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Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: Virtual Lab Training Center for the April 25th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 25th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life is happy to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals week (http://ascp.org/labweek) by featuring Sally S. Cherry, BS, MT (ASCP), SarVana Haalan in Second Life. Sally will be presenting on her Virtual Laboratory for Training, Career Recruitment and Retention, focused on medical laboratory professionals and projects.

About the Virtual Laboratory Training, Career Recruitment and Retention (VLTC) Project

VLTC is the ongoing real life to virtual worlds "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real" (R2V2R) integration of clinical laboratory training; information sharing; and laboratory career development by Cherry Consulting Network. The virtual-based component known as the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center includes Ms. BugLady’s Micro Lab (STI laboratory training) and "Ms. BugLady's Lab Career Centers I/II" (medical lab career development and recruitment). The Virtual Laboratory Training and Career (VLTC) Center was developed and is managed by STD/STI Laboratory Consultant/Instructor, Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP) with the "in-world" assistance of 3D avatars, Sally Cherry (Kitely),  SarVana Haalan (Second Life) and Sarvana Cherry (JokaydiaGRID).

Presenter BIO – Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP)

As a laboratory/social media health consultant, Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP) is interested in the integration of social media and 3D virtual world platforms within real life and virtual-based programs and projects especially for nonprofits and public health. Over the years, Ms. Cherry's professional experience and interest in laboratory science has led to a diverse public health career as a laboratory coordinator (Baltimore City Health Department - Bureau of Disease Control), international medical consultant (JHPIEGO and Columbia University), national STI laboratory consultant/instructor (STI/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC), HIV/AIDS project manager, and health communications advocate. Her interest in technology and social media fuel her mission to integrate social media and 3D virtual worlds technology into nonprofit and public health projects as well as providing social media capacity building, training, and marketing. In addition, 

Sally's mission fueled the development of an HIV/AIDS capacity building and awareness program, “Community HIV/AIDS Resource Exchange (CHARE) Project” as well as “Community Health Technology Awareness Resource Exchange (CHeTARE) Project”, a health technology capacity building, awareness and training program. She conducts "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real" Workshops to provide a better understanding of 3D virtual worlds and to instruct how to integrate the technology into collaborative projects, outreach, marketing, networking, and other real life projects. This includes a capacity building program, training activities, and HIV/AIDS awareness project through various virtual environments created within Kitely.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, April 25th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real in the Lab
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

Immediately following the meeting, we will tour the VLTC Project in the virtual world of Kitely (http://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/Sally-Cherry/CHARE-Village). To prepare for this, you can create an account at http://www.kitely.com/ and have an OpenSim compatible viewer such as Singularity or Firestorm viewer.  See this for help on creating an account and logging in: http://www.kitely.com/faq?id=what-happens-when-i-create-an-account

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Earth Day - Awareness & Sustainability for the April 18th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 18th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life is happy to feature Jacques Macaire (jacmacaire Humby in SL), who will discuss Earth Day, environmental awareness and sustainability. Earth Day is an annual global event celebrated on April 22nd to show support for the protection of our planet and those living on it. This year’s Earth Day theme/focus is on Green Cities. Jacques will also share some of the sustainability work of the nonprofit HUMANBE he founded and the work HUMANBE has done in Second Life. 

About HUMANBE

Since it's creation, HUMANBE's mission is to change the individual and collective behavior of humans through the implementation of concrete and sustainable solutions. Recognized as an organization working to build a more humane society, HUMANBE makes real change by making every effort to build awareness of our interdependence.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, April 18th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Earth Day - Awareness & Sustainability, Jacques Macaire (jacmacaire Humby in SL)
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

National Youth HIV AIDS Awareness Day for the April 11th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 11th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life is happy to feature members of the nonprofit Protect Yourself1 (PY1), Executive Director Monique Richert (Chayenn in SL), and PY1 Development Consultant, Tom Kujawski (Incarn8 in SL), who will commemorate the 2nd annual observance of: National Youth HIV AIDS Awareness Day - NYHAAD.

 

Today's young people are the first generation who has never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, one in three new HIV infections are among youth ages 13 to 24. 

 

Through the Safe2Live and Project Arrowhead programs presentation, Chayenn and Incarn8 will inform NPC members about the importance of education, how PY1 keeps At-Risk Youth in the Washington -Baltimore Corridor safe and protected from HIV/STIs infections. Only by investing in young people in all aspects of the HIV and AIDS response we will achieve the dream of an AIDS-free generation.

