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June 2012 -- Diversity and Inclusion Toward Continued Success We at Que Viva! Indiana Magazine are exceptionally happy to present to you a body of work that addresses our monthly theme â€“ Diversity and Inclusion. We asked our contributing writers to share their perspectives on the subject and they did it in a fashion that collectively weaves a colorful tapestry. Our aim in this edition of Que Viva! is to further stimulate our readers to explore the benefits of diversity and inclusion and make their personal contribution in their daily lives.
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After all, our country will continue to thrive on the basis of a collective effort from individuals working in concert through the business infrastructure to create value. This value creation has been the cornerstone of economic development through the sharing of ideas and ultimately of prosperity. This theme is also addressed by one of our contributing writers.
Reported returns from diversity and inclusion have included the following: Sharpened competitive advantage in a global economy, broadened creativity and innovation, expanded perspectives, enlarged markets, lowered health care costs and enhanced community standing.
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We also delve into the higher echelons of academia and highlight the opportunity available for students both at the secondary and professional levels of how an institution of higher learning like the University of Chicago is reaching out to underrepresented, underserved communities to join the ranks of their MBA graduates. From the standpoint of entertainment, the Midwest will soon join both Coasts with a late night show as highlighted in Que Viva! Indianaâ€™s feature article. Michael Essany brings an inspiring story of how he decided to get into show business at a very young age. The theme of his new late night show, Seven on Ridge, is about diversity and inclusion and it is weaved not only into his upbringing and career ascent, but also within the content of his show. Also included in this issue is the great work that is taking place in Northwest Indiana as it relates to the YWCA. This organization is providing community service at the grass roots level and it is very good to see the impact it is having in the region. We thank you for your continued readership, Saludos, The Que Viva! Indiana Team
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In this issue we hear a lot of ideas touching upon diversity and inclusion ranging from the idea that the success for tapping into some of our potential export markets is dependent upon some of the very multi-cultural skills our citizens already possess. Other information shared with us is the need for a broad supplier base for companies in effort to keep operations running smoothly right here at home. When we talk about diversity of thought, it is interesting to listen to Maria Wynne, President and CEO of the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Girl Scouts on how her organization is shaping the minds of young girls toward full participation in the global economy.
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Business Basics – Horizon Bank
18 feature article
Seven on Ridge: Chicago’s very own Late Night
5 Guest Column
A Pragmatic Approach to Diversity -- Danny Lopez
6 Guest Column
Supply Chain Diversity – Felecia Roseburgh
7 Guest Column
Creating Strong Girls and Women -- Maria Wynne
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Diversity recruitment at the University of Chicago -- Que Viva! Staff
Diabetes and its meaning – Maria Ximena Saavedra
NWI YWCA – No longer NWI’s best kept secret! Que Viva! Staff
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Thinking about Diversity and Acting on it - Jamal Smith
Events taking place in Hammond, IN Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr.
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Indiana Youth Institute - Kate Coffman
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“A Pragmatic Approach to Indiana’s Ongoing Demographic Shifts” GUEST COLUMNIST
Danny Lopez I can only imagine the number of opinion pieces running over the past couple of weeks referencing Census data showing that, for the first time in our nation’s history, births from minority populations have in totality overtaken those by non-Hispanic whites. The new figures indicate a shift of nearly 14% since 1990, a significant change in a relatively short amount of time. If you’ve been paying any attention at all, this newly released information shouldn’t shock you. One would, however, expect this sort of change to move more slowly here in Indiana, and yet our state has also experienced considerable growth by minority populations that have changed the faces of many Hoosier communities. The Hispanic population alone has nearly doubled since 2000, inflating to more than 6.5% of the overall population and establishing itself as a growing economic, political, and cultural force. Beyond that, more than 17,000 Burmese call Indiana home, along with budding communities of Somalians, Iranians, and Asians of various ancestries. So, to me, the question isn’t whether or not these populations will continue to flourish here. In fact, the discussion about whether or not this is a good thing is moot, as well, though
I believe the transformative influence of new populations is quickly helping Indiana become one of the most attractive states in the union. The real question is simply this: How can we pragmatically capitalize, as a state, on the growth of new communities?
tic and international companies seek the very best talent they can get their hands on, and these same companies reward a comprehensive skill set that includes the ability to navigate professional relationships with subsidiaries, vendors, and customers all over the world. Certainly, the best schools in One easy answer rests in the realm Indiana already teach students about of economic development. As Latino other cultures and ways of life. As communities continue to thrive here, someone born and raised in a city for example, new opportunities for most Americans consider to be more economic and business development in foreign than not, there is no substitute partnership with countries throughout for experiencing that diversity and Latin America should most certainly multiculturalism first-hand. be explored. Such partnerships are not only natural given the state’s important I am not and never have been and significant agricultural presence an advocate for the “diversity for but critical to the fostering of new diversity’s sake” principle. Still, it is industries. The Daniels Administration clear that Indiana, and indeed the rest has done a phenomenal job of pursuing of the country, will continue to shift similar exchanges in Japan and China, demographically away from a large, and Latin America represents some- dominant majority as minority populawhat unexplored territory through tions continue to expand in numbers which to put more Hoosiers to work. and influence. My hope is that we will embrace these changes and see them Education presents yet another for what they are: a chance to forge opportunity to tap into growing di- together a stronger state built on the versity. One of the things I tell parents talents and drive of people from all and groups all around the state with over the world. People who, despite whom I speak is that our children are their cultural differences, all have no longer competing with Hoosiers what’s most important… a passion or even Americans. Our students are for American ideals and a love of our competing in a global marketplace shared Hoosier State. with talent from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and everywhere else. Domes-
Mr. Lopez is Executive Director of the State of Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs and Director of Education and Legislation of the State of Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
The Economic Imperative of Supplier Diversity By Felecia J. Roseburgh
state, the region, and the country.
