Saint Mary’s adds two administrators

first_imgWith the new year underway, Saint Mary’s College welcomed administrative change at the start of the spring 2015 semester. The single office once dedicated to “Student Involvement and Multicultural Services” is now split and led by two new directors, Brittany House and Gloria Jenkins.“They provide different services and opportunities for students,” sophomore Lydia Heller said. “Now that the offices are separate, they will be able to cater to more people on a more detailed level.”Heller said she believes the combination of offices will have a positive impact on the College.Saint Mary’s newest administrators said they expect the positive impact of their offices to extend to the students and themselves.“I enjoy working at smaller, private liberal arts colleges, and I wanted to work for a women’s institution,” House, the new director of Student Involvement, said. “When I interviewed here, everyone was friendly and genuine. I was impressed — and still am — by the students I met during my interview. Their maturity, dedication, and intelligence are inspiring.”Both Jenkins and House were introduced to the College just last week, but both said they found Saint Mary’s appealing because of its identity as a liberal arts college and the character of its faculty, staff and students.“[The campus] made a very good impression,” Jenkins, the new director of Multicultural Services, said. “The mission and the values, everything that [students] do here.”Jenkins said she intends to actively reach out to the women of Saint Mary’s College and cater to their needs.“The most important thing is making time for the students, getting to know them and trying to find out how in my role I can help the students and meet the mission of the institution as well,” Jenkins said. “I want to find out how our offices can better serve the students.”Since Jenkins started her new role, she said she finds fulfillment in realizing her mission.“My highlight of my workday is just meeting all the great students and having the opportunity to sit down and talk with them,”  Jenkins said. “I’m someone that really believes in serving others and mentoring women leaders. Whatever the needs are, that’s my job to do those needs.”Both offices, though similar in services offered to students, have different ways of implementing their ideas through the focus of their respective offices, House and Jenkins said.“The Office of Student Involvement will work with students and student organizations both,” House said. “In my role as director, I plan to be interacting with students through the programs and events our office will be hosting.”House said she is especially excited to help with the College’s annual spring festival Tostal this semester.Jenkins said she is particularly interested in “working on the Belles Connect Scholars Program.”Both halves of the former office have an open-door policy meant to encourage students to engage in the planning of college events.“I’m always open to ideas and suggestions from students on the types of programs and events they would like to see on campus,” House said.“We will be working closely together,” Jenkins said.  “We will be continuing to work and collaborate together. We’re partners in making sure that there’s a good campus life on campus and that we meet the needs of the students.”Tags: Brittany House, Gloria Jenkins, Office of Multicultural Services, Office of Student Involvementlast_img read more

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Time to Fall in Love! The Bridges of Madison County, Starring Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale, Begins Broadway Previews

first_imgYour favorite “I Heart Jason Robert Brown” sweatshirt? Check. A friend who will hold your hand for two hours? Check. An enormous box of tissues? Check. Great, you’re all set to go see the Broadway premiere of The Bridges of Madison County, starring four-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale, which begins previews January 17. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the show’s opening night is scheduled for February 20 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 18, 2014 The creative team for The Bridges of Madison County features scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Jon Weston. Star Files View Comments In addition to O’Hara and Pasquale, the cast of The Bridges of Madison County features Tony nominee Hunter Foster as Bud, Cass Morgan as Marge, Michael X. Martin as Charlie, Derek Klena as Michael and Caitlin Kinnunen as Caroline. The show’s ensemble includes Whitney Bashor, Jennifer Allen, Ephie Aardema, Katie Klaus, Luke Marinkovich, Aaron Ramey, Dan Sharkey, Tim Wright, Jessica Vosk, Charlie Franklin and Kevin Kern. The Bridges of Madison Countycenter_img Related Shows Kelli O’Hara Derek Klena Based on the novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County features music and lyrics by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman. The musical tells the story of an Italian-American housewife named Francesca Johnson (O’Hara) and her unlikely four-day love affair with Robert Kincaid (Pasquale), a National Geographic photographer. Steven Pasqualelast_img read more

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North Bellmore Crash Leaves 2 Men Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-year-old man and his teenaged passenger were killed when their car collided head-on with a landscaping company dump truck in North Bellmore on Monday afternoon.Nassau County police said Stephen Clark of East Meadow was driving a Honda Accord westbound on North Jerusalem when his car crossed into the eastbound lanes and crashed into an eastbound Mitsubishi truck shortly before 2 p.m.Police and firefighters extricated Clark and his 19-year-old passenger, Robert Treimanis, also of East Meadow, from the Honda, after they were trapped in the car, authorities said.The victims were taken to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead.The driver of the truck and his two passengers were treated and released for minor injuries at a local hospital. The truck driver was issued traffic tickets for driving without a license and having a suspension on his existing record.Homicide Squad detectives impounded both vehicles and are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

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Lynbrook Hit-and-run Driver Sought after Killing Pedestrian

