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Zombies Unleashed on the Campus of East Tennessee State University October 26, 2013


Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) September 01, 2013

The ETSU & General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site is organizing campus-wide zombie events throughout the day. Proceeds from each event will benefit the museum and will help provide state-of-the-art exhibits and science education.

The main event, which will begin at 5:00 p.m., is a game of Zombie Tag, which is for participants 18 and up or with a valid college ID. The goal of Zombie Tag is to “survive” the game. “Human” participants attempt to reach six checkpoints on ETSUs main campus without getting tagged and turned into a “zombie.” Each player is required to wear a black shirt over a white shirt, which denotes “human.” As players are tagged, they must remove the black shirt, revealing their white shirt, which indicates “zombie.”

For those under 18, there will be “flag” Zombie Tag at noon for ages 11 and under. This will be held on the intramural field beside the Basler Center for Physical Activity. Each participant will receive a free childs and adults pass to the museum. There will also be face painting, a costume contest, inflatables, and more.

There will be a teens event at 2:00 p.m. for 12-17 year olds. The teen event will take place on the main campus, and will have rules identical to the main event.

Throughout the day, Zombie Tag players waiting to enter or having exited the playing field can visit a variety of booths including professional make-up artists, event merchandise, and event sponsors.

The events actually kickoff at 10:00am, with a Zombie themed 5k, co-hosted by the ETSU Department of Recreation. Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress up like zombies and travel through campus on a certified course. Prizes will be awarded for top runners as well as costume creativity.

“We are so excited to be planning an entire day of zombie activities,” said Dr. Blaine Schubert, museum director. “This is a unique way to use zombie culture to bring awareness to our Natural History Museum, paleontology.”

Tickets to the main event are available online at zombietix.com or at the gate, the price and registration for the Zombie 5k will be posted soon!

The ETSU Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site continually showcases the 5-million-year-old Gray Fossil Site and its unique ecosystem. Visitors are invited to observe live excavations in May through October, weather permitting. There are also many special events held at the Museum, such as a monthly Lecture Series, “Fossil & Artifact ID Nights” every other month, and many ongoing youth programs. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

The museum is located 1.8 miles off Exit 13 on Interstate 26. For more information, call (866) 202-6223 or visit the museum at http://www.etsu.edu/naturalhistorymuseum.







Bike Commuters to University of Chicago Medical Campus Gain Security with New Sentry Shelter by Duo-Gard


Canton, Michigan (PRWEB) July 30, 2013

Bike commuters to the University of Chicago Medical campus can now wheel into its first covered, enclosed shelter specifically for employees. The new bike shelter was designed, engineered, fabricated and installed by Duo-Gard Industries Inc. in Canton MI, a leading innovator in outdoor structures.

Located in an enclosed, low-profile courtyard on the academic medical centers Hyde Park campus, the 16-ft.-wide by 24-ft.-long shelter is Duo-Gards Sentry model from its standard line. This one features a bronze metal, barrel-vault roof and glass walls; an open front doorway provides ventilation. Equipped with inverted-U parking racks, the structure holds up to 28 bikes. The fenced courtyards iron gate requires a swipe from the employees ID badge for entry.

We have a number of employees who regularly bike to work. Safety and security for them and their expensive bikes was a major factor, said Dave Hicks, UCMs Vice-President of Pharmacy and Laboratory Services. We needed some place secure, protected from the regions wind and snow, and readily accessible.

Response has been quite positive, Hicks said, with some 15 to 20 bikers a day taking advantage of the shelter. Hicks is one of them. Four days out of five, he bikes the 10 miles from his home in downtown Chicago to the Hyde Park location. He added that, as a user, he appreciates the open air flow and glass panels, plus the concrete floor and its good drainage. And, he said, bikers dont like carrying their locks around, so the shelters rafters provide a convenient place to clip them.

Bicycling is no longer relegated to recreation in parks and off-road environments. Commuting to work on bikes is a growing trend. The League of American Bicyclists cites a U.S. Census Bureau survey that shows a whopping 80 percent increase in bike commuting from 2000 to 2011 in large, bike-friendly cities. Combining increasing concern for the environment, as well as employee well-being, this form of alternative transportation is gaining growing respect.

Employers are encouraging this with accommodation that includes covered, enclosed bike shelters that provide both protection from the weather and security for bike and rider. Companies want to make it safe and easy for employees to bike to work, said Michael Arvidson, Duo-Gards Executive Vice-President. Our shelters help them accomplish this goal, and were on the front lines of sustainable, LEED-compatible design.

He said a major topic at the 2013 National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. was the fact that the younger generation coming into the work force is moving closer to the job, and many are committed to the environmental advantages of alternative transportation.

The shelter helped us achieve exactly what everyone was looking for, said Dave Hicks.

About Duo-Gard Industries Inc.:

Duo-Gard Industries Inc. is a leading innovator in special-purpose shelters, high-performance translucent daylighting systems and architectural illumination, as well as custom canopies including solar photovoltaics and outdoor structures. For over 29 years, Duo-Gard has advanced translucent technology with design, engineering, fabrication and installation of custom architectural products that enhance sustainability. Duo-Gard was established in 1984 and is based in Canton MI. The company was honored in May 2012 as one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2012. For additional information, please visit http://www.duo-gard.com.

Editorial Contact:

Julie Mead, Marketing Manager

810-623-0561 / jmead(at)duo-gard(dot)com

Linda Byam, Marketing Consultant

248-761-7990 / lbyam(at)duo-gard(dot)com