12 Saint Mary’s students receive ministry, service awards

first_imgOn April 24, 12 Saint Mary’s students received awards in the fields of ministry and service at the Sister Rose Anne Schultz, CSC Mission Awards and Appreciation Dinner.Seniors Jessica McCartney and Veronika Hanks received special recognition for the Jane O’Rourke Bender Award. For consideration, students were asked to submit a form of artistic expression that reflected spiritual themes such as forgiveness, service, compassion, social justice, love or option for the poor. McCartney said in an email these themes embody the life of Jane O’Rourke Bender, who dedicated much of her life to the service of others. “Jane O’Rourke Bender graduated Saint Mary’s in 1967 after studying political science,” McCartney said. “She later went on to graduate school for social work, becoming both a social justice advocate and prolific writer.” McCartney said she embodies both of these themes through her devotion to faith and service at Saint Mary’s. “I received this award for my written submissions — an essay and a poem, each focused on the concept of faith and my involvement in service activities on campus,” McCartney said. This is the first year the Jane O’Rourke Bender Award has been given out. McCartney said this honor has inspired her to continue living out Bender’s mission.“It is both exciting and humbling to be recognized for my writing and this award was made especially meaningful knowing that Jane was an active writer herself,” she said. “Learning about Jane’s life inspires me to continue writing about subjects that hold meaning for both myself and others.”As graduation approaches, McCartney’s commitment to service has prompted her to think about the legacy she wants to leave behind at Saint Mary’s. “I would like to think that I’ve shared words that have impacted and inspired others both verbal and written,” she said. “I’d like to think that I’ve shown compassion and lived out my faith, and that, like Jane, I used the time I had here at Saint Mary’s to make a difference for the better.”Sophomore Carey Dwyer received the Patricia Arch Green Award for her service in the South Bend community. “I received this is award through CAT [College Academy of Tutoring], which works with some South Bend schools and provides additional help for teachers and students,” Dwyer said in an email. Patricia Green left behind a legacy of activism in the community and Dwyer said she continues this legacy through her efforts in the classroom. “Patricia Arch Green is an alumna of Saint Mary’s who was very involved in community service,” she said. “My goal is to become a school social worker, so I volunteered as a teacher assistant in kindergarten and first grade at Coquillard [Traditional School], a Title I elementary school in South Bend.” While this experience provided many highs and lows, Dwyer said she believes it helped her grow both as an individual and in her major. “I got to help students with assignments, reading, artwork and other projects,” Dwyer said. “Working with kids can be challenging sometimes, but I loved having the opportunity to connect with and help them, especially because I want to go into a career in this area.”The award was a humbling experience for Dwyer because she was unaware she was nominated for it, she said. “I feel really honored to receive this award,” Dwyer said. “When I started CAT, I didn’t know about this award, so receiving it was a big surprise,” she said. “I’m really glad Saint Mary’s has so many opportunities for community service and that I can be part of it. I look forward to continuing to do more service in the future.”Dwyer said she wants to continue her involvement on campus and helping others in the future. “I’m not exactly sure what kind of legacy I want to leave at Saint Mary’s, but I love how dedicated and involved Saint Mary’s is within the South Bend community,” she said. “I want to continue to help underrepresented children and their families, and I’m looking forward to being involved in more service opportunities next year.” Senior nursing major Madison Carmichael received the Sister Olivia Marie Hutchenson, CSC Award for Service in the Health Field. This award recognizes compassionate service in the nursing field. “Sister Olivia Marie Hutcheson, CSC was a compassionate nurse, talented hospital administrator, builder and spiritual guide,” Carmichael said in an email. “She responded to the need of the time and sent fellow Sister nurses to help the people of Cambodia in efforts to rebuild their lives after suffering from the Khmer Rouge regime.”Carmichael said recipients of this award must be involved as a health care provider or advocate and represent the dedication of Sister Oliva Maria Hutchenson. “I was nominated by the nursing department for my work in Uganda with the Sisters of the Holy Cross,” Carmichael said. “Along with a few other students, I worked in a clinic for six weeks and lived with the Sisters in the community.”Carmichael said she worked on ways to improve patient care in Uganda and participated in research that gained recognition from the National Student Nurses’ Association. “I initiated classes for the staff at the clinic on how to improve patient care. My main focus was on pain assessment, which was previously absent from the clinic,” she said. “After the classes, I followed the charting in the clinic as part of a research project in the success of the classes, and presented the research under [associate professor] Dr. Tracy Anderson at the National Student Nurses Association Midyear Conference.” This award is particularly meaningful for Carmichael because she said the Uganda experience had a profound influence on her life.