SMC Sophomore Parents Weekend welcomes families to campus

first_imgSaint Mary’s welcomed families to campus Friday for the annual Sophomore Parents Weekend. Despite rainy weather and Friday’s breaking news of College President Jan Cervelli’s resignation, students and parents gathered for a variety of activities organized by Saint Mary’s Class Council.Family members participated in activities spanning from a Saturday brunch to pumpkin painting and carriage rides at Saint Mary’s annual Oktoberfest. These events were followed by a closing mass Sunday morning.  “Our main goal is to have events promoting unity for the school,” sophomore class representative Meg Hemmert said. “This year we have a brunch followed by Oktoberfest, [which was] sponsored by Student Activities Board. On Sunday morning, we have a sophomore class Mass at the Church of Loretto.” Tom Pantelleria, who attended the events with his daughter, sophomore Emily Pantelleria, said the Saturday brunch was an especially exciting event.“We got to meet [new interim College President Nancy Nekvasilt on Saturday], which was a relief to us parents,” he said. “We got to talk about the school’s mission of developing confidence and critical thinking amongst the women here. We’re all confident that these young women will grow up to be the next great leaders of our country.” Many families, including sophomore Alison Schibi’s, arrived on-campus from across the country for this weekend. “We flew from Kansas, which is always an adventure itself, but it’s always worth it to see Alison,” Kelly Schibi said about her daughter. “Every opportunity to come up and visit campus is exciting because we just love it here.” Eric Schibi, Alison’s father, said it was an interesting weekend to visit campus after the shocking news of Cervelli’s resignation.“We are so shocked to hear the news,” he said. “It’s very surprising and interesting that all this just happened.”Alison said she was “so happy” that she got to spend time with her family. “I loved having my parents and sister come visit me this weekend,” Alison said. “I know that a lot of sophomore students did not have parents come, so I am very thankful I was able to see mine and spend time with them.” For many families, the weekend was a special time to relax with their daughters.“I’m most happy about seeing my daughter,” Geri Pantelleria, Emily Pantelleria’s mother, said. “That’s most exciting because I have missed her so much.” Emily expressed a similar sentiment, voicing the joy she felt combining her two homes for the weekend.“I love every opportunity to blend my Saint Mary’s family with my real one,” Emily said. “Saint Mary’s is my second home.”Tags: families, parents, Saint Mary’s Class Council, Sophomore Parents Weekendlast_img read more

Onuoha: Eze can cut it big at Premier League level

first_img Loading… “And obviously he plays for QPR, that was a big part of my career and I hope he stays but I also hope that he gets the opportunities to play at a high level and really test himself and see if he can be amongst that company. “So if he’s to leave, I think the fans will thank him for everything he’s done. Read Also:QPR place £20m price tag on Eberechi Eze “And I want to see what he’s like playing in a different team, maybe in a bigger stadium, maybe bigger atmosphere, maybe some bigger games.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Manchester City fullback, Nedum Onuoha, has said Queens Park Rangers defender, Eberechi Eze, can cut it big at Premier League level. Eze Eze is being linked with Tottenham this week. And Onuoha told Love Sport Radio: “I played with him. He’s a friend of mine.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseMost Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSVerlander to donate weekly paycheck to relief groupsUNDATED (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he will donate his weekly paycheck during the coronavirus shutdown to organizations that are helping with relief efforts. NHL-RANGERS-RACIST HACKERHacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL playerNEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect.The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker on the Zoom chat with K’Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. The hacker repeatedly posted the one-word slur in all capital letters on the Rangers’ “Future Fridays” series on Twitter.The Rangers said in a statement that “a vile individual hijacked the chat to post racial slurs, which we disabled as soon as possible.” The team said it is investigating the matter. Update on the latest sports The NHL also released a statement condemning the hack, saying “No one deserves to be subjected to such ugly treatment and it will not be tolerated in our league.”,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Verlander and his wife Kate Upton made the announcement in an Instagram post today. They said they would pick an organization each week and highlight its work.The AL Cy Young Award winner is among a group of major leaguers getting $4,775 a day for 60 days, a total of $286,500. The payments were part of a recent agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ union on how to proceed during the stoppage.Verlander’s salary this year is $33 million, which is $177,419 a day for the 186-day season.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The White House says President Donald Trump spoke with commissioners of the country’s sports leagues in a conference call Saturday and told them he recognizes “the good work being done by many teams and players” to care for their communities and fans dealing with the new coronavirus. The White House says the commissioners thanked Trump for his “national leadership and for his interest in the sports industry.” He called on them to continue efforts to support their fellow Americans during the current challenge. A wide range of sports league officials participated in the call, including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Associated Press center_img — English Premier League soccer players have rejected a move by clubs to cut their wages by 30% during the coronavirus pandemic. The stance from the union followed talks involving clubs and the leagues. Liverpool and fellow 2019 Champions League finalist Tottenham have announced that some non-playing staff will be furloughed since the competition has been indefinitely suspended.— Potters Corner held on in a computer-simulated race to win the Virtual Grand National Saturday. The real Grand National Steeplechase, one of the iconic sporting events in Britain, was canceled on March 16 following stringent measures put in place during the coronavirus pandemic.BASKETBALL HALL OF FAMEKobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame classUNDATED (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness. He’s now officially a Hall of Famer. Dayton’s Toppin wins Naismith TrophyATLANTA (AP) — Dayton forward Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) has been awarded the Naismith Trophy as college basketball’s most outstanding player. Toppin was named the Naismith Trophy winner on Friday, adding to an award collection that includes national player of the year by The Associated Press.Toppin had a breakout sophomore season for the third-ranked Flyers, averaging 20 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while shooting 63%. The 6-foot-9 sophomore is Dayton’s first consensus All-American and he led the Flyers to a school-record 29 wins. The Flyers finished No. 3 in the final AP Top 25 after the NCAA Tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, matching the highest ranking in school history, back in 1956.Dayton’s Anthony Grant also swept Naismith and AP honors as the national coach of the year after the Flyers won their third Atlantic 10 championship in five years.Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu won the women’s award. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings.Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich (tahm-JAHN’-oh-vich), longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were also selected.All eight finalists who were announced in February were chosen to get in by the panel of 24 voters.Former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann is also headed to the Hall. He was selected as a direct-elect by the international committee.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NAISMITH TROPHY April 4, 2020last_img read more