Few people have heard the term “Supplier Diversity”. Even fewer understand the economic value of Supplier Diversity for a community, the
Supplier Diversity is a procurement initiative emphasizing the importance of creating a diverse supply chain of goods and services. The discipline focuses on assuring that minorities, women, veterans, and disadvantaged businesses, are included in the procurement plans for government, not-for-profits, and private industry. There are those that often mistakenly assume that Supplier Diversity is a quota or social program, designed to benefit minorities and women while adding little to no value to the community at large. To the contrary, a robust supplier diversity initiative benefits everyone. Upon my entry to the supplier diversity industry, my mentor helped me understand the value of supplier diversity by using the popular phrase - “a rising tide lifts all boats”. This phrase crystallizes the reality that as the general economy improves, so will the lives of those who participate in that economy. This thinking challenges organizations to develop economic policies that are designed to meet the needs of everyone who will be impacted by those policies. Supplier Diversity does just that - it offers a number of benefits that assist in the development of a diverse supply chain with added economic value for all.
workforce is employed by small business and that small business development provides tremendous hope for the nation’s economic recovery through new job creation. As small businesses grow, so will our nation’s economy. Most diverse businesses are small businesses, therefore as supplier diversity initiatives assist diverse businesses, they aid in the economic recovery of their communities. Diverse businesses offer tremendous promise for a brighter economic future for us all. Finally, a diverse supply chain provides products and services to emerging consumer markets, as it continues to support mainstream consumer needs. While traditional products and services remain available to consumers, demographic shifts create opportunities for diverse suppliers to meet the needs of emerging and/or shifting populations in the U.S. and across the globe. A recent Nielsen report titled “The State of the Hispanic Consumer: The Hispanic Market Imperative” cites the following information regarding the needs and the buying power of Latinos:
Over 52 million strong, Latinos are impacting every aspect of the national landscape including popular culture, the workforce, consumerism, politics and American national identity. The Hispanic market’s size, growing clout, and buying power of $1 trillion in 2010 and $1.5 trillion by 2015 require thoughtful understanding about what the market represents to a company’s bottom line. Latinos are no longer just a sub-segment of the economy, but a prominent player in all aspects of American life.1
A response to this reality means that a diverse supply chain will A diverse supply chain, first and foremost, adds economic value enable companies, governments, and non-profit organizations to because it encourages the growth of diverse businesses. Diverse effectively respond to the fast-growing and globally expansive Latino businesses typically encounter barriers that challenge their start-up consumer base. and sustainability. Impediments to diverse business success include Supplier Diversity is not focused on giving a “hand-out”, but rather access to capital for business expansion; bonding to qualify for public projects; mentor-protégé relationship development; technology a “hand-up”. It engages diverse suppliers by supporting firms who are integration; and access to information & resources that are critical ready to do business in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. for day-to-day operations. Effective supplier diversity initiatives can As the “rising tide lifts all boats” so shall the rising tide of supplier diversity success lift our nation to greater levels of economic growth assist in these areas. and stability. I hope my tenure as Indiana’s supplier diversity leader As a second benefit, a diverse supply chain assists the country allows more boats to float on the rising tide of business success. in job creation. U.S. statistics show that nearly 50% of the U.S. Felecia J. Roseburgh is Deputy Commissioner of the Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises Division for the State of Indiana. For more information on Indiana’s Supplier Diversity Program go to www.in.gov/mwbe. The Nielsen Company. (Quarter 2, 2012). The State of the Hispanic Consumer: The Hispanic Market Imperative. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from http://nielsenclients.peachnewmedia.com/EdutechResources/resources//bytopicid/36498/State-of-the-Hispanic-Consumer.pdf 1
“Preparing Girls for a Diverse World” Maria Wynne Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Each week, I meet girls who exude courage, confidence and character, girls who make the world a better place. I really do have the best job - I see the future though their eyes every day and, it is bright!
for three years in sales and became passionate about business. I went on to obtain a Masters degree in Business Administration at Northern Illinois University. I began my career at Xerox Corporation. I quickly developed a passion for technology - a career choice As CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater not necessarily common among young Chicago and Northwest Indiana, the Latinas. I rose to leadership positions largest council in the nation, it is my in companies such as Xerox, Ameritech job to inspire our future leaders. As (now At&T) and Microsoft. I credit we prepare tomorrow’s leaders, it’s imperative to provide well-rounded experiences for girls who otherwise may never be exposed to these types of experiences. Born in the U.S., I was raised in Bogota, Colombia, where I attended Sta. Francisca Romana, a school led by Franciscan Nuns from Minnesota. This group of quietly fearless women encouraged me to think broadly and develop my leadership skills. They held the belief much of my success to my parents that young girls should grow up to be and teachers, who encouraged me to leaders and to reach their full potential. be anything I wanted to be. I was fortunate to have farsighted people in After my family returned to the my corner - they were ahead in their U.S., I finished high school and went thinking. on to pursue Bachelors of Art at North Central College in Naperville, worked Today, the Girl Scouts is also ahead
in thinking and in preparing girls for a world of global opportunity. Girls will be living in a multi-cultural world where minority populations are the majority, and where their colleagues will be on the other side of the globe. They will need to understand that diversity is much more than race, ethnicity or gender in the workplace. It is about culture, ideology and points of reference. We are strategically thinking about the future and have aligned ourselves with The Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council and their “GO TO 2040” Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana regional initiative. The council has identified key targets we must meet by 2040 in order to meet the needs of our evolving communities. The plan addresses technological demands, changes in communities and transportation and workforce needs. So where will the new nanotechnologists and biomedical engineers come from? With women expected to comprise nearly half of the workforce by 2040, we think many will come from the Girl Scouts. We are working hard to expose our girls
to rich and broad experiential learning opportunities that will broaden their vision and paint exciting opportunities for their future. We want to ensure girls fully understand the wonderful career fields that will be available to them.
they value financial motivations in career path development, are more aware of gender barriers in STEM, and appear eager to overcome obstacles.
It is alarming, and frustrating, to learn that a significant number of girls aren’t reaching their fullest potential The Girl Scout Research Insti- in STEM related opportunities. Girl tute found that, although interest Scouts provides programs including in science, technology, engineering Lego Robotics and “App Boot Camps” and math (STEM) is high, few girls for girls to explore their interests. But consider it their number one career it takes a conscious effort for all of choice. Even more, African American us to provide well-rounded experiand Hispanic girls have high inter- ences - those that foster innovation and est in STEM, high confidence, and ignite creativity and entrepreneurial a strong work ethic, but have fewer spirits - to prepare our children for support systems, mentors and role their professional lives. models which results in less exposure to STEM opportunities. However, Kids today dream about being
About Girl Scouts
professional athletes and fashion designers. It is our job to expand their scope of knowledge and experiences, so that they also dream about being a biomedical engineer, or a clean energy scientist. The challenges of the 21st century are complex, and, more than ever, global. Through my work with the 87,000 Girl Scouts in our council, I will continue to advocate and provide support to expand girls’ perspectives regarding the world of opportunity in front of them and to have them look forward to all that they can accomplish. I encourage you to do the same - one person can make a big difference in a girl’s life. Together we can get her there.
