54 SUU Spring Athletes Receive Academic Honors

first_imgJuly 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local 54 SUU Spring Athletes Receive Academic Honors Written by Brad James Tags: Big Sky Conference/SUU Athletics/Taylei Williams FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Monday, the Big Sky Conference revealed its 2018 all-academic teams with 54 Southern Utah University athletes receiving this honor.Student-athletes representing the Thunderbirds’ softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s outdoor track and field and women’s outdoor track and field teams were honored.To be eligible, student-athletes must maintain a 3.2 GPA at the end of the most recently-completed term and participate in at least half of the team’s competitions.Among those honored was Juab High’s Taylei Williams in softball. The women’s outdoor track and field team had the most honorees with 21 and the men’s outdoor track and field team had 14 more.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Oxbridge societies launch joint fundraiser for COVID-19 relief in India after raising initial £10,000 in under 72 hours

first_img“As we raise more money, we will increase the number of NGOs we are donating to and seek to positively impact a wider cross section of the country and alleviate the crisis. Once again, we would like to thank everyone for their support thus far and continuing on.”The Cambridge societies involved also released the following statement: “We are all devastated to see India being ravaged by the second wave of COVID-19. The aggressive second wave has led to an exponential rise in cases and deaths, resulting in a record high of over 208,000 reported deaths and 350,000 daily confirmed cases. The last seven days have been particularly distressing. The country is experiencing the world’s fastest growing COVID outbreak, with a cumulative total of more than 18.8 million infections.“Lack of availability of hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, ventilators, life-saving drugs, medical supplies and ambulances have crippled existing healthcare infrastructures. The COVID catastrophe has also displaced and threatened the livelihood of millions of migrant labourers and people living below the poverty line. We urge the international community and the South Asian diaspora to step forward to help us raise funds to support ongoing COVID relief efforts in India.”Anvee Bhutani, President of the Oxford India Society, commented: “It feels surreal to have raised the full amount so quickly and I am very excited about our collaboration. I think raising awareness around the issue is so important and I’m grateful that ITV gave us the chance to talk more about the problems that those on the ground in India are facing.”Suyesha Dutta, President of the Oxford South Asian Society added: “Being at the epicentre in New Delhi has provided me with a real-time view of the crisis as it unfolds. I’ve already interviewed with media houses like ITV, who are drawing serious global attention to India. Yet, one forgets to highlight how the Indian youth is at the helm of our COVID relief effort. As a relief volunteer myself, watching the Oxbridge youth parallelly come together at such a crucial stage is therefore remarkable.”Aditya Dabral, President of the Oxford Hindu Society commented: “We’re delighted at the progress of the fundraiser. Our hope is that we keep the momentum going with this collaboration and that we continue to make a meaningful difference to the situation on the ground.”Shreyas Rajesh, the Religious Officer of the Oxford Hindu Society said: “I’m very grateful to have been featured speaking about this incredibly important topic on ITV news. My community back home is still struggling tremendously with the ongoing covid crisis, so I’m really glad to see people here taking an interest. It’s also rewarding to see how well the Oxford campaign for India has done in its initial stages.”Image Credit: Pexels/pixabay.com The Oxford India Society, Oxford Hindu Society, and Oxford South Asian Society’s fundraiser has reached its target of £10,000 less than 72 hours after its launch on Wednesday 28th April. The societies had initially hoped to meet their target within the first ten days of the fundraiser.The Oxford societies have now partnered with the Cambridge University India Society, the Cambridge South Asia Forum, and the Cambridge University Bharatiya Society. They are now launching a joint fundraiser with the new goal of raising £50,000 in 10 days.A group of representatives for the societies also featured on ITV, discussing the issues in India and the launch of the initial fundraiser. Those interviewed were Anvee Bhutani and Suyesha Dutta, Presidents of the Oxford India Society and Oxford South Asian Society respectively, and Shreyas Rajesh, Religious Officer at the Oxford Hindu Society.A joint statement from the Oxford societies said: “We want to thank the community for the amazing support we have received over the last few days to reach our initial goal of £10,000 in such a short time. We would like to take this momentum forward and increase the scope of our fundraiser. Having met our initial goal, we are going to collaborate with the Cambridge University community, joining with the Cambridge University India Society, the Cambridge South Asia Forum and the Cambridge University Bharatiya Society to work towards our ambitious new goal of raising £50,000 for the cause.”“The first £10,000 that we raised will be committed to the following four NGOs which we have identified as high priority aid recipients:The Raah Foundation (Maharashtra)SEEDS (contributing towards their work in Uttar Pradesh).The Delhi Solidarity GroupMercy Mission (Bengaluru)last_img read more

