College celebrates heritage with Week

first_imgThis week, student groups are sponsoring Heritage Week, and students are encouraged to rediscover the campus’s history. The theme of the week is “The Avenue Always Leads You Home.” According to Student Activities Board (SAB) chief of staff Kelly Zenere, the Avenue is a universal symbol of Saint Mary’s. It sends students on new journeys, and welcomes them home, she said. The groups sponsoring the weeklong celebration include Campus Ministry, Resident Hall Association, SAB, Student Diversity Board and Student Government Association. Cassandra Palmer, SAB’s mission commissioner, said this week is all about remembering the history of Saint Mary’s. Palmer said the college stemmed from the Sisters of the Holy Cross, and it is important to keep them in mind when students think of Saint Mary’s heritage. “[The Saint Mary’s students] are the ones who keep our heritage alive,” Palmer said. Zenere said Heritage Week is held so the students don’t forget where they come from. For these reasons, each day’s events are centered on educating the students about Saint Mary’s rich history. On Monday the college archives will be on display in the Student Center. According to Palmer, there will be 24 large poster frames of photos from past to present, including a photo of the class of 1907. There will be a long sleeve T-shirt give-away on Monday in the Student Center, and archivist John Kovach will give a talk in the lounge from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. According to Zenere, Kovach will be hosting a questions and answers session. “[Bring] your ghost story questions,” she said. The Reidenger House will be open for tours and tea from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Space is limited, so students must sign up for times in the Student Center. On Wednesday, Sister Mary Louise “ML” Gude will be hosting three tours of the convent, and providing information on the history of the Sisters and the College, according to the schedule. Thursday, students are invited to share a meal with the nuns at the Heritage Dinner at 6:30 in Stapleton Lounge. At the dinner students are encouraged to ask questions, and listen to the stories of the Sisters themselves, Zenere said. Heritage Week will wind down with a S’more Meet and Greet with the Nuns in the Lillie O’Grady Room at 2 p.m. Friday. Zenere said this event is special because they are taking the event to the nuns. Since so many nuns are unable to leave the convent due to health issues, SAB thought it was important to move an event to a location the nuns could attend. “After all, they are the reason for the week,” Zenere said. Zenere and Palmer could not stress enough the importance of the week. “We are trying to, in a sense, abridge the ignorance of our heritage,” Zenere said. “We have such a rich history that we should be aware of.” “Saint Mary’s prides itself in forming strong, independent women … without these past strong, independent women, we wouldn’t be where we are now,” Palmer said.last_img read more

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Mixed fortunes for Tipp clubs in Munster competitions

first_imgThere was better news for Kilfeacle in Division 1 of the Munster Junior League.They beat Newcastle West 20-15 in the county Limerick town. Clanwilliam’s run in the Munster Junior Clubs’ Challenge Cup has come to an end.St Senan’s defeated the Tipp Town team 17-13 in the Quarter-Final.Their prize for victory at Clanwilliam Park is a last four clash at home to Galbally.last_img

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Wellington school administration won’t comment on possible suspension of football player

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  The Wellington High School and board of eduction district administrators have neither confirmed nor denied that a high school football player has been suspended for social network activities which occurred the previous week. Several citizens have contacted Sumner Newscow this morning to inquire or inform that a suspension was implemented on Wednesday.Sumner Newscow has not received official verification that such a suspension has taken place.In a press release sent by the Wellington USD 353 Central Office through an e-mail by assistant superintendent Larry Roth, it states: “The Board of Education establishes policies for our district and they expect those policies to be followed.  We believe those policies are being followed.  Our board also expects the administrators to follow the district policies and laws regarding protecting a minor student’s confidentially including disciplinary actions.”Wellington head football coach Tyler Ryan has not returned phone calls to Sumner Newscow this morning. Ryan said on Monday that no suspensions would take place and the coaches spoke to the team on Monday (see story here).Again, due to the sensitive nature of this topic involving a high school player and the team, Sumner Newscow will suspend the comment section.last_img read more

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first_imgDONEGAL will continue their bid for All-Ireland glory at Croke Park next Sunday, with a 4pm throw-in.The game will be the second quarter-final of a double header.Cork will face Kildare in Croke Park at 2pm. Following a meeting of the CCCC in Thurles this evening Down will face Mayo in Croke Park next Saturday evening at 5pm with Dublin then meeting Laois at the same venue at 7pm.The double-headers are expected to sell out.The Donegal County Board has advised fans to have their ticket orders with their clubs by tomorrow.Several other fixtures were also decided this evening. Full details are below:Saturday August 4th: All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals: Mayo v Down, Croke Park, 5pm; Dublin v Laois, Croke Park, 7pm.All-Ireland MFC quarter-final: Mayo v Tipperary, Croke Park, 3pm.All-Ireland JFC semi-final: Mayo v Lancashire, Old Bedians Sports Ground, Manchester, 2.30pm.Sunday August 5th: All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals: Cork v Kildare, Croke Park, 2pm; Kerry v Donegal, Croke Park, 4pm.All-Ireland MFC quarter-finals: Roscommon v Kerry, Croke Park, 12pm; Dublin v Monaghan, Páirc Esler, Newry, 5.30pm; Tyrone v Meath, Páirc Esler, Newry, 7.15pm.Saturday August 11th: All-Ireland JFC semi-final: Kerry v Cavan, Nenagh, 3.30pm.Sunday August 12th: All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Cork v Galway, Croke Park, 3.30pm.All-Ireland MHC semi-final: Clare v Dublin, Croke Park, 1.30pm.Sunday August 19th: All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Tipperary v Kilkenny, Croke Park, 3.30pm.All-Ireland MHC semi-final: Tipperary v Galway, Croke Park, 1.30pm. GAA: DONEGAL WILL PLAY KERRY NEXT SUNDAY AT 4PM was last modified: July 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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