SGA promotes College mission statement

first_imgLove one another. Celebrate diversity. Extend hospitality. Strive for unity. These are the four guiding principles of the Saint Mary’s College Mission Statement, values that students and faculty will have the opportunity to thoroughly reflect on this week. Junior Silvia Cuevas, mission commissioner for Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA), said the Mission Council has set up displays in the Student Center atrium and the Cushwa-Leighton library to remind the Saint Mary’s community of the College’s mission in education, faith and service.  Students can sign their names on a sheet next to the displays, affirming their support of the mission statement. “The Mission Council and myself thought it was important to promote the mission statement, especially toward students, to know what we stand for and what we believe,” Cuevas said. “We are given the mission statement freshman year, but we tend to forget about it.”  Students may be unaware that the core values of the mission statement are all around them as they hurry to class each day, Cuevas said. “All of the banners [on the light poles] promote this year’s core values,” Cuevas said. “Each banner has one of the four different values of either ‘love one another,’ ‘celebrate diversity,’ ‘extend hospitality’ or ‘strive for unity.’” Cuevas said she hopes this week’s new displays around campus will help get students and faculty interested in continuing the College’s mission. “The two displays each have a poster of the French cross with the mission statement and our core values, along with sheets for students to sign their names,” Cuevas said. “There are also booklets and bookmarks for students to take.” The displays are not the only way students can reflect on the College’s mission statement, Cuevas said.  “When I look around, our girls are always doing something, they are always on their feet,” Cuevas said. “Whether it’s with their clubs or in the community, they are always promoting the core values even if they don’t know it.” Cuevas said she hopes the initiative will extend to other aspects of Saint Mary’s life. “I hope this project will be expanded in the future and in a way where we can promote the mission at our events around campus,” she said. “I also hope that for those who work in the community and are a part of clubs will keep the mission in mind as they do these activities.”last_img read more

Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers roll past Bemidji for 500th win in program history

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team steamrolled past the Bemidji State University Beavers 6-1, 4-2 for UW’s 500th win in program history.The No. 1 Badgers (26-2-1-0, 21-2-1-0 WCHA) stunned the Beavers (9-16-3, 5-16-3 WCHA) Friday afternoon after junior Emily Clark found the back of the net for the Badgers less than 45 seconds after the puck dropped.Within 10 minutes of her first, Clark doubled up with another strike for a pair of scores before the end of the first period.Women’s hockey: Badgers will have to adjust without veteran ChannellAfter a difficult contest against the University of North Dakota, the future of the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team Read…With only four penalties the entire game — the fewest this team has seen in a long time — it was just a matter of the Badgers getting the right momentum and producing quality shots at the net.With both Clark and Abby Roque garnering two points in the first night, and Sydney McKibbon executing on a power-play goal from one of the two Wisconsin penalty opportunities, UW finally found its rhythm.With a 6-1 final score, the Badgers headed into Saturday’s matchup confident they could gain yet another sweep this weekend. Even though Bemidji came out with a bang, scoring a goal in the first and second period, UW kept its composure and collected four goals to seal the Beavers’ fate.Yet again, Clark contributed two of the Badgers’ four points that night, and Wisconsin’s starting line claimed five of the 10 total goals on the weekend. With Sarah Nurse switching places with Sam Cogan, Nurse, Clark and forward Annie Pankowski managed to adjust and establish a dynamic rhythm on offense.Friday also saw yet another milestone for this decorated Badger team. With the victory against Bemidji, the Badgers totaled their 500th win in school history. While Wisconsin is only the 10th women’s program in NCAA history to achieve this mark, the UW women’s hockey program is less than 20 years old.Women’s hockey: Badgers set NCAA attendance record at Kohl Center amid three-game homesteadWisconsin routed Minnesota State University, Mankato to cap off a three-week homestead that featured an NCAA record-setting attendance for a women’s Read…One of the reasons for this level of success is the man at the helm, UW head coach Mark Johnson. Johnson, who has led the Badgers to four NCAA Championship titles, six WCHA playoff titles and five WCHA regular season titles credits this success to everybody, from the players all the way to the fans.“It’s a reflection of what’s gone on for a long period of time,” Johnson told UW Athletics. “We have good support from our fans, good players, good commitment from a lot of different people and it’s something to be very proud of as a group.”The Badgers come back home next weekend for their final home contest during the regular season. Wisconsin takes on No. 3 University of Minnesota Duluth Saturday and Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

