O'Bannon Institute

2015 O'Bannon Institute Schedule

Wednesday, April 29
Civic Engagement Awards
4:00 p.m. at Ivy Tech Bloomington
(Hoosier Times Student Commons)
RSVP to Lori Purcell at lpurcell3@ivytech.edu.
Thursday, April 30
Day of Service
Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff volunteer in area communities.

Fundraising Dinner with Sir Bob Geldof

Friday, May 1  "Be the Change: Discover Your (Super) Power "

8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
at Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington (Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building)
Admission "cost" is canned goods or a monetary donation made at the door to Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

Registration (8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast)

Judy O'Bannon
Former Indiana First Lady

(8:30-9:00 a.m.)

Welcome Remarks

Panel Discussion
Community Superheroes
(9:15-10:30 a.m.)
Meet four Hoosiers who had a vision for their community and turned their passion into real change. Panelists will speak to their original inspiration and their path they took to create change. With inspiration from these community superheroes, seek out your passion and become a change maker in your community!

Cary Curry, President, Curry Auto Center
Vicki Pierce, Executive Director, Community Kitchen of Monroe County
Toby Strout, Executive Director of Middle Way House
Mike Baker, CEO Retired
Discussion Moderator: Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, Lawyer, former host of “Abdul in the Mornings”, WRTV Commentator, Host of "Abdul at Large" on WIBC

Youth Leadership Academy Presentations and Lunch
(12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)


Spendstrong: Make an Impact

(10:45-11:45 a.m.)

Learn to spend strong and make your dollars matter locally. Noted economist and columnist Morton J. Marcus will discuss how to make a local impact through your financial choices, whether donating money to a charity or grocery shopping.

Morton Marcus, Economist, Author/Columnist,

The Power of an Hour

(10:45-11:45 a.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m.)

Laozi (Lao-tzu) wrote, "A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step," but does a lifelong commitment to volunteerism begin with a single hour? Learn strategies from the Bloomington Volunteer Network on ways to leverage your limited time to make big differences.

Bet Savich, Director, City of Bloomington
Volunteer Network

Lucy Schaich, Assistant Director, City of
Bloomington Volunteer Network

Discover Your Superpower

(10:45-11:45 a.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m.)

Everyone has valuable skills and traits they can offer their communities- discover yours! In this workshop, identify and analyze your strengths and find out how your knowledge and skills fit needs in your community.

Jarvis Cooper, president and owner of Envision
Organizational Consulting (EOC)


(1:00-2:00 p.m.)

You're already on Facebook, you Tweet every now and then, and you just learned how to post those fabulous selfies on Instagram! But how can you use your social media savvy for community activism? Learn how to leverage social media to benefit your cause or charitable organization.

Kyla Cox Deckard, Director of Public Relations
and Community Outreach at IU Office of the
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Shiza Shahid
Conversation with Shiza Shahid, Malala Fund Co-Founder, entrepreneur, social activist and Bob Zaltsberg, Editor, The Herald-Times


Early registration is now closed. Please plan to register at the event. For questions or more information, contact Tina Phelps at 812-330-6001 or tphelps@ivytech.edu.

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