A Western North Carolina flute camp is standing behind — and continuing to employ — a renowned flute instructor and professor facing allegations of sexual harassment of students spanning two decades.Bradley Garner, a former University of Cincinnati professor, was the subject of a university investigation in 2016 that found evidence of "unwanted sexual advances and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature," as well as a "hostile environment." The university's preliminary report contained interviews with nine students who said Garner kissed them, touched them inappropriately or said inappropriate things to them. Related: Flute students accuse ex-University of Cincinnati professor of sexual misconduct Several students who spoke to the Cincinnati Enquirer about Garner and inappropriate behavior said they met him at the Wildacres Flute Retreat, prestigious week-long flute camp held every year in the Little Switzerland area of northern … [Read more...] about WNC flute camp standing behind renowned instructor facing sexual misbehavior allegations
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Drill instructors dashed between the ranks, shouting orders as recruits repeatedly pressed 30-pound ammunition cans over their heads or slung their buddies over their shoulder and took off running against the clock.It could have been any early morning at the Marine Corps’ legendary boot camp, where generations of recruits endured physical hardships and stress to earn the Corps’ coveted symbol: the eagle, globe and anchor. But today many of the drill instructors shouting orders at frightened recruits are women.It’s a cultural shift for the Marine Corps, the most male-dominated of the military services, as it deliberately expands gender integration in its boot camp and opportunities for women throughout its ranks.“People have to come here and see it for themselves in order to dispel the myths,” said Lt. Col. Misty Posey, commander of the 4th recruit training battalion. The training for women is identical … [Read more...] about How women are changing the legendarily rigorous Marine Corps boot camp
Official or not, Arizona State coach Herm Edwards wants to make a change. A big change. One that alters years of university tradition. In a recent interview with Channel 12 Sports, Edwards said the Sun Devils won't practice this season at Camp Tontozona. Instead, they'll work out at "Camp Kush." Same place.Same bugs.Different name."Here's what I don't understand," Edwards said. "They call it Camp T. I don't call it Camp T."When asked what he calls it, Edwards said simply:"Camp Kush. Why they call it Camp T, I can't figure that one out. I mean, you had the greatest coach ever in Sun Devils' history. Create that. Why don't they call it Camp Kush? I told all my players, 'Guys, we're going to Camp Kush.' ... I don't call it Camp T. That's you folks. It ain't Camp T to me. It's Camp Kush. As long as I'm the head coach here, as long as I live, that is Camp Kush, in my opinion."Edwards, of course, is referring to legendary coach Frank Kush, a College Football Hall of … [Read more...] about Scratch Camp Tontozona. Anyone down with Camp Kush?
By Allison Bagley Published 9:45 am, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Taylor Thornton shown before and after a makeup tutorial. Taylor Thornton shown before and after a makeup tutorial. Makeup 'boot camps' tailor-made for teens 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When Erin Thornton's 12-year-old daughter Taylor began watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, she says she and her husband were shocked. An interest in makeup shouldn't start until age 15 or 16, right? They wondered if she should even be allowed to wear makeup. Soon, Taylor began experimenting with cosmetics, mimicking what she saw on an older cousin. Thornton says she chose "crazy colors that were a distraction." Wanting Taylor to learn to apply age-appropriate makeup, Thornton made an appointment for a makeup lesson at local studio Jentry Kelley Cosmetics. Kelley and her staff book one-hour lessons, called My First Makeover, for girls starting at age 12, … [Read more...] about Makeup ‘boot camps’ tailor-made for teens
By Staff Reports | Bay Area News Group February 7, 2018 at 6:29 am The rECexpo, set from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10, is an opportunity to preview the 2018 summer camps offered by the El Cerrito Recreation Department. The expo will be held at El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. Anyone who attends and registers at the expo will receive a 10 percent discount on featured camps. This is the only day any discount will be offered. The expo will feature demonstrations and opportunities to engage with camp staff and instructors. For more information, go to: www.el-cerrito.org/rECexpo. El Cerrito mayor featured at chamber event El Cerrito Mayor Gabe Quinto will be the featured speaker Feb. 20 at an El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event will be held from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at El Cerrito Royale, third floor, 6510 Gladys Ave, El Cerrito. Lunch will be provided by La Strada Restaurant. Cost is $20 cash or check and $22 on a credit card. An advance ticket … [Read more...] about Community briefs: El Cerrito expo offers preview of city’s summer camps