Jazz concert Saturday at Marian Kiwanis donates iPads to local students with autism


In their continuing commitment to serving the children of our community, Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis presented four iPads as part of the Wisconsin Upper Michigan Kiwanis Autism Project. This project, developed in 2012-13 by the Kiwanis Wisconsin Upper Michigan District governor at that time, Lynn Messer, strives to provide iPads and funding for children with autism of families in need. The presentation of these two iPads marks the 36th and 37th iPads presented by the Kiwanis Club of Sheboygan Falls. To date, over 750 iPads have been donated and close to $350,000 has been raised, throughout the district. Two iPads were also presented by Kiwanis members Mike Holden and Lynn Messer to Plymouth Riverview Middle School students William Meyer and Isaiah Voss. These donations were made possible from the Edward Miller memorial gift to the iPad project. Recipients included William Meyer and Isaiah Voss. At the Riverview presentation were (left to right) Mike Holden, Lynn Messer, Lisa Meyer, William Meyer, Dalene Voss and Isaiah Voss. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other people and the world around them. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 50 children in the United States have autism in some form. Teachers use iPads to reach out to children with ASD with remarkable results. Autistic children show tremendous improvements after playing fun-filled exercises on the iPad which is seen to be less stressful and more fun for the teachers and the students – and is mutually beneficial for parents, siblings, and other caregivers. Submitted photo In their continuing commitment to serving the children of our community, Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis presented four iPads as part of the Wisconsin Upper Michigan Kiwanis Autism Project. This project, developed in 2012-13 by the Kiwanis Wisconsin Upper Michigan District governor at that time, Lynn Messer, strives to provide iPads and funding for children with autism of families in need. The presentation of these two iPads marks the 36th and 37th iPads presented by the Kiwanis Club of Sheboygan Falls. To date, over 750 iPads have been donated and close to $350,000 has been raised, throughout the district. Two iPads were also presented by Kiwanis members Mike Holden and Lynn Messer to Plymouth Riverview Middle School students William Meyer and Isaiah Voss. These donations were made possible from the Edward Miller memorial gift to the iPad project. Recipients included William Meyer and Isaiah Voss. At the Riverview presentation were (left to right) Mike Holden, Lynn Messer, Lisa Meyer, William Meyer, Dalene Voss and Isaiah Voss. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other people and the world around them. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 50 children in the United States have autism in some form. Teachers use iPads to reach out to children with ASD with remarkable results. Autistic children show tremendous improvements after playing fun-filled exercises on the iPad which is seen to be less stressful and more fun for the teachers and the students – and is mutually beneficial for parents, siblings, and other caregivers. Submitted photo The Marian University Music Department will present a free jazz concert Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hornung Student Center in Fond du Lac.

The featured jazz studies groups include The Little Big Band, directed by Dr. Brian Lydeen, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Prof. David Hein.

Each of the groups will perform several jazz standards, as well as popular and contemporary repertoire.

The Little Big Band will perform a range of familiar jazz tunes in both swing and Latin styles. “All Blues” and “Freddie the Freeloader” from Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” album will be featured during the concert, as well as two Duke Ellington pieces including “Mood Indigo” and the ballad “I Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good.” Other selections include the jazz standard “There Will Never Be Another You,” a Latin treatment of “Venus de Milo” of Gerry Mulligan, and a jazz version of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble’s selections will include standards “All of Me” and “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” the pop hit from the seventies “Rainy Days and Mondays” by The Carpenters, and “A Life for Me,” “Bumble Bee,” and “I Sing, You Sing” by The Real Group. “Pure Imagination,” “Mighty Love,” and a jazz arrangement of “Do You Hear What I Hear” will also be featured during the concert.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Brian Lydeen, associate professor of music, at blydeen@marianuniversity.edu.


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