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.4 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana impacts the lives of nearly 87,000 girls and 24,000 adult members in 245 communities in six Illinois counties (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Lake, and Will) and four Indiana counties (Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter). 8
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Diversity & an elite education through recruitm by the Que Viva! Indiana Staff Imagine the prospects of attending an institution that has played a role in how we perceive our place in the universe? Imagine learning in a classroom where former students went on to shape economies of countries. Imagine being able to take your mind and stretching it to its fullest potential by beginning to shape it from an early age in order to be admitted into a top tier business school in the world. Imagine learning at a place that fosters a cauldron-like environment where great ideas are brought to life and then implemented in the world.
chet’s advisors attended the university and would eventually help him navigate through difficult macroeconomic challenges. Another example of the exemplary individuals associated with this institution is George P. Schultz, an American Economist, statesman and businessman, who among his many influential positions held was that of Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan. He helped propel positive relations with Europe, Russia and China. He also served as the Dean of the University of Chicago Graduate School Of Business where he helped establish a
You are about to delve into the way a top tier institution like the University of Chicago recruits individuals from the nation’s underserved, underrepresented populations to its graduate school of business, the Booth School of Business. These target groups include Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, Women and the Gay/ Lesbian/Bisexual and Transsexual communities. As a bit of background, the University of Chicago has provided fertile soil for many prominent individuals. There is Edwin Hubble, the famous astronomer whose insight helped learn how our solar system fits into the universe. Hubble’s theory propelled Albert Einstein to tweak some details about his Theory of Relativity. Then there is Milton Friedman who extolled the virtues of a free market economy with minimal government intervention. Friedman’s influence also traveled to Chile in South America during the Pinochet dictatorship and would eventually contribute to help that country surge as a shining star in the southern Western Hemisphere. Two of Pino10
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program to promote the recruitment of minority students.
The Office of Diversity Affairs’ objective is to recruit 10% of its annual recruitment of 600 Full Time MBA students from underrepresented, underserved communities. He shared that there are only about 500 students from these under represented communities applying nationwide and that out of these only 300 compete or get admitted. The top five ranked elite schools in the US that compete to attract these 300 students include University of Chicago, Harvard, Northwestern, Stanford, and University of Pennsylvania. Frausto commented that “Individuals who have their sights set on expanding their minds toward a life of greater exploration would find it fascinating to learn that an institution of such proportions exists right here in our back yard” The Chicago Approach to Management Education is distinguished by how it leverages fundamental knowledge, its rigor, and its practical application to business challenges.
The key benefit to being admitted to this program is the potential for Que Viva! interviewed Jose Luz a positive economic impact. For the Frausto, Associate Director of Diversity right individuals who meet academic Affairs, from the University of Chica- thresholds, the university has set aside go’s Booth School of Business. During partial to full tuition scholarships. “It this conversation Frausto addressed is important to start at a young age” two audiences. The first audience is says Frausto “in high school, it is widely the young man or woman in his high recognized that sports and extraschool years in effort to provide food curricular activities are part of the for thought about the opportunities student body identity, but don’t lose available for individuals who aspire to sight of the importance of getting intellectually stretch to their potential. strong grades” The second audience aims toward professionals already in the workforce The Office of Diversity Affairs who aim to further their education in attracts, retains and helps individuals from the target communities through the business world.
ment of underrepresented minority communities to graduation by providing a layer of support in academic, career development and career search. This office has been able to leverage the relationship between the university and prominent alumni to help further the advancement of individuals. “The overarching goal is to bring people with different perspectives from the standpoint of race and ethnic diversity toward a broad range of thoughts and ideas” said Frausto.
organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills.
Frausto recognizes that our community yields an economic influence that will continue to impact the US on a long term basis. When asked what he would like to share with our youth, “make every effort to get out of your current environment and see what exists out in the world” he says “you will be able to learn so much Most people who enroll in a and then be able to bring back to graduate business program do it your communities and reinvest for the either to make career transitions or betterment of all of society” deepen their influence within their current fields of endeavor. It is a Frausto went through a similar perfect opportunity for individuals experience. He grew up in Blue Island, who have gathered traction in their IL. His parents are working class careers and have the ability and people and his father, Ruben worked willingness to go through the rigor- at Union Tank in East Chicago while ous application process. The experi- his mother, Consuelo worked in a ence acquired within their careers manufacturing facility in Illinois as well. can be an invaluable factor when combined with entrance exam scores His ability to stay focused and and a well thought out application. involved in school and school activities Ultimately the platform that each of as a youngster allowed him to make these individuals bring as part of their the grades that would eventually experiences combined with this stellar allow him to earn a Bachelor’s Degree education almost always leads to a from Northwestern University. He has creation of value in the outside world. had the opportunity to travel throughout Latin America forging new roads in For high school students there are business development for the private organizations such as Management sector. He has also traveled as far Leaders for Tomorrow, the National as Istanbul and Moscow to promote Hispanic Institute and the National the Office of Diversity Affairs. Society of Hispanic MBAs High School Program that have a wealth of in“Invest in yourself and know that formation and programs to coach there are people throughout the world students and prepare them for the who are competing with you in this business world. For professionals, global economy”, said Frausto, “with there are organizations that can focus and determination, you will be provide assistance. Organizations able to achieve great things” such as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the Society of Hispanic Engineers and ALPFA, a nonprofit
La diversidad y el reclutamiento dentro de comunidades minor por el Personal de ¡Que Viva! Imagínate la posibilidad de matricularte en una institución que ha desempeñado un rol importante hacia la forma en que percibimos nuestro lugar en el universo? Imagínate aprender en un aula donde los estudiantes antiguos pudieron posteriormente dar forma a las economías de de varios países. Imagínate el poder extender tu mente y poder a temprana edad hacer preparativos con el fin de ser admitido en una escuela de negocios de este calibre. Imagínate aprender en un lugar que fomenta un ambiente semejante a un caldero, donde grandes ideas se generan y luego se implementan a nivel mundial. Estás a punto de aprender la forma en la cual una institución de nivel superior como la Universidad de Chicago recluta a personas de sectores marginados y menos representados para estudiar en la Escuela de Negocios Booth. Estos grupos incluyen a los hispanos, los afroamericanos, los indios nativos americanos, las mujeres y las comunidades Gay / Lesbiana / Bisexual y Transexual.
eventualmente, contribuiría a que este país se convirtiera en economía estelar en Sud America. Dos de los asesores de Pinochet asistieron a la Universidad de Chicago y sus consejos al fin y al cabo le ayudaron a Pinochet para navegar a través de difíciles desafíos macroeconómicos. Otro ejemplo de los individuos ejemplares asociados a esta institución es George P. Schultz, economista estadounidense, estadista y hombre de negocios, que entre sus muchas posiciones influyentes fue la de Secretario de Estado bajo el presidente Ronald Reagan. Él ayudó a impulsar las relaciones positivas con Europa, Rusia y China. También se desempeñó como Decano de la Universidad de Chicago Graduate School of Business, donde ayudó a establecer un programa para promover el reclutamiento de estudiantes de grupos minoritarios.
