CNN Hero to speak at college

DAVIDSON – Robin Emmons, founder of Sow Much Good, will explain her role in attempting to eliminate systemic barriers in the food system that disproportionately affect the working poor.

The free lecture, dubbed “Sowing the Seeds of Change,” starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building.

The Huntersville resident founded So Much Good in 2008 after a 20-year career in corporate America.

So Much Good’s mission is to eliminate socio-economic, racial and ethnic health disparities that result from a lack of access to nutritionally dense food products in marginalized populations.

So Much Good works to achieve food justice through programming and community-based initiatives designed to provide equal access to organic food sources. It also seeks to inspire people to take charge of their health and promotes healthy lifestyles through food and nutrition.

She was recently recognized as a “2013 Top 10 Hero” by CNN for her work with Sow Much Good.

She has also received a fellowship at the McColl Center for Visual Art's Innovation Institute and was selected as a William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations (2011-2013 Class).


MI-Connection to air Wildcats games

DAVIDSON – MI-Connection announced that it is partnering with Davidson College to bring men’s basketball regular home games to video customers.

The schedule allows for 10 of the 12 regular home games to air live on local channel 4, which is part of the MI-Connection basic lineup. The two remaining games will air on ESPN3, an online channel offered to broadband internet customers.

“We are thrilled about our new partnership with MI-Connection and the exciting opportunity to televise our home basketball games locally on Channel 4,” said Jim Murphy, athletics director for Davidson College. “The enhanced exposure we receive from MI-Connection will help us support our expanding fan base."



College hosts archaeological lectures

DAVIDSON – Davidson College sponsors Central Carolina Society Archaeological Institute of America’s 2013-14 lecture series.

The series consists of the following lectures:

• Nov. 12 – John Mintz. assistant state archaeologist for North Carolina, presents “What Does a State Archaeologist Do?”

• Feb. 11 – Christyann Darwent, anthropology department at the University of California, Davis, presents “Use of Ancient DNA to Understand the Origin And Spread of Dogs (and their Human Companions) Across the Arctic”

• April 8 – Hrvoje Potrebica (archaeology department at University of Zagreb, Croatia), presents “Submerged History of the Adriatic: An Overview of the Croatian Underwater Heritage”

Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. in Room 117 at the Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson.

Details: Peter Krentz. or 704-894-2270.