Heather McIlvaine-Newsad http://tspr.org en The Affordable Care Act and Social Injustice http://tspr.org/post/affordable-care-act-and-social-injustice <p>My family and I have spent the past couple of weeks visiting our doctors. All four of us have had our annual physicals, eye and dental exams. Each time I enter a doctor&rsquo;s office I am grateful that we have access to affordable health insurance. There was a time not long ago, when I was a graduate student and my husband was working full time, that we were uninsured. Like many people in this country, our monthly income barely covered the rent and groceries, let alone &ldquo;luxuries&rdquo; like health insurance. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:31:34 +0000 Heather McIlvaine-Newsad 41997 at http://tspr.org The Affordable Care Act and Social Injustice Running for Peace http://tspr.org/post/running-peace <p>In their 2004 article in the journal <em>Nature, </em>Bramble and Lieberman write “Striding bipedalism is a key behavior of hominids that possibly originated soon after the divergence of the chimpanzee and human lineages .” Dr. Daniel Leiberman, a biology professor from Harvard also known as “The Barefoot Professor” suggests that a massive environmental change that took place on the African continent coinciding with the rise of running among humans. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:28:51 +0000 Heather McIlvaine-Newsad 32315 at http://tspr.org Running for Peace Promoting Change Through Non-Violent Means http://tspr.org/post/promoting-change-through-non-violent-means <p>This past January, Sarah Haynes and I took 9 intrepid WIU students to India for a study abroad course. We spent two weeks living and working at Navdanya, an organic farm that is the headquarters for Vandana Shiva’s national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources through the promotion of organic farming and fair trade.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:33:03 +0000 Heather McIlvaine-Newsad 22959 at http://tspr.org Promoting Change Through Non-Violent Means War and Peace and WIU Guest Speakers http://tspr.org/post/war-and-peace-and-wiu-guest-speakers <p>This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University Theme at WIU. By bringing internationally renowned speakers to campus, the University Theme offers students, faculty and community members the opportunity to enjoy candid and personal interactions with world leaders. Discussions that begin with the lectures often continue days and weeks later in residence halls, coffee shops and classrooms.<br> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:53:41 +0000 Heather McIlvaine-Newsad 21362 at http://tspr.org War and Peace and WIU Guest Speakers