¡Que Viva! entrevistó a José Luz Frausto, Director Asociado de Diversity Affairs, Booth School of Business de la Universidad de Chicago. Durante esta conversación Frausto se dirigió a dos audiencias. La primera audiencia Como historial, la Universidad es el joven o la joven en sus años de de Chicago ha proporcionado un escuela secundaria y se dirige a ellos terreno fértil para muchas perso- con el fin de impulsarles a reflexionar nas prominentes. Por ejemplo Edwin sobre las oportunidades disponibles Hubble, el famoso astrónomo cuya para aquellos que aspiran a optimizar visión nos ayudó a aprender cómo su potencial intelectual. La segunda nuestro sistema solar se inscribe en audiencia son los profesionales que el universo. La teoría del Hubble ya están en la fuerza de trabajo y impulsó a Albert Einstein a que que pretenden continuar su educación ajustara algunos detalles sobre su en el mundo de los negocios. Teoría de la Relatividad. Luego Milton Friedman, que ensalzó las virtudes de una economía de libre mercado con intervención mínima del gobierno. La influencia de Friedman también La Oficina de Diversity Affairs viajó hasta Chile en América del Sur tiene como meta el poder reclutar durante la dictadura de Pinochet y, a 10% de su contratación anual de 12
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600 estudiantes de MBA de las comunidades marginadas y de baja representación, Compartió que cada año a nivel nacional solamente 500 estudiantes de estas comunidades aplican y de éstos sólo 300 son elegibles o se admiten a estos programas de MBA. Las cinco universidades sobresalientes en los EE.UU. que tratan de atraer a estos 300 estudiantes son las siguientes: La Universidad de Chicago, Harvard, Northwestern, Stanford y la Universidad de Pennsylvania.
Frausto comentó que “Para aquellos que tienen una mirada de ampliar su mente hacia una vida de mayor exploración les fascinara saber que hay una institución que puede proveer una gran plataforma para este fin aquí en esta gran ciudad de Chicago” El enfoque de esta universidad hacia la educación del mundo de negocios se distingue ya que aprovecha y usa conocimientos elementales a nivel riguroso para aplicarlos en forma práctica para contrarrestar los retos empresariales.
ritarias menos representadas para una educación destacada El beneficio clave del participar en este programa es el potencial económico positivo. Para aquellos que cumplen con los umbrales académicos, la universidad ha destinado becas parciales y becas completas. “Es importante comenzar a una edad temprana”, dice Frausto “en la escuela secundaria, es ampliamente reconocido que el deporte y las actividades extracurriculares son parte de la identidad del cuerpo estudiantil, pero es importante no perder de vista la importancia de obtener buenos grados”
pensamientos e ideas”, dijo Frausto.
La mayoría de las personas que se inscriben en un programa de posgrado de negocios, ya sea debido a una etapa transicional de una carrera a otra o para profundizar su influencia dentro de su campo actual. Es una oportunidad perfecta para que aquellos que han forjado un camino en su carrera y tienen la capacidad y la voluntad de pasar por el riguroso proceso de aplicación. La experiencia adquirida en su carrera es muchas veces un factor valioso cuando se combina con los resultados del examen de entrada y una planilla de aplicación L a a la universidad bien preparada. Oficina de Ultimadamente, la plataforma que Diversity cada una de los graduados aporta Affairs, combinado con la gran educación de retiene esta gran universidad, casi siempre conduce hacia la creación de grandes y ayuda acontecimientos en el mundo exterior. a las Para estudiantes de secundaria personas de hay organizaciones como Managelas comu- ment Leaders for Tomorrow, el Nan i d a d e s tional Hispanic Institute y el National minoritarias Society of Hispanic MBAs –High School y les provee Program que tienen una gran cantidad ayuda hasta de información y programas para que se gradúen. guiar y aconsejar y preparar a los La oficina les propor- estudiantes para el mundo de los ciona un nivel de apoyo negocios. Para los profesionales, hay hacia su desarrollo académico, organizaciones que pueden proveer desarrollo de su carrera e inclusive en asistencia. Organizaciones como la la búsqueda de empleo. Esta oficina National Society of Hispanic MBAs, ha sido capaz de utilizar la relación la Sociedad de Ingenieros Hispanos entre la universidad y ex alumnos de- y ALPFA, una organización sin fines stacados para ayudar a promover el de lucro dedicada a mejorar las progreso de los individuos. “El objetivo oportunidades para los latinos y el principal es de reunir a la gente con liderazgo de la construcción y habidiferentes perspectivas desde el punto lidades profesionales. de vista de la raza y la diversidad étnica hacia una amplia gama de
Frausto reconoce que nuestra comunidad tiene una influencia económica que seguirá afectando los EE.UU. a largo plazo. Cuando se le preguntó qué le gustaría compartir con nuestros jóvenes, “haz todo lo posible para salir de tu ambiente actual para que veas lo que existe en el mundo”, dice, “serás capaz de aprender mucho y luego ser capaz de poder volver a tu comunidad para reinvertir y poder ayudar hacia el mejoramiento de toda la sociedad “ Frausto vivio una experiencia semejante. Él creció en Blue Island, Illinois. Sus padres son gente de clase trabajadora y su padre, Rubén trabajó en Union Tank en East Chicago, Indiana, mientras que su madre, Consuelo trabajó en una fábrica en Illinois también. El pudo concentrarse y pudo balancear su participación en actividades escolares en la escuela secundaria que le permitió lograr los grados que eventualmente le permitieron obtener un título de licenciatura de la Universidad de Northwestern. Él ha tenido la oportunidad de viajar por todo Latinoamérica forjando nuevos caminos hacia el desarrollo de negocios para el sector privado. Él también ha viajado hasta Estambul y Moscú para promover la Oficina de Diversity Affairs. “No dejes de invertir en ti mismo y en el desarrollo de tu mente. Siempre se consciente que hay gente de todo el mundo que compite contigo en esta economía global”, dijo Frausto, “con enfoque y determinación, podrás lograr grandes cosas”
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Michael Essany It is fascinating to learn that a boy of three or four years of age, during a given evening years ago, would craft a life action plan as he sat next to his grandfather watching Bill Cosby as a guest of the late Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show. During that fateful evening that boy was consumed and titillated by the world of entertainment. The direction he decided upon would lead him to become a dynamic, well read, articulate and energetic individual with a passion for life and its endless possibilities. That young boy is Michael Essany a former E! Entertainment Television host and producer widely recognizable for his appearances on Oprah, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, Today, ET, and Inside Edition. Michael is also a bestselling author, columnist, and blogger whose work and accomplishments have been featured in the pages of Time, People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Details, Maxim, and TV Guide.
