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BTN LiveBIG: Wisconsin knows how its gardens grow

Every parent wonders at some point: How do you get kids to eat their vegetables? The answer: You make them grow the vegetables too! “When children have the opportunity to grow their own food, they just have a much closer relationship with that food,” said Nathan Larson, director of the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative. “Opposed to, say, a vegetable that they’ve had no connection to prior to it showing up on their plate, a vegetable that they’ve helped grow through the whole season and they’ve helped prepare in the kitchen … they’re more likely to try that food and they’re

BTN LiveBIG: Illinois grad finds his calling on social media

A college education is so much more than what one learns in the classroom. Extracurricular opportunities are integral to any student’s learning and professional development. Sometimes, those activities turn into a job. Or even a career. Scott Emalfarb studied sports marketing at the University of Illinois. He said that he was always interested in public relations and marketing, but his knowledge of the field really grew out of how he and his friends utilized their free time at school. “My friends and I started a promotion company where we threw hip-hop battles in Champaign,” Emalfarb said. “At first, it was

BTN LiveBIG: The heart of a Husker

When Caleb Lindhorst opened his eyes on one fateful day in January 2014, he didn’t know where he was. Or when. This University of Nebraska student’s last conscious memory prior to that moment was on the day after he’d finished his final exams — in the previous month. He was looking forward to getting some rest and relaxation over the winter break and spending Christmas and New Year’s Day with family and friends in his hometown of Lindsay, Neb., population 321. But it was not to be. That very day, Lindhorst was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over on

BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota camp builds self-esteem for kids who stutter

Communication is often just the first challenge for children who stutter. Beating the emotional complications that can accompany stuttering can be a much greater obstacle. “A huge part of managing stuttering is dealing with all the attitudes and emotions that surround stuttering because kids often get negative reactions from other kids and adults,” said Linda Hinderscheit, a clinical specialist of speech-language pathology at the University of Minnesota. “So they learn to fear speaking situations, and it can really take a hit to their self-confidence and their self-esteem.” In order to help youth who stutter conquer those difficulties, Hinderscheit and Erin

BTN LiveBIG: Wildcat and war vet serves with honor

Dr. Sudip Bose gained some incredible and excruciating memories while serving one of the longest combat tours by a physician since World War II. But for him, one moment from Iraq will always stand out. “It was a religious holiday and there were thousands and thousands of people marching on the roads,” Bose said, “and in that crowd of the committed religious celebrators, there were about 12 men who were strapped to bombs. “The bombs detonated — these were suicide bombers — and there were hundreds of bodies lying on the ground. I was about 800 meters away. I went

BTN LiveBIG: Illinois professor sinks his teeth into research

Take a moment and picture in your mind a college biology laboratory… Did you envision a crossbow shooting arrows into ballistics gelatin? Probably not. However, that was the recent setup for Philip Anderson, assistant professor of animal biology at the University of Illinois. Anderson — along with researchers Jeffrey LaCosse from Charles E. Jordan High School in Durham, N.C., and Mark Pankow of North Carolina State University — studied how various creatures in the wild use their fangs, claws, tentacles and other appendages to puncture animals and materials for food and survival. The subject matter may seem bizarre to the

BTN LiveBIG: Penn State student learns at ‘glacial’ pace

It’s an experience that, at first blush, seems ideal for outdoor enthusiasts: Spend your days skiing, rappelling and ice climbing in a wintry wilderness. But there are a handful of downsides … sudden snowstorms and hidden crevasses, for example. Oh, and polar bears. Still, there’s nowhere else Penn State graduate student Kiya Riverman would rather be. She and her colleagues in the Penn State Ice and Climate Exploration (PSICE) are sitting on top of the world — literally — while researching glacial hydrology in Svalbard, a remote chain of islands roughly halfway between the northern coast of Norway and the

BTN LiveBIG: The 'historic' life of baseball's Bud Selig

Allan “Bud” Selig, one of most accomplished alumni in the history of the University of Wisconsin, seems to have done about as much as a person can in one lifetime. He’s served in the U.S. Army. He’s sold cars. He’s owned a professional sports team. He’s been the Commissioner of Major League Baseball — and now, the first-ever Commissioner Emeritus in his “retirement.” And yet, until recently, he felt like his career wasn’t quite complete. Despite all his achievements, he hadn’t fulfilled a longtime dream, one that he brought to Wisconsin’s Madison campus as a freshman back in the early

BTN LiveBIG: Cornhusker couple delivers healthy habits in a box

For Paul and Stephanie Jarrett, there’s no such thing as “too close to home.” The Nebraska natives both graduated from the University of Nebraska, which was also where they met. Now, this husband-and-wife duo runs their own company just two blocks from the Lincoln campus. That company is Bulu Box, a subscription-based business that sends its users monthly boxes containing various samples of supplements, vitamins, nutritious snacks and other products made to improve health in some way. The Jarretts came up with the idea for Bulu Box after running a half-marathon in San Francisco almost four years ago. “We finished

BTN LiveBIG: Buckeyes battling food insecurity

If you took all the children in Ohio who don’t have regular access to food and brought them to Columbus, you would be able to fill Ohio Stadium six times over and still have a line outside. Bruce McPheron, Ohio State’s interim executive vice president and provost, shared that factoid at the inaugural Buckeye Summit in mid-April. More than 600 researchers, students and alumni gathered in Columbus for the day-long dialogue about tackling the issue of food insecurity at home and abroad. Attendees participated in roundtable discussions and listened to presentations from keynote speakers. Additionally, 39 percent of the people