LeBron James wants ‘swift action’ against Warriors part-owner who shoved Kyle Lowry

first_imgLeBron James called for “swift action” against the Warriors minority owner who shoved Kyle Lowry in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.James took to social media to express his disbelief that part-owner Mark Stevens blatantly shoved Lowry after he landed in the seats chasing a loose ball. NBA Finals 2019: Stephen Curry expects DeMarcus Cousins to bounce back from ‘rough’ Game 3 Stevens was ejected from the game and later the Warriors announced he would not be attending any other NBA Finals games this year, but James said it wasn’t enough.Ok cool but still ain’t enough! They did exactly what they had to do. Get in front of it before anyone else and plus there’s only 4 games left(2 max in GS).— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 6, 2019″Ok cool but still ain’t enough! They did exactly what they had to do. Get in front of it before anyone else and plus there’s only 4 games left( 2 max in GS),” the Lakers star wrote on Twitter Thursday. Related News NBA spokesman Mike Bass issued a statement later in the day saying Stevens will not be permitted to attend games as the league reviews the incident. “A team representative must be held to the highest possible standard and the conduct of Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens last night was beyond unacceptable and has no place in our league,” the statement read. The Raptors won Game 3, 123-109, to take a 2-1 Finals. Game 4 is set for 9 p.m. ET Friday in Oakland. 🗣There’s absolutely no place in our BEAUTIFUL game for that AT ALL. There’s so many issues here. When you sit courtside you absolutely know what comes with being on the floor and if you don’t know it’s on the back on the ticket itself that states the guidelines. But he himself being a fan but more importantly PART-OWNER of the Warriors knew exactly what he was doing which was so uncalled for. He knew the rules more than just the average person sitting watching the game courtside so for that Something needs to be done ASAP! A swift action for his actions. Just think to yourself, what if @kyle_lowry7 would have reacted and put his hands back on him. You guys would be going CRAZY!! Calling for him to damn near be put in jail let alone being suspended for the rest of the Finals all because he was protected himself. I’ve been quite throughout the whole NBA playoffs watching every game (haven’t missed one) but after I saw what I saw last night, took time to let it manifest into my thinking 🧢 I couldn’t and wouldn’t be quiet on this! #ProtectThePlayers #PrivilegeAintWelcomeHereA post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:42am PDT”There’s absolutely no place in our BEAUTIFUL game for that AT ALL,” James wrote. “There’s so many issues here. When you sit courtside you absolutely know what comes with being on the floor and if you don’t know it’s on the back on the ticket itself that states the guidelines. But he himself being a fan but more importantly PART-OWNER of the Warriors knew exactly what he was doing which was so uncalled for. He knew the rules more than just the average person sitting watching the game courtside so for that Something needs to be done ASAP! A swift action for his actions.James also said that if the roles were reversed and Lowry put his hands on Stevens, the narrative would be very different.”Just think to yourself, what if (Kyle Lowry) would have reacted and put his hands back on him,” James wrote. “You guys would be going CRAZY!! Calling for him to damn near be put in jail let alone being suspended for the rest of the Finals all because he was protected himself.”National Basketball Players’ Association president Michelle Roberts released a statement Thursday afternoon expressing her concern over the incident.“We are closely monitoring both the Warriors’ and the league’s continued investigation into this matter and anxiously await their conclusions and response,” Roberts’ statement read. “The NBPA has previously expressed its support of a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy with respect to verbal and/or physical assaults perpetrated against players. Stevens’ status as a member of the ownership group does not alter that view.” James followed up his tweet with a lengthy post on Instagram, in which he called out Stevens for knowing “exactly what he was doing” and to try and get the league to do a better job of protecting players from similar situations. NBA Finals 2019: Raptors aren’t focused on who is or isn’t playing for Warriors View this post on Instagram NBA Finals 2019: Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens banned from games after shoving Raptors’ Kyle Lowrylast_img read more

Qu Bo: ”Misimović is a great player, he always knows what to do with the ball”

first_imgGuizhou Renhe, club of BiH football players Zvjezdan Misimović and Zlatan Muslimović with the victory in the last round is about the enter the next phase of the Champions League.Among the most deserving players for the results of the team are BiH football players. Player of Guizhou Renhe Qu Bo, who scored the winning goal against Mariners said that the he thinks that the biggest change to the team, compared to the last season, is actually the coming of Misimović.Qu Bo added that Misimović is indeed a great player, relaxed at the field and always knows what to do with the ball. Qu Bo noted that Misimović’s mentality helped the team a lot.last_img read more