“This award is so special to me,” she said. “I will never forget my time in Uganda. I can’t wait to see what the next group experiences and accomplishes. Saint Mary’s has been such an empowering environment for me, and I hope the next generation of Belles will see that their opportunities are endless.”Senior Katherine Soper, an elementary education major and mild intervention minor, is the recipient of the Sister Maria Concepta McDermott, CSC Award for Service in Education.  Sister McDermott instituted an interdisciplinary approach to teachers’ education at Saint Mary’s College and spent time teaching in Uganda, Brazil and China.“Sister Maria Concepta McDermott — a dynamic, determined young woman — was known by her students and within education circles for her work in multicultural education and among troubled youths,” Soper said in an email.  “Sister Maria was a woman ahead of her time and an outspoken voice for the rights of the poor.”Education department chair Dr. Nancy Turner nominated Soper for the Sister Maria Concepta McDermott award on behalf of the Saint Mary’s department of education.  Soper said serving as a part of the education department has given her the opportunity to observe and teach in six public and Catholic schools in the South Bend community.  Saint Mary’s also sent Soper to Uganda in the summer of 2017 to teach at Moreau Nursery and Primary School.“While there, I lived, prayed and worked with the Sisters of the Holy Cross,” Soper said, “These opportunities have prepared me to educate students hearts, minds and souls.”This award is in remembrance of Sister McDermott’s devotion to education, and Soper said she is honored to have received acknowledgment in the name of someone whose passion for educating students from all walks of life inspires her to be a better teacher.“I hope to emulate her passion in my future classrooms … and leave a legacy of faith, fellowship and perseverance [at Saint Mary’s],” Soper said.After graduation, Soper will be returning to Uganda to teach for seven weeks. Upon returning, she will teach a second-grade class at Saint Joseph’s Grade School in South Bend.Sophomores Anne Maguire, Jessy Nguyen, Chiara Smorada and Yufei Zhang were nominated by the Saint Mary’s department of campus ministry to receive the Sister Olivette Whalen, CSC Award for General Service. Sister Whalen dedicated her time to serving the needs of the poor, promoting the ministry of education and responding specifically to unmet needs in India. While traveling to India in 1941, Sister Whalen was captured and imprisoned for four years, according to the division for mission. Zhang, a statistical and actuarial math major, said that this award is given to students who serve the community and the college with the same spirit of Sister Whalen’s devoted advocacy and fight for human rights.  While she said she did not expect to receive this award, Zhang was honored to be acknowledged alongside her friends. Together, the group started a student club called “Project S.H.E.,” or “Project Spreading Hope through Education,” through which they visited and worked with girls from Coquillard Traditional School, Robinson Community Learning Center and La Casa de Amistad.“We mainly work with girls from elementary schools to empower them to become future leaders through weekly organizing workshops at local schools,” Zhang said in an email.  “Besides our own club, we are also interested and involved in interfaith, intercultural and other events and clubs on campus.”The group of friends was surprised by their nomination, as they consider their work to be a passion project, not anything outstanding or special, Zhang said.“This award is such an honor and a recognition of my work,” she said. “It definitely motivates me to work harder and do more good things to return to the College and to the community.”Zhang said she considers women’s educational rights to be fundamental.“I hope there will be people continuing Project S.H.E. works to empower young women and help them realize their potentials,” she said.In addition, seniors Katherine Dunn and Julia Sturges were awarded the Sister Christine Healy Award for Service with Women. Senior Colleen Zewe won the Sister Kathleen Anne Nelligan Award for Ministry.Editor’s Note: Colleen Zewe is a news writer for The Observer. Tags: 2018 Commencement, Commencement, saint mary’s senior awards, senior awardslast_img read more