stars. To make things even more interesting, Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Valparaiso University during his first two years of hosting the E! Entertainment show. In 2005 he was recognized by A&E Biography, due to his inspirational achievements by naming him to their list of “America’s Most Remarkable People”. Michael grew up in Hobart, Indiana and was very close to his grandfather, Mike Cosenza, and attributes much of his success to lessons he learned from him. Along his trajectory, he has learned from the likes of Walter Cronkite, Steve Allen, Hugh Downs and Ed McMahon. One of the great qualities that he admired about Walter Cronkite was his ability to synthesize the past into the present and what it meant for the future. Essany’s rendition of Cronkite is that of a man of great wisdom and significant depth and feels fortunate to have met him. Cronkite put things into perspective for Essany when he shared that the first time he visited the White House, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president.
At the age of 14, Michael launched a cable-access talk show from the living room of his parent’s home in Valparaiso, IN and patterned his image Essany is a voracious learner after his idol Johnny Carson. By age 20 Michael was a nationwide celebrity, with a high degree of curiosity and his TV series was attracting top and a diverse set of interests. His tier names like Tom Cruise as guest blog work ranges from topics as
essential as the effects of sleep deprivation to the impact of the Stopping Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its relevance to the freedom of expression. When he was conducting interviews during his show, he felt it imperative to have a broad global perspective and understanding in order to have meaningful conversations to honor both guests and audiences toward effecting positive change.
evident by how they relish the opportunity to describe the many things she does and the natural beauty the child exudes.
rival the most vibrant of entrepreneurs. He is reluctant to call himself an entrepreneur indicating he is unable to judge that for himself. He has been called an entrepreneur by others and in a self Christa describes Michael as effacing manner says “when someone always working and finding difficulty calls you an entrepreneur it may be an in just relaxing. More importantly, she underlying message of the true nature finds him to be very inspirational “you and a calling from deep within yourself” can do whatever you want, you just says Essany . Recently he was named have to find out what it is” Michael by Valparaiso University as one of the reminds her. Christa recently com- top 150 most influential people. In pleted a half marathon and is currently spite of all his achievements Essany signed up and training for a complete remains well grounded as expressed full marathon later this year as a result in an Aristotelian stance “the more I of his positive affirmations and en- know and learn, the more I recognize couragement. They confide they how much more I need to learn” met at an English Literature class at Valparaiso University and are soon to He is currently readying himself for reach their fifth wedding anniversary a new late night show named Seven in June. on Ridge that will air weeknights on
Michael is married to Christa and they have a two- andone-half year old daughter, Gianna. They both agree that Gianna loves to talk, sing songs and enjoys excitement including climbing anything within reach. Essany currently serves as vice Their love for president of a marketing and promoGianna tions company involved in commodiis so ties trading. He has dealings with the Chicago Board of Trade as well as another entity based in Demotte, IN. His future plans in show business will require that he step away from this role.
WJYS at 10:30PM starting on September 17, 2012. He had always dreamed on hosting a Chicago based late night. He will bring a huge added synergy to the show’s management by tapping into his vast industry contact base that includes prominent top tier celebrities such as Regis Philbin, Susan Sarandon, Leeza Gibbons, Gary Sinise and many Michael has a demeanor that more. exudes confidence yet a high degree of modesty. He has learned to make shifts His side kick is literally larger than during his colorful career that would life; it is a thirteen foot tall rooster
named Kaká. The show will unfold the comedic yet contentious relationship between Essany and the rooster. There are unconfirmed reports that Kaká is somewhat disturbed because Que Viva! chose Essany instead of him for this introductory story. The rooster reportedly has roots linking him to Brazil; his mother, who is from Brazil, named him after a highly acclaimed and famous soccer player. Essany walks us back to one of the many reasons he has such respect for the late Johnny Carson. He does not think there has been any talent, embodied by artists or comedians, “discovered” during the late night circuit since Johnny Carson retired twenty years ago. Michael noted that under Carson’s reign, a multitude of people were discovered and as a result the number one goal of Seven on Ridge
will be to help identify and expose the broad nationwide tapestry of talent, and help others achieve their goals and dreams. He attributes a significant part of his success to his ability to connect with people. He dedicates a significant amount of time researching his guests to come up with genuine and solid questions to help individuals express themselves. This approach creates a synergistic conversation where all parties benefit from the interaction. One of the best pieces of advice he received from Ed McMahon during his first week in show business at age 14 was “always remember, the next question is in the last answer, it is important to know that you are having conversations with people who feel, think and live”
launched his show at the age of 14, he knows in his heart that his best days in show business are yet to come. “I feel I have gathered a much broader knowledge base, both from a personal perspective in addition to being more being aware of world events, the great thing is that I will continue to learn and do what I love” He knows his desire to serve the late night community has never been stronger and he has never been more ready. He is elated to be at the cusp of fulfilling a life-long dream: To have his own late night talk show right here in the 11 million people Chicago market. Look for Seven on Ridge on WJYS on September 17, 2012 at 10:30PM. To have a glimpse of Seven on Ridge you can view brief clip on Facebook on their site: Seven on Ridge
Compared to the first time Essany
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Es fascinante que un niño de tres o cuatro años de edad, en una dada noche, pudiera elaborar un plan de acción que impactaría su vida al sentarse al lado de su abuelo, viendo a Bill Cosby como invitado del fallecido Johnny Carson en el “Tonight Show”. Durante esa noche fatídica ese chico se consumiría y totalmente se entregaría al mundo del entretenimiento. Su decisión lo llevaría a convertirse en una persona dinámica, culta, elocuente y enérgica, con una pasión hacia la vida y sus infinitas posibilidades. Ese niño es Michael Essany. Fue presentador de televisión en el show E! Entertainment además de ser productor. Es reconocido por sus apariciones en Oprah, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, Today, e Inside Edition. Michael es también un exitoso autor, columnista y blogger, cuyo trabajo y los logros han sido destacado en las páginas de Time, People, Newsweek , Details, Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, y TV Guide. A la edad de 14 años, Michael puso en marcha un programa de entrevistas via cable de televisión desde la casa de sus padres en Valparaíso, Indiana modelando a su ídolo Johnny Carson. A la edad de 20 Michael ya había logrado éxito como celebridad en todo Estados Unidos, y su serie de televisión ya atraía los más cotizados artistas tales como Tom Cruise. Para hacer las cosas aún más interesantes, Michael se graduó Magna Cum Laude con una licenciatura en Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad de Valparaíso durante sus dos primeros años de lanzar su carrera con E! Entertaiment. En 2005 fue reconocido por A & E Biography, debido a sus logros inspiradores nombrándolo a su lista de “America’s Most Remarkable People”.