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IVORY, JOHN J.

first_img67, passed away on January 15, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. John was born in Bayonne and resided there lifelong. He was a Maintenance Worker for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority for 36 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of the Pines Rod & Gun Club in Whitehouse Station, NJ. Husband of Josephine (nee: Pellitteri). Father of Michael Ivory and Gina Ivory. Son of the late Margaret (nee: Collins) and Bernard Ivory. Nephew of the late Maureen Collins Hurley and Joan Collins Meath. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

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Emily Dickinson and the sublime: A talk by Professor Helen Vendler

first_imgThe conventional definition of the sublime – that which is too large and overwhelming to be accommodated within our restricted consciousness – is one that Emily Dickinson fiercely defied. In Dickinson’s view, the mental sublime, rather than being intimidated by the natural sublime, surpasses it, said Helen Vendler, A. Kingsley Porter University Professor, in a recent lecture to a packed house at Harvard’s Houghton Library, which holds an internationally renowned Emily Dickinson collection.The lecture was co-sponsored by Houghton Library, the Woodberry Poetry Room, and the Harvard University Press, publisher of Vendler’s latest book, the critically-acclaimed Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentary. An audio podcast of the complete lecture is available on Houghton Library’s Emily Dickinson page.last_img read more

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Activists wary of broader law enforcement after Capitol riot

first_imgCHICAGO (AP) — Civil rights groups and communities of color are watching warily for any moves to expand law enforcement power as federal officials grapple with how to confront the security threat posed by domestic extremists after the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol. They say their communities have felt the brunt of security scrutiny over the last two decades and they fear new tools meant to target right-wing extremism or white nationalists risk harming Muslims, Black Americans and other groups, even if unintentionally. Their position underscores the complexity of the national debate surrounding how to balance the protection of First Amendment expression with law enforcement’s need to prevent extremist violence before it occurs.last_img read more

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Notre Dame community honors Daniel Kim in memorial Mass

first_imgWei Lin | The Observer Director of Campus Ministry Fr. Pete McCormick delivers the homily at Monday’s memorial Mass for Daniel Kim. McCormick was Kim’s rector in Keough Hall during Kim’s freshman year at Notre Dame.Notre Dame students and staff and members of the Congregation of Holy Cross filled the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Monday night for a memorial Mass celebrating the life of Daniel Kim, a sophomore in the Mendoza College of Business who died last week.University President Fr. John Jenkins presided over the Mass. University Vice President for Student Affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding and student body president Lauren Vidal presented readings from the books of Lamentations and Romans, respectively.In his homily, Director of Campus Ministry Fr. Pete McCormick, Kim’s former rector in Keough Hall, described Kim’s loyalty to his friends, his love of fencing and his endearing self-confidence.“I had the good fortune of being Daniel’s rector his freshman year in Keough Hall, and I will save you the suspense: He was not perfect, but then again, none of us are, and I certainly am not,” McCormick said. “So that makes us one and the same.“During our time together, I observed incredible characteristics of this young man. Daniel cared about his friends and was immensely loyal to them, and I know because his friends are sitting right here in the front row.“In addition to his loyalty, in addition to his friendship, he had this incredible capacity to listen. His humility was uncanny. He would listen; he would hear out what I had to say, and we had good and meaningful conversations.“One of the defining characteristics of Daniel was his strong sense of self-confidence. In one of my multiple conversations with him, we would sometimes talk about sports, and some of you may know this, or you may not, but he was quite a fencer.“Daniel would say to me, ‘Hey, have you ever heard of so-and-so?’ And I would say, ‘No, I don’t know much about fencing, so I’m sorry.’ And he would say, ‘Well, that’s not really important,’ and then he’d go on to list [the fencer’s] characteristics and abilities and whatnot, and then he’d say, ‘I can beat him.’“And I believed him. He said it with a certain look in his eye that said, ‘I’m not lying to you, Mr. Priest.’”McCormick asked those in attendance to do two things: to commend Kim’s soul to God and to offer praise and thanksgiving for the gift of life.“The second thing we need to do well is to praise the Lord, to call to mind that life is not guaranteed and even in the most mundane moments, it is still a precious gift,” he said.“You know, seeing our own mortality, we are embarking on a different level, oftentimes brings about and visits the deeper questions of life,” McCormick said. “How do I live out my own values? Are my actions consistent with what I hope for myself? How will I use my time that I have been given to answer these questions?“Lean into these questions. Do not back away from these questions. Don’t be afraid if you don’t know the answer or if you don’t like what you see.”All dorm masses were cancelled Monday night so that students, hall staff and rectors would be able to attend the memorial; several dorms led walkovers to the Basilica.Tags: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Daniel Kim, John Jenkins, Keough Hall, memorial mass, Pete McCormicklast_img read more