Join us in Second Life! 

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, April 11th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - National Youth HIV AIDS Awareness Day
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Virtual Money & Digital Currencies for the April 4th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 4th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature a conversation on digital currencies. Recently the IRS published guidelines on virtual currency, and we will overview what those are, how that might impact virtual worlds, as well as what crypto-currencies like Bitcoin are, and how they might be used for good. 

 

Join us in Second Life! 

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, April 4th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Virtual Money & Digital Currencies
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Creating Virtual Museum Environments for the March 28th NonProfit Commons Meeting

Friday, March 28th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature Joe Rigby (Pontefractal in Second Life), who will discuss using virtual worlds to create virtual museum experiences. 

 

Joe is co-founder of MellaniuM (http://mellanium13.blogspot.ca), a developer of immersive environment content for the AVAYALIVE ENGAGE platform. They have recently developed a virtual museum using photorealistic textures generated by photogrammetry and 3d objects created from laser scanned items from the Usher gallery of the Lincoln museum in the UK.

Video: youtu.be/XOEWUiI2WmM

 

Following the meeting, we will be touring the virtual Usher gallery musuem. You can preload it by going to: http://persephone.avayalive.com

 

Join us in Second Life! 

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 28th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Joe Rigby: Creating Virtual Museum Environments
  • 9:40 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Be The Match: Raising Awareness in Virtual Worlds for the March 21st NonProfit Commons Meeting

Friday, March 21st, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature a discussion on using virtual worlds for raising awareness for a cause, and the upcoming Be the Match virtual marrow drive.

We will also recap the highlights and interesting content from last week's Nonprofit Technology Conference which took place in Washington DC, and was organized by http://nten.org.

 

Join us in Second Life! 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 21st, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements - Recap of #14NTC
  • 8:55 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:10 am Featured Presentation - Be The Match: Raising Awareness in Virtual Worlds
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Can a MOOC Help You Change the World? for the March 14th NonProfit Commons Meeting

Friday, March 14th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature our NPC members Ozma Malibu, Buffy Beale and Gentle Heron, with an overview on their observations, assignments, and takeaways from a recent Coursera MOOC on creating social impact through innovation. 

 

About the How to Change the World course: https://class.coursera.org/changetheworld-001

 

Join us in Second Life! 

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 14th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - Can a MOOC Help You Change the World?
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Drive-Through ESL for the March 7th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, March 7th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature Janette Nacilla (Jan Avi Ray in Second Life) and the Drive-Through ESL project, that is part of the virtual English Second Language School. Drive-Through ESL is one of the many organizations in Second Life that help international students learn English as their second language.

Jan Avi Ray (Janette Nacilla) is a Medical Technologist working under the Ministry of Heath of Saudi Arabia, both a student of the Drive-Through ESL an English Language School and a member of the Drive-Through ESL Help Team. She is also a member of Virtual Ability and Second Life's Cure Chasers. SL's Cure Chasers is a group formed to support Relay for Life in Second Life. This group is open to anyone who wants to participate in the Relay for Life in SL campaign.

 

Join us in Second Life! 

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 7th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation -  Jan Avi Ray, Drive-Through ESL
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

NPC Member Spotlight: Americans for Safe Access for the February 28th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 28th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature our latest NPC member Tom Kujawski, of Americans for Safe Access, and the Americans for Safe Access Foundation, to learn more about the nation's patient and providers union united to advance medical marijuana therapeutics and Research.

Tom Kujawski (INCARN8 in SL) is a seasoned non-profit executive with 25+ years experience and specializes in developing sustainable public, private cross-sector partnerships, advancing funding portfolios, and engaging the community.  "Inc" is an active Board member of Americans for Safe Access and the Americans for Safe Access Foundation.

 

Join us in Second Life! 

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, February 28th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - NPC Member Spotlight: Americans for Safe Access, Tom Kujawski (INCARN8 in SL)
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Using Community Wikis for the February 21st NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 21st, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting will focus on using wikis for community projects. Monique Richert (chayenn in SL) will go over how to create an account, and start your profile on our own NonProfit Commons wiki. And our featured discussion will discuss further options and ways to collaborate using a wiki, along with other wikis for reference and inspiration.

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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