Michael creció en Hobart, Indiana en forma muy engreída a su abuelo, Mike Cosenza, y atribuye gran parte de su éxito a las lecciones que aprendió de él. A lo largo de su trayectoria, también aprendió de personas como Walter Cronkite, Steve Allen, Hugh Downs y Ed McMahon. Una de las grandes cualidades que admiraba de Walter Cronkite fue su capacidad de sintetizar el pasado al presente y lo que ambos de estos significaban para el futuro. Essany describe a Cronkite como un hombre de gran y profunda sabiduría y se siente afortunado del haberle conocido.
tereses. El escribe un blog y con un gran abarque desde temas tan esenciales como los efectos de la privación del sueño a los efectos de la Ley de Detención de la piratería en línea (SOPA) y el impacto de tal ley hacia la auto expresión. Cuando estaba aun realizando entrevistas en su programa de televisión, él sentía que era imprescindible contar con una amplia perspectiva y entendimiento de los acontecimientos mundiales con el fin de tener conversaciones significativas para honrar no solo a sus invitados sino también al público para poder efectuar el progreso.
Michael está casado con Christa y tienen una hija de dos años y medio, Gianna. Ambos coinciden en que a Gianna le encanta hablar, cantar y le es muy divertida ya que también se sube a todo lo que esta de su alcanze. El amor de estos padres hacia Gianna es tan evidente por la forma en que ambos anticipan la oportunidad para describir las muchas cosas que ella hace y la belleza natural de la niña. Christa comparte que le es difícil a Michael el poder relajarse y que siempre está trabajando. Más importante aún, se da cuenta que él es muy inspirador “puedes realizar cualquier sueno, lo necesario saber es cuáles son tus sueños.” Michael le recuerda. Christa recientemente completó un medio maratón y se ha inscrito y está entrenando para un maratón completo a finales de este año como resultado de las afirmaciones positivas y del aliento que recibe de Michael. Comparten que se conocieron en una clase de Cronkite le dio perspectiva a sus experien- Literatura Inglesa en la Universidad de cias y antigüedad cuando compartió que Valparaíso, y están a punto de alcanzar la primera vez que visitó la Casa Blanca, su quinto aniversario de bodas en junio. Franklin Delano Roosevelt era presidente. Essany actualmente se desempeña Essany es voraz con respecto a su como vicepresidente de una empresa de aprendizaje y tiene una gran curiosidad marketing y promociones involucrada además de tener una diversa base de in- en el comercio de commodities. Tiene ¡QUE VIVA! | JUNE-july 2012
conexiones con el Chicago Board of Trade, así como otra entidad con sede en Demotte, IN. Debido a sus planes hacia el futuro en el mundo del espectáculo, será necesario que se separe de esta actividad. Michael tiene una forma de ser que expresa una fuerte autoconfianza pero sin embargo, es muy modesto. Ha logrado grandes cambios durante su carrera y se podría decir que tales cambios les pueden dar rivalidad a los más grandes de empresarios. Él se niega a describirse a sí mismo un empresario. Muchos le han dicho que él es un empresario pero el de manera muy modesta dice, “cuando alguien te describe como un ‘empresario’ puede ser un mensaje subyacente de la verdadera naturaleza y un llamado de lo más profundo dentro de ti mismo”, dice Essany. Recientemente fue nombrado por la Universidad de Valparaíso como uno de las 150 personas más influyentes. A pesar de todos sus logros Essany se mantiene con los pies en la tierra expresando una postura aristotélica diciendo “en cuanto más sé y aprendo, más reconozco lo mucho que aun tengo por aprender” En la actualidad el se prepara para un nuevo show nocturno llamado “Seven on Ridge” que se transmitirá entre semana en WJYS a las 10:30 PM a partir del 17 de septiembre de 2012. Siempre había soñado con ser el anfitrión de una show nocturno basado en Chicago. Él traerá una gran sinergia al programa, recurriendo a su amplia base de contactos de la industria que incluye a prominentes personalidades de primer nivel como el Regis Philbin, Susan Sarandon, Leeza Gibbons, Gary Sinise y muchos más. Su compañero del programa es, literalmente, más grande que la vida, es un gallo de casi cuatro metros de altura
llamado Kaká. El espectáculo se desarrollará la relación cómica pero aun contenciosa entre Essany y el gallo. Hay informes de que Kaká está un poco molesto, porque ¡Que Viva! eligió a Essany en lugar de él para este artículo introductorio. El gallo al parecer tiene raíces que lo vinculan a Brasil, su madre, que es de Brasil, lo nombró en honor a un jugador de fútbol
el quiere ayudar a otros a alcanzar sus sueños y metas. Él atribuye una parte importante de su éxito a su capacidad de conectar con la gente.