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A hit-and-run driver killed a pedestrian crossing Merrick Road in Lynbrook on Thursday night, Nassau County police said.A man was crossing the road when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle near the corner of Hilton Street shortly after 9 p.m., police said. The vehicle continued driving without stopping. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity wasn’t immediately available.Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img

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Diversity Insight: Using public art to promote equity, inclusion and racial justice

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr State Street, the pedestrian mall connecting the University of Wisconsin-Madison to Wisconsin’s capitol, is not your average thoroughfare. It’s a gathering place for protesters who have helped shape national attitudes about civil rights, gender equality and war. It’s also home to a UW Credit Union branch that has taken the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to an exciting new place—with art.The cash this branch dispenses is often spent at State Street businesses, which range from budget-friendly coffee shops to fancy clothing boutiques. But people don’t just come to UW Credit Union for the ATMs or the coin counter. It’s the employees they want to see.On a typical day, our branches deliver financial services with a side of Wisconsin culture. The scent of locally roasted coffee wafts by as friendly tellers tend to members’ needs, often in more than one language. Our employees earn trust by being honest and getting to know what matters to our members, whether it’s a beloved pet or a favorite sports team. They’re so neighborly that someone once asked if Mr. Rogers founded our 280,000-member financial institution. He didn’t, though we like to think he could have.center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

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Suspect Arrested in 1999 Hicksville Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Authorities have apprehended a 37-year-old man in Trinidad who allegedly gunned a man down at a Hicksville wedding 16 years ago, Nassau County police said.Interpol, the international police agency, arrested Balkumar Singh five months ago on a charge of second-degree murder.Homicide Squad detectives alleged Singh killed 19-year-old Abzal Khan following an argument with a guest at a wedding at the Masonic Temple on West Nicholai Street on June 13, 1999.After he was extradited back to the US to face the charge, U.S. Marshals escorted him to Long Island on Friday, police said.Singh will be arraigned Monday at Nassau County Court.last_img

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Fifty up for Harry Cobden at Huntingdon | Racing News

first_img– Advertisement – “I always try and aim to ride 50 winners by January – so to get 50 by November is pretty good,” said the 22-year-old.“I’m just looking forward to the rest of the season. Hopefully I can stay in one piece and keep on rolling.“If we get March out of the way and I’m still there then it will be all guns blazing.- Advertisement – “He enjoys a flat track, and all of his wins have come on them. I’d like to think the better the race, the faster they go, the more he will relax.”Master Tommytucker (4-5) got his chequered career over fences back on track – to get the ball rolling for both Cobden and Nicholls in the Download The tote App Intermediate Chase.Having fallen in three of his previous five starts over fences, the lightly-raced nine-year-old put in an immaculate display of jumping to defeat his sole rival Precious Cargo by 12 lengths.Derham said: “He didn’t have to have too much of a hard race there, which was nice. There is no doubt the engine is there – it was just a case of getting rid of those jumping errors.“He will go to Haydock now, because there is a two-and-a-half-mile graduation chase there on Betfair Chase day, and it is worth quite a bit. “Having had to come to terms with the loss of Namib Dancer after his fall earlier in the card, trainer Emma Lavelle had her spirits lifted after Dollnamix struck at the 15th attempt in division two of the Download The tote App Handicap Hurdle.Speaking away from the track, she said: “It is just the ups and downs of racing for you. Neither the horse or owners deserved that.“I think Namib Dancer had a heart attack. He was doing everything right, then three or four strides before the hurdle (jockey) Aidan (Coleman) said he knew what was coming.”On her 100-30 winner, Lavelle added: “Dollnamix has thrown a few races away before – but he has done everything right today, and that will do his confidence the world of good.”Eileendover (28-1) saved the best until last when running out a facile 29-length winner on her debut in the tote.co.uk Ten To Follow “Junior” Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.Winning trainer Pam Sly said: “She worked with one of my other useful ones Takeit Easy the other day – and I thought ‘that will do!’.“She was supposed to run on the Flat but had problems with the stalls, but it’s a good job I didn’t go down that route now.“I suppose we will look at getting some black type now.” “This year is different to any others, because those that normally get 100 winners on the board early haven’t, so this season is a good one to give the title a go.”Victory for the 2-1 favourite, who obliged by a neck, was compensation for defeat on last month’s seasonal return at Cheltenham – where he suffered interference at a crucial stage when still holding every chance.Nicholls’ assistant Harry Derham said: “I was little nervous he was doing a fraction too much – he has almost travelled too well, because he has a lot of pace.- Advertisement – Harry Cobden is just one winner behind Jump Jockeys’ Championship leader Brian Hughes after a double at Huntingdon, highlighted by his 50th success of the season aboard Wild Max.Cobden continued his fine run of form on the five-year-old in the Download The tote App Michaelmas Hurdle, which was the third leg of an across-the-card four-timer for trainer Paul Nicholls.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Signs Stronger Lobbying Restrictions Bill into Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Government Reform,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 1175 into law, now Act 2 of 2018, renewing his commitment to change the culture of Harrisburg and make state government more efficient and transparent.The legislation, introduced by Rep. Bryan Cutler with bipartisan support by former Rep. Brandon Neuman, passed unanimously in the House and Senate. It strengthens restrictions for lobbyists and special interests and improves efficiency by requiring lobbying disclosure reports to be filed electronically with the Department of State.“I am proud to sign this bill, which is long overdue,” said Governor Wolf. “By cracking down on special interests, this bill will help to create a more open, honest and transparent government in Harrisburg that is accountable to the people of Pennsylvania.“When I arrived in Harrisburg, I found that special interests had an outsized influence on how things get done in the state Capitol. With these stronger requirements on special interests, we are working to rebuild trust in state government.”The new law strengthens lobbying reporting rules, including:Requiring lobbyists, lobbying firms, or principals to file lobbying disclosure reports electronically to quicken Department of State processing and provide more time for compliance efforts. Approximately 20 percent of lobbying disclosure reports are filed by paper;Increasing the daily maximum penalty for not filing a report by the quarterly deadline from $50 per day to: $50 per day for the first 10 late days; $100 per day from late day 11 to 20; and $200 per late day after 20 days; andDoubling the maximum penalty for not filing a lobbying disclosure reports by the quarterly deadline from $2,000 to $4,000;Requiring the Department of State to post all lobbying disclosure reports online within seven days of receiving the filing. The department typically posts electronically filed reports within minutes of submission.“I applaud the Governor for signing this important government transparency bill into law today. Legislation like this is an important step in restoring the public’s faith in the government,” said Cutler. “I’d also like to thank former House member Brandon Neuman for his help with this bill, his efforts and the bipartisan support were instrumental in getting this bill passed and signed into law.”The new penalties take effect immediately and the electronic filing requirement takes effect in 60 days.Governor Wolf has made government reform a top priority, and under this leadership Pennsylvania has seen the following results:The governor donates his salary to charity.Gift ban for all employees under the governor’s jurisdiction.Cabinet secretaries must post their expenses online each month.Eliminated more than $2 billion in government waste from the state budget and consolidated agencies.Comprehensive pension reform reduced risk to taxpayers as Pennsylvania continues to pay down the debt and slash Wall Street fees.Liquor system modernization to allow gas stations to sell beer and grocery stores to sell wine, as well as increasing hours at state stores and legalizing shipments of wine to people’s homes. February 14, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Signs Stronger Lobbying Restrictions Bill into Lawlast_img read more