Liverpool fans demand one Man City star after UCL ban

first_imgRead Also: EPL: Mane nets as Liverpool beat Norwich to open up 25-point lead“KDB to Liverpool?” asked one follower of the Merseyside club. “Maybe yessssss.”One fan wrote: “KDB2020 Welcome to #LFC Kevin De Bruyne,” wrote one of the Anfield faithful. “#YNWA.” “Get kdb now @LFC,” said another.One fan even went as far as to send a welcome message to ‘KDB’, tweeting: “Welcome to Liverpool Kevin de Bruyne.” “A cheeky bid for KDB, @LFC please?” asked another supporter of the Merseyside club.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The European football governing body have also handed City a £25million fine for their breach of the rules.The ban means the defending Premier League champions will miss next season’s Champions League tournament, regardless of if they win this year’s competition.News of City’s suspension, which they plan to appeal, has cast doubt over the futures of their manager Pep Guardiola and several of their players.One of the players who could leave the Etihad following the suspension is the club’s midfield maestro De Bruyne, who has undoubtedly been the best player in the Premier League for the last two seasons.Liverpool fans are eager to see the Belgium international swap Manchester for Merseyside, and immediately expressed that desire shorty after the announcement of City’s suspension.“Bid for de bruyne straight away,” one Reds fan tweeted upon seeing the news of City’s ban.Another said: “KDB gonna want European ball, FYI. @LFC.” One Kopite wrote: “@LFC ANNOUNCE KEVIN DE BRUYNE.” Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksReal-life Robots That Will Make You Think The Future Is Now20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Liverpool fans have called on Jurgen Klopp to make a move for Kevin de Bruyne following the news of Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… On Friday night, UEFA announced they’d handed City a two-year ban for breaking Financial Fair Play rules.last_img read more

Paul O’Connell: Business as usual for Ireland

first_imgPaul O’Connell insists Ireland have not kept their powder dry at the World Cup in a bid to outwit France in Sunday’s crucial World Cup battle. Ireland’s entire World Cup campaign was always likely to revolve around this battle with Les Bleus, but O’Connell has rejected suggestions Schmidt’s men will roll out an entirely new approach this weekend. “We haven’t been keeping anything up our sleeve,” said O’Connell. “If we’re going to live by the philosophy that we’ve lived by in the last two years that we take each game in turn and that the next game’s the most important one, then we need to carry that through. “I believe it’s important that we’ve done that over the last few months. “And we’ve tried plenty of plays in games but they just haven’t come off as well as we would have liked. “And that’s probably reflected in some of our results and some of those summer games as well, so we haven’t held anything back. “We’ve put everything into this week and we’ll do the same the week after.” Johnny Sexton started the week by revealing head coach Joe Schmidt has devised a new set of attacking plays specifically targeted at unlocking France’s defence in Cardiff. Beat France and Ireland will top Pool D and meet Argentina in the last eight, avoiding defending champions New Zealand in the process. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings Release Sam Billings Before The Auction

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The trade-off war between the franchises is gaining momentum before the final window ends on Friday. Chennai Super Kings, the three-time IPL champions, have now jumped into the fray by releasing one of their overseas players before the IPL auction which will take place on December 19 in Kolkata. Sam Billings, the England wicketkeeper batsman who has been a regular at Kent, has been released from the franchise. The move potentially means that MS Dhoni, for the moment, is the lone keeper in the side. However, there are talks about England’s opener Tom Banton or New Zealand’s Tim Seifert joining the team in Billings’ expense.According to a report in the Daily Mail, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings enquired about the availability of Banton for the IPL and he might be aggressively pursued by the franchises for the 2020 IPL. Seifert has been a steady figure in the New Zealand Twenty20 side and has impressed many people with his keeping and batting. Banton is in big demand, having been snapped up by Brisbane Heat for the 2019/20 Big Bash League followed by the Lahore Qalandars in the 2019/20 Pakistan Super League.Also Read | MS Dhoni Unlikely To Commentate In Day-Night TestIn the 2019 T20 Blast, Banton scored 549 runs in 13 innings at an average of 42.23 and a strike rate of 161.47 for Somerset. The aggregate is the second-highest in any T20 league for a player 21 or below. Billings had been bought by the Chennai Super Kings for his base price of Rs one crore but he did not get to play many games. In the 2018 edition of the tournament, Billings starred as he smashed 56 off 23 balls to help Chennai Super Kings chase down a target of over 200 against Kolkata Knight Riders at Chepauk. That was sadly the last match at the venue as the matches were moved out of the city following the Kaveri protests. The franchises are busy finalising the retained and released players list. The IPL authorities have extended the deadline to submit the same until Friday evening.last_img read more