El le dedica gran esfuerzo al investigar los antecedentes de cada uno de sus invitados para asi formular preguntas sinceras y como tal brindarle a ellos la oportunidad del poder expresarse. Este enfoque crea una conversación sinérgica, donde todo mundo se beneficia de la interacción. Uno de los mejores consejos que recibió de Ed McMahon, durante su primera semana en el mundo del espectáculo a los 14 años fue “recuerda siempre, durante una entrevista, la siguiente pregunta que hagas siempre tendrá antecedentes en la última respuesta de tu invitado, es importante reconocer que las conversaciones que elaboras son con personas que sienten , piensan y que viven en el momento” Comparado a la primera vez que Essany lanzó su espectáculo a la edad de 14 años, él está consciente de que sus mejores días en el mundo del espectáculo están aún por venir. “Siento que he reunido una base de conocimiento mucho más amplia, tanto desde una perspectiva personal, y a la vez una mayor apreciación acerca de los acontecimientos mundiales. Lo de Brasil muy aclamado y famoso. bueno es que sigo aprendiendo y estoy haciendo lo que amo” Él sabe que su deseo Essany comenta que una de las muchas de servir la comunidad de la noche nunca razones por lo que le tiene tanto respeto al ha sido más fuerte y está mejor preparado fallecido Johnny Carson es porque el no que nunca. Él está encantado de estar en cree que haya “descubierto” ningún talento, la cúspide del poder realizar un sueño plasmado por los artistas o comediantes en de toda la vida: El tener su propio show el circuito de la noche desde que Johnny de noche aquí en el mercado del área Carson se jubilo hace veinte años. Michael de Chicago que contiene 11 millones de señaló que bajo el reinado de Carson, una personas. Disfrute de Seven on Ridge multitud de personas fueron descubiertas. en WJYS a partir del 17 de septiembre De tal manera, el objetivo número uno de 2012 a las 10:30 PM. Para mayor inde Seven on Ridge, será de identificar y formación sobre Seven on Ridge, vea exponer el amplio tapiz de talento que un breve video en Facebook en su sitio: existe a nivel nacional. De esta manera Seven on Ridge
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NORTHWEST INDIANA’S YWCA: No longer a “Best Kept Secret” by Que Viva! Indiana Magazine Staff The YWCA was founded in the 1920’s during a strong industrial era in a storefront building offering counseling and support for families in transition aiming to find equitable racial justice. This mantra remained in place from its inception all the way until the 1960’s and 1970’s in Gary. The community was diverse comprised of people from Irish, Polish, Hispanic and African American descent. When the steel mills consolidated and human physical labor was reduced, the local economy was deeply impacted and thus changed the character of the YWCA. Resources for the YWCA were curtailed and the competition for limited resources grew exponentially. Regardless of the challenges the YWCA continues on its mission to assist families via community collaboration and racial justice. The modern day YWCA is an oasis for families and aims to meet their needs. It is a community center as well as a YWCA. The key focus is to help families who are in process of re-entering the workforce and are experiencing a housing transition. Currently 56% of Gary’s population is female and while the YWCA focuses on helping women, it also welcomes men into its programs. Three and one half years ago the YWCA moved to a new facility for the better. It is equipped with an Olympic sized pool, a full sized gym with an array of programs. These programs include Health and Wellness Programs
including land and water based aerobics, swimming classes and personal fitness training.
Northwest Indiana since late 2011 and has over twenty years of experience advocating for the underserved. “I have always been fearless in speaking on Also provided is a Senior Program/ behalf of women and minorities”, said Senior Congregate Meal Site. This Brown, “there is a big need to advocate program includes lunches and activities for the needs especially of women and such as Bingo Club, Line Dancing, Land their children during difficult times” and Water Aerobics and a YWCA Brown’s educational background Senior Singles Social Club. Among the many other programs to explore are includes both and undergraduate also Youth Programs that include their degree in Human Services Admin“Yes We Can” After school program istration and a Masters Degree from which is free. There is also the YWCA Spertus Institute in Human Services “Yes We Can” Youth Summer Camp. Administration and Non Profit ManBoth of these programs require for agement. Her career stated in 1989 families to register. in Aurora, IL where she developed programs aiming to help women It is key for the NWI YWCA to experiencing difficulties such as doattract families and help them become mestic violence, economic distress strong. Denise Brown, President and or seeking ways to reintegrate into CEO of Northwest Indiana YWCA has the workforce. As part of the United been working in this field for quite Way in the Chicago Metro area she some time. Her main goal is to secure was able to learn with great success the funding through various means the art of fundraising to help foster to ensure this beautiful facility is kept a solid footing for the organizations she was affiliated with to the tune of running in tip top shape. millions of dollars. Among the many corporate With this strong leadership and the sponsors she works with are: the Lake Area United Way, the Depart- infrastructure in place at the Northwest ment of Justice, Methodist Hospital, Indiana YWCA, the families in the Northwest Indiana Community Cor- community are poised to significantly poration, CACNP, NIPSCO, White benefit. After all when we talk about Foundation, Walmart and the Honda diversity, we look for the multitude Foundation. The Honda foundation of ways in which a community comes has been instrumental in helping together to assist those in need. The the YWCA spearhead education of YWCA is without question an example Science, Technology,Engineering and of how positive results are achieved due Math (STEM) with its clients. to the focus, hard work and dedication of many people. We salute the Brown has exercised her role in Northwest Indiana YWCA.
DIVERSITY Overly defined and rarely implemented
By Jamal Smith Just recently I found myself sitting in a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Southern Indiana. Many things were discussed; most notably, an hour long discussion about the local economy and how the change in the local demographics was affecting everything from banking to the local market. Of course, I’ve had more of these discussions than I care to mention. However, what I found most interesting about this particular conversation was the Chamber member’s concerns that recent legislation would adversely affect their growth. After the Chamber meeting I drove more than 90 miles to meet with a beleaguered superintendent who, amid a few alleged racially charged incidents, was facing an increasing amount of criticism from parents and community stakeholders. Her problem: the district’s student demographic make-up was changing faster than the administration that governed them. Solution: There was none. A bunch of talk about cultural competence and some pretext about budgetary restraints were the apex of the conversation. Afterward, I drove another 140 miles to meet with executives from a
manufacturing plant eagerly trying to fill their shifts with a diverse group of individuals skilled enough to engineer their products and operate the machinery used in their plants. Their problem was twofold. First, the company’s target demographic was as varied as the world itself; however the location of the plant was limited to a relatively isolated and homogeneous community. Secondly, the skill-set needed to operate the machinery had evolved as much as the innovation needed from their engineers. Unfortunately, the background of the company’s candidates was as limited as the community it called home.
years. There are still pockets of people – young and old, rich and poor, black, white, red, and brown – who are still fighting for access. These people are fighting to be included in the process; to be at the table and not on the menu. Unfortunately, too much of the fight has been reduced to rhetoric. Time spent defining Diversity instead of implementing it.
