the ceremonies or plan to, thank you from...
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In about two weeks, I and +Laurel Nakanishi , this beautiful wondrous person smiling alongside me, celebrate our marriage in Honolulu, Hawaii (and then we do it again in Managua, Nicaragua three weeks after that.) Life can feel impossible to understand, and sometimes, like now, that's a good feeling--the best! I can't begin to account for how this all happened, for all the twists and turns that brought us this place, this opportunity to learn about how two lives with individual needs mutually grow a shared life. Like never before, this being human thing leaves me in awe.

Wanted to let you know you can help us celebrate through this link...

https://www.youcaring.com/children-of-castillo-chacraseca-nicarauga-490648

You might have heard that we met in Nicaragua, thanks to matchmaker extraordinaire +Emily Sendin , as we were in the process of serving educational projects in two communities that benefit about 60 children. Our mutual passion for education, our love for the beauty of the country, are two of the mysterious forces that brought us together. So instead of asking for gifts to celebrate our marriage, we're asking for donations, with most of the funds going to the kids. Their lives and our own are intertwined. Any bit of support they receive is a precious gift to us.

With much love and aloha, and muchas gracias too!
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Congratulations!!!! So happy for you 🙂
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WANT TO GIVE A GREAT LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFT?

As you may know, I and my partner +Laurel Nakanishi have spent a combined 11 years supporting educational projects in Nicaragua. I'm reaching out to you this holiday season asking for your support. Please take a minute to read a little about what we've been doing and consider making a donation. It would be an amazing gift to us. It would be a great gift to these children. Maybe there's someone out there you can give on behalf of who would feel gifted. Maybe this is a gift you can give to yourself. Even if it's $1, rest assured it would have a lasting impact. Thanks for taking the time to think about it. Sending you love this holiday season! And don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
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COURSE BASED ON WATCHING TV SHOW YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN FOR FALL SEMESTER

Hi everyone. Hope your summer is going well! Registration for the Fall semester opens soon, and I just wanted you to be aware of this LIT 2480 course that I'm teaching in case you might be interested. The main focus of the course is the popular television series Lost. (Below is the official trailer for season 1, and I encourage you to look up the show if you're thinking about it but aren't sure.) Keep in mind that the course would fulfill your oral communications (speech) requirement. Also keep in mind that both ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 are pre-requisites, but if you finished 1101 and can also take 1102 in the Fall, I may be able to get you an override into the course.

Lost trailer season 1

Here is a tentative syllabus.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Jkl-dVyvhy_k75ieWDqoF-TgAK_KdzCowjyKLdU8edI/edit

I'm teaching two sections of the course, one at IAC and one at Kendall. 

IAC:

#866526, Thurs., 5:40PM- 8:10PM

Kendall:

#869193, MW, 2:50PM 4:05PM

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Take care!
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Hi +Lignely Hernandez . I just confirmed you into the class group. Please post your intro. there so that you can receive credit for it.
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As one of the Walk organizers, I just want to express my gratitude for this beautiful effort to reach out. Your hearts shine through!
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I'm an English Professor at Miami Dade College, and I use Google+ to mostly create an online community space for my students.

I love learning and teaching so that experience is grounded in real life. I love exploring the themes of service, justice and beauty.  
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    1994 - 2000
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Associate Professor, Communications, Arts & Philosophy Dept., Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus
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    Associate Professor, 2002 - present
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