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The Voices Project

Digital Literary Journal


1,300 contributors
2,000 unique visitors per week
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Founded by Denise, the original vision for The Voices Project in 2012 was grounded in a new mother’s ambition to provide a venue where women and girls all ages and backgrounds express themselves and build a portfolio of original poetry and short prose. We believe that through reading and internalizing the creative works of others, there is an opportunity for empathy of the human condition to spread. We never really know what is going on for someone unless we become curious. We may be more apt to see ourselves in others when we observe, inquire, look people in the eye, or read their stories.

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Bandida Products

Reduce Smartphone Distraction

According to a study by King University, smartphone owners tap, swipe, or click on our phones an astounding 2,617 times per day. Plus, we are using our phones 20% more now than in 2015. Despite the efforts of large tech companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook to help cut down on our usage of their products with device features and promoting “time well spent,” it hasn’t worked. We spend more time on our devices now more than ever.

 

Bandida Products is not an app. It doesn’t solve a technology problem with more technology. It’s a simple band that extends over the front of your phone to help you think twice before you check it. Choose your pattern, color, or customize with your or personal mantra or company logo. Having to move something physical out of the way in order to access your phone, could help you reduce a major distraction and be more present. Stop checking your phone and check yourself. Product coming soon!

The Telling Board

The Telling Board uses the concept of storyboarding (organizing graphics in sequence) to enable children ages 6 and up to conceptualize and build their own narratives. By populating square grids on the board with their choice of either pre-illustrated or their own hand drawn "story cards," children practice crafting stories in sequence from beginning to end. They are able to tell those stories and share them via a built-in recording mechanism on the board.

We hope to discover how The Telling Board drives creative thinking and may encourage children to practice verbal communication of personally meaningful stories. In this paper, we describe the design of The Telling Board, analyze the meaning of storyboarding, story crafting, and storytelling. In addition, we will explore future direction of the tool.

Refugees in Colorado

Finding Hope Through Supportive Communities

Denise Powell & Susan Glairon

In 2016, the United Nations called for U.S. business schools to help facilitate the integration of refugees into local economies, and the University of Colorado and University of Denver heeded the call. CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business convened a regional summit on refugee issues, bringing together NGOs, refugees, businesses, banks, government entities and nine regional business schools.

 

Positive outcomes included connecting refugees to employers for jobs as well as connecting refugee entrepreneurs with banks for microloans. Summit presenters also demonstrated to attending business schools how programs that help integrate refugees into the local economy could be created in their schools.

Refugees in Colorado

Finding Hope Through Supportive Communities

Denise Powell & Susan Glairon

In 2016, the United Nations called for U.S. business schools to help facilitate the integration of refugees into local economies, and the University of Colorado and University of Denver heeded the call. CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business convened a regional summit on refugee issues, bringing together NGOs, refugees, businesses, banks, government entities and nine regional business schools.

 

Positive outcomes included connecting refugees to employers for jobs as well as connecting refugee entrepreneurs with banks for microloans. Summit presenters also demonstrated to attending business schools how programs that help integrate refugees into the local economy could be created in their schools.

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(303)-731-9397

 

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denisepowell7@gmail.com 

Boulder, CO

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