Correspondingly, just as much time is spent contesting the idea of Diversity. Why should I have to include someone because they are a [veteran or black or white or disabled]? Answer: You don’t and shouldn’t have to include anyone. However, we should all be In retrospect, the day’s events con- inspired to include the most capable firmed a few things for me. First of and incisive people we can find from all, I needed an oil change and a good a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. Diversity (or variety, night’s sleep. assortment, change) is, ironically, one In theory, the Diversity conversa- of the few certainties you will find in tion seems to be as overdone as the American culture. It is here whether housewife reality shows that appear we accept it or not and its implemento consume the majority of televi- tation will undoubtedly serve all that sion air play. Over the years I’ve had embrace it well. countless conversations and numerous debates about Diversity. What is Diversity? Is Diversity important? Interestingly enough, the discussions haven’t changed much in the last 10
Mr. Jamal Smith is the Senior Advisor on Minority Affairs for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. He is also the Executive Director for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
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City of Hammond Festivities in July: Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. Hammond’s 9th annual Festival of the Lakes, a celebration that begins July 18 and runs until July 22, will once again bring fun and entertainment to all who attend with its entertainment, food, carnival and numerous other activities. The five-day festival kicks off the entertainment with some 80’s Hip-Hop style on Wednesday, July 18, with Naughty by Nature opening for Mc Hammer. On Thursday, July 19, forget your grandma’s version of symphonies and be prepared to jam out to a rock symphony featuring the music of Led Zeppelin, performed by the 48 piece Northwest Indiana Orchestra, with opening numbers performed by Books, Brushes and Bands for Education. For Friday, July 19, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are set to light up the stage, but not before opening act Shaggy gets the crowd going with his popular songs. This is one funky Friday concert-goers are sure to remember for years to come! Saturday, July 20, brings three great bands to Festival’s Latin Night, with band Ozomatli opening for Los Lobos. And if those two bands aren’t enough, the audience is sure to get an awesome show from the headliner, the always popular Los Lonely Boys. Country fans are in luck this year, because rounding out our Festival on Sunday, July 21, openers TraciLynn Lendi and Craig Campbell warm up the stage for the ‘Redneck Woman’ herself, country music star Gretchen Wilson. Concerts are held each night at the award-winning Pavilion at Wolf Lake. This Frank Lloyd Wright inspired pavilion can accommodate up to 20,000 people and features a state-of-the-art sound system. For fun family entertainment, the City of Hammond is proud to announce its new carnival, Modern Midways. With its exciting rides, games and prizes, Modern Midways carnival is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for the old and young alike. In addition to the entertainment and carnival, Festival of the Lakes offers something for everyone, with events such as Polka Party featuring the music of the ‘D Street Band’ (held at the Hammond Marina); Senior Day for those 55 and older with music by the Don Manin Quartet; Special Person’s Day with free rides, hot dogs, and goody bags for participants with permanent disabilities; the Kathleen Pucalik Memorial 5k Run/Walk on the lake; Fishing Derby; Hot Rod & Custom Show, and a golf outing at Lost Marsh for Festival Sponsors. To learn more about events and times, visit Festival.gohammond.com/ or Facebook.com/FestivaloftheLakes, or call (219) 853-6378. ¡QUE VIVA! | JUNE-july 2012
Summer Time is Test
Preparation Time By Kate Coffman In Indiana, students from third grade to 12th grade are taking standardized tests. Whether it is the ISTEP exam or the SAT, strong reading, writing and math skills are critical to doing well. Summer is a great time to prepare for these tests by helping students improve their skills in those critical areas and by helping kids familiarize themselves with the exams.
students understand the tests and perform better. By learning the format and content of typical test questions and answering practice questions regularly, students can greatly improve their scores.
tions on its site, www.act.org. Practice guides are sold in bookstores or can be borrowed from libraries. Understanding the directions to each section and what is being tested before taking the actual test can save students time on test day — time that can be devoted to answering But parents who cannot afford tutors more questions. The more questions answered and test preparation courses still can take correctly, the better the score. For students who are taking end-ofcourse assessments or the ISTEP exams, practice tests can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website at www. doe.in.gov.
Most colleges in the United States require a student to take the SAT or ACT for admission. Most college admission officers recommend taking both. The SAT has three sections—Critical Reasoning, Math and Writing. Each section is worth 800 points for a total composite score of 2400. The highest ACT score is 36. The ACT sections are English, Math, Reading, and Science, with an optional writing section. Students should begin taking these tests in 11th grade, but preparation should begin as early as ninth grade. Collegeboard, the nonprofit that administers the SAT, has found a correlation between family income and SAT score — the higher the income, the higher the score. These findings do not mean middle- and upper-class kids are smarter. The difference results from these families have access to resources such as tutors, test preparation courses and other materials that help their
advantage of free resources to prepare for standardized tests. Students can practice SAT questions at the Collegeboard website, www. collegeboard.org. ACT also offers practice ques-
It’s also very important for every 10thgrader to take the free PSAT. The Indiana Department of Education pays for students to take the test, which will be administered on October 17 this year. The PSAT format is similar to the SAT. Some consider it a practice SAT — but it actually is used to determine National Merit Scholarship finalists and recipients. Too many students miss the opportunity to take advantage of this free test, so have your child ask a high school guidance counselor to register for the PSAT. And one final reminder; kids who remain active during the summer forget less of what they learned during the school year. So have them get out, play, and read at least 15 minutes per day to keep their bodies and minds sharp.
Kate Coffman is the Program Manager for the College and Career Counseling (C3) initiative of the Indiana Youth Institute. C3offers the free www.driveofyourlife.org and www.triptocollege.org websites, which allow Hoosiers students to explore career options and Hoosiers students and families to find more for college, respectively.
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Arroz con Dulce - Coconut Rice Pudding Ingredients • 1½ cups GOYA® Medium Grain Rice • 6 GOYA® Whole Cloves • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled • 1 GOYA® Cinnamon Stick • 1 tsp. GOYA® Salt • 1 can (15.5 oz.) Coco GOYA® Cream of Coconut • ½ cup raisins • Whipped cream (optional) • Ground cinnamon (optional) • Berries (optional)
Directions 1.In medium bowl, add rice and enough cold water immerse it by 2”. Let rice soak 1 hour; drain; set aside. 2.At the same time, in medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 4 cups of fresh water to a boil, with cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Lower heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove and discard spices. Set aside water in a saucepan. 3.Stir cream of coconut into the water and bring to a boil. Add soaked rice and raisins. Lower heat to medium low; simmer and keep covered until rice is soft and liquid is absorbed into rice. This should take 15-20 minutes. Transfer rice pudding to large casserole dish and place in refrigerator for cooling. 4.To serve, scoop pudding onto serving plate. This can be served with whipped cream, ground cinnamon and berries, if desired.
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Wolf lake Memorial Park Pavilion
18 - 22
free adMission Beer Garden Food Live Bands 5k run & Walk Lost marsh Golf scramble children’s entertainment Fishing derby carnival special Persons’ day Fireworks custom car show Pontoon Boat rides friday
eVent sCHedule wednesday July
Naughty by Nature
MC Hammer tHursday July
19 Music of led Zeppelin Books, Brushes & Bands for Education – A Rock Symphony Featuring: The Northwest Indiana’s 48 piece Orchestra friday July
senior Citizens’ day
12 - 3pm • Beer Garden
& parliament funkadelic
FeaturinG tHe don manin Quartet
polka party with D Street Band
2 - 6pm • Hammond marina
Ozomatli Los Lobos
los lonely Boys
Tracylyn Lendi Craig Campbell
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