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want a Broadway Breakfast Club

first_imgWith Heathers now open off-Broadway, we’re totally in the mood for a choice ’80s film to come to Broadway. We asked fans what movie from the decade of hairspray and boom boxes should make the leap onto the Great White Way. The results are in, and here’s what you had to say! 2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — 20% Bueller? Bueller? …Bueller? OK, maybe that part of the ’86 flick wouldn’t make the most glamorous Broadway musical number. But the adventures of Ferris, Cameron and Sloane as they play hooky would bring some pretty exciting settings to the stage, including Wrigley Field, the Sears Tower and a Von Steuben Day parade. Plus, a number where the cast recreates A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte! Wait a second. Sorry, wrong show. Now, what do you think the likelihood would be of getting Matthew Broderick to play Mr. Rooney? 3. Dead Poets Society — 9% A Broadway adaptation of the 1989 inspirational film Dead Poets Society would have us standing on our desks for joy. The role of John Keating, portrayed in the film by Robin Williams, would be a terrific vehicle for a Broadway funny guy with a lot of heart, too. (Hey, Norbert Leo Butz! You in?) It’s possible that a stage adaptation could work better as a play than a musical, but we just know a “CARPE DIEM!” or “Oh Captain, My Captain” number would be too good to pass up. 1. The Breakfast Club — 26% Move over, Trunchbull. You might not be the only mean-spirited principal treading the boards. With such a colorful and diverse cast of misfit highschoolers, a Breakfast Club tuner would show off all sorts of musical theater styles. The 1985 movie about a group of five seemingly different teenagers who find a bond during Saturday detention has tons of moments that could turn into show-stopping numbers, from “Bender’s Dinner Party” to “Secret Virgin.” Plus, imagine that amazing Act II finale quintet, “Brain, Athlete, Basket Case, Princess and Criminal.” Being bad feels pretty good, huh? View Commentslast_img read more

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Lucie Arnaz Will Play Feisty Grandma Berthe in the National Tour of Pippin

first_img Arnaz is the daughter of actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. She made her Broadway debut in They’re Playing Our Song. Arnaz earned a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination for her performance in 1980’s The Jazz Singer, and won an Emmy Award for her documentary Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie. Her other stage credits include My One and Only, Annie Get Your Gun, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, The Guardsman, The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True, The Witches of Eastwick, Vanities, Lost in Yonkers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Master Class. This all-new production of Pippin features choreography by Tony nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). The show opened on Broadway on April 25, 2013 and went on to win four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical for Paulus. In addition, Andrea Martin won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her perfomance as Berthe. Pippin tells the story of a young prince (Selig) on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? The show is noted for many Broadway standards including “Magic To Do,” “Corner of the Sky,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow” and “Love Song.” Oh, it’s time to start livin’! Lucie Arnaz has been cast as Pippin’s trapeze-flying grandmother Berthe in the first national tour of Diane Paulus’ Tony-winning revival of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin. As previously announced, Sasha Allen and Kyle Selig will play the Leading Player and Pippin, respectively, in the reimagined show. The tour of Pippin will launch in Denver, CO on September 10. View Commentslast_img read more

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The September Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is On Stands Now!

first_imgFall is upon us and we couldn’t be happier to announce the release of our September issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine. To keep it simple, let’s call it the Biking Issue, although it’s so much more than that.As usual, you’ll be enveloped by our contributors musings on everything from conservation to the local music scene, from outdoor news to essays on how to find a job you love.We’ve got an exclusive interview with one of the most famed professional cyclists in the world, who just happens to make his home down in Greenville, South Carolina. We’ll take you climbing in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. And we take a spin around the region with ten cyclists who just might change your opinion on why you ride bikes.We hope you can pick up your free copy of this issue on a newsstand near you. If you can’t, we’re on iTunes, we’ve got complete digital subscriptions available, print subscriptions, and of course, you’ll always find us online here at BlueRidgeOutdoors.com.See you out there!featuresWHY I RIDE Ten bikers—from elite pros to everyday commuters—share the secrets of their two-wheeled passion.PARADISE SAVED The Red River Gorge is a climbing oasis, with thousands of routes and visitors. What makes this quiet river’s sandstone cliffs so legendary? AND Saving the Red’s Muir ValleyKING GEORGE RETURNS Tour cyclist George Hincapie comes home to South Carolina to start a hotel and ride his beloved Blue Ridge.departmentsEDITOR’S NOTE Is wilderness dead?QUICK HITS Apple’s third solar farm in Carolina / Follow the A.T. bricks / Tube to work / New Hardrock recordTHE DIRT Paddling prodigy plunges down waterfalls / Bald Guy’s beans and bikes / Dirtbag climbing entrepreneurs / How to land an outdoor industry jobTHE GOODS Peek inside elite mountain biker Sue Haywood’s packTRAIL MIX Trampled by Turtles tour the Blue Ridgelast_img read more