Minnesota Timberwolves thrash struggling Lakers in 108-86 rout

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions PreviousMinnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins tries to pass the ball over Los Angeles Lakers’ Lance Stephenson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns shoots the ball over Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram bumps Minnesota Timberwolves’ Anthony Tolliver in the face while trying to get to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)The Lakers’ Lance Stephenson tries to make a basket over Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns in the first half of an NBA game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins tries to pass the ball over Los Angeles Lakers’ Lance Stephenson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)NextShow Caption1 of 4Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins tries to pass the ball over Los Angeles Lakers’ Lance Stephenson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)ExpandMINNEAPOLIS – An hour after Sunday afternoon’s game ended, the Minnesota Timberwolves fired their head coach.For those who didn’t see the 22-point whipping at Target Center, that abrupt decision would’ve made it easy to confuse the Timberwolves (19-21) with the team they spent 48 minutes blowing out.It was the Lakers (21-19) who left the arena wounded — even moreso than they were walking in. A 108-86 loss, the third straight for the team, lacked competitive spirit. Still without LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers slipped while already toeing a very narrow rope.The weak effort left coach Luke Walton and several of the team’s veterans willing to call it like they saw it: There were long stretches in which the Lakers flat-out didn’t play hard. Tyson Chandler, the most experienced player in the locker room, said that will have to change if the team has any hope of turning around a 1-5 stretch without James. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The closest margin for the rest of the evening was 12 points. The Lakers seemed to be on the cusp of a comeback in the second quarter, but then surrendered a 7-0 Timberwolves run to end the first half, puntuated by an Andrew Wiggins 3-pointer.Wiggins had 28 points (25 in the first half) for Minnesota, and so did Karl-Anthony Towns. By contrast, the Lakers’ starters offered mea culpas, with McGee saying  his energy was “extremely low,” and Ball saying the team didn’t “bring the fight.”To a man, the Lakers said their injuries — even with James sitting out — was no excuse for such a wilting performance.“Until we get healthy again, you got to play in this league with some passion and fire,” Walton said. “It’s hard to win in this league when you are healthy. So you need to double that effort when guys are down.”It seemed that Walton was searching for that effort as he threw out a variety of unusual lineups. The Lakers started both McGee and Ivica Zubac, with the concern that they wanted to win on the glass (Minnesota won the boards 50-48). Once it became apparent the Lakers couldn’t score in that lineup, Beasley (11 points) and Lance Stephenson (14 points) subbed in to give the team some life.They closed with a youth-heavy lineup, giving rookies Moe Wagner, Svi Mykhailiuk and Issac Bonga opportunities down the stretch while resting others for Monday’s game against Dallas.With no day off before their next game, the Lakers acknowledged that something will have to change fast to stop the slide. If there is a bottom to the recent nose dive, the best hope is that they’ve already hit it.“ I think we still good enough to win games,” Stephenson said. “We just gotta believe that. I think our guys don’t believe that right now. We’re letting the excuse of the guys being out affect us. I think we could win with what we’ve got right now. Just gotta play hard.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I think we’ve just got to do a better job competing, to be quite honest,” he said. “Possession by possession, we have to compete and I don’t think right now we’re competing hard enough with the situation that we’re in.”It was hard enough for the Lakers that they had stars who couldn’t play. But it was made harder by the fact that the stars who could played poorly.It took Brandon Ingram until midway through the second quarter to score his first points, and though he scored 13 on the night, he didn’t score at all in the second half. JaVale McGee finally cracked into the scoring column early in the third quarter at the free throw line, going 0 for 3 from the field.Lonzo Ball never scored at all in just under 23 minutes, finishing with 6 rebounds and 4 assists. His best and last look in the third quarter was handily blocked by Josh Okogie on an attempted fast break. None of the trio played in the fourth quarter, as the Lakers failed to gain any ground on the enormous Minnesota lead.And that lead came early: After the Lakers scored the first point of the game at the free throw line, Minnesota responded with a 15-0 run. Just six minutes in, the Timberwolves had built a 22-3 advantage, the only Laker basket coming from sub-in Michael Beasley.last_img read more