O'Bannon Institute

2014 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 23
Civic Engagement Awards Program
4:00 p.m. at Ivy Tech Bloomington
(Hoosier Times Student Commons)
RSVP to Lori Purcell at lpurcell3@ivytech.edu.
Thursday, April 24
Day of Service
Join student, faculty and staff volunteer in area communities!

Annual Fundraising Dinner
General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.).
6:30 p.m.
at Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center

Friday, April 25   "Cultivating Leadership: Food for Thought"
Panel Discussions, Workshops, and Conversation

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
at Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington (Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building)
Admission "cost" to this event is two cans of food per person or a free-will monetary donation made at the door to Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

Registration (8:30 - 9 a.m. refreshments served)

Judy O'Bannon Former Indiana First Lady

(9 - 10 a.m.)

Welcome Remarks, Cultivating Community and Servant Leadership

John R. Whikehart Conversation with Ivy Tech-Bloomington Chancellor Emeritus and Bob Zaltsberg, Editor, The Herald-Times

(2:30 - 3:30p.m.)

Leadership and Civic Involvement

Panel Discussions Do Something Personally, Do Something Locally (10:15 - 11:15 a.m.)Panelists: Julio Alonso Executive Director and CEO, Hoosier Hills Food Bank
Phillip Anderson Servant Leadership Consultant and Founder of ReThink!, Specializing in Community and Leadership Development
James Farmer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, Indiana University
Katharine Hibler Ivy Tech student, AmeriCorps volunteer for FEMA disaster relief
Ellen Michel Served on boards of Bloomingfoods, Local Growers Guild, and recently involved in My Local Indiana food project
Moderator: Ken Owen Executive Director of Media Relations, DePauw University

The Politics of Food (1:15 - 2:15 p.m.) Panelists:Dave Fischer Owner, Fischer Farms Natural Foods in Jasper, Indiana
Jeff Holland President of National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, National Distinguished Service Award recipient
Jean Kautt Bloomingfoods Member Services Coordinator, Founding Organizer for Bloomington’s Food Policy Council
Lynn Schwartzberg Food Columnist, The Herald-Times, General Manager, One World Catering, and Culinary Arts Instructor
Kent Yeager Senator Joe Donnelly’s Southeast Indiana Regional Director and Agriculture Liaison, Former Executive Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency
Moderator: Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, Lawyer, WRTV Commentator, Publisher of IndyPolitics.org, Host of “Abdul at Large” on WIBC-FM

Workshops   (11:15 - 1p.m., lunch served)

Informed Consumer

Become educated on your options for purchasing food that is local, healthy, and produced with a smaller environmental footprint.

With Jean Kautt, Bloomingfoods Member Services Coordinator

Gardening 101

Learn how to start a home garden for growing your own food using organic practices.

With Michael Simmons, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Monroe County Master Gardener Association


Discover the benefits of preserving freshly grown foods by canning, to ensure a healthier, preservative-free diet for you and your family.

With Sally Hegeman, Ph.D. Master Gardener with more than 40 years of expertise

Backyard Beekeeping

Consider trying your hand at natural beekeeping, not only to produce honey, but for garden pollination and other backyard benefits.

With George Hegeman, Ph.D. Beekeeping educator, A founding member of Bloomington Farmer’s Market

The O'Bannon Institute for Community Service is presented by Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington