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Final Exam BART Shuttle Schedule

Dec 15th-17th
Am Shuttle: 7:40am & 8:05am pick up at San Leandro BART
Afternoon: 12:30pm &1:30pm Depart BOD to San Leandro BART

Dec 18th
AM Shuttle: 7:40am & 8:05am pick up at San Leandro BART
Morning: 10:30am &11:30pm Depart BOD to San Leandro BART

**There will be no 3:30pm or 6:15pm BART Shuttles during finals week**
The BART Shuttle will be out of service 12/19 – 1/4. Service will resume on 1/5/15.

Win Two Free Tickets to Any Ball Game

If your last name isn’t LeBoa, you could win two free tickets to any game by identifying this insect from the Living Lab. Hint: Grasshopper or cricket is way too vague. You have to get more specific.

Email your friendly Web Guy with your guess. First correct answer wins two free tickets to any game.

Thank You – Merry Christmas – Bishop O’Dowd – Pentatonix – Little Drummer boy

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Pico Iyer: The art of stillness

The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. In our world of constant movement and distraction, he teases out strategies we all can use to take back a few minutes out of every day, or a few days out of every season. It’s the talk for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the demands for our world.

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Dana Ciraulo Young ’83 Having a Ball of a Time

Dana Ciraulo Young ’83 has a love of media relations and knack for coming up with big ideas. She’s put those talents to use at Berkeley-based One World Play Project, a B Corporation company that promotes play as a way to help heal and rebuild communities devastated by war, disaster, disease and poverty.

One World Play Project makes, sells and distributes products and services to enable play around the world, especially for those living in the harshest environments where play is nearly non-existent. Collaborating with sponsors, organizations and individuals, One World Play Project works to support, enable and expand the transformative power of play in all its forms, anywhere and everywhere.

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7 Things About Javier Sanchez

What inspired you to do this kind of work?

Ever since I can remember, I was always doing two things – playing sports and making art. I pursued both loves in college. I played football at Cal State University (never say East Bay) Hayward for four years while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art.

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This is an installment in a series of profiles called “7 Things” about O’Dowd’s terrific faculty and staff that is regularly featured on our website. Visit http://www.bishopodowd.org/7things/ to see more.

Drawing 1 – Time Lapse

Thanks to Mr. Roscoe for submitting this video. Hadley Kaufmann ’17 emailed this video she took of herself drawing her own self portrait in class using her Iphone with a time lapse photos. The music is Bach’s “Unaccompanied Cello Suite”.

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Nesbitt and Savant – Pacific Boychoir Academy

“While attending a Holiday event at the Wingtip Club with Mark, I had the privilege to listen to the Pacific Boychoir Academy, and to my great delight, two of our students, who are graduates of the Academy, participated in the event, Julian Nesbitt and Nathan Savant. They were incredible!! I had chills through the entire concert, and I could not have been more proud to applaud and cheer for them! They brought me to tears! Beautiful voices!” – Christine Garavaglia

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TED Talks

   

Pico Iyer:The art of stillness

The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. It’s the talk for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the demands for our world.

View our TED archive »

O'Dowd Twitter Feed

   
Twitter feed for ODowdDragons:
RT @PrepCircuit: FINAL: Bishop O'Dowd (CA) defeats Lexington Catholic (KY) 57-49. #IolaniClassic @ODowdDragons
Fri Dec 19 05:26:40
Finals are over! Enjoy Christmas Break!
Thu Dec 18 18:42:22
RT @Iolani_Raiders: ‘IOLANI CLASSIC: Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) 74, MPI 21 -- final. Click for tournament results and schedules -- htt…
Thu Dec 18 18:39:38
Brianna Karsseboom, Carina Brackett, Navah Evans and Charlotte Van Remortel on @insidebayarea All-East Bay VB teams. http://t.co/InniQl6uQw
Thu Dec 18 17:54:50
Sean Burke '15 named to @insidebayarea All-East Bay XC first team. http://t.co/LZRWoyXgE9
Thu Dec 18 17:52:03

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