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University of Texas Class Project/Fundraising for Project Jason and Michael J. Fox Foundation

Come help the University of Texas Longhorns Raise L$100,000 for two worthy charities - free entry & free rides.

Friday April 24th to Sunday April 26th.

Activities include: go karts, bumper cards, raffle, and silent auction.

Live Performance Schedule (SLT):
Friday April 24th
6pm – 7pm Dann Numbers
8pm – 9pm Harper Messmer

Saturday April 25th
3pm – 4pm Vienna James
8pm – 9pm PheobeAnn Theas

Sunday April 26th
12pm – 1pm Phemie Alcott
4pm – 5pm Gregg Huet
8pm – 9pm Dale Katscher

Virtual Worlds Libraries, Education, and Museums Conference

The technology of virtual worlds is opening up new possibilities for students and lifelong learners. Many experts say we are moving from the era of the two-dimensional page to the era of three-dimensional virtual worlds. The second annual Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education and Museums Conference provides a gathering place for librarians, information professionals, educators, museologists, and others to learn about and discuss the educational, informational, and cultural opportunities of virtual worlds. The conference will be held on April 24-25, 2009.

Second Life - How Hard Can It Be? (TechSoup)

TechSoup posted a great discussion about the difficulty of getting started in Second Life, not only as an organization but simply as an individual trying to find their way. I personally think that there is a pretty extensive learning curve between getting an account and actually doing something productive in SL. It took me quite a while to figure out what I wanted to do after a considerable amount of wandering around...and I'm still not sure what I'm doing. Share your thoughts here or at TechSoup!

NPSL News Brief 4/13/09

Here are a few interesting news bits from the world of Second Life and NPSL. I hope that you enjoy them!

Sim Design - Community Feedback From Anika Pastorelli

As you are aware, NPC as a community is in the process of reviewing its cross-sim community design and would like to solicit your feedback. (See for more information).

Clarifying the Difference Between Earth Week and the EcoCommons Launch Party

*Earth Week is a week-long series of environmentally oriented events in SL. any1 Gynoid is spearheading the planning for this and more details are here:

*Earth Week is not being planned by EcoCommons or the Nonprofit Commons; it is a separate effort (though many from the Nonprofit Commons are involved in Earth Week plans and events).

Fractor Blog - Fractor at the Nonprofit Commons

Just wanted to share this well-written blog post from Josephine Junot who gave a terrific presentation at one of our recent Nonprofit Commons meetings. Thanks, Josephine, both for the presentation and the nice write-up.

Let the NPSL Blog Help Your Organization

The NPC blog is for everyone and is a great tool for not only promoting NPC but for giving more exposure to your organization's initiatives in Second Life. I would love to help you promote your events, programs and organizations through this blog.

Here are a few ways that the blog can help you get the word out about what you are doing:

  • More interviews for new organizations and anyone with program activity or upcoming events in Second Life
  • Informational posts about events and initiatives

EcoCommons Launches on Earth Day in Second Life

With Earth Day right around the corner (April 22), we are busy preparing for the launch of EcoCommons in Second Life.

EcoCommons is a virtual location (sim) designed for environmental organizations in the 3D virtual world of Second Life. Developed by TechSoup’s Nonprofit Commons team in partnership with and OneClimate Island in Second Life, EcoCommons provides a network for environmentally-focused nonprofits to promote awareness, community-building and environmental education efforts in the virtual world and beyond.

Nonprofits in Second Life Survey (UBF)

Mocha Moon needs your help. Could you please take a few moments to complete this survey? It was created to gauge how non-profits engage with social work students, how organizations engage the next generation of donors and more.

Thanks for your help!


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