Good luck Mustangs!
1949 Sioux p. 68
With the Morningside football team heading to the playoffs, we thought it would be fun to take a look back. This photograph from the 1949 Sioux yearbook shows members of the football team participating in some calisthenics. It was captioned, “Coach Pritula works us over.”
Good luck Mustangs!
1949 Sioux p. 68
By Jenny Fleming
Many people may not be familiar with National Geography Awareness Week. In the simplest terms, the focus is on increasing awareness of the importance of geography. During this week, the National Geographic Society, along with other geographic organizations, look to increase geographic literacy by providing materials to support better education in geography.
National Geography Awareness Week, or GeoWeek, was created in 1987 when President Ronald Reagan signed legislation that stated that every third week in November would be National Geography Awareness Week. It was created to promote geographic education in schools and among the general public.
GeoWeek also urges people to think about geo-spatial issues and their responsibilities as global citizens. In the past, each year National Geography Awareness Week has had a specific theme, although from 2014 on, each year will have a slogan celebrating a facet of geography.
In 2014, GeoWeek is focusing on “The Future of Food.” With about nine million people living on this planet, it is important to understand our need for food in light of the challenges of feeding such a large number of people. The impact our need for food has on the planet is a large focus of this year’s GeoWeek.
To learn more about National Geography Awareness Week, check out some of these additional sources:
National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week
Neves, Marcos Fava. The Future Of Food Business : The Facts, The Impacts, The Acts. Singapore: World Scientific, 2011. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 17 Nov. 2014.
Wu, Wenbin, et al. "Global-Scale Assessment Of Potential Future Risks Of Food Insecurity." Journal Of Risk Research 14.9 (2011): 1143-1160. Business Source Premier. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.
Sowinski, Lara L. "The future of food logistics: production, transportation, warehousing and fulfillment of food and beverages reaches a new pinnacle in sustainability, efficiency and safety." Food Logistics 2013: 18. Business Insights: Essentials. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.
Sundstrom, Jens F., et al. "Future Threats To Agricultural Food Production Posed By Environmental Degradation, Climate Change, And Animal And Plant Diseases -- A Risk Analysis In Three Economic And Climate Settings." Food Security 2 (2014): 201. Academic OneFile. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.
By: Amber Kast
“Land of the free, and the home of the brave.” These words close our National Anthem, the “Star-Spangled Banner,” and are words by which Americans live. Our country has been the land of the free since 1776, but that is only because of the brave—veterans.
Veterans are the brave men and women who have served our country in the U.S. military. They can be from any branch, any time period, and in any type of health (wounded, unwounded, alive, deceased).
Veterans Day is held every year on November 11th, and originated in 1919 on the first anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I (also known as Armistice Day). Veterans Day was commemorated in 1921 with the burial of an unknown soldier from World War I at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. This tomb is now known as the Tomb of the Unknowns, and every year ceremonies are held there, and floral tributes are placed on the graves of service men and women all over the country.
On Veterans Day, we thank and honor the men and women of the U.S. military who have made sacrifices for our freedom. It is a day of remembrance, where all around the country ceremonies are held, songs performed, and “Taps” can be heard ringing throughout the whole nation.
To learn more about Veterans Day and veterans, check out these sources:
"Veterans Day." Encyclopædia Britannica (2014): Research Starters. Web. 8 Nov. 2014.
Video, TIME. "WATCH: 5 Facts About Veterans Day." Time.Com (2013): 1. Business Source Premier. Web. 8 Nov. 2014.
"Veterans Day." Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (2014): 1p. 1. Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. Web. 8 Nov. 2014.
Mettler, Suzanne, and Stephen R. Ortiz. Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics : New Perspectives On Veterans In The Modern United States. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 10 Nov. 2014.
The articles written on this blog are authored by numerous individuals including staff, faculty and students of Morningside College.