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Trail Mix | The Cactus Blossoms

first_imgOh, the brother band.Ralph and Carter. Jim and Jesse. Noel and Liam. Chris and Rich.In so many cases, brothers as singing partners and band mates can work out so well. Witness above the Stanleys and McReynolds, two pairs of brothers who count among bluegrass music’s luminaries. Theirs were extraordinary partnerships.Also witness the Gallaghers and Robinsons, of contemporary rock fame. Their collaborations were equally brilliant and fractious and, ultimately, spelled for the demise of their respective bands.Continuing in the vein of country brother duos come Page Burkum and Jack Torrey, brothers who seem more akin to the Stanleys than the Gallaghers. Together, the two form the core of The Cactus Blossoms. This Minnesota based vintage country outfit takes inspiration from those old, raspy 78s and 45s, bearing names you didn’t recognize, that you might have, once upon a time, found squirreled away in your grandparent’s closet.Jack and Page fell in love with the guys who taught Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, and the earliest heroes of The Grand Ole Opry what country music sounded like.The brothers recently celebrated the release of their latest record, You’re Dreaming,  which was produced by J.D. McPherson.I recently caught up with Jack and Page to chat about rhyming dictionaries, old country singers, and dreaming.BRO – Minnesota is a long way from cactus country. How did you come to fall in love with classic country?JT – The little plains prickly pear is the only cactus you’ll find in Minnesota, and they’re out west where the bedrock starts peaking out of the prairie. Our band name was never intended to be literal or geographic, though. I fell in love with some of the early country stuff the hardest, probably, when I got my first real dose of heartache. Somehow, it unlocked the space between the lines on certain songs I was hearing and I could relate to the singer in a way I never had before.PB – Minneapolis may be a long way from Nashville, but remember that Hank Snow was from Nova Scotia and Merle Haggard was born in California. There’s always been country music lovers up here. There was a club called The Flame Cafe running in Minneapolis in the 1960s that all of the country stars of the time played. I’ve heard Dave Dudley had a regular gig there for a while, and I’m guessing it was before he had a hit with “Six Days On The Road.”BRO – Can you name an obscure country artist or two that our readers should get to know?JT – Wade Ray is an obscure artist whose work falls somewhere between vaudeville and 60’s country. He was a prodigy fiddler, a great singer, and he worked with all sorts of people in his later years. He’s even playing bass with Willie Nelson’s band on the album Live At Panther Hall. And does Bob Dylan count as an obscure country artist? Nashville Skyline is one of my favorite country albums of all time.PB – Rex Griffin. He never became famous, but he was a huge influence on many, including Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb. Hank Williams definitely learned “Love Sick Blues” from his version. He wrote the ultimate sad country song in “The Last Letter” – about a suicide note – but he also wrote “Everybody Wants To Be My Baby,” which was later covered by both Carl Perkins and The Beatles.BRO – What’s the best part about playing music in a band with your brother?JT – We’ve had a lot of experience working together on different projects throughout our lives and I think it transfers well to playing music and traveling. Even though we are really different, we understand each other and speak the same language.BRO – We are featuring “Clown Collector” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?JT – “Clown Collector” was one of those songs that I never thought I’d write. Who wants to rhyme with “collector” that many times! I didn’t use a rhyming dictionary or anything, but that probably would have been smart. Something about it seems like cheating. When it popped into my head, I could almost hear Chuck Berry singing it, or maybe Woody Guthrie, if he ever got rock ‘n roll with one of his lighter hearted tunes.BRO – In keeping with the title of the new record, are you an avid dreamer? Care to share what  you remember about a recent dream?JT – I’ve had some dreams that were pretty significant in my life that I think have altered my perception of the world, but you never know when one will pay you a visit. I had a dream within a dream a while back. I don’t remember what it was about, but there’s something about waking up twice that is pretty bizarre feeling. The bulk of my dreams are on par with a Labrador Retriever, and I’m probably just running through a field somewhere.Jack and Page will be celebrating the release of You’re Dreaming with shows in St. Paul, Minnesota, in early February. The rest of the month has The Cactus Blossoms playing across the Midwest and Northeast.For more information on the band or how you can grab a copy of the new record, check out the band’s website.[divider]More from Trail Mix[/divider]last_img read more

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