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Sunnybank home sells for $925k to Chinese investors

first_imgREAL ESTATE: 27 Edith St, SunnybankAN UNASSUMING home at Sunnybank has sold under the hammer for $925,000 as Chinese investors continue to build up their land banks.Place Sunnybank lead agent Estelle Lin said more than 50 groups viewed the 27 Edith St home and there were 11 registered bidders at the auction.Ms Lin said about four bidders were looking to making the property a family home, while the rest were investors.“The new owner is a Chinese investor,” Ms Lin said.“They want to extend their land bank and property portfolio.” More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019REAL ESTATE: 27 Edith St, SunnybankMs Lin said the owner will sit on the home for a couple of years before knocking it down and building two properties on it.The agent said Asian investors were frequently looking at older properties and snapping them up for their land banks.“People are looking at buying properties that are over 30 years old for the land,” Ms Lin said.“The owner of this house had been there for 33 years and is the typical seller.“People who have been there for many years are looking to downsize, while the new Chinese generation come in and buy.“This is the current trend.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17last_img read more

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Wednesday people roundup [updated]

first_imgOld Mutual Global Investors, Towers Watson, LCP, Kingfisher, CVC Credit Partners, GE Capital, AmundiOld Mutual Global Investors – Craig Stevenson has been appointed global head of Investment Consultant Relationships, focusing on the institutional sector. He joins from Towers Watson, where he was a senior investment consultant and managed equity hedge fund research. Before then, he worked at bfinance, where he was a senior associate. He has also worked at Standard & Poor’s, where he was an associate director of Pension Services.LCP – Daniel Jacobson has joined the consultancy as senior consultant from retailer Kingfisher, where he was pensions operations and policy manager, and prepared the company for auto-enrolment. Prior to joining Kingfisher in 2012, Jacobson spent nearly six years at MNPA, the administration arm of the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund, now known as Ensign. He has also worked at The Pensions Trust.CVC Credit Partners – Chris Fowler has been appointed managing director of the private debt team. In this new role, he will be responsible for investments in CVC Credit’s European mid-market lending strategies. He joins from GE Capital, where he was a managing director in the mid-market leveraged finance origination team. Amundi – Cyril Meilland has been appointed head of investor relations. He joins from Kepler Cheuvreux, where he was responsible for research on European banks. Between 2008 and 2010, he led investor relations at BNP Paribas. He began his career at Banque Indosuez (now CACIB) in the finance department, before becoming an equity sell-side analyst.last_img read more

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