USAID, EHELD Project Ends with “Impressive” Results

first_imgUSAID, EHELD, UL officials and engineering students at the closing ceremony on the UL Fendall campusBy Edwin M. Fayia IIIA formal closing ceremony of the USAID-funded five year Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) was held on Friday at the UL Fendall campus.The education partnership and development initiatives were implemented by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the Engineering College of the University of Liberia.At a well-attended closing ceremony, outgoing UL president Dr. Emmett A. Dennis expressed delight with the impressive achievements of the EHELD program at the University of Liberia.Dr. Dennis also lauded the efforts of the faculty and staff of the Engineering College for their commitment and dedication that have led to putting out quality students.“If anyone is to be happy about the USAID, RTI and EHELD education program at the UL, I should be considered foremost the happiest person,” Dr. Dennis added.He extended appreciation to the USAID mission in Liberia and their backup supporters in Washington D.C. for the timely support to the Engineering College.The current UL president, Dr. Ophelia I. Weeks, said efforts should be exerted to maintain and sustain the program.Dr. Weeks pledged to improve the quality of faculty, teachers and students of the UL Engineering College in the years to come.She also recounted that it was during the administration of Dr. Dennis that the EHELD-RTI-USAID program was initiated at the UL and the great transformation that has taken place at Engineering College.Dr. Weeks also extended gratitude to the multiple support partners including but not limited to the Universities of Michigan, North Carolina and Rutgers, RTI, USAID and many others.“We now have the responsibility to maintain and sustain the programs initiated by Dr. Dennis and UL administration on the USAID, EHELD and RTI project in the country,” Dr. Weeks said.She further underscored the need for the support of the faculty and instructors to produce quality students and the general improvement of the UL Engineering College.For her part, RTI senior economic development specialist and EHELD project manager Dr. Cheryl Doty said she exerted efforts at the EHELD program to upgrade the UL Engineering College.Dr. Doty added that she is also delighted that she was able to work with the project’s managers and lauded their splendid accomplishments.The RTI’s economic and development specialist said the Engineering College has the potential to bring greater developments to the UL and Liberia.In her statement, USAID acting deputy mission director Madam Karen Nelson said such an initiative builds a bridge between the peoples of Liberia and the United States.Madam Nelson thanked the UL, the Ministry of Education, the Commission on Higher Education and the RTI for their commitment to the USAID, EHELD and RTI project in Liberia.Madam Nelson stressed the need for the Engineering College to encourage high school students to consider enrolling and study engineering there.“Now I know that you have the required tools to work with at the Engineering College and I want to encourage you all to work harder in order to maintain and sustain the quality standards already established,” Madam Nelson added.Encouraging women to study engineering is a difficult task to accomplish, she admitted, and stressed the need for additional efforts to motivate them.“I am really encouraged by the management structure and would urge the USAID’s investment in vital sectors of education in Liberia,” Madam Nelson concluded.In separate statements, heads, chairs of departments and other stakeholders thanked USAID and the American government for the financial and professional support over the five-year period.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LOVE IS ‘BREWING’ THIS VALENTINES WEEKEND AT POPULAR DONEGAL BAR AND RESTAURANT

first_imgTHE BREWERY BAR have launched a sensational Valentine’s themed menu this weekend for all you love birds out there! They’re offering a superb four-course meal for just €60. (Check out the delicious menu above) So if you’d like to treat your better half to something special this weekend, then visit The Brewery Bar and avail of this superb special offer.Since re-opening under new management The Brewery Bar has won plaudits from all over for its incredible food and brilliant customer service.Travel website TripAdvisor is awash with positive feedback towards the bar – so find out this weekend for yourself why it’s No.1.However, if you want to secure a table, you ought to get booking NOW – as tables are being snapped up fast! There are still some reservations available for next Saturday and Sunday in the restaurant, but time is running out.To book a table call to bar to reserve your table today on 0749127330.   LOVE IS ‘BREWING’ THIS VALENTINES WEEKEND AT POPULAR DONEGAL BAR AND RESTAURANT was last modified: February 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more